My wife and I just finished our Global Entry interviews today, and we both already got the notifications that we're approved. I just logged into each account in order to copy the PASSID number so I can fill it in for tickets we already have booked.

I noticed our Membership/PASSID numbers are the same. This is the number shown on https://ttp.cbp.dhs.gov/dashboard as well as the generated letter under "Approval Notifications" is this expected?

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I would call the CBP, this doesn't seem right.

Let's look at https://www.tsa.gov/travel/frequently-asked-questions/what-are-cbp-passid-and-known-traveler-number-0

Your PASSID is your Known Traveler Number

you must add your PASSID number in the KTN field when making airline reservations to ensure the TSA PreCheck® indicator appears on your boarding pass.

And https://www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-traveler-programs/global-entry/frequently-asked-questions

Do my Global Entry benefits extend to my travel companion(s) (children, spouse or co-traveler) who is/are not part of the Global Entry program?

Global Entry benefits are member specific and cannot be extended to others.

So this just doesn't mesh together. If your PASSID were the same it would extend benefits to each other. Call the CBP -- but make sure you read those numbers right.

Secondary source: https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/01/tsa-precheck-couples-divide.html it does happen that only one half of a couple has TSA Pre.

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    I agree. My wife and I went through the process a few years ago, and were issued different numbers. I think a same-number response is an error. May 30, 2022 at 1:14
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    Same here. My partner and I have different IDs
    – Hilmar
    May 30, 2022 at 1:46
  • Thanks to the answerer and the commenters. I sent a message thru the "contact us" form at CBP GE website. I attached the PDF versions of our approval notifications.
    – kbyrd
    May 31, 2022 at 3:25
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    It is not correct that you have the same number. It could, however, be that this comes from a poor website design - you log out A and then log on B, but parts of the website looks into the old cookies and uses A's data. Try on another device, or in 'incognito' mode to verify.
    – Aganju
    May 31, 2022 at 4:16
  • @Aganju looking at the comment above you that looks unlikely, OP seems to have these numbers cooked into PDFs.
    – user4188
    May 31, 2022 at 13:40

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