Customs and Regulatory Issues

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  • Customs Information

    Customs Information

    Information about United States and Canadian Customs including Customs Bond information, user fees for international arrivals to the United States, select Customs forms, and links to Canada's CANPASS Private and Corporate Air Program.

  • Cabotage Information

    Cabotage Information

    Information regarding worldwide cabotage restrictions as well as importation of aircraft into the European Union.

  • APIS

    Advance Passenger Information System (APIS)

    Background information on APIS and the NBAA/ARINC Direct APIS Transmission Service.

  • FCC Radio Licensing

    FCC Radio Licensing

    Information on the requirements for an aircraft radio station license and restricted radiotelephone operator permit when flying internationally.

News

SDC2014 to Offer Global Entry Program Interviews With Customs and Border Protection
Dec. 12, 2013
American business travelers seeking simplified entry back into the United States will have the opportunity to meet with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents at this year's Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2014), to become enrolled in CBP’s “Global Entry” program. Global Entry allows expedited clearance processing into the U.S. for pre-approved, low-risk travelers using automated kiosks available at 34 U.S. airports, eight pre-clearance airports in Canada, and two pre-clearance sites in Ireland. Interviews will take place Jan. 15 and 16. Learn more.
Strong Demand Leads CBP to Extend Global Entry Interviews at NBAA2013
October 3, 2013
At NBAA’s request, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has added a third day to its schedule for interviewing Global Entry program applicants at the Association’s 2013 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013), Oct. 22 to 24 in Las Vegas, NV. Upon arrival into the country, a participating traveler walks up to a Global Entry kiosk, presents a machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card, has his fingertips read and completes a customs declaration. Those participating in the popular program are automatically enrolled in the domestic Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Pre-Check program, which provides expedited screening benefits at certain TSA locations. Learn more about the Global Entry program.
Global Entry Program Expands, NBAA Offers Opportunity to Participate
August 19, 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced an expansion of the Global Entry program. Participation in the program was originally limited to U.S. citizens, nationals and lawful permanent residents, as well as Mexican nationals and certain eligible citizens of the Netherlands. Now certain citizens of Germany, South Korea, Qatar and the United Kingdom also will be eligible to participate in Global Entry, which is an international trusted traveler program that allows pre-approved, low-risk individuals expedited entry into the U.S. using Global Entry kiosks. NBAA is providing attendees of its annual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas an opportunity to complete the required CBP interview during the show. Learn more about the Global Entry program.
Compliance Date Extended for Language Proficiency Endorsement
March 3, 2008
The compliance date for U.S. airman certificate holders to satisfy International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) language proficiency requirements has been extended until March 5, 2009. ICAO Annex 1 (Personnel Licensing) standards require all airplane and helicopter private, commercial, or airline transport pilots as well as flight engineers and flight navigators operating internationally as required crewmembers to hold an airman certificate with a language proficiency endorsement. Learn more about this requirement.