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Apply for SENTRI Card, SENTRI Program



What is the SENTRI Card - SENTRI Pass?sentri pass card

SENTRI provides expedited CBP Customs and Border Protection processing for pre-approved, low-risk travelers across US Mexico borders. 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. The SENTRI Pass is valid for 5 years. Every member of the family apply for their own SENTRI Pass including infants and children.

SENTRI Cards were first implemented at the Otay Mesa, California port of entry on November 1, 1995. SENTRI Dedicated Commuter Lanes also exist in El Paso, TX; San Ysidro, CA; Calexico, CA; Nogales, AZ; Hidalgo, TX; Brownsville, TX; Anzalduas, TX; Laredo, TX; San Luis, AZ and Douglas, AZ.

SENTRI Pass Benefits

The list of SENTRI pass benefits may be small but put simply, the time spent queuing crossing Mexico border particularly at peak times makes a SENTRI pass essential for anyone who crosses the border no matter how often. Some of the SENTRI program benefits are as follows:

Faster border crossing times even at peak periods.
Dedicated SENTRI lanes to expedite travel and save long queue times.
Faster border inspection time. Customs and Border Patrol estimate that it takes SENTRI card holders 10 seconds at the border
  guard’s inspection booth.
Fewer questions by border agents.
Less stress when traveling with children.

How to Apply?

Download the simplified application form for the SENTRI pass program.


Step 1: Download the NEXUS application by clicking on the “Download Application” button above. Complete the form and save it
  to your Desktop or Apply Online
Step 2: Send the completed NEXUS form and supporting documents to us using e-mail or fax. The supporting documents
  are: passport, driver’s license and permanent resident card if applicable. Our e-mail is: The fax
  number is: 1-206-666-3220
Step 3: Click on the blue payment button to complete the Immigration Passport Visa Service fee through PayPal.
Step 4: On receipt of your NEXUS application form and payment, your data and documents will be carefully reviewed and submitted to
  the US Customs and Border Protection Agency for background and law enforcement checks.
Step 5: Immigration Passport Visa Service contact you with your completed Trusted Traveler profile so that you can check for
  status changes with your application. If your application is Conditionally Approved, you can set an appointment for an interview with the
  US Customs and Border Protection Agency.


All applicants including child and infant NEXUS applicants must apply for an individual SENTRI card.

Inaccurate or incomplete SENTRI pass application forms are automatically denied access to the SENTRI program!

SENTRI Pass Service Options

We receive thousands of applications every week. If you would like us to prioritize your paperwork, please use the Premium Service and we will ensure that your information is submitted to CBP with a priority over the regular applicants. It may take between 1 and 3 months to receive a decision on your eligibility as a Trusted Traveler. Once you receive a decision you must book and attend a compulsory interview in order to complete the process.

If you are “Conditionally Approved” you must attend a compulsory interview at a SENTRI Enrollment Center of your choice. Interview dates are subject to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wait times and vary between enrollment centers.

SENTRI Pass Requirements

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 to include 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;
Cannot satisfy CBP of their low risk status or meet other program requirements.


SENTRI Card Fees

The fees associated with the SENTRI card are as follows:

Service Fees Total Cost
Government Application $25.00 per person*  
Immigration Passport Visa Service $129.99 per person* $154.99

Please note: Every applicant must pay additional fees

which are payable during the SENTRI interview

Fingerprint Fee: $17.25 (for every applicant 14 years and over)

System Costs Fee: $80.00 per person (child applicants exempt)

Registration for more than one vehicle: $42.00


*(children under 18 are exempt from all fees)


If you are familiar with the CBP system and wish to apply directly with them, you can do it here.

All IPVS service fees must be paid via PayPal – your application cannot be processed unless you have made a PayPal transaction. Government fees will be paid using the credit card included on your application form. Government fees are non-refundable. IPVS fees are non-refundable once you receive your Trusted Traveler profile information.

Our Service

We will help you to obtain your SENTRI Card. Our dedicated staff is well-informed of all the latest updates in government policies, well-trained in all aspects of the application process, and are able to trouble-shoot any glitches in your application.

We will make sure all your documents are in order.
We make sure that your application is thoroughly reviewed prior to submission.
We are only an e-mail away to answer any question.
We assist you with the scheduling of your interview appointment.
We keep track of all your documents, log-in information, and supporting documents.
We advise you if you’re missing any documents required by the SENTR program (birth certificates, passports or citizenship card)
We deal with the government on your behalf as much as possible
We troubleshoot all questions

More questions about SENTRI? Read our FAQ`s


Terms and Conditions

Please refer to our terms & conditions before purchasing IPVS services. By clicking the download link and paying our fees, you are agreeing to purchase a download pack or application form service from IPVS. Immigration Support Services (IPVS) is not a US government agency or related to any US government agency. IPVS is not involved in the processing of your US visa, trusted traveler program or passport. The fee you are agreeing to by using our website to process an aplication is the fee for IPVS services as a private support company. There may be additional government fees to pay for the services you are downloading – these fees are explained on this webpage in red and within the application packs when you click the ‘Download Application’ button. We issue refunds under specific conditions. Check the terms & conditions page for more details. Please email us at with your refund request. IPVS is not accountable for any information given in the application pack, nor are we liable for any omissions or errors. The maximum liability for any circumstance will not exceed the purchase price.