SENTRI Pass Family Application


Using this form saves at least 3 hours of form filing time.

SENTRI Family Application Service – kids go free

sentri cardWe provide a short form application to cover one or two adults and unlimited children. Child applicants are processed free of charge although there are some charges at the interview for children 14 and older.

  • We check your personal data, ensure that it is all completely accurate and notify you of any missing information
  • We make sure that your applications are thoroughly reviewed prior to submission
  • We provide email support to your questions within one business day
  • We submit your applications to the government for background and security checks
  • We send you your Trusted Traveler profiles so that you can monitor your status with the government and schedule your interview
  • We keep track of your log-in information so if you forget your passwords we can help you access your Trusted Traveler profile
  • We deal with the government on your behalf as much as possible

Inaccurate or incomplete SENTRI pass application forms are automatically denied access to the SENTRI program!

How to Apply?

  • STEP 1: Click on one of the blue payment buttons according to the number of adults applying for the SENTRI card family application and pay the IVT service fee though PayPal.
  • STEP 2: Download the SENTRI pass family application by clicking on the “Download Application” button above. Complete the form and save it.
  • STEP 3: Send the completed SENTRI form and supporting documents to us using e-mail to or by fax to 1-877-770-7096.
  • Step 4: IVT send you an email acknowledging receipt of your family application form and payment. Your data and documents are carefully reviewed and submitted to the US Customs and Border Protection Agency for background and law enforcement checks.
  • Step 5: IVT contact you with a completed Trusted Traveler profile for each family member. You must check the status of each application every week. If your application is ‘Conditionally Approved’, you must schedule an interview with the US Customs and Border Protection Agency.


SENTRI Card Fees

The fees associated with the SENTRI card are as follows:



Total Cost

Government Application

$25.00 per person*

$50.00 total

IVT Family Service 2 Adults unlimited children

$129.99 per person*

$259.98 total




Government Application

$25.00 per person*


IVT Family Service 1 Adult unlimited children

$129.99 per person*





Please note: Every applicant must pay additional fees which are payable during the SENTRI interview:

Fingerprint Fee: $17.25 (for all applicants over 14 years and over)
System Costs Fee: $80.00 per person (child applicants exempt)
Registration for more than one vehicle: $42.00


If you are familiar with the CBP system and wish to apply directly with them, you can do it here.

All IVT service fees must be paid via PayPal – your application cannot be processed unless you have made a PayPal transaction. Government fees will be paid using the credit card included on your application form. Government fees are non-refundable. IVT fees are non-refundable once you receive your Trusted Traveler profile information.


What is the SENTRI Card/Pass?

SENTRI provides expedited CBP processing for pre-approved, low-risk travelers. 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 CBP Officer. The SENTRI Pass is valid for 5 years. Every member of the family apply for their own SENTRI Pass including infants and children.


SENTRI Pass Benefits

The list of SENTRI pass benefits may be small but put simply, the time spent queuing at the US Mexico border particularly at peak times makes a SENTRI pass essential for anyone who crosses the border no matter how often. Some of the SENTRI program benefits are as follows:

  • Faster border crossing times even at peak periods.
  • Dedicated SENTRI lanes to expedite travel and save long queue times.
  • Faster border inspection time. Customs and Border Patrol estimate that it takes SENTRI card holders 10 seconds at the border guard’s inspection booth.
  • Fewer questions by border agents.
  • Less stress when traveling with children.


SENTRI Pass Requirements

Applicants may not qualify for participation in the SENTRI program if they:

  • Provide false or incomplete information on the application;
  • Have been convicted of any criminal offense or have pending criminal charges to include outstanding warrants;
  • Have been found in violation of any customs, immigration, or agriculture regulations or laws in any country;
  • Are subjects of an ongoing investigation by any federal, state, or local law enforcement agency;
  • Are inadmissible to the United States under immigration regulation, including applicants with approved waivers of inadmissibility or parole documentation;
  • Cannot satisfy CBP of their low risk status or meet other program requirements.


More questions about SENTRI? Read our FAQs


Terms and Conditions

Please refer to our terms and conditions before purchasing IVT services. By clicking the download link and paying the PayPal fees, you are agreeing to purchase a download pack or application form service from IVT. IVT is not a US government agency or related to any US government agency. IVT is not involved in the processing of your US visa, trusted traveler program or passport. The PayPal fee you are agreeing to is the fee for IVT’s services as a private company. There may be additional government fees to pay for the services you are downloading – these fees are explained on this webpage and within the application packs when you click the ‘Download Application’ button. We issue refunds under specific conditions. Check the Terms and Conditions page for more details. Please email us at with your refund request. IVT is not accountable for any information given in the application pack, nor are we liable for any omissions or errors. The maximum liability for any circumstance will not exceed the purchase price.