Act Fast: Book Global Entry Interview Slots Nationwide Now!

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Act Fast: Book Global Entry Interview Slots Nationwide Now!

Struggling to schedule an interview to finalize your Global Entry registration? Today could be your lucky day.

Global Entry is one of the most powerful tools to get through the airport faster – first, to skip through security thanks to a TSA PreCheck benefit, then clear immigration within minutes after an international trip. But getting signed up can be a pain. There are often months-long delays in processing applications followed by the hunt for an in-person appointment to finalize enrollment.

But after years of backlogs and complaints, the federal agency that runs Global Entry has shaken up how it releases those slots: It now releases a bunch of interview appointments at 9 a.m. local time on the first Monday of each month.

As of Monday morning, we're now seeing lots of appointments open to book this spring or summer at some of the nation's largest airports. While you won't find wide-open interview availability at every single major hub across the country, there's enough here that it could help travelers stuck in Global Entry limbo finally get across the finish line.

Can't find what you need? Check out our other tips for snagging a Global Entry interview!


Where You Can Currently Book a Global Entry Appointment

Before we dive into Global Entry interview availability, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First things first: These appointments can go fast. Everything we're showing here is what's available as of publication. Check hours (or even minutes) later, and you might see something entirely different. And while you might be hoping for an appointment to wrap up your Global Entry enrollment this week or next, it's still worth snagging a slot as early as you can later this spring or even in the summer.

We immediately checked some major enrollment centers as soon as the clock struck 9 a.m. As luck would have it, you can easily snag an appointment at Miami (MIA) almost every day of the week from late June all the way through the end of 2023.


miami global entry interviews


New Yorkers are in luck, too: July is wide-open with appointments at New York City-JFK (JFK) all month, at almost any time you want.


jfk global entry


Detroit-based travelers rarely see many appointments open, but it's currently a free-for-all from late June all the way through July in Detroit (DTW).


global entry dtw appointments


Travelers in Chicago can skip a trip to Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) and instead schedule one of the hundreds of appointments at the downtown enrollment center available in late June.


chicago global entry appointments


Down in Dallas, there are plenty of appointments open this month … so long as you can make a quick trip out to Dallas-Forth Worth (DFW) on a Tuesday or a Thursday.


dtw airport global entry appointments


Few travelers have a harder time locking in a Global Entry appointment than Bay Area residents. While it's not until August, this wide-open availability at San Francisco (SFO) still stands out.


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And up in the Pacific Northwest, it's easy to schedule an appointment at Seattle (SEA) … but not until mid-September.


seattle global entry interviews


If you live near any of these airports or they fit into your travel plans, read our lips: Schedule your appointment now, and ask questions later! These appointments often get snapped up quickly, so lock something in now – you can worry about trying to move up your Global Entry interview later.

Sadly, many other major enrollment centers are still showing that appointments are fully booked through the summer. That includes hubs like Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Charlotte (CLT), Los Angeles (LAX), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), Newark (EWR), and Washington, D.C.-Dulles (IAD).


Other Tips to Find a Global Entry Interview

Are these airports with appointments open not doing it for you? Don't worry: We've got a few other tips and tricks up our sleeve.

  • Pay a service like Appointment Scanner to find you an appointment. I signed up for this service last year to renew my Global Entry. I'm not exaggerating: Four minutes later, I had an appointment booked.
  • Take a road trip! While many of the nation's largest airports are fully booked, there are dozens of enrollment centers in more remote areas of the country with wide-open interview availability.
  • Use Enrollment on Arrival, which allows you to quickly do your Global Entry interview while clearing customs and immigration on your way back into the states.
  • Renewing your Global Entry? Opt for a remote interview via Zoom instead … if you even need an interview at all.


Bottom Line

It's the first Monday of the month and your golden chance to lock in an in-person interview to finalize your Global Entry enrollment at many major airports across the country.

Unfortunately, not every major population center lucked out with a wide swath of appointments open this time around. But if something works for you, act fast – these interview slots are sure to disappear soon.

1 Responses

  • How come it’s taking soooo long to be approved. I applied in march was approved in April. Interview in July Newark airport. My husband applied same day. Still pending.

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