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Proposed Application Fee Increase for Global Entry and NEXUS

Proposed Application Fee Increase for Global Entry and NEXUS

Old Sep 13, 20, 1:57 pm
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Proposed Application Fee Increase for Global Entry and NEXUS

The CBP is proposing to increase both the Global Entry application fee of $100 and NEXUS application fee of $50 to $120. The SENTRI application fee will be reduced from $122.25 to $120. Minors under age 18 would be exempt from the application fee if they apply at the same time as a parent or legal guardian or if their parent or legal guardian is already a member of the same program to which the minor is applying. Otherwise, the minor would be required to pay the $120 fee.

Harmonization of the Fees and Application Procedures for the Global Entry and Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection Programs and Other Changes (and PDF) (alternate location of proposed rule with link to submit formal comments)
CBP has performed a fee study entitled “CBP Trusted Traveler Programs Fee Study” and determined that a uniform $120 fee is appropriate and necessary to recover a reasonable portion of costs associated with application processing for these three CBP trusted traveler programs. In this document, CBP is proposing a $120 application fee for the Global Entry and SENTRI programs. CBP intends to publish a separate Federal Register notice that addresses the NEXUS application fee (which will be consistent with the fees proposed here for Global Entry and SENTRI). With respect to the application fee paid by minors, CBP is proposing in this document that, for the Global Entry and SENTRI programs, minors under age 18 would be exempt from the application fee if they applied concurrently with a parent or legal guardian or if their parent or legal guardian is already a member of the same program to which the minor is applying. Otherwise, the minor would be required to pay the $120 fee.
Moderator's Note: Please keep in mind that the Trusted Travelers forum is informational. Please discuss only practical issues concerning the proposed application fee increase in this thread. If you wish to argue the merits of or the justifications for the rate increase, please start a new thread in the Checkpoints and Borders Policy Debate forum.

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Old Sep 13, 20, 2:01 pm
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So if a parent applies and pays $120, will a 17yr old minor receive 5yrs membership or will the GE benefits only be valid until they turn 18?
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Old Sep 13, 20, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by miamiflyer8 View Post
So if a parent applies and pays $120, will a 17yr old minor receive 5yrs membership or will the GE benefits only be valid until they turn 18?
Based upon a quick perusal of the proposed rule, I assume that the minors' memberships will be good for five years. However, the proposed rule, which I linked in the OP, is 23 pages long and I have not studied it carefully.

With NEXUS, minors' applications are currently free and memberships are valid for five years after the first birthday following the approval, even when the minors turn 18 during that five years period.

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Old Sep 13, 20, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by miamiflyer8 View Post
So if a parent applies and pays $120, will a 17yr old minor receive 5yrs membership or will the GE benefits only be valid until they turn 18?
CBP is proposing to exempt minors from the new fee - if the minor's parent applies at the same time or is already a member of a trusted traveler program. The goal apparently is to make all TT programs have the same fee structure for minors vs the wide variety of fees that exist in the current fee strucutre.

Buried in the 28 pages under heading: "2. Proposal To Exempt Certain Minors From Payment of the Application Fee"
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Old Sep 14, 20, 10:10 pm
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Exclamation Moderator's Note

Folks,

Per the moderator's note in the original post, please keep in mind that the Trusted Travelers forum is informational.

Please discuss only
practical issues concerning the proposed application fee increase in this thread. If you wish to argue the merits of or the justifications for the rate increase, please start a new thread in the Checkpoints and Borders Policy Debate forum.

Posts expressing opinions on the size of the rate increase have been deleted.

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Old Sep 16, 20, 5:31 pm
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Link to Federal Register notice
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Old Sep 16, 20, 7:05 pm
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My understanding from reading posts here and elsewhere is that, for NEXUS, Canada would have to approve such a rate increase. Is that correct? Any idea if that has a chance of happening at about the same time as the change for US-only programs, or would it likely take significantly longer?

A good thing to potentially come from this is that credit cards that as of now reimburse only TSA Pre and Global Entry should also reimburse NEXUS! That would be great!
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Old Sep 16, 20, 8:16 pm
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Originally Posted by YVR Cockroach View Post
This is the identical notice as was included in post #1 of this thread.
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Old Sep 16, 20, 8:37 pm
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My understanding from reading posts here and elsewhere is that, for NEXUS, Canada would have to approve such a rate increase. Is that correct? Any idea if that has a chance of happening at about the same time as the change for US-only programs, or would it likely take significantly longer?

A good thing to potentially come from this is that credit cards that as of now reimburse only TSA Pre and Global Entry should also reimburse NEXUS! That would be great!
100% Canada would approve any increases immediately. We're actually paying for the US customs plaza in Detroit for the new bridge because the US wouldn't. No reason we wouldn't just go along here.
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This is the identical notice as was included in post #1 of this thread.
Different domain.
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Old Sep 16, 20, 9:04 pm
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Different domain.
I linked all three domains.
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New Global entry rules and fees as it related to application...

Background. From NY and applied for global entry back in December when suddenly all NYers were disallowed entry. So our application was refunded, $$ refunded and that was that. Last week, my wife and 2 kids got emails that we could reapply. Kids are under 18. Basically we have to apply by some time in March.

The email we got is here:

Dear Trusted Traveler Programs Applicant,
You are receiving this message because your U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) application was cancelled on February 6, 2020, and you received a refund for the application fee. On September 26, 2020, TTP applications submitted by New York residents that were cancelled on February 6, 2020 were restored to the Trusted Traveler Programs Website. You will have until March 26, 2021, to pay the application fee and submit your application. CBP will begin processing the application once the application fee is paid.
To submit your CBP TTP application, please complete the following steps:

Log into your TTP account https://ttp.cbp.dhs.gov/
Select your reinstated application under "Applications in Progress"
Follow the prompts and pay the required application fee
If you have already reapplied and submitted the TTP application fee, no additional action is required.
If you no longer wish to resume the TTP application process, no further action is required.
Respectfully,
Trusted Traveler Programs
U.S. Customs and Border Protection


But with the proposed changed, GE fees may go to $120 and kids would be included. See here: https://thepointsguy.com/news/global...-raising-fees/

So we arent sure what to do. Maybe just reapply for the parents since the kids may be included? Or wait until the change is set in stone before reapplying for the two of us? Anyone else in the same predicament?
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Old Dec 24, 20, 8:26 pm
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I was wondering if anyone had any updates on this and if there is a tentative go live date ?
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Old Dec 25, 20, 9:51 am
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I was wondering if anyone had any updates on this and if there is a tentative go live date ?
The proposed rule is open for comment through the end of the year so don't expect any news until early 2021. I also don't see any proposed rule for the NEXUS fee change yet, so I would expect that to take longer.

I do wonder if harmonizing the fee will lead CC companies to start covering NEXUS as part of their GE/Precheck benefit, it never made sense that they didn't. On a related note, there are so many cards offering GE as a benefit I wonder how many are paying their fee out of pocket these days (Those with children for sure).
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Old Dec 25, 20, 3:18 pm
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Originally Posted by iamflyer View Post
I do wonder if harmonizing the fee will lead CC companies to start covering NEXUS as part of their GE/Precheck benefit, it never made sense that they didn't.
Unlikely. NEXUS and GE are really different programs, as NEXUS requires CBSA clearance as well. On that basis, the population of customers needing NEXUS is significantly lower than GE.

Also - NEXUS can be paid by CAD as well (i.e. CAD$120 after harmonization). So it would also create currency exchange issue as well.

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On a related note, there are so many cards offering GE as a benefit I wonder how many are paying their fee out of pocket these days (Those with children for sure).
Not many. But I do know that 1 particular group of people have to pay out of pocket - those who have been found ineligible for GE (including revocation) and have to apply for TSA Pre-Check, as they used the reimbursement on GE.
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