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CBP Announces New Initiatives to Facilitate Travel for Summer Season

Release Date: 
July 2, 2014

San Juan, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Wednesday new enhancements to facilitate arrivals from international destination, as well as some travel tips for this summer.

CBP announces the implementation of a new English version of the Customs Declaration form (Form 6059B).  The new English version CBP Form 6059B incorporates new language and is available in electronic format.  Travelers arriving after July 31, 2014, will be required to use the new version. 

Any traveler arriving from an international destination during CBP processing is required to present the Customs Declaration Form (Form 6059B).  Family members residing in one household and traveling together can fill out one form for the whole family.

Travelers who wish to use the electronic format of the form can download, print it out and sign the form from the privacy of their homes.  Provided the form is properly completed and signed, the fillable form is the equivalent of the standard form and will be accepted accordingly. 

The new form can be downloaded from: http://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/publications/forms.   

Additional travel tips to facilitate your international arrival this summer include:

  1. Check out the new CBP informational website. The CBP site is completely redesigned to help users quickly access the content they need.  It is optimized for access by smart phones and makes use of a new content delivery network that will improve access internationally.
  2. Keep travel documents handy. Make sure each passenger has the correct travel document accessible and ready to give to the CBP officer.  If you are a frequent international traveler and have not already become a member of a trusted traveler program, sign up now.  For more information, please visit the Global Entry section on the CBP website.
  3. Know what food products can be imported. Many fruits, meats, dairy, and poultry products are prohibited from being imported into the United States.  For more information, view Prohibited and Restricted Items.

Our dual mission is to facilitate travel in the United States while we secure our borders, our people and our visitors from those that would do us harm like terrorists and terrorist weapons, criminals and contraband. 

For more information on international traveling into the United States visit CBP’s Travel section.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017