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[*] posted on 3-4-2017 at 07:42 PM
adding a car to sentri


my daughter bought a new car and applied to sentri on jan 10th, hasn't heard boo? anyone else have similar waits? (she's had her sentri for about a year)

[Edited on 3-5-2017 by del mar]
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[*] posted on 3-5-2017 at 07:26 AM


Sentri has been known to take many months for anything to get approved. About 1-2 years ago, it appeared they had got a little faster, but I'm sure that was just temporary.

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[*] posted on 3-5-2017 at 08:51 AM


I just got my Senti last week ( approval that is ) waiting on card.
I had the interview in Calexico as that was the shortest wait time.
I believe that all you need to do is go to any interview station and they will complete the change for you there without and appt..??
BUT I would call them to confirm . The # to the Calexico office is 1-760-768-2406
They were not as busy as I thought thet would be.
If you end up going to the Calexico offise U2U me as it's kinda tri ky to find.
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[*] posted on 3-5-2017 at 09:14 AM


They don't need to interview you for a car anymore.



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[*] posted on 3-5-2017 at 09:38 AM


True, you don't need an interview but the correct car needs to be tied to YOUR Sentri. So you need to visit a Senti office with car registration and proof of insurance, me thinks ? Call to confirm.
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[*] posted on 3-5-2017 at 01:47 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Paco Facullo  
True, you don't need an interview but the correct car needs to be tied to YOUR Sentri. So you need to visit a Senti office with car registration and proof of insurance, me thinks ? Call to confirm.


No need to visit the office to add a car to an existing account.

You add the car in your GOES account. No inspection required anymore for approval. Instead, It is possible you will get called Into secondary one of the first times you cross.
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[*] posted on 3-5-2017 at 03:18 PM


her account is still showing the message "changes to registered vehicle is pending approval".....:?:
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[*] posted on 3-5-2017 at 03:31 PM


Keep checking the account every 3 - 5 days


Quote: Originally posted by del mar  
her account is still showing the message "changes to registered vehicle is pending approval".....:?:
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[*] posted on 3-5-2017 at 04:05 PM


... mine took eight weeks, just hang in there.. one thing I found out is when you receive the approval notice it says the card is coming, I called and if you card is current, you are good to go with your card.... hang in there...
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[*] posted on 3-5-2017 at 04:59 PM


We had the distinct pleasure of visiting secondary a few weeks ago. We were told by a very professional cbp officer that when you add your car online you will be sent to secondary to have all the documents verified. It will happen during one of the first five times you cross in the new vehicle. They have instituted this policy so that the officers at the Sentri office can concentrate on the people signing up and not waste time on the vehicles.

We were also told that if you start your renewal before your card expires you automatically get a 30 day grace period on the expired card and can use it to cross. After the 30 days if approval is still pending they will extend for another 30 days. And so on. If you start the renewal after the expiration date your old card will be confiscated if its in your possession.




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[*] posted on 3-5-2017 at 05:04 PM


You can submit your renewal up to a year in advance of your card expiration date

Quote: Originally posted by elgatoloco  

We were also told that if you start your renewal before your card expires you automatically get a 30 day grace period on the expired card and can use it to cross. After the 30 days if approval is still pending they will extend for another 30 days. And so on. If you start the renewal after the expiration date your old card will be confiscated if its in your possession.
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[*] posted on 3-6-2017 at 12:05 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Paco Facullo  
True, you don't need an interview but the correct car needs to be tied to YOUR Sentri. So you need to visit a Senti office with car registration and proof of insurance, me thinks ? Call to confirm.

Last time through Sentri lane they sent us to secondary because the vehicle was on its second trip since being added. I asked if I could drive another car if it was approved for Sentri under someone else. He said yes. ??
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