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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.

Employment of a Person Convicted of a Felony

Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1641(d)(1)(E) and 19 CFR 111.53(e), a Customs broker must not employ any individual who the broker knows has been convicted of a felony, absent written approval from the Assistant Commissioner of CBP. If the Customs broker knows or comes to know that an employee has been convicted of a felony while employed by that broker, or the Customs broker discovers a previously undisclosed felony conviction, the broker similarly must obtain approval by CBP in order to continue to employ that individual. In all cases, employment approval must be sought immediately.

A broker who seeks CBP's approval to employ an individual convicted of a felony should submit the following information to CBP, drafted by the broker on that broker’s letterhead.

  1. Name of employee

  2. Length of employment at current brokerage, if applicable

  3. Sentencing court(s)

  4. Case number(s)

  5. Date(s) of conviction

  6. Date(s) of release

  7. Date(s) parole ended (if applicable)

The employee / prospective employee is welcome to submit a signed statement to CBP recounting facts pertinent to the conviction or jail time served (e.g., facts of the arrest, parole violation if applicable, etc.).

Documents may be submitted to the Broker Management Branch electronically, in PDF format, to Please title the email "Employment approval – felony conviction." Alternately, documents may be submitted via regular mail to the address listed on the right of this page.

Last modified: 
September 21, 2015