Global Entry and TSA PreCheck® are Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) that can offer time-saving benefits in airports. Global Entry does have benefits members can use outside airports, but to be brief:
- Global Entry may expedite U.S. Customs screenings when travelers enter the United States.
- TSA PreCheck can make airport security screenings smoother and faster.
The Chase Sapphire Reserve® credit card is a travel card that has an annual fee but choice benefits travelers may enjoy. One benefit is reimbursement for a Global Entry, TSA PreCheck or NEXUS application fee, but there are important terms for this benefit we'll explain below.
What is the Global Entry or TSA PreCheck fee credit?
Certain travel credit cards may offer a statement credit as reimbursement for a Global Entry, TSA PreCheck or NEXUS application fee. Chase credit cards with this fee credit benefit have annual fees, and cardmembers can be eligible for one statement credit up to $100 every four years.
If you have a Chase card with a fee credit benefit for TSA PreCheck, Global Entry or NEXUS, you aren't automatically enrolled in any of the programs. You have to apply for a program and pay the application fee with your card. If you're eligible for reimbursement, a statement credit will post to your account after the fee does.
How to use the Global Entry credit
To be eligible for the statement credit, you have to pay the Global Entry application fee with your Chase Sapphire Reserve® credit card. This fee is due as you submit your Global Entry application. After the charge posts to your Sapphire Reserve card, you can receive a statement credit up to $100. This reimbursement benefit is available every four years.
How to use the TSA PreCheck credit
When you first apply for TSA PreCheck, the fee is due at your in-person appointment. One option to pay the fee is with a credit card. If you use your Sapphire Reserve credit card, it could be be credited afterwards for up to $100.
Does using the Global Entry or TSA PreCheck credit save money?
A statement credit can reimburse for the cost of a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee if you pay it with a Chase credit card that has this benefit. Chase Sapphire Reserve cardmembers, for example, can be eligible to receive a statement credit up to $100 every four years for either a Global Entry, TSA PreCheck or NEXUS application fee. Memberships last five years.
Other ways to make the most out of your Sapphire Reserve card
The Chase Sapphire Reserve card has many exciting benefits, perks and rewards that may suit a range of travelers. Here are some notable ones:
- $300 travel credit that can be used to reimburse travel-related purchases, which can include airfare, hotel stays, car rentals and more.
- Get 50% more value when you redeem points for travel: When redeeming your points through Chase Ultimate Rewards, you can get 50% more value in rewards on your travel-related spending for airfare, hotel stays, car rentals and cruises.
- 10x points on hotels and car rentals, and 5x points on flights: You can earn points at these rates when you purchase travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards® after the first $300 is spent on travel purchases annually.
- 3x points on travel and dining: This includes eligible delivery services and takeout, not just dining out at restaurants.
- Airport lounge access with Priority Pass™ Select: Cardmembers can enroll in this complimentary membership, then rest and revive before flights at one of the 1,300+ facilities around the world that participate in the Priority Pass network.
Chase Sapphire Reserve is a premium travel credit card that charges an annual fee but provides several perks and benefits. One benefit is reimbursement for a TSA PreCheck, Global Entry or NEXUS fee. Reimbursement would be issued in the form of a statement credit up to $100. To be eligible, you have to pay one of the TTP's application fees with your Sapphire Reserve card, and the benefit is available every four years.