Free and Secure Trade
Drivers - Recourse

If your FAST application was rejected or your membership has been cancelled, your request for review must be submitted to the Canada Border Services Agency's Recourse Directorate within 90 days from the date the rejection or cancellation of your membership became effective. It becomes effective either:

  1. Immediately when notified in person; or
  2. 15 days after the notice is mailed to you.

If you wish to appeal, you have two options:

To request a review of a Trusted Traveller decision, you may either:

  1. Submit an E-Appeal; or
  2. Submit your request in writing to:
    Recourse Directorate
    Canada Border Services Agency
    333 North River Road, Tower A, 11th Floor
    Ottawa, ON  K1A 0L8

Please be sure to include the following information:

Failure to include this information may result in delays of your review.

You must also request a Ministerial Review of the seizure action within 90 days of the date indicated on your seizure receipt, as per the information that was provided to you at the time of the violation.

Once a decision has been made regarding your FAST membership cancellation and/or the seizure action, you will be notified in writing via registered letter.

For more information on the review process, please consult our How to request a review page.

United States Customs and Border Protection Appeals

If your membership is cancelled or revoked by United States Customs and Border Protection (U.S. CBP), you will be provided with the specific reasons in writing unless the information is protected from disclosure by statute or regulation.

You may contact the U.S. supervisor at a FAST Enrolment Centre to schedule an appointment to obtain additional information. For contact information, visit the U.S. CBP website.

You may also write to the U.S. CBP Trusted Traveler Ombudsman at the following address:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (U.S. CBP)
Attention: U.S. CBP Ombudsman
P.O. Box 946
Williston, VT 05495

1-877-227-5511 (Toll-free in the United States)

Calls to the enrolment centres or correspondence to the U.S. CBP Ombudsman should include supporting information that can demonstrate the denial or revocation was based on inaccurate information.

Having a criminal record or past violation of U.S. CBP laws/regulations/policies may make you ineligible for FAST membership.

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