Interviewed at SFO
If only all of life's problems had a solution like this one: from 4 months to 1 week with just a few clicks, service and support both flawless.
Appointment Scanner makes booking interviews super easy. It provided me the flexibility to cancel my appointment when I just wanted to sleep in and be assured that I would have another interview soon thereafter.
Stuck in Global Entry ‘renewal purgatory’? This $15 service can help you skip the line https://t.co/DdldwzpgPn— The Points Guy (@thepointsguy) August 13, 2020
Also, a huge thank you to @thepointsguy for blogging about Appointment Scanner because I FINALLY HAVE A GLOBAL ENTRY INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT. And it's next Tuesday. Hallelujah. Best $15 I ever spent.— Robin Burks (@sunriserobin) September 1, 2020
If anyone out there is struggling getting a Global Entry appointment, I have to recommend using a website called https://t.co/apoQ320rIf. Tells you when any openings for up to 3 preferred centers or if there's closer date available. I got LAX appt in 3 Wks! Cost: $15 #globalentry— CS (@Corndog54321) August 28, 2020
Appointment Scanner is an information service that monitors for open interview appointments that pop up due to last-minute cancellations.
Appointment Scanner is built on public domain government websites and information. So you don't necessarily need Appointment Scanner to find an interview, but at busy enrollment centers, it significantly reduces your wait time and likelihood of finding an appointment in a reasonable timeframe.
Think of it like paying a personal assistant to refresh the interview calendar for you-24/7, 365.
When we find an appointment that fits your requirements, you'll receive a text message or email (or both – your choice). This alert has a link to the Global Entry/SENTRI/NEXUS scheduler website, where you can login and claim the appointment.
Appointment Scanner does not book interview appointments for you. We do not sell appointments. We are not affiliated with or endorsed by any government agency. We cannot access any of your Trusted Traveler Program account information.
Appointment Scanner is built on top of public Global Entry/SENTRI/NEXUS websites and information–So while you don't necessarily need Appointment Scanner to find an interview, it makes the frustrating interview hunting process remarkably painless.
Prior to Appointment Scanner, some of the best strategies for getting a faster appointment included:
Manually refreshing the TTP schedule page every few minutes for a few days
Sounds like a sick joke, right? You pay $100 to apply for Global Entry and then can't find an interview near you without sitting on this page 24/7, hoping for someone to cancel their interview.
But this is the unfortunate reality at most busy enrollment centers in 2020. Most appointments only stay open for a few minutes so this can be tough to do manually, but it is possible to eventually find an appointment by being very persistent at refreshing the scheduler page every few minutes and waiting for new appointments to pop up.
Don't have days to waste on this? Let Appointment Scanner search for you!
Enrollment on Arrival
CBP runs a program that allows you to complete your Global Entry interview while going through U.S. customs. If you are traveling internationally at certain airports, this is a good option.
Try your luck at a walk-in appointment.
Some people have reported that at certain enrollment centers, they've been able to walk in and get a last minute appointment. But this can be very hit or miss and may not be possible during the pandemic.
Travel to a less popular enrollment center in another state
This is by far the least convenient option, but if you really need to get an appointment and don't want to use Appointment Scanner, you can fly to another state that has more appointments available.
Or, just use Appointment Scanner.
Compared to any of these other options, customers are able to save several month of waiting and frustration by signing up for Appointment Scanner alerts.
You will receive up to 10 alerts per day for 3 months from the date you pay.
Exception: If you signed up before September 8th, 2020, while enrollment centers were closed due to COVID, you get some extra time for free: your 3 months of access won't start counting down until September 8th, when the centers reopened. So you'll have access until December 8th, 2020.
Need more time? Just send us a chat or email and we'll be happy to extend your access!
Appointment Scanner works with all of the permanent Global Entry, SENTRI and NEXUS enrollment centers and is updated frequently as new centers are added.
Don't see your location? Shoot us a chat or email and we'll figure it out!
Appointment Scanner currently supports Global Entry, SENTRI and NEXUS.
Have an idea for another Appointment Scanner use case? Let us know!
Sure! Many customers choose to use just one Appointment Scanner account for their family. When you receive an alert, just decide whether you want to book it for yourself or your family member.
Keep in mind that you can only register one phone number and one email address for each account. If you want to be able to notify family members separately and allow them to claim appointments for themselves, you'll need separate accounts.