Otay Mesa Enrollment Center

Current wait time: 247 days

Global Entry Interview Guide

This guide will help with everything you need to know to prepare for and book your Global Entry interview at Otay Mesa Enrollment Center.

Step 1 - Apply for Global Entry

You must first apply for the Global Entry program through the DHS Trusted Traveler Programs website. You will be asked to pay a $100 fee for a 5 year membership. You will also have to fill out questions regarding your background.

Note: You are able to waive the $100 fee if you pay using one of these travel credit cards .

Start Your Global Entry Application

Step 2 - Wait for conditional approval

After your application has been submitted, you will have to wait for conditional approval. Conditional approval means that you have been pre approved for the Global Entry program, but you need to schedule an interview to finalize your application.

The conditional approval process can take anywhere from 24 hours to multiple months, depending on the volume of applications, your background, etc.

Step 3 - Schedule Your Global Entry interview

Congratulations! You've been conditionally approved for Global Entry. The next step is to schedule your interview at Otay Mesa Enrollment Center.

  • Click the button below to open the DHS Trusted Traveler Program website.
  • Scroll down to your state (CA)
  • Click on Otay Mesa Enrollment Center
  • Click on the "Chose This Location" button to see the available timeslots at Otay Mesa Enrollment Center
Schedule Your Global Entry Interview

Step 4 - Skip the Global Entry Interview wait time

You might notice that Otay Mesa Enrollment Center is showing "No appointments available for this location", or the next appointment available is months out.

So what can you do?

Global Entry interview appointments are constantly cancelled, rescheduled, and added. This means that if you can monitor the interview slots, you can find an appointment that fits your schedule.

This is exactly what Global Entry Alerts does. We monitor the interview slots at Otay Mesa Enrollment Center and send you an SMS alert when an appointment opens up. This way, you can skip the long wait time and book your interview as soon as this week.

Click below to sign up and cut months off your Global Entry interview appointment wait time.

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Otay Mesa Enrollment Center Details

Otay Mesa Enrollment Center Map

9725 Via De La Amistad

San Diego, CA 92154

Phone Number: +1 (619) 690-7600

Directions: "DO NOT USE GPS" instead from 805 or 5 north/south take 905 East. Exit on Siempre Viva Rd East (last USA Exit). Follow Siempre Viva Rd and make a right on Roll Drive (US Gas on Corner). "NO USE GPS" Sí usted viene manejando del norte ó del sur por la autopista 805 ó 5, tome la salida a la autopista 905 hacia el Este. Salga a la derecha en la última salida de EEUU (last USA exit) que es Siempre Viva Rd East. Continúe hasta la gasolinera (US GAS) y dé vuelta a la derecha en Roll Drive.

Notes: This Enrollment Center DOES NOT accept walk-in appointments. Este Centro NO ACEPTA visitas sin cita previa. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BRING WITH YOU: • Proof of income (pay-stubs, bank deposits). • Proof of residency (mortgage statements, rental agreement, and utility bills). • Driver license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. • Birth certificate. • Machine-readable entry document such as US passport, Resident Alien Card, any other foreign passport and visa required for entry. Original documents only, No copies will be accepted. • A notarized authorization letter to enroll vehicle belonging to company or another person (if applicable). • If you have ever been arrested, please bring court documents verifying the disposition of the arrest (s), regardless of the date of the arrest and the outcome. HAVE ALL PERTAINABLE DOCUMENTS READY ON HAND, NOT DOING SO CAN CAUSE FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE DENIED OR FOR YOU TO BE RESCHEDULED. WE APPRECIATE YOUR ATTENTION TO THIS MATTER. **FAVOR ASEGÚRESE DE TRAER CONSIGO: • Comprobante de ingresos (talones de pago, depósitos bancarios e impuesto sobre la renta). • Prueba de residencia (estados de cuenta de hipoteca, contrato de alquiler y facturas de servicios públicos). • Licencia de conducir, registro del vehículo y comprobante de seguro. • Certificado de nacimiento. • Documento de entrada legible por máquina, como pasaporte estadounidense, tarjeta de extranjero residente, cualquier otro pasaporte extranjero y visa requerida para ingresar. Solo documentos originales, no se aceptarán copias. • Una carta de autorización notariada para inscribir el vehículo perteneciente a la empresa u otra persona (si corresponde). • Si alguna vez ha sido arrestado, traiga documentos judiciales que verifiquen la disposición del arresto (s), independientemente de la fecha del arresto y el resultado. TENGA LOS DOCUMENTOS PERTINENTES A LA MANO, NO HACERLO PUEDE CAUSAR QUE SU SOLICITUD SEA DENEGADA O SU CITA REPROGRAMADA.

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