How Do You Renew a SENTRI Membership?


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Renewing the Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection, or SENTRI, membership involves accessing your Global Online Enrollment System account, locating and selecting the renewal button on the account, and updating membership information before submitting the renewal application, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Paying the membership fee, and passing a risk test, which involves interviewing the applicant and checking his fingerprints completes the process. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, administers the test.

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CBP allows SENTRI members to complete the membership renewal process up to a year before their current membership expires, notes U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Members who renew their membership while still within their current membership period retain all of their membership time because their new membership period begins at the end of their current membership. Before attempting to renew the membership, members who do not have GOES accounts must first apply to CBP to obtain the account, taking care to provide the necessary information including their addresses and identities, and pay the application fee.

SENTRI is a program that facilitates speedy clearance of preapproved travelers who enter the United States, states U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The prerequisites for becoming a SENTRI member include passing a CBP security background check and interview.

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