How to Renew a Passport, Global Entry and TSA Pre-Check

(Last Updated On: February 5, 2020)

Do you want to travel overseas to travel on your horizon? You should know that some destinations require six months’ validity on your passport in order to enter the country however; other countries require at least two blank pages for entry. But getting a new passport can take a longer time, especially during certain times of the year. And while you’re in the middle of the passport paperwork, you might want to peek at when your handy Global Entry and/or TSA PreCheck expire. It can also take a very long time to process.

Why, How, and When to Renew a Passport?

When to renew?

Everyone’s passport has fixed duration validity. After that validity date passport renewal is very important. According to the U.S. State Department, the best time to apply for a new passport, or renew, is from September to December. It’s simply just because it is just the department’s off-peak season. During this time demand for passports is less and there are chances your applications can be processed faster. The peak season is from January to August. At this time passport demand is extremely high and applications may take longer to process.

Note: Adult passports are valid for 10 years; children are only valid for five years.

How to renew?

You can easily renew an already existing passport or apply for a newer one via mail. All you need to do is file an application, paying the processing fee, and mailing in all the correct materials. It includes your prior passport; you will get back with your new one. But you must read the State Department’s guidelines to apply for a passport. It includes all the correct forms, fees, and special situations. Passport renewal processing times are typically six to eight weeks. The most often messed up when renewing a passport is taking an acceptable photo for your new passport, which can delay the process.

How to renew fast, in an emergency?

  • First of all, log onto your TTP System account.
  • After that, select the BLUE Renew Application under Program Membership.
  • This page will display Personal Information. You need to complete and pay for your renewal.
  • On renewal, you may need to interview again. If conditions approved, you will need to schedule an interview to finalize your renewal if you still wish to be a member.
  • Also, a renewal may be approved without needing to schedule another interview. In this case, a new card will be mailed to the address on file.

How and When to Renew Global Entry?

Wait time for renewal of Global Entry (six months) have been getting longer. This is the reason you should apply for renewal as early as possible. You should apply for the renewal up to a year before its expiring date. But in case your five years Global Entry validity is going to expire soon, don’t bother. You can easily use your old card for at least one year after the listed expiration date, but if you applied for renewal before your card expired.

When to renew Global Entry?

You should renew Global Entry ASAP before your card expires. You can apply for renewal one year before your card expires. After applying for renewal you will get a grace period to keep using that card, even while your online application for renewal says “pending.” You should also know that there is no penalty in the price of your Global Entry, even if you apply one year early. It means your new card’s expiration date will still be after five years off from the prior card’s expiration date. For that, you will have to pay the same fee.

How to renew Global Entry?

  • First of all, log onto your TTP System account.
  • After that, select the BLUE Renew Application under Program Membership.
  • Now you will see the Personal Information page. Complete and pay for your renewal.
  • After the renewal of Global Entry, you may be required to interview again. If all conditions get approved, you need to schedule an interview to finalize your renewal if you still want to be a member.
  • The renewal can be approved without needing to schedule another interview. In this case, you will get a new card mailed to the address on file.

How and When to Renew TSA PreCheck?

In case you have Global Entry, you will also have TSA PreCheck. It means that the extension period also applies to your TSA PreCheck via your Global Entry card.

When to renew?

Like Global Entry, it also lasts for five years. In case you don’t have Global Entry, you can apply for TSA Pre-Check renewal up to six months before the expiration. Here no penalty to the price of your membership for applying early. It means your new membership expiration date will still be another five years off from the older card’s expiration date, and you’ll pay the same fee.

How to renew?

You can renew TSA Pre-check by logging on to the TSA Pre-Check renewal homepage with your Known Traveler Number and paying the fee. You can find out how to look it up here if you forgot it. Besides that your Known Traveler Number will remain the same with your renewed membership. You can be asked to re-interview for the membership.

These are some important guidelines that you need to take care of while Renewing a Passport, Global Entry and TSA Pre-Check.

FAQs

Do I need to renew TSA PreCheck if I have Global Entry?

Global Entry members also receive a notification via email informing them of the program’s expiration date. Even if you have a Global Entry you need to renew TSA PreCheck. You can renew Global Entry as far as a year in advance. However, TSA PreCheck can be renewed as far as six months in advance.

Does passport renewal affect global entry?

Whenever you renew a passport, your Global Entry account doesn’t automatically update itself. For renewal in Global entry you need to go to on Global Entry Online Enrollment System. After that, log into your account and make the required changes to reflect the status of your new passport.

Can I use my Global entry card for TSA?

Yes, your Global Entry card can serve as an accepted form of identification.

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