Do you journey by aircraft throughout the U.S. or overseas, or drive or stroll throughout the border into Canada or Mexico? You’ll be able to skip the lengthy safety and customs traces on the airport or border crossing by enrolling in a “Trusted Traveler” program from the Division of Homeland Safety.
5 packages serve completely different journey routes and desires. They use streamlined procedures with reserved lanes and kiosks to get pre-approved vacationers on their means shortly.
Every program has a special enrollment charge however all include a five-year membership. To enroll, apply on-line, then attend an appointment at an enrollment heart. Go to dhs.gov/trusted-traveler-programs for present costs and to study extra.
For journey throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories by air
Program: TSA PreCheck
What makes it quicker: Devoted quick lanes for airport safety screening. No must take away sneakers, belt, gentle jacket, laptop computer, or liquids at airport safety.
Eligibility: U.S. residents and everlasting residents
For journey into the U.S. from overseas
Program: International Entry
What makes it quicker: Use a kiosk to clear customs, immigration, and agricultural processing. No paperwork
Different advantages: Devoted quick lanes for autos and walkers coming into the U.S. from Canada and Mexico. Consists of TSA PreCheck
Eligibility: U.S. residents and everlasting residents, residents of sure different nations
For journey into the U.S. from Mexico by land
What makes it quicker: Devoted quick lanes for autos and walkers
Different advantages: Quicker entry into the U.S. for U.S. residents and everlasting residents following a global flight. Consists of TSA PreCheck.
Eligibility: Residents of any nation who’ve the required documentation or visas to enter the U.S.
For journey between the U.S. and Canada
What makes it quicker: Use a kiosk to clear customs at U.S. and Canadian airports. Devoted quick lanes for autos and walkers at northern border crossings
Different advantages: Quicker processing for marine visitors coming into the U.S. from Canada. Consists of TSA PreCheck
Eligibility: U.S. and Canadian residents and everlasting residents
For journey into the U.S. from Canada or Mexico by business provider
Program: FAST (North or South)
What makes it quicker: Designated FAST lanes for business truck drivers transporting items
Eligibility: U.S. and Canadian residents and everlasting residents; Mexican nationals