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Buffalo, New York - 0901

Port Type: 
Service Port
Port Code: 
0901
Location Address: 
726 Exchange Street
Suite 400
Buffalo, NY 14210
Mailing Address: 
CBP - Port of Buffalo
726 Exchange Street Suite 400
Buffalo, NY 14210
Phone: 
(716) 843-8300
Directions to Port Office: 

Contact Port Office

For directions to the Port Office, please contact the Port Office.

 

Notices: 

Contact Information

For immigration questions, please contact:

Lewiston Bridge:

(716) 285-1676

Peace Bridge:

(716) 888-4926

Rainbow Bridge:

(716) 282-3141 ext. 324

  • After midnight, pilots may call (716) 881-4447 ext. 4925 to arrange clearance.
  • For small boat reporting, call (800) 827-2851.
  • For rail and commercial vessel questions and reporting, please email buffaloraildesk@dhs.gov or call (716) 875-6029.

For agriculture questions, please contact:

Phone Number:

(716) 881-4447 ext. 4852 or

(716) 282-1400 ext. 217

Hours of Operation:

24 Hours, Seven Days Week

For cargo processing, please contact:

Phone Number:

(716) 282-1400 ext. 217

Hours of Operation:

Seven Days Week, 8:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

  • For cargo export questions, please call (716) 888-4417 Hours of operation: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday (excluding holidays).
  • For vehicle export questions, please email: buffalovinnyoffice@dhs.gov Hours of operation: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday (excluding holidays).

The Bureau of Census requires mandatory filing of export information through the Automated Export System (AES) or through AES Direct for all shipments of used self-propelled vehicles.

The Internal Transaction Number (ITN) generated at the time of the AES filing must be submitted to CBP with the ownership documentation 72 hours prior to export.

  • All used self-propelled vehicles must be filed in the AES regardless of value or country of destination (15 CFR 30.2(a)(1)(iv)(H)).
  • All used self-propelled vehicles must be filed in AES 72 hours prior to export (15 CFR 30.4(b)(5)).
  • Required documentation, title and any additional documents needed, must be submitted to U.S. Customs at least 72 hours prior to export (19 CFR 192.2(c)(2)(i)).
  • All vehicles must be presented to U.S. Customs at the time of exportation (19 CFR 192.2(c)(2)(ii)).
  • Temporary Exports (in-bond procedure, carnet or Temporary Importation Bond) are exempt from both 15 CFR 30.37(q) and (r) AES filing and 19 CFR 192.2(a) documentation requirements.

Exporters may also contact the Bureau of Census at 1-800-549-0595 or www.census.gov/foreign-trade with any AES/AESDirect questions or for guidance on Title 15 CFR Part 30 the Foreign Trade Regulations.

Reporting Requirements

Boaters must call 1-800-827-2851 to report their arrival.

Service Contacts: 

 

Service Contacts

Phone Number

Personal Importations & Exemptions

(716) 843-8300

Importing a Motor Vehicle

(716) 843-8348

Commercial Border Wait Times

(800) 715-6722

Passenger Traffic Information

(800) 715-6722

Vehicle Export Information Hotline

(716) 843-8359

Entry to Canada (Toll Free Inquiries)

(888) 242-2100

Commercial Vessel & Rail Reporting

(716) 875-6029

Commercial Importations

(716) 843-8300

Seizure & Penalties Information

(716) 843-8300

Entry Division

(716) 843-8300

 

Facilities and Crossings: 

Whirlpool Bridge

Phone Number: (716) 278-0200
Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (EST), Seven Days Week

 

Lewiston Bridge Complex

Phone Number: (716) 282-1500
Hours of Operation: 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST), Seven Days Week

 

Peace Bridge

Phone Number: (716) 881-4447
Hours of Operation: 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST), Seven Days Week

 

Buffalo-Niagara Falls International Airport

Phone Number: (716) 632-4727
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. (EST), Seven Days Week
  • After midnight, pilots may call (716) 888-4924 to arrange clearance

 

Rainbow Bridge

Phone Number: (716) 284-5174
Hours of Operation: 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST), Seven Days Week