U.S Customs & Border Protection:
Mobile Passport Control (MPC) allows U.S. citizens and Canadian visitors to use the Mobile Passport app to expedite their entry process into the United States. It is the first app authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for eligible travelers with a smartphone or tablet to submit their passport information and answer CBP inspection-related questions prior to CBP inspection. The app streamlines the traveler inspection process and enables CBP officers to focus more on the inspection and less on administrative functions.
U.S. Customs & Border Protection:
Travel to Canada
For questions about travel to Canada contact the Canadian Border Services Agency.
Travel to Mexico
For border crossing information, tune into the port of entry’s Loop Radio on 1620 AM. To report drug and alien smuggling, call (956) 542-5811 in the U.S., 001800-0105237 from Mexico.
- All articles acquired in Canada and Mexico must be declared. There is an $800 exemption for gifts and personal articles, including one liter of alcoholic beverages per person over 21 every 30 days.
- Check with State ABC laws and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) regarding individual state requirements.
- Cuban cigars are prohibited.
- Check with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) about importing any medications prior to crossing into Mexico.
- CBP has a zero-tolerance policy on illegal drugs. Any type, in any amount, may result in serious fines, seizure of vehicle, federal record and/or imprisonment.
- Switchblade knives, sea turtle boots or any other articles of endangered species (i.e. spotted cats, coral, crocodile, elephant, etc.) are prohibited.
Prohibited/Permissible Agricultural Items
- Most fruits, including oranges and apples are prohibited.
- Do not take U.S. fruits and meats to Mexico. You cannot bring them back.
- Before you go to Mexico, ask a CBP Agriculture Specialist for a list of items you can bring back.
- Fines of $300 to $1,000 may result if you fail to declare agricultural items.
U.S. Customs & Border Protection:
If you are a U.S. citizen planning to travel abroad, you must comply with the document requirements for that country. For a list of Foreign Consular Offices in the U.S. visit the U.S. Department of State website.
Each individual arriving into the United States must complete the CBP Declaration Form 6059B. Explanations and a sample declaration form can be found on the Sample Customs Declaration Form.
Get the Information you need to smoothly navigate the process and procedures if you are a visitor to the United States, coming to work, study, conduct business or to immigrate.
If you are a U.S. citizen traveling abroad, get the information you need to smoothly navigate your return back into the United States, including:
CBP’s top priority is to keep terrorists and their weapons from entering the U.S. while welcoming all legitimate travelers and commerce. CBP officers and agents enforce all applicable U.S. laws, including against illegal immigration, narcotics smuggling and illegal importation. CBP deploys highly trained law enforcement personnel who apprehend more than 1,000 individuals each day for suspected violations of U.S. laws.
CBP’s border security mission is led at ports of entry by CBP officers from the Office of Field Operations, along U.S. borders by agents from the Office of Border Patrol and from the air and sea by agents from the Office of Air and Marine Operations. Also at ports of entry, agriculture specialists are deployed to protect U.S. agriculture from the introduction of pests or disease from overseas sources.
For more information, refer to the U.S. Customs & Border Protection here: https://www.cbp.gov/border-security