Customs

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

What is Global Entry?

Global Entry

Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program. Itallows faster clearance for pre-approved, low-risk, internationaltravelers upon arrival in the United States.Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks located at select airports. Read more information aboutGlobal Entry. Read and or print aGlobal Entry (PDF) brochure.

Expedited Screening Pilot Program

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) launched an expedited screening pilot program called TSA Pre. CBP has partnered with TSA onthis initiative. Itis designed to help TSA focus resources on higher-risk and unknown passengers while expediting the process for lower-risk and known passengers whenever possible. U.S. citizens who are members of theCBP'sGlobal Entry, NEXUS, and SENTRI Trusted Traveler programs are eligible to participate in TSA's program. ATSA Pre Pilot Program will be available later this year at FLL.

Passenger Processing Procedures

  • Flight attendants will distribute an Immigration Arrival/Departure (I-94) record form on board the aircraft.
  • All visitors with a U.S. Visa must fill out an Immigration Arrival/Departure (I-94) record form prior to admission into the U.S.
  • U.S. citizens, permanent residents in possession of a Green Card, Canadian citizens or citizens of Visa Waiver countries with an approved ESTA are not required complete an Immigration Arrival/Departure (I-94) form.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is a diverse organization responsible for a wide ranging set of missions that protect the United States against terrorist, other criminals, and illegal activity while facilitating legitimate trade and travel. For additional information or answers for frequently asked questions,visit U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Customs Procedures

If you're traveling abroad and returning to the United States or visitingFort Lauderdale from a foreign country, you must adhere to U.S. Customs and Border Protection procedures.

Flight attendants will distribute Customs Declaration forms on board the aircraft. Only one form is required per family for all members residing in the same residence.

  • Passengers must declare all fruits, vegetables, plants, and meats products they are bringing into the U.S.Failure to declare food items can result in civil penalties.It is best to check the USDA-APHIS websiteto determine the admissibility ofitems prior to arrival.
  • U.S. residents receive a duty-free exemption of $800 on items bought abroad ($1600 if returning from a U.S. insular possession such as the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa or Guam).
  • All passengers must declare currency or monetary instruments in excess of $10,000 U.S.