I am headed to Asia on a business trip in a few weeks. I just got my Global Entry approval and card in the mail. Obviously I’ll have my passport when I travel, but do I need the card they sent me as well?
Great question! As long as you have your passport, you are good to go through any Global Entry kiosks. If you want to take advantage of TSA Pre-check (and why wouldn’t you?!) make sure to enter your Known Traveler number into your airline account.
The Global Entry card is primarily for use on land borders into the US, i.e. Canada and Mexico. If you are traveling by air or sea you need your actual passport. I also learned, via The Points Guy, that it can function as an I.D. in the case your passport and drivers license are lost or stolen.
Hooray Global Entry! It is a great thing for travelers.