U.S. Customs and Border Protection Issues Travel Notice on the Advanced Passenger Information System
PR0548E | Date: 2005-09-28
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a travel notice on the Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) Final Rule requirement on September 26, 2005. The CBP Final Rule requires that all commercial inbound and outbound air and sea carriers collect and submit certain data on all passengers and crew members prior to entry to or departure from the United States. Carriers are required to reprogram their reservation systems and begin to collect and transmit the APIS data elements by October 4, 2005. The CBP Final Rule requires that all passengers submit data that includes the following: full name, date of birth, country of residence, U.S. destination address (foreign nationals only), passport or alien registration number, the country that issued the passport or alien registration number; and the locator number for the passenger's airline reservation data.