The FAST Card Expires After 5 Years
A FAST Card is valid for 5 years from date of your birthday after your Free and Secure Trade interview. Basically, your FAST Card is valid for 5 years plus the difference between your interview and your next birthday. If you have your interview in July, but your birthday is in September, the card will expire 5 years from that September, not July. You can find the expiry date on the front of your Card. Your FAST card will still be valid even once driver’s license or passport expires. Note: you need to renew your driver’s license (or passport) before using your FAST Card, though.
When you renew, if you are not required to attend an interview, the expiry date will be 5 years from your first birthday after you are Approved.
You can lose your membership if your card is confiscated. Your card can also be cancelled by mail if CBSA or CBP believes you have violated the terms and conditions of FAST membership
What if My Driver’s License (or Passport) Expires While My FAST Card is Still Valid?
You are allowed to continue using your FAST Card without replacing it provided you renew your driver’s license (or passport) using the TTP website or by travelling to a FAST enrolment centre to notify CBSA and US CBP of the change in person.
Updating Your Driver’s License (or Passport) Online for Your FAST Card
It’s pretty straightforward to update your driver’s license once you’ve renewed it, through the TTP website. Complete the following steps
- Login to the TTP website using your login.gov profile
- Agree to the “Security Notification” if it appears and agree to the “Terms and Conditions” of use, if required;
- Once you’ve agreed to any notifications, you can find “Update Documents” on the left-hand side of your TTP portal; it’s the 5th link from the top
- Once you have clicked on the link, you can choose to update your Driver’s License or your passport;
- On the next screen you can update the information for your new driver’s license or passport.
Once completed, you should be able to use your new driver’s license (or passport) with your current FAST Card.
Updating Your Driver’s License (or Passport) at a FAST Enrolment Centre
You are only required to update your driver’s license or passport in person if you changed your name. If your name on your new driver’s license or passport is the same as your FAST Card, you should be able to update it using the TTP website.
Please note: Occasionally the update on the TTP website is not reflected in the system immediately. There is a chance you will be asked to update it in person the next time you use a FAST lane.
Click here for a list of FAST enrolment centres if you wish to attend one to update your driver’s license (or passport).
Can I Use my FAST Card with an expired Driver’s License?
No, you cannot use your FAST Card with an expired Driver’s License. You must have a valid commercial driver’s license to participate in the Free and Secure Trade program.
Can I Use my FAST Card with an Expired Passport?
Technically, you may be able to use your FAST Card with an expired passport, but we strongly do not recommend doing so.
In Border Cards’ experience, some CBP and CBSA agents view the Free and Secure Trade program differently; some view the FAST Card as a passport substitute but some do not. If you run into one of these agents who believes your FAST Card is not a passport substitute you could have your card revoked. Here is a good rule of thumb: if you got your FAST Card without a passport in the first place, don’t worry about it. But if you used your passport to get your FAST Card, then renew it before you use your FAST Card again (especially if you are not a citizen of either Canada or the US).