How Long to Renew Global Entry After it Expires?

How Long to Renew Global Entry After it Expires?

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Can Global Entry be Renewed After It Expires? Yes, and it may only take a couple weeks. We have personal experience with this, since, while I've kept my and my son's Global Entry up to date, my husband inadvertently let his lapse during the pandemic, when we weren't traveling much.

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, U.S. Customs and Border Protection closed its enrollment centers in mid-March 2020, and only reopened them for in-person interviews September 8, 2020 (although Enrollment on Arrival remained available). This created a huge backlog of applications and delays in processing them.

Global Entry is valid for 5 years, and travelers are able to renew Global Entry in the final year before expiration. Those who apply for renewal before their membership expires even have their enrollment extended for 18 months past their actual expiration date, to help ensure that there's no interruption with being able to use Global Entry as CBP works through the pandemic backlog.

Fortunately, for other travelers in my husband's situation who have inadvertently let their Global Entry membership lapse, there may not be much of a wait for their lapsed Global Entry reapplication to be approved. He applied on June 22, 2021 at the Trusted Traveler Programs site, and today, two weeks later, his Global Entry membership was reapproved, with the ability to use it immediately and no need for another interview. His previous Global Entry number even remained the same.

If you've applied (or reapplied) for Global Entry in the past few months, how long did it take for your application to receive conditional approval or full approval?

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Deb Lubeski
Deb Lubeski
1 year ago

I also let GE renewal lapse. I applied July 17 2021. Aug 10th, Still in Pending Review. I hope this changes soon. This is my 2nd renewal. My last renewal 5 years ago was within days with no interview.

James Paille
James Paille
1 year ago
Reply to  Deb Lubeski

Any update? I am in the same boat it expired 11 days ago

John G.
John G.
1 year ago

I got the global entry/TSA-PRE combo back in 2015. So of course, now it’s been expired for over a year. Today I went to go renew online, and they were going to charge me a $150 processing fee + $100 for the actual global entry?! Insane. And apparently, my TSA-PRE number isn’t recognized in the TSA-PRE renewal/lookup system! So crazy that these systems are so separate. So am I locked into renewing my TSA-PRE only through global entry? Appreciate any guidance here.

Alaina
Alaina
1 year ago

How long was his GE expired for before he renewed?

Dayna
Dayna
1 year ago

How did he reapply? I don’t have the “renew” button next to my expired membership and I’ve tried multiple browsers…I’m less than a month having missed the email…

Marty Bills
Marty Bills
1 year ago

My GE expired on 8/15/2021, Renewal started on 10/11/2021 and is still pending (11/9).

Eve
Eve
1 year ago
Reply to  Marty Bills

Has your renewal gone through yet?

Ripley
Ripley
10 months ago
Reply to  Eve

My GE expired in Sept. 2021. I renewed in Oct. 2021. It’s now Feb. and still pending review.

Diana H
Diana H
11 months ago

I found this post when I realized my Global Entry membership expired, also because I wasn’t travelling during the pandemic. I was encouraged. But now it’s over 8 weeks later, and I still don’t even have a “notification” or interview request on my account page. No idea how long this will take.

Joe D
Joe D
11 months ago

My GE expired just 10 days ago and I submitted my renewal application today. Does anyone know if the amount of time since expiration (<2 weeks in my case) has any bearing on the processing time etc.?

Karen
Karen
8 months ago

My Global entry expired in Nov 2021 as I stupidly checked my husbands card instead on mine and they expire on your birthday ( so he still has till April) . I reapplied through login.gov on 12/30/21 and paid for a new application and it is still pending 3 1/2 months later. I have emailed and am waiting for a response but in the meantime have had to pay for TSA pre-check. I have tried calling but the lines are always busy. So frustrating ! Does anyone have a suggestion ? Thanks !

ANTONIO
ANTONIO
7 months ago
Reply to  Karen

I understand your frustration. I let mine lapse for 3 months. I renewed on January 29 and still “pending review” as of April 24th. So 12 weeks and no update. I too wrote but did not hear back. 😞

Last edited 7 months ago by ANTONIO
Amy
Amy
6 months ago
Reply to  ANTONIO

Mine expired on 12/19, sent in renewal on 12/25, it’s 5/20 and still no update, it’s in process, I’m wondering should I just reapply? It’s been 5 months.

Charles Markham
Charles Markham
6 months ago

Hi, my wife started to not get TSA precheck when she traveled.. We couldn’t figure out why until we figured out that we (well, me, apparently) had let her precheck lapse this past Feb of 2022. We are all Global Entry. I went online and renewed her in late March of 2022. When I logged back in with a week or so, she had been approved. No appointment necessary or anything. So that’s a nice data point.

Curtis McMillian
Curtis McMillian
5 months ago

I submitted my renewal application on June 22, 2022 and I was approved on June 24, 2022 for 5 years and using my old card. I used the Trusted Traveler website that is recommended in the post.

Sarah M
Sarah M
5 months ago

Hi Curtis
Can I ask: had your Global Entry expired and, if so, for how long had it lapsed?
Thank you.

maria Santana
maria Santana
4 months ago

My Global Entry expire 2 years ago, I reapplied for renewal a month ago and still waiting.

Ella
Ella
3 months ago

My GE was expired by about 5 months. My online renewal took one day, with no interview needed. Color me shocked, and delighted!

ed carp
ed carp
2 months ago

My husband’s expired. We applied for renewal two months ago and it is still “pending review.” I guess he won’t be able to use it for our trip in two weeks….