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Understanding the Trusted Traveler Program

By June 25, 2024No Comments

Understanding the Trusted Traveler Program

The Trusted Traveler Program (TTP) is a series of risk-based programs designed to facilitate the entry of pre-approved travelers into the United States. These programs are managed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Here’s a closer look at what the Trusted Traveler Program entails:

What is the Trusted Traveler Program?

The Trusted Traveler Program is a collection of initiatives that expedite the travel process for pre-approved, low-risk travelers through dedicated lanes and kiosks. The programs under TTP include Global Entry, TSA PreCheck®, SENTRI, NEXUS, and FAST.

Who Can Apply?

The eligibility for each program varies. Generally, U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents, and select foreign nationals, including Mexican nationals, can apply. All applicants are vetted to ensure they meet the qualifications for the program to which they are applying.

How Does It Work?

Once approved for a Trusted Traveler Program, members can use expedited lanes at U.S. airports and when crossing international borders. This can significantly reduce wait times and make the travel experience more convenient.

What Are the Benefits?

Members of the Trusted Traveler Programs enjoy several benefits, including:

Expedited clearance through CBP at airports and land borders upon arrival in the U.S.
Reduced wait times at designated airports.
Access to TSA PreCheck® lanes at U.S. airports.

How to Apply?

Applications for the Trusted Traveler Programs can be made online through the official U.S. Department of Homeland Security website1. The application process involves a thorough background check and in-person interview.

Processing Time
Processing times vary by applicant and program, but on average, you can expect your application to be processed as follows2:

Global Entry: 4-6 months
NEXUS: 12-14 months
SENTRI: 10-12 months
FAST: 1-2 weeks

CrossNow: Your Bridge to the U.S.

After understanding the Trusted Traveler Program, you might be wondering about the logistics of commuting between Mexico and the U.S. That’s where CrossNow comes in.

CrossNow is a service designed to ease the commute for Mexican workers traveling to the U.S. for employment. We understand that commuting internationally can be challenging, and our goal is to make this process as smooth as possible.

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