A Global Entry membership, which includes TSA PreCheck, costs $100 (which can be reimbursed with certain credit cards), and lasts for five years, is arguably the best thing to happen to international travelers since power ports. And now, per CN Traveler, it’s easier than ever to avoid being without Global Entry privileges when the time comes to renew your membership after your five years are up. From the story:
“The easiest way to avoid a long period without Global Entry and TSA PreCheck access is by renewing within the right time frame. Global Entry memberships can be renewed up to a year before the expiration date. As long as the application is submitted before that date, travelers will have up to a year afterward to enjoy all the benefits of the program, from expedited passage through U.S. customs to a fast-track through domestic security, even if that renewal takes an extended amount of time to process.”
Previously, privileges carried over for six months. The change comes as U.S. Customs and Border Protection continues to deal with a staff and resource shortage following the partial government shutdown and relocation of staff to the U.S.-Mexico border. As CN Traveler story writes, “the staff shortage has resulted in between 30 and 35 percent of renewals (and new applications) taking more than three months to complete.”
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