What Do I Need to Bring to My FAST Card Interview: FAST Interview Checklist
In order to pass your FAST interview to, you will need to bring the correct documentation to the appointment and present it to both the US CBP officer and the CBSA officer to finish the process of applying for your FAST Card.
FAST Card Interview Confirmation
At the time you book your appointment, you will receive an Appointment Confirmation on the scree. Print this off for your records and keep where you’ll remember to look for it (or save it as a pdf on your device). This appointment confirmation is intended for your own personal reference but you need to make sure you do not miss your appointment so you should make sure you have a copy just in case something went wrong with the system. You will want to examine the confirmation to make sure the date and time are correct.
Bring the Appointment Confirmation with you to the appointment as proof that you have an interview that day and time.
You must print and bring your Conditional Approval notice to your appointment. The Conditional Approval notice can be located in the TTP Dashboard. You can reach the TTP dashboard by logging into theTTP website using your login.gov profile and agreeing to the Terms and Conditions. (You must agree to the Terms and Conditions every time you log in.)
Original Documentation (No Copies) of Status and Eligibility for a FAST Card
If you included an ID document in your Free and Secure Trade membership application, you must bring the original of that document to your FAST interview. (No copies.) This documentation may include:
- Valid passport (if you used your passport to prove your citizenship and/or your admissibility)
- Valid commercial driver’s license (mandatory)
- Birth Certificate (if you used your birth certificate to prove your citizenship)
- Citizenship or Naturalization Certificate or Card (if you used it to prove your citizenship)
- Canadian PR Card or American Green Card (if you used your Green Card or PR Card to prove your eligibility or admissibility)
- Visa (if you used it to prove admissibility)
- Work Permit (if you used it to prove admissibility)
CBSA and CBP must verify your documents by comparing the information submitted in your online application with your originals. So, if you do not remember to bring one of the originals of the documents you submitted online, your FAST application could be refused.
Additional Proof of Eligibility for a FAST Card
Be like the Boy Scouts and come prepared. Border Cards recommends bringing as much documentation as you are able to show you qualify for the Free and Secure Trade program, especially if you have a criminal history or you not an American or Canadian citizen. You likely won’t need all of the information listed below, but it does not harm you to be over-prepared.
Employment Information (Highly Recommended) for a FAST Card
Make sure you have your employer’s information and information about your occupation, if possible on company letterhead. If you are self-employed, make sure you have proof of self-employment.
Border Cards is aware of instances when FAST Card applicants have been refused likely due to lack of information about their employment history.
Proof of Residence Options for FAST Card Interviews
In addition to your valid commercial driver’s license, we strongly suggest you bring one of the following items:
- Bank statement with your current address, OR
- Credit Card bill with your current address, OR
- Electricity/Phone/Internet/Gas bill with current your address.
Your provincial or state driver’s license is proof of your residence in Canada or the US as well as your eligibility for FAST, but it is always good to be prepared.
Name Change Proof for Your FAST Card interview
- If you have ever changed your name in North America, you will need your landing document (if you haven’t changed it) and your legal name change.
If you are not sure what to bring with you, call us at 1-855-760-0888 for assistance.