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My husband and I applied Entry & have been pre-approved, so

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My husband and I applied for Global Entry & have been pre-approved, so now need to schedule the clearance interview. I didn't realize the nearest Global Entry interview center is a 5+ hour drive away. But we could be interviewed for TSA PreCheck clearance at Savannah, GA which is only an hour away. Can I change my application/pre-approval from Global Entry to PreCheck, so that we could do the interview closer to home? Or could we be interviewed at Savannah for Global Entry? Otherwise, we would have to start over, or take an expensive flight to Atlanta or Charlotte. Please advise. Thanks!
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: TSA
Expert:  Longhorn Lawyer replied 4 months ago.

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ANSWER: Unfortunately, because the TSA Program is run by a different agency, it is not interchangeable with GOES. However you can have both GOES and TSA PreCheck enrollment.

That means you can technically start the TSA PreCheck program enrollment while also doing the GOES enrollment.

If you do not want to go through GOES, contact the CBP to cancel the appointment. Note that it is highly unlikely that you will get a refund of your fees already paid, as they are non-refundable.

TSA PreCheck Participation

To get into the TSA PreCheck program one should apply for the program in person, at an Application Center. Here is a link to find the nearest enrollment center: https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/locator.

You can pre-apply before the appointment so that your application is ready to go when you arrive. The application can be found here: http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/apply.

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