What is a Sentri Pass?

Sentri passes are documents for entry into the United States by land or sea, and also provide expedited travel to approved members between the U.S. and Mexico border.

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SAN YSIDRO, CA-, JUNE 1: Customs and Border Protection agent Isaac Ortiz (R) checks a passport from a pedestrian at the San Ysidro Port of Entry June 1, 2009 in San Ysidro, California.
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SENTRI was first implemented at the Otay Mesa, California port of entry on November 1, 1995
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Applicants who have been found in violation of any customs, immigration, or agriculture regulations or laws in any country are not allowed to have the pass.
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Once an applicant is approved they are issued a Radio Frequency Identification Document (RFID).
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SAN YSIDRO, CA-, JUNE 1: A Customs and Border Protection agent checks a passport from a pedestrian at the San Ysidro Port of Entry June 1, 2009 in San Ysidro, California.
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The Western Hemisphere Iniative (WHTI) was put into effect in 2009 at all Canadian and Mexican border crossings where visitors and residents must present an approved travel document when entering the U.S. at any land or sea ports of entry. These travel documents include a U.S. passport or passport card, as well as a Trusted Traveler Card (SENTRI, NEXUS or FAST) or an Enhanced Driver's License. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
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SAN YSIDRO, CA-, JUNE 1: Customs and Border Protection agent Jesus Gomez checks a passport at the vehicle crossing at the San Ysidro Port of Entry June 1, 2009 in San Ysidro, California.
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