Update: Global Entry apps need you to be physically present in India

Well the idiocy continues and unfortunately reigns supreme. Per this thread on Medium, the final word is that one needs to be present in India and show up to a interview at a local office in order to move ahead in the application process. Please note that you have to complete the India side verification…

US CBP now issuing refunds for Indian Global Entry Applications

Man….that was a nice 180 in a matter of a week. Now that the US CBP website has been updated with instructions for Indian passport holders, the US CBP is issuing refunds to folks who applied before July 6th. Disappointing since it likely means the stupidity behind the passport verification will probably be in effect….

Indian passport eligibility to Global Entry is now live!

Update 2: It appears that this whole cluelessness is being tracked here: Indian Passport Process for GOES Update 1: It appears that every one is getting an email from the Indian Passport service about passport verification which also involves a physical trip to a Passport office located in India! Hoping this is an oversight. What’s even…

Finally! Indian Passport Holders Will Soon Have Access To Global Entry

With Indian Prime Minister Modi and US President Trump having met this week in the US, it looks like there is finally some progress happening on this. The Indian Express reports that Trump formally welcomed India into the International Expedited Traveler Initiative, which should see Indian citizens being eligible for Global Entry. Applauding the entrepreneurship…