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SENTRI & Global Entry Renewal Update

SENTRI & Global Entry Renewal Update

February 2020

Is it almost time to renew your SENTRI or Global Entry membership? If so, here’s the latest information for a smooth renewal experience! According to the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce, there are over 426,000 Trusted Traveler members. This means there are many delays in processing new and renewal applications.

It's recommended to start your renewal as early as possible. Renewal applications are accepted up to a year before expiration.

The current application wait times are:

  • SENTRI - 53 weeks for new applications and renewals
  • Global Entry - 29 weeks
  • New Vehicles - 2 weeks

Good to know:

  • If you submit your renewal application before your card expires and your renewal has not been completed by US Customs and Border Protection by the time your current Trusted Traveler Program card expires, your membership will be automatically extended for a year while your renewal application is in process. This applies to renewals within the same program, but will not apply if you’d like to change from SENTRI to Global Entry.
  • Be aware: If your renewal application is submitted after your TTP card’s expiration date, your TTP benefits will not be accessible until you receive your new TTP card.

Since SENTRI and Global Entry memberships are only renewed every 5 years, much can change in the meantime. Here are a few changes to note if it’s been awhile since you’ve had to access the website:

  • The GOES enrollment website was replaced with the Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) System website.
  • A new login will need to be created for the TTP website the first time you access it. Your GOES login will not work on the new TTP website.
  • Have your card’s PASSID handy if you haven’t created a new account on the TTP website yet. This will expedite the renewal process. This number is found on the back of your TTP card.

Not enrolled in a TTP program yet?
Learn more about each Trusted Traveler program by viewing their homepage.

Do you have SENTRI or Global Entry membership already?
Baja Bound offers a discount on annual policies to SENTRI and Global Entry members! Get a quote today.


Sources:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security - TTP Website
SDUT: Still waiting for your SENTRI renewal?
Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce