SENTRI is designed to expedite the border clearance process for low-risk, approved travelers into the United States.
United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is advising SENTRI members that they may renew their SENTRI membership up to one year prior to their current membership expiration date (printed on the SENTRI membership card just to the right of the photo). Early renewal does not cause any loss of membership time! The renewal membership period will start on the day following the expiration of the previous membership, continue 5 years, and end on the member's subsequent birthday. To continue membership in the SENTRI program, members must:
- Sign in to the Trusted Traveler Programs website.
- Click on the renewal button
- Update application information, as necessary
- Pay the membership fee
- Satisfy the eligibility criteria
- Be admissible to the United States, and
- Pass risk assessment by CBP that includes an interview with a CBP officer and a fingerprint check.
For members who never submitted an online application, it is necessary to create a Trusted Traveler Programs account online account before submitting an application. CBP will review the application and will respond to the applicant's online account. Generally, the review is completed within 2-3 weeks. The usual message is an invitation to set up an appointment at an enrollment center convenient to the applicant and to bring items such as proof of identity, address, etc. Alternatively, in some cases, the applicant will be informed that their application was denied and advised to make an appointment at an enrollment center to discuss the denial. Applicants denied membership can make an appointment at an enrollment center to discuss the denial. Please go to the SENTRI page for additional information on the SENTRI program including step-by-step instructions for online.