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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #640 on: April 11, 2014, 01:33:18 PM »
Applying for my baby. The Global Entry has a list of approved documents, one of them being a birth certificate. I use that one and put in info. Then it demands an approved document from a drop down list and the only options are neutralization stuff etc or a passport.

(If you just use a passport then you can fill in passport on next screen. If you must in fact put in a passport, what is the point in having a birth certificate as a choice of approved documents?)

Just recently applied for babies passport so will be a little while until it arrives. Would like to apply using birth certificate, wait till it arrives (must mail it out to get a passport, comes back in the mail) so that will be ready for appointment when birth certificate comes in mail. Seems like I just need to wait for passport. Does anyone know? thanks
You can use a passport for both. No need to bring the birth certificate.
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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #641 on: April 11, 2014, 03:44:04 PM »
You can use a passport for both. No need to bring the birth certificate.

Sorry for being unclear. I would gladly use my kids passport. He doesn't have one yet. We ordered one last week. Should have it in a few weeks. First time you get a passport (like for a baby) you need to send them his/her birth certificate. So that's out too.

Anyway, when applying for global entry, one of the documents that can be used is a birth certificate. So I chose that one. (obviously, you then must bring that document in, and I wont get it back for a while, but it takes time for g.e. to approve you, so by the time I get the birth certificate back, I should be ready to go to the appointment)

But whats weird is that after putting in the birth certificate info, it demands one of a few documents. A passport or some other stuff (we dont have). So if after using a birth certificate, you anyhow need to use a passport, then whats the point of a birth certificate? If you use a passport, nothing else is needed.

I spoke to a rep who says I need a passport but should call hotline (866-530-4172. 19 callers ahead of me, at least half hour wait  ::)) I guess I will just wait for the new passport to arrive and then apply. Not sure why birth certificate is an option. 
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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #642 on: April 12, 2014, 11:13:26 PM »
I spoke to a rep and there is no way to get Global Entry without a passport, since the whole idea is using it when flying abroad. He gave me some kind of reason why a birth certificate might be used when applying, even though a passport will be needed.

Anyone know about how long it takes amex to refund the $100 spent on Global Entry?
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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #643 on: April 13, 2014, 01:51:38 AM »

Anyone know about how long it takes amex to refund the $100 spent on Global Entry?
A day or two

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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #644 on: May 29, 2014, 11:51:06 PM »
after the interview, do they give you whatever card or credentials you need for GE right away, or does it come later? if not right away, how much later?

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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #645 on: May 30, 2014, 12:10:13 AM »
after the interview, do they give you whatever card or credentials you need for GE right away, or does it come later? if not right away, how much later?
right away
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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #646 on: May 30, 2014, 12:22:18 AM »
Great thanks.

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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #647 on: May 30, 2014, 12:24:02 AM »
Can I get this credit twice on same acct if had bus plat, downgraded to green and upgraded again?

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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #648 on: May 30, 2014, 02:56:09 AM »

after the interview, do they give you whatever card or credentials you need for GE right away, or does it come later? if not right away, how much later?
card comes around a week later IME

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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #649 on: June 01, 2014, 01:15:57 AM »

right away

Which airport/ location did you have your interview?


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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #650 on: June 01, 2014, 01:43:16 AM »
I went to JFK.  Small wait.  I left with my working #.  and I think a paper of some sort.  I think I got a card in the mail. 
Interview in March or something.
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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #651 on: June 02, 2014, 08:08:12 PM »
Anyone here have any experience with a denial of their Global Entry application (or an appeal)? Seems it relates to some cigars (from that country off the coast of florida) that i was stopped with 15yrs ago.
Yeah, I know...Crime doesn't pay.... Spare me the lecture.

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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #652 on: June 02, 2014, 08:37:18 PM »
Anyone here have any experience with a denial of their Global Entry application (or an appeal)? Seems it relates to some cigars (from that country off the coast of florida) that i was stopped with 15yrs ago.
Yeah, I know...Crime doesn't pay.... Spare me the lecture.
how did you get caught? details please.

I doubt you'll get approved. that's the point of the review process, to approve low risk revelers and avoid high risk ones
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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #653 on: June 02, 2014, 10:15:04 PM »
Not much of a story. Seemed like a random check.
I'm just wondering whether they might cut me some slack since it's such a long time ago. 

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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #654 on: June 02, 2014, 10:17:56 PM »
Not much of a story. Seemed like a random check.
I'm just wondering whether they might cut me some slack since it's such a long time ago.
(IMHO) It's the government, not a no-name store or even a CC company. I highly doubt they'll "cut you some slack".
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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #655 on: June 02, 2014, 10:23:07 PM »
(IMHO) It's the government, not a no-name store or even a CC company. I highly doubt they'll "cut you some slack".

They did refer me to the CBP Ombudsman

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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #656 on: June 09, 2014, 08:10:40 PM »
I read through a few pages...

Can someone chime in with personal experience?  I am traveling with wife, kids, and mother's helper.  Is this kidai, for the 'front of line' part of the benefit?

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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #657 on: June 09, 2014, 08:16:23 PM »
I read through a few pages...

Can someone chime in with personal experience?  I am traveling with wife, kids, and mother's helper.  Is this kidai, for the 'front of line' part of the benefit?
If everyone has it, definitely.

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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #658 on: June 09, 2014, 08:17:55 PM »
If everyone has it, definitely.
Sorry I wasn't clear...I mean if I alone get it.

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Re: New Amex Platinum Benefit-Global Entry
« Reply #659 on: June 09, 2014, 09:24:36 PM »
I would need 9, then.  Two questions - 1) travelling July 20-ish, enough time? 2)  I was planning on applying for two passports this week (probably will expedite), would I need a 24 hour service for the passports, in order to get ge in time?