SENTRI for Children
Children of all ages can now access Fast Track Services to join the fast track program known as SENTRI. Fast Track Services are the only world specialists in global passport control fast track programs. We ensure that your application has every chance of success by ensuring it is complete, accurate and mistake-free. We also advise you of any additional steps you need to take and of any additional documentation you must provide. We advise you of any problems you may encounter from filing the application and we respond to most questions within 1 business day. We help you to make your mandatory SENTRI membership interview once your application is successful.
Documentation for Children Travelling Outside their Home Country
How to Apply
Child applicants need the consent of a parent or guardian in order to enroll onto the SENTRI program; the parent or guardians details must be logged onto the SENTRI application form and at the time of the child's interview a parent or legal guardian must also attend. The consenting parent or guardian does NOT have to be a SENTRI member themselves. All child applicants will be background and security checked before being invited for interview. This means that the US and Mexican Customs and Border Authorities will check with immigration and law enforcement agencies to ensure that the child has not committed any violations, which would negate their status as a low risk traveler. The child applicant needs to have a valid passport in order to apply for the SENTRI program. Child applicants pay the same fees and follow the same procedures as adults, which means that children regardless of their age must attend a compulsory SENTRI interview where their biometric data including their fingerprints will be collected.
Documentation for Children Travelling outside of Their Home Country
Children travelling with only one parent or with someone who is not their parent must carry with them documentation to prove that they have the legal authority to accompany the child. This documentation should take the form of a notarized letter signed by both parents or legal guardians. The letter should state: "I acknowledge that my wife/husband/sister/friend etc. is traveling out of the country with my son/daughter/group. He/She/They has/have my permission to do so." The letter should be updated on a regular basis if the child is a frequent traveller. In the event that a child has only one parent, the child or accompanying adult needs to bring relevant documentation proving this eg a death certificate of the deceased parent or a custody order or a birth certificate naming only one parent etc. Children under 18 can travel alone to a foreign country but should travel with a notarized parental permission letter in English, which contains the following information: who, what where and when.
It is advisable to contact your local Embassy in the country the child is visiting before travelling.
How to Apply
Fast Track Services specializes in the checking and processing of SENTRI applications. We are a private company and are not related to any government agency. We cannot affect the outcome of your SENTRI membership.
STEP 1: Each applicant must pay the Fast Track Services fee by clicking the payment button
STEP 2: Download and fill out the SENTRI application form
STEP 4: Wait for outcome of security and background checks – this process takes 2-6 weeks
STEP 5: Receive confirmation and attend an interview at an enrolment centre of your choice.
SENTRI Program Fees
To join the SENTRI Program applicants must pay the following fees:
|Fast Track Services Processing Fee||$149.99||One off payment via PayPal|
|Fingerprint Fee||$17.25||Payable at your interview (for all applicants 14 years and over)|
Your SENTRI membership is valid for five years from the date you receive your SENTRI membership card.
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