For those of you who have already booked an interview for Global Entry but are going an international trip before said interview, consider utilizing the Enrollment on Arrival Program.
I committed a cardinal sin of the international travel lifestyle — I let my Global Entry membership lapse during the pandemic. Understandable with most travel restricted, but not paying attention to the expiration date created quite a shock for me on two fronts:
- My TSA Pre-Check benefit (which is included with Global Entry membership) stopped.
- Not having it on a recent international trip caused me to have to wait in the customs line for almost an hour upon re-entry into the US. Unacceptable.