What is the difference between reapplication and extension?

“Re-application” is the term used for 1) those who applied for a second Gold Card before 10/25/2021 or 2) those who apply for a second Gold Card after their first Gold Card expires. The start date of the second Gold Card is the approval date of the re-application.

“Extension” is the term used for those who apply for a second Gold Card after (and including) 10/25/2021. In this case, the start date of the second Gold Card is linked to first Gold Card. For example, if your first card expires on 11/25, then your second card’s start date is 11/25.

Please note that the required documents for “re-application” are the same as those for an “extension,” and you must meet the qualifications before applying.