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Old 12-26-2016, 09:59 AM   #1
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Sentri Pass thread

I got great news via Email today. Santa must have sent it, but I was not home Xmas day, so I just got it today.

Dear GOES User,
GOES ACCOUNT INFORMATION
There has been a recent change to the status of your application.
Please login to your GOES account for more information.
Thank you,
Customs and Border Protection

The earliest available date is March 13. However, they donít list LAX on the attached calendar.
On their website it does show LAX and Long Beach as one the ones available. I guess I got to call the locations and ask about the confusion.

I had submitted my application on November 7th. Which means this part took only 50 days.

Over all it looks like about 5 months to get the pass.
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Old 12-26-2016, 10:09 AM   #2
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It's at the 2nd or 3rd floor of the bradley terminal
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Old 12-26-2016, 10:32 AM   #3
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Very nice! have not met any of you Baja Travelers personally, but hope to travel the pristine coastline one day soon with you guys and get on to some awesome bites and beautiful sites! Passport arrived a few weeks ago, guess I gotta get SENTRI now to travel with the crowd Happy Holidays!
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Old 12-26-2016, 10:35 AM   #4
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I got the address and the phone number, but why is it not in the list they offer, once I click on where to go?

I just called them, but only a recorded message of where to send an Email with question was the reply.

I will try tomorrow, as probably they are off today.
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Old 12-26-2016, 11:25 AM   #5
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Old 12-26-2016, 08:57 PM   #6
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Thanks for the list.

It does not show Long Beach, but it does show LAX.

That is my first choice. I may have to pay a visit.
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Old 12-28-2016, 01:45 PM   #7
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I have an interview on Feb 10, at 06:30 AM in San Ysidro.


I went to the LAX office, and they said they do not do interviews there.


The list by jruiz lists Lax, but I think that is for Global Entry. When I was there, a person in front of me was told to wait behind the line to be called. I did not asked him for what?

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Old 12-29-2016, 02:59 PM   #8
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I have an interview on Feb 10, at 06:30 AM in San Ysidro.


I went to the LAX office, and they said they do not do interviews there.


The list by jruiz lists Lax, but I think that is for Global Entry. When I was there, a person in front of me was told to wait behind the line to be called. I did not asked him for what?


When you go pay attention to the correct exit. If you miss the exit, you will miss your appointment and have a wait at the san ysidro border coming back from tijuana! And it will be without a sentri pass. Mexico is literally the exit after the one you shouldnt miss.
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Old 12-29-2016, 03:57 PM   #9
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When you go pay attention to the correct exit. If you miss the exit, you will miss your appointment and have a wait at the san ysidro border coming back from tijuana! And it will be without a sentri pass. Mexico is literally the exit after the one you shouldnt miss.
Thanks for the tip.

I looked it up on Google Maps. It looks like a parking lot with a shack on one corner!
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Old 12-29-2016, 03:59 PM   #10
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Its a pretty big building, you cant miss it. I recommend parking in the outlet mall parking lot which is right across the street. Tons of free parking. Good luck hashem and make sure not to tell them about your drug running...






Jk you will be fine.
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Old 12-29-2016, 04:39 PM   #11
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Its a pretty big building, you cant miss it. I recommend parking in the outlet mall parking lot which is right across the street. Tons of free parking. Good luck hashem and make sure not to tell them about your drug running.
Jk you will be fine.
I guess the Google Map picture is an old one for the new address, because in my invitation letter it says there is a new location (the new address) to go to.

I will take Exit 1B Via de San Yisdro which ends in Calle Primera, which turns to Willow Rd., which ends in Camino De La Plaza., which will take me to Virginia Av.

That parking lot is where I went to wait for the ride to fly to Cedros Island several years ago.


I had a little incident in the parking lot of the 7/11 across the street before getting to the outlet parking lot before the Cedros trip.

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Old 01-01-2017, 02:19 PM   #12
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Just got back from visiting Bob and Ross down at Las Encantadas, trip back was super easy - pulled into the lane that leads to the Sentri crossing at Mexicali and couldn't even see the end of the line on the other side of the wall. All I know is it was long, and it was not moving.
Drove and drove and drove, and finally caught up with the Sentri line - 6 cars in front of me - looked at the time: 11:04am. At the last minute the line split off into 2 Sentri booths, drove up to the booth and handed him my card - he looked at it, looked at the computer and waved me through - looked at the clock again: 11:08.

4 minutes to cross the border - doesn't get much better than that!
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Old 01-01-2017, 04:47 PM   #13
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Thanks for the update.

And the best part is it costs now only $122.50 total for (5) years.

I thought the $25.00 application fee is separate from the $122.50, but it is included.

I wonder why more people do not get the pass?

I moved my appointment from March 14 to Feb 10 due to cancellation. I check the calendar everyday to see if there are more cancellations closer that Feb 10.
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Old 01-02-2017, 01:34 PM   #14
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Ok im going to do mine at Otay mesa feb 23 at 6am.
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:52 PM   #15
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I had submitted my application on November 7th. Which means this part took only 50 days.

Over all it looks like about 5 months to get the pass.
Well shucks, i just submitted my application and payment today so i should hope to be fishing with you guys by June/July?

Guess I'll be leading the non-SENTRI convoy per invite

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Old 01-04-2017, 08:11 PM   #16
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On the positive side;


You will appreciate the Sentri pass once you had to wait in a long line.
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Old 01-05-2017, 09:37 AM   #17
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Its worth it to keep checking interview dates I moved mine up from march 14 to feb 16.Thanks Hasham
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Old 01-05-2017, 10:59 AM   #18
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Good for you jack.

I have been checking it everyday.
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Old 01-23-2017, 04:57 PM   #19
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I had submitted my application on November 7th. Which means this part took only 50 days.
may have been clarified previously, but any one get their approval in less than a month and a half? The wait is causing near agony

Also, anyone know what the wait times look like in the inland area and where the appointment locations are? The Superior Court in Down town Riverside here?

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may have been clarified previously, but any one get their approval in less than a month and a half? The wait is causing near agony



Also, anyone know what the wait times look like in the inland area and where the appointment locations are? The Superior Court in Down town Riverside here?



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My approval took 3-4 months. Totally normal, they are busy. And the locations will be down on the border, san ysidro, otay mesa, mexicali, etc
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