Customs Broker Fees
The annual permit user fee and annual national permit fee is $147.89 as of October 1, 2019. The due date for payment of the user fee is January 31, 2020. See Federal Register 2019-25753. The payment is due for each permit held. A district permit and a national permit would necessarily require payment of $295.78. Four district permits and a national permit would necessarily require payment of $739.45 for calendar year 2020 annual user fees. Annual user fee due dates and the associated fee amounts are generally announced in the Federal Register annually between November and January.
Examination Fee: Each individual who intends to take the Customs broker license examination must pay a $390 examination fee prior to taking the examination. Examination announcements are made on this website, and payment is made through a website specified in the examination announcement.
Application Fee: Pursuant to 19 CFR 111.12, each applicant for a broker license must pay a fee of $200 to defray the cost of processing the application.
Fingerprinting Check and Processing Fee: Each applicant for a broker license must pay a fingerprint check and processing fee. The port director will inform the applicant of the current Federal Bureau of Investigation fee for conducting fingerprint checks and the CBP fingerprint-processing fee, the total of which must be paid to CBP before processing of the application will occur.
Permit Application Fee: A one-time $100 fee must accompany each initial permit application. This fee must be paid along with the first year's permit user fee ($147.89).
Annual Permit User Fee: This user fee is payable annually in every Customs Broker District where a permit has been issued to a broker. Failure to pay the user fee will result in suspension and revocation of the permit.
National Permit Application Fee: A one-time $100 application fee for a national permit must be paid at the port through which the original broker license was delivered to the broker. Payments made directly to CBP headquarters will be returned. The receipt for payment (CF 368) must be submitted with the National Permit application to CBP headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Annual National Permit User Fee: This $147.89 fee is payable annually by any broker who holds a national permit. This fee is over and above any other annual permit user fee. This fee must be paid at the port through which the original broker license was delivered; payments made to CBP headquarters will be returned. Failure to pay the national permit user fee will result in suspension and revocation of the national permit.
Triennial Status Report and Fee: Due every three years from all license holders, the triennial status report and its associated $100 fee are required under 19 CFR 111.30 (d). The next reporting period runs from December 15, 2020 to February 28, 2021. The report and fee can be submitted online or at the port through which the original broker license was delivered. Reports and payments sent to CBP headquarters do not satisfy reporting requirements and will be returned. Failure to submit the triennial status report and fee to the licensee's relevant port will result in suspension and revocation of the broker license. Although there is no official mandated form for the report, the requirements and essential elements are specified in 19 CFR 111.30(d). For more information, please refer to the Customs Broker Frequently Asked Questions page.
All checks or money orders submitted for payment of any fee should be made payable to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.