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United States Preclearance For International Passengers – Airports

World Travel – Airports

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Beginning in 2015, the United States entered into negotiations in order to expand air preclearance operations to new locations.

Through preclearance, the same immigration, customs, and agriculture inspections of international air passengers performed on arrival in the United States can be completed before departure at foreign airports instead.

Currently, preclearance operations take place at 15 foreign airports in six different countries, benefitting air passengers, airports, and air carriers, in the United States and abroad.

CBP also staffs a Pre-inspection facility for passenger/vehicle ferry traffic to the U.S. in Victoria, Canada.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the U.S. government agency responsible for securing U.S. borders and facilitating international trade and travel.

Within DHS, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will administer a process to evaluate and prioritize an initial set of potential preclearance locations to begin formal preclearance negotiations in 2015.

Foreign airport authorities that are interested in initiating the process to establish preclearance operations at their location are encouraged to submit a letter detailing their interest to CBP at

CBP Headquarters

Director, Preclearance Operations
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, Northwest
Room 5.5B
Washington, DC 20229

Questions/Customer Service
For general CBP inquiries, please call the CBP INFO Center Monday-Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
General Inquiries: 1-877-CBP-5511
International Callers: (202) 325-8000
TDD: 1-866-880-6582

United States Preclearance Locations

Port Name Address Phone Number
Calgary Preclearance

Calgary International Airport

P.O. Box 155
2000 Airport Road, Northeast
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 6W5

(403) 221-1634

Edmonton Preclearance

Edmonton International Airport

2345, 1000 Airport Rd
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T9E0V3

(780) 890-4515

Halifax Preclearance
Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport Level 2

1 Bell Boulevard
Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada B2T 1K2

(902) 873-7780

Montreal Preclearance
Montreal Trudeau International Airport

975 Romeo Vachon Boulevard, North
Room TT 2.400
Dorval, Quebec, Canada H4Y 1H1

(514) 636-3875

Ottawa Preclearance
Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport

1000 Airport Road, Private
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1V 9B4

(613) 523-8120

Toronto Preclearance
Lester B. Pearson International Airport

P.O. Box 115
Toronto AMF
Toronto, Ontario, Canada L5P 1A2

(905) 676-2606

Vancouver Preclearance
Vancouver International Airport
International Terminal – Level 3

3161 Grant McConachie Way
Richmond, BC V7B 0A4

(604) 278-3360

Victoria Preclearance

PO Box 1540
Port Angeles, Washington 98362

(250) 382-5131

Winnipeg Preclearance
Winnipeg International Airport

2311-1970 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3H 0E3

(204) 783-2206

Port Name Address Phone Number
Bahamas – Freeport Preclearance
U.S. Customs & Border Protection

P.O. Box 22400
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33335

(242) 352-7256

Bahamas – Nassau Preclearance
U.S. Customs & Border Protection

3370 Nassau Place
Washington, D.C. 20521-3370

(242) 377-7125

Bermuda Preclearance
U.S. Customs & Border Protection

L.F. Wade International Airport
3 Cahow Way
ST. George, Bermuda GE CX

(441) 293-0353

Aruba Preclearance

P.O. Box 520068
Miami, Florida 33152


Port Name Address Phone Number
Shannon Airport

U.S. Customs & Border Protection

Shannon, County Clare, Ireland 011-353-6147-2297
Dublin Airport

U.S. Customs & Border Protection

Terminal 2, Pier E
Dublin, Ireland

United Arab Emirates
Port Name Address Phone Number
Abu Dhabi International Airport

U.S. Customs & Border Protection

P.O. Box 131608
Abu Dhabi, UAE



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