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CBP Announces 2015 Summer Hours for Wild Horse Port

Release Date: 
May 11, 2015

WILD HORSE, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) announces the summer hours will begin on May 15 for the port of Wild Horse, Montana. The port will operate 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. from May 15 to Sept. 30. The winter schedule of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. will resume on Oct. 1.

CBP also offers travelers tips to help expedite processing at the Wild Horse Port:

  • Have required proof of citizenship documents ready upon arrival at the primary inspection booth. You may present a valid passport, a passport card, an enhanced driver’s license, a trusted traveler card (NEXUS, SENTRI, Global Entry or FAST/EXPRES), a lawful permanent resident card, or Native American U.S. and Canadian citizen current tribal documents as your Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document.
  • Travelling with minor children without both parents? A notarized travel permission letter should accompany minors when both parents are not present.
  • Declare all purchases to the CBP officer, including fruits, vegetables, live animals and meat products. Keep your receipts as proof of where items were purchased. Failure to declare may result in penalties (fines) of $300 or more.
  • Most U.S. or Canadian grown fruits and vegetables may enter the United States from Canada, except citrus, tomatoes, peppers and home-grown potatoes, which are prohibited. Each vehicle may enter with up to 50 pounds of Canadian-origin beef, pork, or chicken (except from British Columbia or Ontario) for personal consumption only. Meats, fruits, or vegetables purchased in the United States prior to entering Canada are not restricted (keep your receipts and leave the labels affixed).
  • Do not bring firewood. All firewood is prohibited unless accompanied by a heat treatment certificate. Travelers with prohibited firewood will be returned to Canada to dispose of firewood. Don’t move firewood!  Buy it where you burn it!
  • Travelling with pets? Dogs at least three months old need signed and dated certificates from a veterinarian verifying they have been vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days before entering the United States.
  • Any weapons or ammunition must be declared when leaving or entering the United States.
  • You must also declare any currency in excess of $10,000 when leaving or entering the United States.
  • Never attempt to cross the border outside of the established hours of operation.
  • For additional questions or clarification on the information above, please visit the Know Before You Go page in the Travel section at www.cbp.gov.
  • For information on entering Canada, please visit the Travel Tips Section on www.cbsa.gc.ca/ or call 1-800-461-9999.

Wild Horse, Montana, is a CBP permit port, which means that a cargo permit is required to import commercial merchandise into the United States through this port. Permits must be approved in advance of cargo arrival. The CBP Area Port of Great Falls, which processes permit applications, has implemented a streamlined process to facilitate permit approvals. Contact the Supervisory Entry Officer at 406-453-7631 for more information.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017