LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo Port of Entry is advising non-immigrant travelers whose I-94 tourist permits are set to expire in June, July or August to apply for new travel permits now and avoid the rush of the summer travel season.
“As we prepare for the onslaught of the summer travel period, traditionally our busiest time of the year and with major port improvement projects ongoing at both of Laredo’s downtown passenger bridges, CBP strongly recommends that non-immigrant travelers with soon-to-expire I-94s to apply for new permits now,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry.
An I-94/tourist permit is a travel document that allows non-immigrant travelers, such as Mexican citizens with a laser visa or border crossing card or citizens of other countries with a U.S. visa stamped in their passport to travel beyond the border zone, past the Border Patrol checkpoint to their final destination point within the U.S. Travelers have to provide proof of their economic solvency, proof that their primary residence is abroad and they have no intention to abandon that residence. The cost of the permit is $6.
For more information regarding U.S. entry requirements for international visitors, please consult the following link.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.