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FAST Trusted Traveler Card

FAST Trusted Traveler ProgramThe FAST Trusted Traveler program provides a WHTI-compliant document that expedite travel to pre-approved commercial truck drivers to cross the borders of US and Canada and US and Mexico through dedicated special lanes. This document can be used by the drivers for entry to the US by land or sea and for an expedited release to fully qualified FAST trips between the said borders.


FAST Eligibility and Fees

You may be able to qualify in the program if you are a citizen or permanent resident of a participating country, age 18 or over and possess a valid driver's license. You must be admissible to the countries in which you plan to travel under applicable immigration laws. However, it is good that not everyone is eligible for this program. Non-Eligibility means any of the following:

  • provide false or incomplete information on your application;
  • have been convicted of a criminal offense;
  • have a criminal conviction for which you received a pardon;
  • have failed to obtain a waiver of inadmissibility to the U.S. when applicable;
  • have been found in violation of customs or immigration law; or
  • Failed to meet other requirements of the FAST Commercial Driver Program.

You can apply for FAST through the online enrollment system that is approved by the CPB of the US and the immigration of Canada. This online enrolment is via the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES). The application fee will be US $50 or $50 Canadian. After your online application to GOES, you will be noticed if you are under "Conditional approval". After this they will be instructing you to schedule an appointment for your personal interview in any FAST Enrolment Centers. You should bring your necessary requirements like you drivers license, proof of citizenship, and other proofs of your personal background and identity. After approval, you will be issued a FAST driver's card and other necessary immigration documents. You also should not use your FAST card to enter NEXUS and SENTRI lanes.

FAST Trusted Traveler Program Application - Canada

FAST Trusted Traveler Program Application - Mexico

Things to remember when using FAST card

  • The FAST card is renewable and is valid for 5 years just as other trusted travel programs. However, if a renewal request is filed before expiration, a FAST Commercial Driver card remains valid beyond its printed expiration date until a new card is activated or the renewal request is denied.
  • As a FAST Card driver, you must declare all goods you are importing whenever you cross the border into Canada or the United States.
  • You must not import controlled, restricted, or prohibited firearms or weapons, including Mace, pepper spray, and stun guns.
  • You must not import controlled, restricted, or prohibited goods, animals, or plants. This includes controlled, restricted, or prohibited substances, endangered animals and species, and restricted fruits and vegetables.
  • Should your card be lost or stolen, notify the Canadian Processing Centre or a FAST Enrollment Center.
  • The FAST card is non-transferrable to another person.
  • If you are travelling with a companion, make sure all of you posses a FAST Card.
  • You will be given a participant's manual when you receive your FAST 'ID card, read and understand the terms and conditions that apply.


About the Author: For over 20 years, the U.S. Passport Service Guide team has helped hundreds of thousands of travelers with their travel document questions and shared advice about how to make traveling abroad simpler, safer, and more enjoyable.

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