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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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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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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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Old Sep 16, 20, 9:03 pm
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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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