MODEL PORTS INITIATIVE

Report
PUSHING THE BORDERS BACK:
Passenger Operations
U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
FIELD OPERATIONS
JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Passenger Operations
Initiatives
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APIS – Advanced Passenger Information
System
US-VISIT
ESTA – Electronic System for Travel
Authorization
Global Entry
APIS
Advance Passenger Information System
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APIS is a program within CBP that screens
passengers and crew members traveling
on international flights.
APIS collects biographical data from
international air passengers and crew
members traveling into or departing from
the U.S.
More on APIS…
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APIS is designed to enhance national
security and the security of the
commercial and private air industries.
APIS information is vetted against a
government established and maintained
terrorist watch list prior to the departure
of the aircraft.
APIS
Aircraft operators must:
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Transmit passenger manifest information
for aircraft scheduled to arrive or depart
from the U.S. prior to closing of the
aircraft doors.
Provide complete flight information
Provide a unique identifier and specific
information for each passenger
APIS Quick Query (AQQ)
AQQ is intended to prevent a passenger of interest
from boarding an aircraft.
AQQ allows for real-time transmission and
automated screening of passenger data prior to
boarding.
When a passenger checks into a
flight, specific information is
required to be sent to CBP by
the airline in order to issue a
boarding pass.
APIS and AQQ INFORMATION
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Name
DOB
Sex
Nationality/Citizenship
Document Type
Issuing Country of
Document
Passport Number
Expiration Date
Private Air APIS
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Private Air pilots or designee must
transmit via Electronic APIS (eAPIS):
Traveler manifest information for each
individual onboard
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Notice of arrival information and/or
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Notice of departure information
Private Air APIS
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Transmit no later than 60 minutes prior to
departure for flights arriving/departing
U.S.
Voluntary compliance period from
December 18, 2008 to May 18, 2009
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eAPIS is a component of CBP website
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https//:eapis.cbp.dhs.gov
US-VISIT
United States Visitor and Immigrant
Status Indicator Technology
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First implemented in January 2004
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Required 2 fingerprints and photo of all
non-immigrant VISA holders
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10 print piloted in November 2007 and is
now at every passport control lane at JFK
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In January 2009, extended to lawful
permanent residents
US-VISIT
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Biometrics collected by US-VISIT are
linked to specific biographic information
enabling a person’s identity to be
established, then verified.
Collections and verifications occur at VISA
application, entering the US, and when
seeking immigration benefits
US-VISIT
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Checks biometrics against a watch list of known
or suspected terrorists, criminals and immigration
violators
Checks against the entire database of all of the
fingerprints DHS has collected since US-VISIT
began to determine if a person is using an alias
and attempting to use fraudulent identification
Checks biometrics against those associated with
the identification document presented to ensure
that the document belongs to the person
presenting it and not someone else
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Effective January 12, 2009, all Visa Waiver
Program (VWP) travelers are required to
obtain an electronic travel authorization
prior to boarding a carrier to travel to the
U.S.
VWP = travelers from VWP countries are
not required to have tourist or business
VISAs for travel less than 90 days.
VWP Countries
Andorra
Australia
Iceland
Ireland
Portugal
San Marino
Austria
Belgium
Brunei
Czech Repub.
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Korea
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Monaco
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
France
Germany
Hungary
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
U.K.
Information required:
 Name
 DOB
 Citizenship
 Residence
 Email address
 Telephone number
 Gender
 Passport information
 Address while in U.S.
 Airline, flight, city where boarding
 “Do any of the following apply to you?” questions
●Trusted traveler program as of June 2008
●U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents
with no criminal offenses or if declared
inadmissible under immigration legislation.
•May bypass regular passport control and
proceed to Global Entry Kiosk.
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Application process online at cbp.gov
• Click on Trusted Traveler Programs
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Non-refundable payment of $100
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CBP Review and conditional approval
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Interview scheduled
 At Interview
 CBP reviews documents
 collects fingerprints and photo
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 At Kiosk
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swipe passport or resident card
fingerprints (2) verified
digital photograph is taken
data base check
declaration questions are asked
transaction receipt for presentation to CBP
officer at exit
Global Entry Kiosk Process
3. Live image
is taken of
the traveler
1. Traveler
inserts travel
document into
reader and
enrollment is
validated
4. Traveler validates
APIS flight data and
Declaration questions
via touch-screen
2. Fingerprints are
taken
5. Data is sent for
processing against
law enforcement
databases
6. Receipt is printed
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Automated kiosks located at all 5 JFK
terminals with international arrivals
Other ports: Atlanta, Chicago, Houston,
Los Angeles, Miami and Washington
(Dulles)
GLOBAL ENTRY ENROLLMENT CENTER
JFK International Airport
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Terminal 4 Main Lobby
Daily Hours: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Tel: (718) 553-1237
Fax: (718) 553-1235
FIELD
OPERATIONS
JFK AIRPORT
A WORLD CLASS
LAW ENFORCEMENT
ORGANIZATION

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