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Global Entry Is Getting More Expensive in October

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Global Entry Is Getting More Expensive
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Global Entry Is Getting More Expensive

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced this week that it will increase fees for its popular Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP), including Global Entry.

The new fees, which have not been updated in over 15 years, will go into effect October 1, 2024. After that date all three program with cost $120. Here are the changes:

  • Global Entry: $120 (up from $100)
  • Nexus: $120 (up from 50)
  • Sentri: $120 (down from $122.50)

Global Entry is a useful membership for frequent travelers as it lets you speed through customs when arriving in the U.S., avoiding the long lines. The Global Entry line is normally shorter and you can simply scan documents at a digital kiosk and go on your way.

In addition, Global Entry members  traveling to the U.S. can use Global Entry to clear U.S. immigration and customs prior to departure at select international airports around the world, including Aruba; Bermuda; Nassau in the Bahamas; Dublin and Shannon airports in Ireland; Abu Dhabi in the U.A.E.; and nine airports in Canada.

Global Entry membership also includes TSA PreCheck, which means shorter security lines before domestic flights, when you can also keep your shoes on when going through security.

Travelers who apply before that deadline will pay the lower, original rate, which is charged at the time the application is first submitted. However, many readers probably get Global Entry for free through one of their credit cards. For now many premium cards offers a $100 credit, but I assume that will change once the higher fee kicks in.

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  1. The fee increase is not that much. However, the fee increase for NEXUS is way too much, from $50 to $120. NEXUS is often used by poor people to cross the land border, not flying on possibly expensive airline tickets or frequent flyer awards.

    If there has to be an increase in NEXUS fees, it should be maybe to $85, which is a $35 increase, more than the $20 increase of Global Entry. If Global Entry is eventually increased to $150 instead of $120, a $30 increase, then increase NEXUS again $35, making it $120. Eventually, over time, NEXUS could be the same but without the huge shock.


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