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For Travel Industry Personnel

Do you work in the Travel industry? There are specific procedures and regulations that must be followed when processing crew and passengers whether arriving or departing from the United States:

  • Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) – APIS enhances border securing by providing officers with pre-arrival and departure manifest data on all passengers and crew members.
  • Carrier Initiative Program (CIP) – CBP provides Carrier Initiative training directed at employees of air, sea and land commercial carriers.
  • Carrier Liaison Program – Provides standardized training and assistance to international air carriers related to admissibility and fraudulent document detection.
  • CBP Vessel Inspection Guide – Procedures, regulations, and documentation for the processing of crew and passengers arriving in the United States.
  • Electronic Systems Travel Authorization (ESTA) – An automated system that determines the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
  • Immigration Advisory Program (IAP) – Part of CBP’s layered border strategy designed to prevent terrorists and other high-risk travelers from boarding commercial aircraft bound for the United States.
  • Passenger Name Record (PNR) - U.S. law requires air carriers operating flights to, from, or through the United States to provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), with certain passenger reservation information, called Passenger Name Record (PNR) data. This information is transmitted to CBP prior to departure and used primarily for purposes of preventing, detecting, investigating, and prosecuting terrorist offenses and related crimes and certain other crimes that are transnational in nature.
  • Visa Waiver Program (VWP) – Enables eligible citizens or nationals of designated countries to travel to the United States for Tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without first obtaining a visa.
Last Modified: Mar 07, 2024