DHS Trusted Traveler Programs

See the Official Trusted Traveler Program Website for more information on the differences between the five Trusted Travel Programs.  

FAQs for Trusted Traveler Programs

Top Five FAQs

1. I am a current Global Entry member. How do I update my passport information?

All Global Entry members can update their passport information through their TTP account. Click on "Update Documents." If the passport update involves a name change, you must visit a Global Entry enrollment center to update your information.

2. What if my passport expires?

Your DHS Trusted Traveler Programs membership date is not dependent on the passport expiration date. Membership will remain valid, even if the passport expires.

If you receive TSA PreCheck® benefits through your Global Entry membership, you will not be eligible to use them until you have renewed your passport and updated your account.

3. How do I renew my Global Entry membership?

You become eligible to renew your membership one year prior to program expiration. If you submit a renewal application before your membership expires, you will be able to continue to use benefits up to 24 months after your membership expiration date.

Follow these steps to renew Global Entry membership:

  • Log onto the TTP website (https://ttp.dhs.gov).
  • If you don't have a login.gov account, you will be directed to login.gov to create an account first then you will be prompted to setup your TTP account profile. On the profile page, you will need to associate the account with your PASSID (membership number). See the back of your Trusted Traveler card or your approval letter.
  • From your Dashboard, select the Renew button on your Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST program membership section. You must declare your citizenship (if you are a US Citizen, you declare "U.S.").
  • Select the program that you wish to renew. You may select to renew another program for which you are eligible. However, remember that depending on the program you choose, your benefits may change. On the next page, acknowledge the program requirements.
  • Follow the guidelines provided on the Membership Renewal page.
  • When you have updated all information in the application, on the Final Review page, click Confirm and Continue in each section. At the bottom of the page, click Save and Continue.
  • On the Certify page, answer Yes or No to "Do you certify?"
  • Select Next. The Purchase Summary page will display.
  • Fees are for application processing and are non-refundable. Check the box under the total application fee to agree and proceed.
  • Select Pay Now. The online payment page displays.
  • After payment, you will be returned to your TTP Dashboard.

4. My travel companions (children, spouse, or co-travelers) are not Global Entry members; can they come through the Global Entry lane with me?

No, only Global Entry members can use the Global Entry lanes.

5. Can I join Global Entry if I am not a U.S. citizen or U.S. lawful permanent resident?

TTP works with countries around the world to provide foreign nationals with access to the Global Entry Program. There may be additional requirements you must meet depending on our country of citizenship. To find current foreign partner agreements and if additional requirements must be met, select an International Arrangement and your country of citizenship.

Last Updated: June 18, 2024