CBP's Trusted Traveler Programs provide expedited travel for pre-approved, low-risk travelers through dedicated lanes and kiosks for processing through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)'s Passport Control.
If you are a frequent international traveler, you can use the following Trusted Traveler Programs from the Department of Homeland Security to help you move through the line at the airport. These programs provide modified screening for pre-approved members to have more efficient screening times. CBP's Trusted Traveler Programs provide expedited travel for pre-approved, low-risk travelers through dedicated lanes and kiosks.To see which Trusted Traveler Programs is best for you, please see CBP's Interactive Trusted Traveler Comparison Chart. See step-by-step instructions on the passport control process at SEA Airport and how International Trusted Traveler Programs will work.
For other apps that will be helpful for traveling, please see our Apps for the Airport blog.
Price: Free for download on iOS and Android devices
Applicable for: U.S. Passport Holders and Canadian Visitors. More information from CBP on MPC.
U.S. and Canadian citizens are encouraged to download the Mobile Passport Control app to speed the entry process at SEA Airport. MPC is free of charge and available from both the Apple Store and Google Play. Once downloaded, each traveler will register with their personal information, complete the declaration questions and submit. If CBP responds with a QR code, then travelers entering at SEA Airport may pass through Passport Control, collect their checked luggage and be screened upon exiting Customs Baggage Claim.
Applicable for: U.S. and Canadian citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents, international travelers with eligible VISA waiver programs. More information from CBP on APC Kiosks.
U.S. and Canadian citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents and those international travelers who are from an eligible Visa waiver program can use a self-service APC kiosk. Passengers who are eligible for APC may go directly to the kiosks in Passport Control Area 1. Each passenger will receive a receipt confirming their information and proceed to the CBP officer for final processing. Kiosks allow up to 12 people living at the same residential address. Watch how they work!
Price: One-time service fee of $100 USD for 5-year membership per person, more information from Global Entry
Applicable for: U.S. and Canadian Citizens, or permanent residents. More information from CBP on Global Entry.
Ideal for arriving in the United States from international destinations. With Global Entry you can use a kiosk to clear immigration, customs and agricultural processing with no paper arrival forms to file out when you travel. U.S. and Canadian and other citizens from many countries are eligible to enroll in CBP’s Global Entry program. With a Global Entry membership, passengers will also be provided TSA Pre✓® that can be used at the main terminal’s checkpoints. This is CBP’s premium program and all participants must pay and are subject to interview in order to enroll and be accepted by CBP into the program. CBP has an enrollment center at SEA Airport on the Mezzanine level above Security Checkpoints 2 and 3 open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. find more of CBP's SEA location contact information.
Price: One-time service fee of $50 USD for 5-year membership per person, more information from NEXUS
Applicable for: U.S. and Canadian Citizens, Mexican nationals, or permanent residents. More information from CBP on NEXUS.
Ideal for frequent travelers between the U.S. and Canada. NEXUS allows self-report customs forms when entering the U.S. or Canada via air, reducing time in U.S. and Canadian processing and includes TSA Pre✓® as well as all the same benefits as Global Entry. NEXUS allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing when entering the United States and Canada. Program members use dedicated processing NEXUS kiosks when entering Canada by air and Global Entry kiosks when entering the United States via Canadian Pre-clearance airports.