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  • CBP Reminder About APIS Requirement Taking Effect 10/4/05(37 KB - 9/30/2005)
    CBP reminds travelers that the new requirement to include additional passenger manifest data, including addresses for visitors, through the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) goes into effect on 10/4/05.
    AILA Doc. No. 05093062.
  • CBP Reminder of Impending Need for Machine Readable Passports (6/7/2005)
    CBP reminder that, as of 6/25/05, all visitors entering the U.S. without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program must present a machine-readable passport.
    AILA Doc. No. 05060765.
  • CBP Pilot Program on NAFTA Pre-Qualification(36 KB - 4/26/2005)
    CBP announces a 90-day pilot program for submitting NAFTA application in advance at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Courtesy of Canada Chapter Chair Henry Chang.
    AILA Doc. No. 05042660.
  • CBP Announces New Admission Stamp Design for U.S. Visitors (3/23/2005)
    CBP announces that beginning 3/1/05, travelers to the U.S. will receive a newly designed admission stamp in their passport with special security features that make it harder for counterfeiters to alter travel documents.
    AILA Doc. No. 05032365.
  • CBP to Allow Parole of Certain VWP Travelers Who Previously Overstayed (8/13/2004)
    Noting that "enforcement must always be tempered by common sense," Commissioner Bonner announced on 8/12/04 that CBP officers are authorized to grant "no-risk" travelers who overstayed the visa waiver program on a prior visit a one-time parole, after which they must obtain a visa to return.
    AILA Doc. No. 04081370.
  • CBP Will Admit Some Journalists under B Status(95 KB - 5/21/2004)
    CBP has announced that ports may, as a matter of discretion, admit foreign journalists properly admissible in I status under B-2 status, albeit one time only.
    AILA Doc. No. 04052110.
  • BCBP Cross-Training to Perform All Three Border Functions (9/8/2003)
    CBP announces its "One Face at the Border" initiative to cross-train inspectors on customs, immigration, and agriculture functions.
    AILA Doc. No. 03090840.
  • BCBP Sample I-515A Form(85 KB - 8/12/2003)
    New Form I-515A, Notice to Student or Exchange, notifies the applicant of the 30-day limitation on admission and provides instructions for submission of required documentation to the BCBP. Courtesy of NAFSA.
    AILA Doc. No. 03081214.
  • BCBP Announces Field Operations Directors (7/28/2003)
    The BCBP has announced the names of its new Field Operations Directors.
    AILA Doc. No. 03072810.
  • BCBP Assigns Over 375 Additional Agents to Northern Border (7/2/2003)
    The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (BCBP) has assigned over 375 additional Border Patrol agents to various locations along the northern border, bringing the total number of agents to 1,000 along the U.S. border with Canada.
    AILA Doc. No. 03070210.
  • BCBP Interim Management Directors Named (3/3/2003)
    Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security, Asa Hutchinson, and Commissioner of Customs, Robert C. Bonner, recently announced the appointment of interim Directors for Field Operations in the new Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (BCBP).
    AILA Doc. No. 03030343.
 
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