Posted by Harry Orin Wood on January 10, 2007 8:43 PM
You have about a 50% chance of getting the same answer when asking Customs this question. So, here’s the latest answer to the question…
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 7:39:11 PM
“When a FAST Card number is used in an e-Manifest to identify a driver it is all that is necessary to be declared in the e-Manifest. The FAST information that CBP has on file includes the appropriate travel document information which may have been a passport or other valid travel document that was presented to CBP when the driver applied for the Card. However the driver should not arrive at the border with only a FAST card. The driver must have on his person the “valid travel document” that was presented to CBP when he applied for the FAST card.
In short, a FAST Card number is all that is required to be submitted with an e-Manifest but the driver must have a valid travel document on his person when he arrives at the border and that valid travel document is not a FAST card.”