How to create LOGIN.GOV Account?

In order to create Login.Gov account, you need to have a valid email address and set up a password for this account. Please note that you will need to configure an additional authentication method.

Enter Your Email Address and Confirm it!

Creating login.gov account step 2

Once you click on on CREATE ACCOUNT, you need to enter your preferred email address and press the SUBMIT button. Right after that, you will receive an email with a confirmation link that will send you back to login.gov website. Here is how the email looks like:

Creating login.gov account step 3

Once you confirm your email, you will need to create a password for your account. It must be at least 12 characters and not be a commonly used password.

Creating login.gov account step 4

As per the new requirements, right after that, you will be asked to set up and configure a second layer of security verification. You can select multiple choices for verifying your account (Text/Call/Authentication App etc.). For the purpose of your TTS application, please proceed to BACK UP CODES option.

Creating login.gov account step 5

Once you select the option for BACKUP CODES, the login.gov website will generate a set of 10 codes.

Please note that each code can be used only once, once the 10th code has been used you will be prompted to download a new list. You can also COPY AND SAVE them to a preferred file of yours, as you may need to use them in the future.

Creating login.gov account step 6

Please note that if the old codes are not working for some reason, of you cannot copy/download them, you can generate a new ones by pressing the “Generate new codes button”

Now you can continue with your application!

Return to the application form and Submit at least 5 of BACKUP CODES (unused) in the required field within your Global Entry / Nexus application, as you separate each code with comma or semicolon.

Last modified:

  June 2th, 2019