In operation since 1952, Preclearance has proven benefits for all major stakeholders in the air travel industry. Click below to learn about the specific benefits for each group.
No Security or Waiting Upon U.S. Arrival - Skip CBP and TSA inspection lines upon arrival in the U.S and proceed directly to a connecting flight or final destination.
Easier Domestic Connections - Accept tighter connection windows at U.S. airports and be less likely to miss a domestic connection.
Cost Savings - Access less expensive U.S. domestic gates and more flexible arrival times at airports in the U.S.
Increase U.S. Market Access - Establish new routes to desirable U.S. destinations that meet growing traveler demand.
New U.S. Destinations - Enable new direct routes to 160+ U.S. airports regardless of whether they have a CBP port of entry. Gain an advantage over competitors for the U.S.-bound traveler market.
Terminal of the Future - Bring innovative technologies like facial recognition biometrics that expedite passenger processing, and help meet the demand of rising passenger volume to the U.S.
Enhance Security – Bolster the safety and security of all travelers while facilitating efficient trade and travel.
Greater Collaboration - Increase collaboration and coordination between the U.S. and host governments through daily interaction with local law enforcement partners and other government authorities.
Preclearance Field Operations
1717 H Street, NW, 6th Floor
CB-15 Mail Stop 1300
Washington, DC 20229
Questions & Customer Service
For general CBP inquiries, please call the CBP INFO Center Monday-Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern Time.
General Inquiries: 1-877-CBP(227)-5511
International Callers: (202) 325-8000
Preclearance Site Locations
Click below to find contact information for any of the 16 Preclearance sites worldwide.
P.O. Box 155
2312, 1000 Airport Road
Airport Level 2&
975 Romeo Vachon Boulevard
1000 Airport Road, Private
P.O. Box 115
(905) 676-2606 ext 140
3161 Grant McConachie Way
2701 Alaskan Way Pier 69
2311-1970 Wellington Avenue
Bahamas - Freeport Preclearance
P.O. Box 22400
Bahamas - Nassau Preclearance
1 Windsor Field Road
3 Cahow Way
P.O. Box 520068
Terminal 2, Pier E
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Preclearance
P.O. Box 13160