US Global Entry Program for Australian citizens

IMHO having GE (and therefore most importantly TSA PreCheck) is going to save most Aussie travellers more time than Preclearance would.
Although, PC at say SYD for all non-stop US flights (LAX, SFO and DFW) where they already have secondary screening, would make the arrival and initial transit experience less painful. Not a lot of use thereafter without TSAPre.

Also wouldn’t be much use for SYD-AKL-JFK…
 
IMHO having GE (and therefore most importantly TSA PreCheck) is going to save most Aussie travellers more time than Preclearance would.
Probably true.

I just sent an enquiry to the Minister for Home Affairs (link for others interested in doing so) enquiring if Australia is still aiming to go-live with GE participation. Unluckily for me, both my nationalities are ineligible countries so far, so no UK passport workaround :(

Although, PC at say SYD for all non-stop US flights (LAX, SFO and DFW) where they already have secondary screening, would make the arrival and initial transit experience less painful. Not a lot of use thereafter without TSAPre.
PC has other benefits too, like being able to connect much tighter at US airports due to skipping CBP and landing at domestic gates (lower airport fees too, meaning lower ticket prices...) and being able to fly directly to airports without CBP presence (admittedly that one's of limited benefit, but it could open the possibility of low-cost carriers ala the RyanAir model)
 
Sponsored Post

Struggling to use your Frequent Flyer Points?

Frequent Flyer Concierge takes the hard work out of finding award availability and redeeming your frequent flyer or credit card points for flights.

Using their expert knowledge and specialised tools, the Frequent Flyer Concierge team at Frequent Flyer Concierge will help you book a great trip that maximises the value for your points.

I got a response from the Minister for Home Affairs. Get this:

The matter raised in your correspondence falls outside the responsibilities of the Home Affairs Portfolio. We recommend you direct your correspondence to the USA Governments Department of Homeland Security. We have not referred the enquiry on your behalf.

Naturally, I'm going to reply pointing out exactly why that response is so very confusing.
 
I got a response from the Minister for Home Affairs. Get this:



Naturally, I'm going to reply pointing out exactly why that response is so very confusing.
Most likely not written by the Minister, but some minion within the Department. But hilarious, anyway. 🤣
 
Good to hear. I don't suppose they provided any time frames for it?
 
Sadly not. They said they'd reach out once the actual pilot program details had been worked out, so I guess that confirms they haven't gotten to implementation phase yet. But it is confirmed to still be happening.
 
The Frequent Flyer Concierge team takes the hard work out of finding reward seat availability. Using their expert knowledge and specialised tools, they'll help you book a great trip that maximises the value for your points.

AFF Supporters can remove this and all advertisements

Data point:

Just successfully added my AU E3 visa to my GE profile at JFK T8 customs. Shows up online.
 
Data point:

Just successfully added my AU E3 visa to my GE profile at JFK T8 customs. Shows up online.
I'm guessing that you already have access due to being British or some such, since E-3 is a temporary visa which shouldn't entitle you to GE.
 
I'm guessing that you already have access due to being British or some such, since E-3 is a temporary visa which shouldn't entitle you to GE.
Yes I had it already with UK PP and ESTA.
 
I'm in the process of getting global entry using my British citizenship. I'm in the US on my Australian passport on an e3. My British citizenship, Australian citizenship, and e3 info were all part of my global entry application.

How does it work when returning to the US from another country, when I need to enter on my Aus passport that has my visa? Do they link my global entry to both passports?
 
I'm in the process of getting global entry using my British citizenship. I'm in the US on my Australian passport on an e3. My British citizenship, Australian citizenship, and e3 info were all part of my global entry application.

How does it work when returning to the US from another country, when I need to enter on my Aus passport that has my visa? Do they link my global entry to both passports?
I am in the exact same situation as you. I asked the CBP person when I added my E3 to GE and was told that the kiosk would assume I was entering on the visa (even though I also have an ESTA on the UK passport.)

I am going back to the US tomorrow so will try and let you know how it goes.
 
I am in the exact same situation as you. I asked the CBP person when I added my E3 to GE and was told that the kiosk would assume I was entering on the visa (even though I also have an ESTA on the UK passport.)

I am going back to the US tomorrow so will try and let you know how it goes.
Good luck! Hope it's not a headache
 
Good luck! Hope it's not a headache
Just went through LAX and it was fine. Kiosk said see agent and she just said “oh it’s because of the E3” and let me through.
 
Just went through LAX and it was fine. Kiosk said see agent and she just said “oh it’s because of the E3” and let me through.
I-94 Website confirms admission under E3 (not ESTA).
 
I-94 Website confirms admission under E3 (not ESTA).
Quick question on this, I’m in a similar boat. On an E-3 visa but also have Global Entry through dual Canadian citizenship. When you search your I-94, does it come up when you put your Australian passport details in or is it only coming up when you put your UK passport details in?
 
Quick question on this, I’m in a similar boat. On an E-3 visa but also have Global Entry through dual Canadian citizenship. When you search your I-94, does it come up when you put your Australian passport details in or is it only coming up when you put your UK passport details in?
The entry record only includes the document you entered on, so while I've got GE through my UK passport, I have no I-94 records when I search with my UK passport (which I've never entered on). I only get results when searching with my AU passport.

If you're on an E-3 visa and working in the US, you need to enter with your AU passport (through GE, if you can).

Aside - now both times I've entered the US (LAX) with GE on an E-3 recently I got pulled up by the CBP officer and asked to confirm my occupation, then they let me through. The last one said it often/always happened with E-3s.
 
Back
Top