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Preclearance Locations

Beginning in 2015, the United States intends to enter into negotiations in order to expand air preclearance operations to new locations. Through preclearance, the same immigration, customs, and agriculture inspections of international air passengers performed on arrival in the United States can be completed before departure at foreign airports instead. Currently, preclearance operations take place at 15 foreign airports in six different countries, benefitting air passengers, airports, and air carriers, in the United States and abroad.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the U.S. government agency responsible for securing U.S. borders and facilitating international trade and travel. Within DHS, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will administer a process to evaluate and prioritize an initial set of potential preclearance locations to begin formal preclearance negotiations in 2015. Foreign airport authorities that are interested in initiating the process to establish preclearance operations at their location are encouraged to submit a letter detailing their interest to CBP at by November 30, 2014.


CBP Headquarters

Director, Preclearance Operations
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, Northwest
Room 5.5B
Washington, DC 20229

Questions/Customer Service
For general CBP inquiries, please call the CBP INFO Center Monday-Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
General Inquiries: 1-877-CBP-5511
International Callers: (202) 325-8000
TDD: 1-866-880-6582


Calgary Preclearance

Calgary International Airport
P.O. Box 155
2000 Airport Road, Northeast
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 6W5
Port Director
Phone: (403) 221-1634

Edmonton Preclearance

Edmonton International Airport
2345, 1000 Airport Rd
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T9E0V3
Port Director
Phone: (780) 890-4515

Halifax Preclearance
Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport Level 2
1 Bell Boulevard
Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada B2T 1K2
Port Director
Phone: (902) 873-7780

Montreal Preclearance
Montreal Trudeau International Airport
975 Romeo Vachon Boulevard, North
Room TT 2.400
Dorval, Quebec, Canada H4Y 1H1
Port Director
Phone: (514) 636-3875

Ottawa Preclearance
Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport
1000 Airport Road, Private
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1V 9B4
Port Director
Phone: (613) 523-8120

Toronto Preclearance
Lester B. Pearson International Airport
P.O. Box 115
Toronto AMF
Toronto, Ontario, Canada L5P 1A2
Port Director
Phone: (905) 676-2606

Vancouver Preclearance
Vancouver International Airport
International Terminal - Level 3
3161 Grant McConachie Way
Richmond, BC V7B 0A4
Port Director
Phone: (604) 278-3360

Victoria Preclearance
PO Box 1540
Port Angeles, Washington 98362
Port Director
Phone: (250) 382-5131

Winnipeg Preclearance
Winnipeg International Airport
2311-1970 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3H 0E3
Port Director
Phone: (204) 783-2206


Bahamas - Freeport Preclearance
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
P.O. Box 22400
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33335
Port Director
Phone: (242) 352-7256

Bahamas - Nassau Preclearance
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
3370 Nassau Place
Washington, D.C. 20521-3370
Port Director
Phone: (242) 377-7125

Bermuda Preclearance
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
L.F. Wade International Airport
3 Cahow Way
ST. George, Bermuda GE CX
Port Director
Phone: (441) 293-0353

Aruba Preclearance
P.O. Box 520068
Miami, Florida 33152
Port Director
Phone: 011-297-588-7240


U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Shannon Airport
Shannon, County Clare, Ireland
Port Director
Phone: 011-353-6147-2297

U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Dublin Airport
Terminal 2, Pier E
Dublin, Ireland
Port Director
Phone: 011-353-1248-0300

United Arab Emirates

U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Abu Dhabi International Airport

P.O. Box 131608
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Port Director
Phone: 011-971-2-575-9006