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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

How To Renew Your SENTRI Membership

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.

Last modified: 
May 17, 2018