In light of the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday travel season, United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recommends that travelers apply for I-94 travel permits in advance through the CBP One mobile app.
The I-94 entry feature allows travelers to apply for a temporary I-94 before crossing the land border, so those who apply for their I-94 early will experience faster processing times.
CBP One is a mobile application that serves as a single portal for various CBP services. Through a series of guided questions, the app directs each type of user to appropriate services based on their needs.
Through the app, travelers can quickly access their current I-94 filing and see information such as how long they can stay in the U.S. and use it as proof of visitor status once in the U.S.
Travelers will receive a temporary I-94 after submitting their application and fee online. To complete the I-94 process, they must be interviewed by a CBP officer, submit biometric fingerprint scans, and have their photograph taken within seven days of their application.
“CBP is preparing for the additional traffic flow typically experienced from late November to early January,” said Hector Manja, director of CBP El Paso Field Operations.
“CBP chiefs will monitor traffic flows and adjust staffing accordingly. Visitors and shoppers from Mexico should also consider time-saving facilities such as early submission and payment of their travel authorization applications,” he added. A mobile application.
The mobile app is available through Google Play or Apple App Store or http://i94.cbp.dhs.gov.
Passengers need to download the free CBP One app to their Internet-enabled smart device, which requires a free login.gov account, and tap “Login with Login.gov” after opening the app.
Travelers without a login.gov account can simply “Create an Account” and follow the instructions. Those who already have a login.gov account must log in to their existing account and will be redirected to CBP One.
After logging into CBP One, users can access different CBP services based on their specific needs.
Members of the traveling public can track wait times at the border or get the BWT app on their smartphone through the Apple App Store and Google Play (CBP BWT) so they can monitor wait times and make decisions. to use. These wait times are updated hourly. The city of El Paso has live cameras on three of El Paso’s international bridges that travelers can use as a resource, he said.
“Furthermore, CBP encourages travelers to report all agricultural products to a CBP officer to avoid possible delays or penalties incurred by travelers bringing prohibited/prohibited agricultural products.
Mancha asked travelers to be prepared for the inspection process and to declare all items they are carrying from Mexico to the United States, which will save time and help avoid potential obstacles.
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