How To Renew Global Entry

Global Entry is a US customs screening program that allows low-risk, pre-approved, international travelers expedited entry into the United States. Since US Customs and Border Protection runs the program, it also allows members to use TSA Pre✓ lines when traveling domestically. It’s an excellent tool for frequent travelers and easy to obtain for free through various travel rewards credit cards.

Your Driver’s License Is Still Good for Air Travel

If you see signs at the airport indicating you may not be able to travel domestically as of January 22, 2018, you can safely ignore them. As for when you need to be concerned, at this point, we wouldn’t bother wasting another second thinking about if you need to replace your current form of ID with something REAL ID compliant.

How to Replace Non-Compliant State ID’s Affected by the Real ID Act

Starting October 20, 2018, residents of states impacted by the Real ID Act will need to update their identification to a TSA approved ID to fly any commercial flight, domestic or international. The states involved have all failed to issue a drivers license or state ID that is compliant with the Real ID Act. Who knows if this revised date will stick, but it is something to be aware of.