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A new Global Entry mobile enrolment event at the U.S. Embassy in London is bookable

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In order to make travelling from the UK to the US easier, British citizens have been able to register for Global Entry since December 2015, making it possible for them to use the ‘fast-track’ entry kiosks at major airports.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is hosting another enrolment event at the U.S. Embassy in London.

Global Entry in London

Until 3rd May 2018 UK citizens can attend interviews at the embassy.  These are usually only available at U.S. locations.

Our article on the UK interview process is here. Opening times and fees are on this website. Note that the U.S. Embassy has moved to 33 Nine Elms Lane in Vauxhall.

Pay strict attention to the list of items which are not allowed into the building.  The embassy does not offer storage facilities so you face having to walk to the nearest pub or corner shop and offering them £5 to look after your laptop ….

Comments (47)

  • goap says:

    You can bring you phone/tablet into US Embassy these days

  • Anna says:

    I was charged one such resort fee last year. It wasn’t mentioned on Hotels.con when I booked so I challenged them. Initially they said they couldn’t be expected to know about every charge levied by a hotel, but I emailed the ASA and subsequently admitted error and refunded the charge.

  • Lewis says:

    FYI, I renewed my Global Entry as a UK citizen a couple of weeks ago (I was one of the lucky few with a special code in 2013). £42 to UK Border Force for a code, $100 for the renewal, took three weeks and no need for another interview.

    I love GE.

    • Katy says:

      Do you know if UK citizens can access TSA Pre check?

      • paulm says:

        Yes it comes with global entry. Did it last year at the embassy in London, best money I ever spent!

      • Lux says:

        But only if your airline supports it. You can guess which one, name begins with B and A, doesn’t (last time I checked).

    • Mikee says:

      I also joined GE in 2013….best money I ever spent on travel. Has saved me hours and hours at immigration. I actually received a $50 credit from Amex as I had a UK Platinum card at the time and pointed out that the US version gave a $100 credit towards the application fee and they agreed to also give me credit as a one-off (if you don’t ask, you don’t get!).
      I have also found TSA Pre-check useful too (comes with GE)

      • Nicola Potts says:

        I was reading up on global entry the other night and unless I have read it all wrong or misunderstood, according to the website you can do “enrolment on arrival” now: apparently you receive approval upfront via the usual process but you don’t have to book an interview, you go to the pre-designated area upon arrival at the airport (list on the site of applicable airports) and voila you have the interview, fingerprints etc.

        I would be interested to see if anyone has done this yet – or have I completely misread it

        • gastrocnemius says:

          I did this on Saturday, at SFO

          You bypass the immigration lines to do it as well!

  • MissGeekChic says:

    I applied for GE about 3 weeks ago but still waiting for my application to be processes before I can book an interview. Any ideas how long the processing takes? Thanks.

  • Brian says:

    Love the direct translation from German into English – ‘After this article in the Independent…’ – I assume Anika means ‘According to…’. :))

  • Paul says:

    O/T: Amazingly, some avios earned via booking a Hilton hotel credited my account today – with no chasing required (not one email). Slightly shocked!

  • Tabs says:

    What is the interview all about? What do you need to bring / what do they ask?

    • Rob says:

      We’re you involved in Nazi atrocities during 1938-1945 I guess 🙂 (Is that still on the form?)

      • John says:

        Nope, it’s been updated to ask if you have ever committed, or plan to commit, genocide (seriously).

        Apart from when they’ve been mandated to by Congress, I think they include these sort of questions so that they can add perjury charges, as part of any post-charge plea bargaining arrangements (see: Mueller v Trump administration officials).

    • paulm says:

      Only a few questions, why do you want it, how often will you use etc. They then just tell you how it works. By that time you have already given them your life history in the online application!

  • James says:

    Do American Express platinum charge holders in the UK receive the same credit as the US amex platinum charge towards global entry?

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