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Here's How To Become A 'Trusted Traveler'

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For international fliers, nothing is more frustrating than hustling to the airport only to wait in a mile-long security line at Customs.

What if there was a relatively simple way to bypass that nightmare?

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s "Trusted Traveler" program has been around for a few years, but it's only recently truly entered the mainstream. As a member, you're granted the luxury of making it through customs in under 60 seconds.

The application process is rigorous and doesn't come free, but it just might change your life. Here's what you need to know to become a Trusted Traveler:

Trusted Traveler status levels: There are three different branches of the Trusted Traveler program individual passengers can choose from.

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