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CBP to Open 10 New Pre-Clearance Operations

Posted by James Eiss | Jun 01, 2015 | 0 Comments

U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP) has announced that it plans to open 10 new Pre-Clearance Operations.

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U.S. Customs & Border Protection (“CBP”) has announced that it plans to open 10 new Pre-Clearance Operations. Pre-Clearance operations currently exist in several Canadian airports as well as the Caribbean, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates.

Pre-Clearance operations are airports located in countries outside the U.S. but staffed with U.S. Customs & Border Protection officials. At these airports, foreign nationals undergo the legal inspection and admission process on foreign soil rather than at U.S. airports. The existence of these locations outside of the United States benefits CBP inasmuch as those travelers who are refused admission are simply denied boarding access to airplanes, and do not need to be placed on an airplane back to their point of origin following a refusal of admission. The locations for the proposed new sites include:

  • Brussels Airport, Belgium
  • Punta Cana Airport, Dominican Republic
  • Narita International Airport, Japan
  • Amsterdam Airport Schipol, Netherlands
  • Oslo Airport, Norway
  • Madrid-Barajas Airport, Spain
  • Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Sweden
  • Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Turkey
  • London Heathrow Airport, United Kingdom
  • Manchester Airport, United Kingdom

One of the advantages to travelers who enter through Preclearance locations is that they are not subject to expedited removal.

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James Eiss

James D. Eiss is a Western New York native who has been working In the field of immigration since 1972 when he began his career with the Immigration and Naturalization Service. He began his service as an Inspector at the Peace Bridge Immigration Inspections Office. He was promoted to an Examiner ...


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