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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Linking Policy ( is the official website of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It is a public domain website, so you can link to at no cost and without specific permissions.

How to Link to

If you would like to include a link to on your website, we encourage you to add a text link to When you link to, please do so in an appropriate context and as a service to your web visitors. Here are a couple examples:

Short Version ( is your online source for credible border security information and is the official website of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Long Version ( is your online source for credible border security information. It is the official website of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 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.


Links may not be used in any way that implies a relationship with, affiliation with, sponsorship of, or endorsement by, or that can reasonably be interpreted to suggest editorial content has been authored by or represents the views or opinions of, or to promote any commercial product or service, or in any other way that violates applicable law.

Links to Websites Outside

In rare instances, links to websites that are not government-owned or government-sponsored if these websites provide government information and/or services in a way that is not available on an official government website. provides these non-government websites as a public service only. The U.S. government neither endorses nor guarantees in any way the external organizations, services, advice, or products included in these website links. Furthermore, the U.S. government neither controls nor guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of the information contained in non-government website links.These websites are not within our control and may not follow the same privacy, security, or accessibility polices. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the policies of that site. All Federal websites, however, are subject to the same Federal policy, security, and accessibility mandates.

Broken Links

In order to ensure that the internal and external hyperlinks on are working properly, we review the website for broken links on a monthly basis.

To report a broken link, please email Be sure to include the URL for the page on which the bad link can be found as well the name of the link that isn't working.  

Privacy and Security

Check the Privacy Policy webpage for more information about Privacy and Security policies.

Last modified: 
November 17, 2016