U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

Aviation Regulation

Border Crossing Requirements Mandatory Starting Monday 18th

May 14, 2009 — Beginning Monday, May 18, general aviation pilots entering or departing the U.S. must comply with the new border crossing requirements of the “Advance Information on Private Aircraft Arriving and Departing the United States” rule issued late last year by the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). At least 60 minutes prior to departure, pilots must transmit advance notice of arrival and/or departure, as well as traveler manifest information, to CBP via the Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) website or a through an authorized third-party vendor. Failure to comply will result in a $5,000 fine for the first violation and $10,000 and/or jail time for subsequent violations.

Aviation Regulation

Border Crossing Requirements Mandatory Starting Monday 18th

May 14, 2009 — Beginning Monday, May 18, general aviation pilots entering or departing the U.S. must comply with the new border crossing requirements of the “Advance Information on Private Aircraft Arriving and Departing the United States” rule issued late last year by the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). At least 60 minutes prior to departure, pilots must transmit advance notice of arrival and/or departure, as well as traveler manifest information, to CBP via the Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) website or a through an authorized third-party vendor. Failure to comply will result in a $5,000 fine for the first violation and $10,000 and/or jail time for subsequent violations.