Generally, it takes up to 3 months to receive a SENTRI card. How do I book my SENTRI interview? Once we have submitted your application, we will send you an email with instructions how to enter your profile and schedule an interview at an enrollment center of your choice.
What are the requirements for a SENTRI card?
Applicants must voluntarily undergo a thorough biographical background check against criminal, law enforcement, customs, immigration, and terrorist indices; a 10-fingerprint law enforcement check; and a personal interview with a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer.
What documents do I need for my SENTRI interview?
You will need to bring your valid passport(s) and one other form of identification, such as a driver’s license or ID card to the interview. If you are a lawful permanent resident, you must present your permanent resident card.
Can you apply for SENTRI as a family?
Your parent or legal guardian does not have to be a SENTRI member. Regardless of your age, you must create a Trusted Traveler Program (TTP) System account, pay a non-refundable application fee, and schedule an interview at a SENTRI Enrollment Center.
How do I pay for SENTRI?
You can pay via credit card, electronic bank transfer (EBT), money order, or certified check. SENTRI memberships are valid for five years. Credit Cards Offering Reimbursement For The $122.50 Application Fee: No credit cards currently reimburse SENTRI application fees.
What happens SENTRI interview?
The SENTRI pass interview is held at one of the enrollment centers. The object is to explain the rules of the SENTRI pass program to you and take your fingerprints and a photograph. You must take the original ID documents submitted with your application – these will all be verified against your application form.
How many cars can I register with SENTRI?
You can register up to 4 vehicles for use in a SENTRI lane, and you can have up 8 SENTRI members registered to a vehicle.
What is conditional approval for SENTRI?
What does conditional approval mean? Conditional approval is the term used to describe a Global Entry applicant who has submitted their Global Entry application AND passed initial vetting. Once you are conditionally approved, you may schedule your Global Entry interview.
What disqualifies you from getting SENTRI?
Reasons for Ineligibility
You may not be eligible for participation in the SENTRI program if you: Provide false or incomplete information on the application; Have been convicted of any criminal offense or have pending criminal charges or outstanding warrants (to include driving under the influence);
Can anyone get a SENTRI pass?
Requirements for obtaining a SENTRI pass
To obtain a SENTRI pass, applicants must voluntarily undergo a thorough biographical background check against criminal, law enforcement, customs, immigration, and terrorist indices, a 10-fingerprint law enforcement check, and a personal interview with CBP.
What happens if you go through SENTRI lane without pass?
All applicants must undergo a background check, in-person meeting, and have their car registered before enrollment begins. All persons attempting to go through the SENTRI lanes without a valid SENTRI pass will be turned around and will have to go to the very back of the regular lines and start over.
What is the difference between Ready Lane and SENTRI?
Ready Lanes operate from a few ports. Check your nearest ports of entry for hours of operation. SENTRI and NEXUS lanes are reserved strictly for the use of SENTRI, NEXUS and Global Entry card holders. All travelers in the vehicle over the age of 16 must have an RFID-enabled card to use the Ready Lane.
Are kids free for SENTRI?
IPVS only process SENTRI applications for children if they are accompanied by a paid-for adult application. When accompanied by a paid for adult application, child applications are the processed free of charge regardless of the number of children. Children regardless of age must have their own SENTRI card.
Do kids pay for SENTRI card?
All children under 18 need approval of a parent or legal guardian in order to apply for a SENTRI pass. Border Crossing will processes SENTRI application forms for children free of charge ONLY IF they are accompanied by the application of a parent or another adult paying for the service.
Can a SENTRI card be used for I 9 verification?
SENTRI, NEXUS or Global Entry cards are acceptable under List B, number 2 as an ID card issued by a federal agency.
Is it hard to get SENTRI?
To get a SENTRI pass applicants must “voluntarily undergo a thorough biographical background check against criminal, law enforcement, customs, immigration, and terrorist indices; a 10-fingerprint law enforcement check; and a personal interview with a CBP Officer.” No problem, right?
What happens if you cross through SENTRI?
When crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, the SENTRI card automatically populates information for U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers who can choose to let the vehicle and its passengers continue into the U.S. without further inspection.