A reader shares that they had Global Entry conditionally approved when New Yorkers were banned from being approved for Global Entry. He arrived at New York JFK off of an international flight from London shortly after the announcement, but while his approval was still active, and sought to do his interview on arrival. No officer was available. A few days later his application was purged along with the rest of New Yorkers.
However he “immediately reapplied” using an address in another state.
- He was conditionally approved the next day.
- Arriving again Friday evening off of an international flight at New York JFK he completed his interview, and has been approved for Global Entry.
I arrived last night at JFK … this time was able to complete the process. Again, first question was where I lived. After I told them [redacted], I was asked to wait, and about 15 minutes later an agent showed up to complete the process. And even though I had come equipped with mail showing the [redacted] address, the agent did not ask to see it; he simply asked me verbally to confirm my address.
This morning he received “an email alerting [hum] to the status change. All set.” This suggests by the way that access to New York DMV records isn’t actually necessary for approving someone that has resided in New York.
If you’re a New Yorker with access to another address elsewhere perhaps consider a temporary move? What do you think of this strategy?
Everyone with Global Entry by the way should know why the status gets revoked.