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Chase Raising Global Entry Credit to $120 [Starting October 1]

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Starting October 1, the application fee for Global Entry will go up to $120. The fee increase raises the question of how credit card issuers will adapt, considering many of them provide an up-to-$100 Global Entry statement credit on some of their popular travel rewards cards.

Citi was quick to respond to the Global Entry application fee increase. The issuer announced it would increase the statement credit offered on select cards to match the new fee amount.

Now, Chase has also declared that it will match Citi’s decision to increase their statement credit (up to $120) to offset the new Global Entry application fee, as AwardWallet first reported. Here’s a look at the details.

Chase To Match Statement Credit for Global Entry Fee Hike

In response to the recent fee hike in the Global Entry application, Chase has followed suit and made the necessary adjustments. Effective October 1, 2024, select Chase cardholders will be eligible for a statement credit of up to $120 every 4 years, aligning with the updated fee for Global Entry and NEXUS.

While not all Chase credit cards feature a Global Entry statement credit as a card benefit, some popular travel rewards cards do, such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve®.

Global Entry kiosks at Austin Bergstrom International
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Global Entry is one of the Trusted Traveler Programs provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency. Having Global Entry allows for a streamlined immigration and customs security screening process upon returning to the U.S. from international travel.

To apply for Global Entry, you must pay for the application fee, complete and submit your application, and finally interview at your nearest Global Entry enrollment center. After approval, your membership will remain valid for 5 years.

Bottom Line:

Chase has announced that it will adjust its Global Entry statement credit to account for the recent increase in the program’s application fee. Starting October 1, 2024, the fee will be raised from $100 to $120.

Final Thoughts

Citi led the response to the increase in the Global Entry application fee, guaranteeing cardholders that they would raise the statement credit on eligible cards. Chase has now confirmed that it will do the same, ensuring customers will be covered for the full, up to the $120 Global Entry statement credit amount.

It will be intriguing to see which issuer responds next — all eyes are on American Express and Capital One.

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