New Passport, Have Global Entry? You Need To Do This

Global Entry

Back in June, Kim and Lucas had their Global Entry interviews. We got lucky and didn’t have to wait long, getting in and out of the airport in less than a half hour.

Since then, we’ve saved some time due to all of us having GE, although the first time we used it, we found it impossible to get Lucas’ fingerprints to scan…

With Lucas now having been to 28 countries, his passport is getting pretty full. After our next trip in mid- November (maybe before), it will be time to get him a new passport.

Since Lucas has Global Entry associated with his current passport, there is something important we’ll need to do once he gets the new one.

The way it works is that Global Entry is good for five years. However if your current passport number isn’t associated with the account, it won’t do you any good. When you get a new passport you need to update your Global Entry account to reflect the change.

Here is how you change you passport number on your Global Entry Account.

  1. Log in to your GOES (Global Online Enrollment System) account here.
  2. Go to the Update Documents tab on the left side of the page.
  3. Click the Update button in the middle of the next page.
  4. Update your information and hit next.

That should be it. In four easy steps your account should be good to go and not need to be updated for a long time!

6 thoughts on “New Passport, Have Global Entry? You Need To Do This

  1. No more expanded pages added to one’s Passport? (I just did this about a year ago – was able to the keep existing PP).

  2. Rene- Glad to hear that you didn’t make that mistake! 🙂

    Alison- I’m pretty sure the option to add pages is ending soon. I did this a couple of years back too.

  3. I forgot to put in my new passport number and was a bit worried when using the Global Entry kiosk this past weekend. I knew that both American Airlines and Global Entry had my old passport number.

    No problems at all. Breezed right through like always. Not saying that will work for everyone, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.