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Can I enter Mexico with SENTRI?

Can I enter Mexico with SENTRI?

The short answer is yes — NEXUS for travel in and out of Canada and SENTRI for travel back into the U.S. from Canada or Mexico.

Can I cross the border with my SENTRI card?

I am a US citizen, can I use my SENTRI card to cross the border to Mexico and back to the US? Yes, you can use your SENTRI card instead of a passport if you want to travel to or return from Mexico by land and sea.

How do you get to SENTRI Lane in Tijuana?

You will need to go to the right around the statue of Padre Kino to make the left hand turn onto Padre Kino Blvd. You will continue straight on this road. There will be two lanes that go to SENTRI. You will see blue signs for SENTRI to help you make sure you’re in the correct lanes.

How much does SENTRI cost?

$122.50 USD per person
How much are the fees for the SENTRI trusted traveler program? There are a few fees for each person to apply for SENTRI. The total fee to apply is $122.50 USD per person. This includes a $25 fee to apply, a $14.50 fingerprint fee, and an $82.75 system cost fee.

What can I cross in the SENTRI lane?

SENTRI card holders have access to the following:

  • TSA PreCheck lanes. At more than 150 airports.
  • Global Entry benefits. Use of Customs Kiosks when returning from air travel abroad.
  • NEXUS benefits. Use of NEXUS lanes when returning to the U.S. from Canada.

What is the fastest way to cross the Tijuana border?

Fast Lane (aka Medical Lane) – San Ysidro, CA Only This lane allows you to enter the border line at a designated entrance with your one-time use Fast Pass, cutting off a significant portion of the border line. A police officer at the entrance booth will take your Fast Pass and allow you to proceed.

Do you need a passport with SENTRI?

Sentri card can be used to travel between Mexico, Canada & USA by land, sea or air without the need of a passport. It’s always a good idea to keep your passport handy just in case.

What are the requirements for SENTRI?

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 Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer.

What is the difference between Ready Lane and SENTRI?

Ready Lanes operate from a few ports. Check your nearest ports of entry for hours of operation. SENTRI and NEXUS lanes are reserved strictly for the use of SENTRI, NEXUS and Global Entry card holders. All travelers in the vehicle over the age of 16 must have an RFID-enabled card to use the Ready Lane.

How long does it take to get SENTRI approved?

Your initial application only requires around 20-30 minutes, but conditional application approval could take up to 6 weeks, and the interview booking time period could be weeks or months. SENTRI passes are valid for 5 years from the issue date before they must be renewed.

Who is eligible for SENTRI?

There are no citizenship or age requirements for Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) membership. However, if you are under the age of 18, you must have your parent or legal guardian’s consent to participate in the program.

What happens if you go through SENTRI lane without pass?

All applicants must undergo a background check, in-person meeting, and have their car registered before enrollment begins. All persons attempting to go through the SENTRI lanes without a valid SENTRI pass will be turned around and will have to go to the very back of the regular lines and start over.