The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Private Aircraft Preclearance program allows the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to screen travelers before takeoff through essentially the same process a traveler would undergo upon arrival at a U.S. port of entry.
A Customs bond, officially known as an “International Carrier Bond,” is a financial backing and guarantee that insures the performance of an obligation or obligations imposed by law or regulation. All FAR Part 135 charter operators who fly internationally are required by Customs to be bonded.
With some exceptions, anyone who is not either a U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident alien must present a valid passport and a valid U.S. visa upon entering the United States. The Visa Waiver Program enables nationals from designated countries to apply for admission to the United States without first obtaining a nonimmigrant visa. Visit the CBP website for more information on the Visa Waiver Program
CANPASS is a suite of programs that speed up border crossings for frequent, low-risk, pre-approved travelers from the United States into Canada, and in the case of CANPASS Air, from anywhere in the world when entering Canada.