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SENTRI Eligibility and Fees

A SENTRI applicant may be declared ineligible for membership if there are penalties, violations, arrests, convictions or pending law enforcement investigations in their backgrounds. Any negative encounters with state, federal and local law enforcement, border agencies, military authorities, etc. may render an applicant inadmissible to the SENTRI program. In the case of dismissed charges, certified court records may be required as part of membership consideration into the SENTRI program.

Reasons for Ineligibility

Applicants may not qualify for participation in the SENTRI program if they:

  • Provide false or incomplete information on the application;
  • Have been convicted of any criminal offense or have pending criminal charges or outstanding warrants;
  • Have been found in violation of any customs, immigration or agriculture regulations or laws in any country;
  • Are subjects of an ongoing investigation by any federal, state or local law enforcement agency;
  • Are inadmissible to the United States under immigration regulation, including applicants with approved waivers of inadmissibility or parole documentation; and/or
  • Cannot satisfy CBP of their low-risk status (i.e. CBP has intelligence indicating the applicant is not low risk; CBP cannot determine an applicant's criminal, residence or employment history.).


$122.25 per person