U.S. Customs to Launch Online FAST Enrollment at Southern Border
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that applicants for the U.S./Mexico Free and Secure Trade (FAST) Commercial Driver Program will be permitted to enroll online at the CBP website starting on April 1, 2008.
The online enrollment program is the first step in a phased migration to full online account management.
FAST account updates, card replacements, conditional approval notifications and interview scheduling will remain manual until the second half of 2008, when CBP is scheduled to roll out the online application and fee payment program for U.S./Canada FAST drivers.
The current paper application process for southern border FAST will become invalid on April 1, 2008.
CBP announced that there are currently 92,604 drivers enrolled in the FAST program on both borders.