Global Entry Automatically Approved! No Interview Required


When I tried to renew my Global Entry, I received a six-month extension. I originally signed up for it in 2014 before moving to Mongolia. I waited for the email to have my interview scheduled and finally received an email stating that my status had changed. To my surprise, no interview was required and my Global Entry was extended for another 5 years. I received the card in the mail and activated it online. Ms. TPOL, on the other hand, must go to her interview.

Glitch or good fortune?

Now, if only I could leave the country (see The Lost & Found Year(s): Covid Trip Report).


  1. Just went on to renew mine a couple days ago. Interview required but there are no available times. Says I have to complete by next August or apply again.

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