Good morning everyone. A few years ago, I wrote how to sign up for Global Entry, and now I am writing about how to renew your Global Entry membership (most of the process is the same). I didn’t know my Global Entry membership was expiring in November 2019 until I received this email from Global Entry with the cryptic subject line “Program Expiry”. I have several credit cards that reimburse the $100 fee for Global Entry (including my Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card), so it was a no brainer to renew my Global Entry membership. To get started, I went to the Trusted Travel Program website.
I clicked the Log In button at the top of the page. If you haven’t logged into your Global Entry account in several years, you will probably need to Create Login.gov Account to Log into Global Entry / TSA PreCheck Dashboard.
After signing into my Global Entry account, I see a message stating that my Global Entry membership is expiring in less than a year. I also learned that I could renew my Global Entry membership anytime after November 2018. To get started, I clicked the Renew Membership button.
I then selected that I am a US Citizen, selected Global Entry, and then clicked the Next button.
This screen says that a background check and an interview will be required (but I did not need to go in for an interview for the renewal). I then clicked the Apply for Global Entry button.
For the Global Entry renewal process, all of the information that was originally inputted is still there, but some of the info is old and needs to be updated. I then clicked the Next button to continue.
As you can see, there are 7 errors on my application. I went through each section and updated the necessary information.
After updating all the necessary sections, I was ready to proceed. I clicked the Save & Continue button.
I clicked the circle to certify that all the information was accurate and truthful. Then I clicked the Next button.
The Global Entry renewal fee is $100 and I clicked the Pay Now button.
I wanted to use my Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card to pay the renewal fee, so I clicked that circle and then clicked the Continue button.
I filled in my billing information and credit card number, then clicked the Continue button.
I verified all the information, checked the box, and clicked the Continue button.
I was then brought back to the Global Entry Dashboard that showed my payment was accepted and my application was submitted. It showed that my application for Global Entry was now pending review. I then clicked the View Payment Receipt link.
I saved a copy of the payment receipt until I heard back from Global Entry.
I also received an email from Chase regarding the $100 Global Entry renewal fee.
A few days after the $100 Global Entry renewal fee was charged, I logged into my Chase online account and viewed my recent transactions on my Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card. There I could see the $100 charge and $100 credit for Global Entry.
1-2 weeks later, my new Global Entry card arrived in the mail. I had not received any email that my renewal was approved or anything.
I also received a protective sleeve and information about the Global Entry card.
Here is the front and back of my new Global Entry card. My new Global Entry card is valid until November 2024. My Trusted Traveler Number (TSA PreCheck number) did not change.
I then went back to the Trusted Traveler Program website and signed into my Global Entry account. I submitted my renewal on June 3 and it looks like I was approved on June 8, so the renewal process only took 5 days. I clicked the Approval Notification link to view the message.
I originally did my Global Entry interview in Seattle (right before a Frequent Traveler University conference), so the letter came from the same Global Entry location. As soon as my renewal was approved, I could start using my new membership.
Back at my Global Entry Dashboard, I clicked the Activate Membership Card button.
I entered the Security Code on the back of my Global Entry card and clicked the Activate Card button.
Sweet! My Global Entry card was activated.
Back at my Global Entry Dashboard, my new Global Entry card was activated and is valid through November 2024. As a reminder, the Global Entry card is only useful for land crossings from the United States to Canada and Mexico, you cannot use the Global Entry card for airplane travel.
I will return to this blog post in 4 years to go through the same renewal process. If you have any questions about renewing your Global Entry membership, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!