We are considering applying for TSA Pre-Check/GE. Our trip is 6 months away and it is probably safe to say we will not get an appointment prior to our trip and I don't think it is a good use of our time to travel hours to a location that has an available appointment...I know this is a great option for some though.
My question is- when does the 5 year expiration start? Is it at approval or once you are 'official' and have received your number?
Renewal- for those that have renewed...is renewal any easier? What is the process?