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Ease and Speed Up the U.S. Entry Process

Berin Romagnolo September 19, 2014

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) publishes information to help foreign nationals decide which U.S. port of entry is best and most efficient for them.   Foreign nationals should consult these sources before traveling to ensure that their U.S. entries go as smoothly and fast as possible.  Employers are advised to share this information with their foreign national employees to ease travel, decrease risk, and  lessen the chance of their workers being “stuck” at the border.

For all foreign nationals arriving by air: Check this CBP site to see how long it is taking passengers to clear passport control at the U.S.’s busiest airports: http://awt.cbp.gov/

For all foreign nationals arriving by vehicle or foot: Check this CBP site to see how long it is taking passengers to pass primary inspection at various U.S. ports of entry: http://bwt.cbp.gov/

For Canadian TN and L-1 Work Visa Applicants: The CBP just announced that it will begin “optimized” TN and L-1 processing at 14 ports of entry into the U.S.  Employees are advised to travel through these ports when possible because the adjudicators at these ports are more equipped and experienced in handling TN and L-1 visa applications and issues.  The list of ports can be found at this CBP site: http://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/canada-mexico-travel/traveling-tn-or-l-1-visa-canada

If you have any questions about this alert, please contact Berin S. Romagnolo.

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