HAMLIN, ME – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be reducing the hours of operations for the Hamlin Port of Entry (POE) from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. beginning on March 27, 2022.
CBP operates two nearby border crossings at Van Buren and Fort Fairfield, both of which operate 24/7 and are located approximately 10 miles north and 25 miles south of Hamlin, respectively. The change to operational hours comes as an attempt to better allocate resources during peak travel periods within the Van Buren, ME area of operations.
“CBP is constantly searching for better ways to serve the American people,” said Jennifer De La O, Boston Director of Field Operations. “By reducing Hamlin’s hours of operation to peak travel periods, CBP will be able to redeploy those resources locally to better serve the Van Buren, Maine border crossing community.”
A traffic volume study revealed that the Hamlin POE processed approximately 87% of its traffic between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
CBP’s border security mission is led at ports of entry by CBP officers from the Office of Field Operations. CBP officers screen international travelers and cargo and search for illicit narcotics, unreported currency, weapons, counterfeit consumer goods, prohibited agriculture, and other illicit products that could potentially harm the American public, U.S. businesses, and our nation’s safety and economic vitality.