The application process is expected to take about a month, so while it is taking place, you need to make sure that you are eligible to become a part of the program. If not, then you will not be able to get through immigration and customs as easily as you would like.
If you would do enough research, you will learn that the kiosks that will not have as many people so that you can submit your application will be at the airport. Being approved for Global Entry is a big deal because this is proof that you are a low-risk traveler, and you are not a threat to the United States.
It can take up to 6 months for your Global Entry application to be approved. Before you can be enrolled in the Global Entry program, you have to apply through the Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) account. After which you pay a non-refundable fee of $100; After you have submitted your application, the status of your application will be displayed on your dashboard. If it is still in process, it will appear as “Pending Review.” It might take a few weeks for the status to change to either preapproved or denied. If your application was preapproved, you still have to schedule and complete an interview. After the interview, you may be enrolled fully into the Global Entry program.