The Department of Homeland Security provides information on the passport application process, obtaining a visa, border crossing documents, and general travel tips.
Both the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provide information on wait times at airports and border crossings.
Almost a million times each day, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers welcome international travelers into the U.S. In screening both foreign visitors and returning U.S. citizens, CBP uses a variety of techniques to assure that global tourism remains safe and strong.
The Department of Homeland Security Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP) is the single point of contact for individuals who want to report difficulties regarding their security screening at transportation hubs or U.S. borders.
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.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has several Trusted Traveler programs which provide an improved passenger experience, while enhancing security and increasing system-wide efficiencies. The programs are customized based on travel needs and many of them have reciprocal benefits. See below for guidance on which program may be best for you or click here for a comparison chart.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) takes precautions to ensure prohibited items and excessive amounts liquids, aerosols, and gels are kept out of airports and off of planes.
In the U.S. you can find ports of entry by land, air or sea. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) performs two crucial roles in facilitating trade to and from the U.S. and around the globe: securing it from acts of terrorism and assuring that goods arriving in the U.S. are legitimate and that appropriate duties and fees are paid.
Traveling abroad doesn't have to be confusing if you know the right things before you go. This section provides answers to many common questions from international travelers about planning for your trip, returning home and navigating passenger processing.
The Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State work together to create and maintain an effective, efficient visa process that secures America’s borders from external threats yet ensures that our country remains open to legitimate travel.