On April 28, 2023, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a 30-day notice requesting comments on revisions to its information collection for its “Trusted Traveler” programs. They include the Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI), which allows dedicated processing at specified southwest land border ports of entry; the Free and Secure Trade program (FAST), which provides dedicated processing for known, low-risk commercial drivers; and Global Entry (GE), which allows pre-approved, low-risk, air travelers dedicated processing clearance upon arrival into the United States.
The purpose of all of these programs is to provide prescreened travelers dedicated processing into the United States. The benefit to the traveler is less time spent in line waiting to be processed. This information collection also includes the U.S. APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) Program, which is a voluntary program that allows U.S. citizens to use fast-track immigration lanes at airports in the 20 other Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member countries.
These collections of information include the data collected on the applications and kiosks for these programs. Applicants may apply to participate in these programs by using the Trusted Traveler Program Systems website (TTP) at https://ttp.cbp.dhs.gov/ or at Trusted Traveler Enrollment Centers. After arriving at the Federal Inspection Services area of the airport, participants in Global Entry can undergo a self-serve inspection process using a Global Entry kiosk, which are being transitioned to GE Portals. During the self-service inspection, participants have their photograph and fingerprints taken, submit identifying information, and answer several questions about items they are bringing into the United States.
Comments must be submitted by May 30, 2023.