New York Residents With Pending Global Entry Applications Finally Get Told The Deal
The saga continues, though it’s really not much of a change from what we already knew.
Despite what we thought might be a productive meeting with NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and the President last week, there was no deal made.
The following email has been going out to those with pending renewal applications:
Dear Trusted Traveler Applicant,
Thank you for your interest in Trusted Traveler Programs of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Trusted Traveler Programs are voluntary and available to travelers that go through a comprehensive vetting. Applicants found to be ineligible for participation may still be permitted to enter into the United States although they will not be permitted to use the Trusted Traveler dedicated lanes.
We regret to inform you that your application has been cancelled for the following reason:
You do not meet the program eligibility requirements because you have listed the state of New York as your current residence. At this time, CBP is unable to verify certain information connected to your application.
CBP is committed to the fair, impartial, and respectful treatment of all members of the trade and traveling public, and has memorialized its commitment to nondiscrimination in existing policies, including the February 2014 CBP Policy on Nondiscrimination in Law Enforcement Activities and all other Administered Programs.
This is an automated email. Please do not reply.
I know of a few people that got refunded their application fees but others that haven’t. While I don’t normally jump right to a credit card dispute, that may be the easiest route to go, given this is the government and you generally only have around 60 – 90 days to dispute a charge. Even if you had your fee reimbursed, you should fight for the refund as you’ll need to pay again when you apply again.
If you’ve had your fee automatically refunded already with no intervention, please let me know in the comments.
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