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Carrier Liaison Program Overview

The Carrier Liaison Program (CLP) was developed to enhance border security by helping commercial carriers to become more effective in identifying improperly documented passengers destined to the United States. The primary method for accomplishing this mission is by providing technical assistance and training to carrier staff. Technical assistance includes publication and distribution of information guides to carrier staff worldwide. In addition, CBP developed the 24/7 Regional Carrier Liaison Group phone center to provide real-time entry requirements and document validity advice to the carriers worldwide. CLP provides training on U.S. entry requirements, passenger assessment, fraudulent document detection and impostor identification using the state-of-the-art document examination material, equipment, and training tools. Training is delivered at U.S. ports of entry and at airports abroad by experienced CLP officers and is customized to meet the needs of specific carriers or locations based on performance analysis or emergent circumstances. CLP officers also assist carriers to develop and implement strategies to reduce travel document abuse.

Carrier Liaison Officers are currently stationed at the following Ports of Entry:

  • Atlanta
  • Boston¬†
  • Calgary
  • Champlain
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Detroit
  • Ft. Lauderdale (Airport and Seaport)
  • Guam
  • Honolulu
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami (Airport and Seaport)
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • New York - JFK
  • Newark (Airport and Seaport)
  • Orlando
  • San Francisco
  • San Juan
  • Seattle
  • Tampa
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
  • Washington/Dulles

International Airline requests for training on documentary requirements for entry to the United States, Carrier Information Guides or additional information on the Carrier Liaison Program can be directed to

Last modified: 
December 18, 2018