I have GE but no card?

Discussion in 'Travel Security' started by estnet, Jan 13, 2012.  |  Print Topic

  1. estnet
    Original Member

    estnet Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,749
    Likes Received:
    2,117
    Status Points:
    1,270
    I've had global entry for a while, but only a sticker in my passport. My seat mate yesterday showed me a credit card size ID for GE which he had in addition to the sticker. Am I supposed to have a card and if so how do I get it?
     
  2. DCtrAAveler
    Original Member

    DCtrAAveler Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,186
    Likes Received:
    3,633
    Status Points:
    1,970
    You can request one through the GOES site. They're $15, IIRC
     
    TAHKUCT, jbcarioca and canucklehead like this.
  3. MSPeconomist
    Original Member

    MSPeconomist Gold Member

    Messages:
    58,563
    Likes Received:
    98,528
    Status Points:
    20,020
    Early GE applicants only got the sticker and were not offered the card. Now we can request the card on line for $15 and they mail it to you at the address you specify. No additional interview, photo, information, etc. is required.
     
  4. estnet
    Original Member

    estnet Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,749
    Likes Received:
    2,117
    Status Points:
    1,270
    So what is the advantage (if any) to having the card?
     
    TAHKUCT, jbcarioca and canucklehead like this.
  5. canucklehead
    Original Member

    canucklehead Gold Member

    Messages:
    5,895
    Likes Received:
    22,059
    Status Points:
    11,070
    not sure if there is any advantage -- TSA will not recognize it as acceptable identification -
    any identification that is required for GE entry is in your passport and fingertips.

    from TSA website -
    Acceptable IDs include:
    • U.S. passport
    • U.S. passport card
    • DHS "Trusted Traveler" cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
    • U.S. Military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DOD civilians)
    • Permanent Resident Card
    • Border Crossing Card
    • DHS-designated enhanced driver's license
    • Drivers Licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)
    • A Native American Tribal Photo ID
    • An airline or airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA-approved security plan)
    • A foreign government-issued passport
    • Canadian provincial driver's license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) card
    • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
     
    IDGflygirl, TAHKUCT and jbcarioca like this.
  6. TAHKUCT
    Original Member

    TAHKUCT Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,766
    Likes Received:
    7,236
    Status Points:
    5,070
    As mentinoned above, you do not need to have it. To enter US, you just need to scan your passport and fingertips.
     
    jbcarioca likes this.
  7. estnet
    Original Member

    estnet Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,749
    Likes Received:
    2,117
    Status Points:
    1,270
    I am aware of this as I have used it multiple times. Just wasn't sure what the card was for (well for me maybe one more thing to misplace unless it had a good use).
     
    TAHKUCT and jbcarioca like this.
  8. SoFlyOn
    Original Member

    SoFlyOn Silver Member

    Messages:
    1,167
    Likes Received:
    972
    Status Points:
    895
    Yes you can use the GE card as acceptable identification at TSA checkpoints. The card is part of the SENTRI program, and has that logo on the reverse of the card.
     
    jbcarioca likes this.
  9. jbcarioca
    Original Member

    jbcarioca Gold Member

    Messages:
    17,507
    Likes Received:
    57,455
    Status Points:
    20,020
    I still fail to understand why the card is good to have. Of course I always travel with my passports. Maybe it is useful for purely domestic uses?
     
  10. TAHKUCT
    Original Member

    TAHKUCT Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,766
    Likes Received:
    7,236
    Status Points:
    5,070
    You can use it to enter US via land from Canada in any Nexus lines.
     
    HiIslands likes this.
  11. TAHKUCT
    Original Member

    TAHKUCT Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,766
    Likes Received:
    7,236
    Status Points:
    5,070


    "Q: Must I obtain a GE card?
    A:
    No, it is not necessary to obtain a Global Entry card to continue using your program membership at airport kiosks. A Global Entry card is only required for use at the SENTRI and NEXUS lanes coming into the United States."

    More info here: http://www.globalentry.gov/faq.html#28
     
    sfo1 likes this.
  12. HiIslands
    Original Member

    HiIslands Silver Member

    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    759
    Status Points:
    720
    I saved A LOT of time by not having to wait in long vehicle lines when entering the U.S. from Canada. You simply hold up your Global Entry card at a scanner in the Nexus Lane, wait a few seconds for a green light, let the customs agent quickly ask you if you have anything to declare, and zoom through.
     
    TAHKUCT likes this.
  13. TAHKUCT
    Original Member

    TAHKUCT Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,766
    Likes Received:
    7,236
    Status Points:
    5,070
    I have Nexus card and that is exactly how is done. Unfortunately, Nexus only lines were removed at Lewiston-Queenston bridge and going to Whirlpool Bridge in Niagara Falls, Canada is not so convenient.
     
  14. canucklehead
    Original Member

    canucklehead Gold Member

    Messages:
    5,895
    Likes Received:
    22,059
    Status Points:
    11,070
    What was the rationale for closing the Lewiston-Queenston bridge Nexus lane?
     
  15. TAHKUCT
    Original Member

    TAHKUCT Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,766
    Likes Received:
    7,236
    Status Points:
    5,070
    Do not know. My educated guess that is because of high traffic through that bridge. That way they have an extra line. You can still scan your Nexus card before you get to an officer.
     
  16. PhlyingRPh
    Original Member

    PhlyingRPh Silver Member

    Messages:
    420
    Likes Received:
    476
    Status Points:
    595
    I find it useful to present my GE card at the checkpoint as this reduces the potential of misplacing my DL after the ID check (which I will need for the rental car later on). However, I have come across a number of TSO's that do not consider it to be a valid US Government ID (as chronicled in another thread here somewhere), so yeah, I suppose all things considered, it is largely useless.
     
    TAHKUCT likes this.
  17. TAHKUCT
    Original Member

    TAHKUCT Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,766
    Likes Received:
    7,236
    Status Points:
    5,070
    http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/acceptable_documents.shtm

    Acceptable IDs include:
    • U.S. passport
    • U.S. passport card
    • DHS "Trusted Traveler" cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
    • U.S. Military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DOD civilians)
    • Permanent Resident Card
    • Border Crossing Card
    • DHS-designated enhanced driver's license
    • Drivers Licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)
    • A Native American Tribal Photo ID
    • An airline or airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA-approved security plan)
    • A foreign government-issued passport
    • Canadian provincial driver's license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) card
    • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
     
    PhlyingRPh likes this.
  18. PhlyingRPh
    Original Member

    PhlyingRPh Silver Member

    Messages:
    420
    Likes Received:
    476
    Status Points:
    595
    I know that, you know that and most TSOs know that. However, some TSOs, their supervisors and others (LEOs) I have encountered at IAH, TPA EVV, EWR and MIA in the last month have no idea.

     
    TAHKUCT and IDGflygirl like this.
  19. TAHKUCT
    Original Member

    TAHKUCT Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,766
    Likes Received:
    7,236
    Status Points:
    5,070
    Agree that most of TSA officers have no clue.
    The reason that I posted this to show you that GE card is not listed on that list. However, Nexus card is.
     
    PhlyingRPh likes this.
  20. PhlyingRPh
    Original Member

    PhlyingRPh Silver Member

    Messages:
    420
    Likes Received:
    476
    Status Points:
    595
    I see, My mistake - I thought you were trying to point out that Trusted traveler cards and Sentri cards are acceptable.

    OTOH, because the TSA does not specifically list "Global Entry card", and because the CBP does not place a prominent DHS or other US government logo on the card itself, I can see why some TSOs don't accept the card either because they honestly think it' snot for real or because they are trying to be Dicks.
     
    TAHKUCT likes this.
  21. sfo1
    Original Member

    sfo1 Silver Member

    Messages:
    956
    Likes Received:
    825
    Status Points:
    795
    I went to manage my membership, but when I get to screen where one may request a card, my only option is "replacement card" and the only two options are lost or stolen, I do have a sticker on my passport back cover from my original application 6 years ago, but would like the card, guess I will have to drop into a Global entry office and find out to how get one.
     

Share This Page