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How to Apply for SENTRI

Before you apply, make sure you are eligible for SENTRI.

It’s easy. Just follow these steps:

  1. Create a Trusted Traveler Program (TTP) System account. Regardless of your age, you must have your own TTP account.
  2. Log in to your TTP account and complete the application. A non-refundable fee is required with each completed application.
  3. After accepting your completed application and fee, CBP will review your application. If your application is conditionally approved, then your TTP account will instruct you to schedule an interview at a SENTRI Enrollment Center. Each applicant must schedule a separate interview.
  4. 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. Also, required are vehicle registration and evidence of United States automobile insurance by a company authorized to write automobile insurance in the United States.
Last modified: 
March 29, 2018