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For Travelers

Apply for a U.S. passport, check wait times, information on crossing U.S. borders, file a travel complaint (DHS TRIP), find overseas travel alerts, join frequent traveler programs, learn what you can bring on a plane, locate a port of entry (air, land, or sea), travel overseas, and visit the United States.

  • Apply for a U.S. Passport

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    DHS provides information on the passport application process, obtaining a visa, border crossing documents, and general travel tips.

  • Check Wait Times

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    Transportation Security Agency (TSA) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provide information on wait times at airports and border crossings.

  • Cross U.S. Borders

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    Travelers traveling through the U.S. must have the required documents needed to enter based upon their citizenship or place of residence.

  • File a Travel Complaint (DHS TRIP)

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    The DHS Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP) allows individuals to report difficulties regarding their security screening at transportation hubs or U.S. borders.

  • Find Overseas Travel Alerts

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    Travel alerts and warnings are maintained by the U.S. Department of State and are a resource for international travelers to consider for safe travel overseas.

  • Trusted Traveler Programs

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    Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) provide modified screening for pre-approved members, improve security by being more efficient during screenings at ports of entry.

  • Learn What I Can Bring on the Plane

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    Learn what you can bring on the plane by reviewing TSA's list of what you can bring on the plane, what you cannot bring on the plane.

  • Locate a Port of Entry (Air, Land, Sea)

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    Locate a Port of Entry (Air, Land, Sea) when entering the United States.

  • Travel Overseas

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    Find answers to common questions from international travelers about planning for your trip, returning home and navigating passenger processing.

  • Visit the United States

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    DHS provides a full range of online resources to help you plan your trip, manage your arrival and if needed extend your stay when visiting the U.S.

Last Updated: 03/10/2022
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