WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) web site has been enhanced to facilitate the Trusted Traveler Program application process for Spanish-speaking travelers.
Trusted traveler programs provide expedited CBP processing for pre-approved, low-risk travelers and include NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST and Global Entry.
Travelers interested in becoming a Trusted Traveler Program member can apply by submitting their application online through GOES at APPLICATION. Applicants must voluntarily undergo a 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 at a program enrollment center. Program fees apply and must be paid at the time of application.
Approved Trusted Traveler Program members can now also update their passport or Lawful Permanent Resident card information on GOES at UPDATE.
NEXUS is a joint CBP-Canada Border Services Agency program that enhances border security while simplifying the entry process for pre-approved, low-risk travelers. It was established in 2002 and more than 368,000 members participate in the program.
SENTRI is a land-border crossing program that provides expedited CBP processing for pre-approved, low-risk travelers along the U.S./Mexico border. More than 206,000 travelers from both sides of the border currently are registered in the SENTRI program.
The Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program is available to commercial drivers crossing both the northern and southern borders. Currently, the program has more than 92,000 members.
Global Entry is available for U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents who are frequent international travelers. Biometric fingerprint technology is used to verify the passenger’s identity and confirm his or her status as a Global Entry participant. CBP launched Global Entry in June 2008 and has more than 28,000 members.
For more information about Trusted Traveler Programs please visit CBP.