Last week I shared with you my experience of renewing my Global Entry & TSA Pre✓®. How long it took and what bumps in the road I encountered. One thing I was not sure of was if I would get a new Global Entry ID card. I really like having this card as I use it each time I travel. I keep this ID card in my laptop bag that way I never run into a situation where my Drivers license is out of my wallet.
Take a look at the top screen shot from my GOES page. A new button appeared and it required me to active my new Global Entry ID card.
Little did I know but much like the 3 digit ID on the back of a credit card there is also just such a number on the back of your and my Global Entry ID card.
It only took a few seconds and the new card was active and ready for travel. I am under the assumption that my old card was valid until the new one was activated (I did not fly during the renewal time period) but the wording was clear that my old card was no longer a valid form of ID once the new card was “live” if you will. They used the photo from 4 years ago and my new expiration date is ~6 years from now, that is, I did not lose a year of Global Entry & TSA Pre✓® by renewing early.
Now some other bits I really recommend. While I did verify my KTN number did not change, had it done so, I would have wanted to update it on my profile at Delta.com in MY DELTA. But notably the change in expiration date of my Global Entry ID card does not (at the current time) need to be updated nor is there even a space on the page.
Anther smart tip once you get your new card (or new passport). I have created on my phone a folder called “ID”. In that folder I have taken a photo of my passport, my new Global Entry ID card (front and back) as well as my Drivers License (front and back) and have screen shots of my Sky Club digital card as well as my SkyMiles digital card. It is great having all this “just in case” like say you got to the airport to fly and forgot your ID. With these and credit cards and such in your name you should be able to still fly. Or, if you say lost your passport, having a copy to print could be very helpful (not to mention I often look at the photo vs real passport when checking in for international flights). – René
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