Compliance Deadline Near For New DHS Border-Crossing Rules
The FAA sent out a notice this week reminding pilots that the deadline is May 18 to comply with a new rule from the Department of Homeland Security that requires the pilots of private aircraft on international flights to submit reports with Customs and Border Protection. The rule requires GA pilots to submit crew and passenger manifests at least 60 minutes before departure. The information must be submitted using the CBP's Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) Web site, or through an authorized third-party vendor. Pilots who fail to meet these reporting requirements can be fined $5,000 for the first violation and $10,000 for each subsequent violation.
- Click here for the full text of the rule (PDF).
- Click here for more info about the rules from CBP.
- Click here for info about how to register at the CBP's eAPIS site.
- For AOPA's analysis of the impact of the rules on GA, click here. (The rules have been amended since they were initially proposed, and the current system is more workable, AOPA says.)