Ready Lane

The Ready Lane program of the US Customs and Border Protection has been up and running at the Lukeville entry since the Spring of 2011.  With Ready Lane, Travelers with approved Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) travel documents now have exclusive access to a special vehicle lane.

Approved Ready Lane documents include the U.S. Passport Card, the Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL), the Enhanced Tribal Card (ETC), Trusted Traveler Cards (NEXUS, SENTRI and FAST cards), New U.S. Permanent Resident Card, and the New Border Crossing Card (BCC).

How to Use RFID enabled cards
1.     Stop at beginning of lane and wait for signal.
2.    While driving slowly through to the booth, hold card up to electronic reading device so it can be read from the driver’s side.*
3.    Stop at officer’s booth.

* All travelers in the vehicle over the age of 16 must have an RFID-enabled card to use the Ready Lane. Children under 15 years old and younger may travel in the Ready Lane with adult travelers if all adults in the vehicle have an RFID-enabled travel card.

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