Douglas, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection is starting a speed bump construction project at the Port of Douglas (Raul Hector Castro POE) later this month and encourages travelers to plan ahead to avoid unexpected delays.
Construction of speed bumps at the Port of Douglas will begin November 13, 2017 and is projected to continue thru January 2018. The project will impact the vehicle primary lanes and may cause temporary lane closures and diversions.
In order to minimize the impact, travelers are requested to familiarize themselves with the technology, rules and regulations relating to international travel before crossing the border into the U.S. They also remind travelers to declare everything brought from Mexico, even if purchased at a duty-free shop.
“We will continually monitor traffic and wait times throughout this construction period and adjust staffing accordingly to help with traffic flow while upholding our border security mission,” stated Area Port Director Margaret Baldenegro.
The Port of Douglas strongly encourages foreign travelers to apply for their tourist permits online via https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home. Travelers will now receive a provisional I-94 after submitting their application and payment online. To finalize the I-94 process, travelers must present themselves at a port of entry within seven days of their application to be interviewed by a CBP officer, submit biometric fingerscans and take a photo.
Please advise a CBP officer upon entry that you have submitted an I-94 application electronically and be ready to present the provisional I-94 permit receipt. You will then be directed to the appropriate office for final processing.
Travelers are encouraged to plan their trips during periods of lighter traffic or use an alternate, less traveled port of entry. For more information, travelers can find up-to-date wait time information on the CBP website or download the Border Wait Time app.
If you are a frequent international traveler and haven’t already become a member of a trusted traveler program, sign up now. For more information, please visit the Trusted Traveler section of the CBP website.
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.