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A Guide to Global Entry Renewal

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If you’re a Global Entry member, you probably agree: it’s the best $100 you’ll ever spend on travel. Once you’ve skipped the painfully long border control lines on return to the U.S., you don’t want to go back to waiting with everyone else—so you’d better make sure you don’t let your membership expire. Here’s what you need to do for Global Entry renewal.

When to Start Your Global Entry Renewal

  • You can renew your Global Entry membership beginning one year before yours expires.
  • Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recommends that members renew Global Entry early to prevent a lapse in membership.
  • If you renew early, the additional five years will be added on to your expiration date, so you aren’t losing any time by completing your Global Entry renewal before the deadline.

How to Renew Global Entry

  • Log in to your Global Entry account on the CPB’s Trusted Traveler Page and fill out the “renew application” form.
  • Pay $100, which covers your membership for the next five years.
  • In some cases, you may be required to complete an in-person interview, so you’ll need to schedule an interview at a Global Entry office in order to finalize your renewal.
  • If you aren’t flagged for an interview, you will be mailed your new Global Entry card to the address you have on file.

Important Tips for Global Entry Renewal

  • If you also need to renew/get a new passport or driver’s license, you must also update that information on your Trusted Traveler account.
  • Changing your name? You won’t be able to update that online, so once you’ve received your new passport and driver’s license showing the change, you’ll have to go to an enrollment center to add the new documents to your account. Appointments are not accepted for this service, so you’ll need to do a walk-in.

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Caroline Morse Teel posts plenty of travel tips, including on Global Entry renewal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline for advice and inspiration.

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