Dear eAPIS user,
As described in the Private Aircraft APIS Final Rule, “Advance Information on Private Aircraft Arriving and Departing the United States
,” published in the Federal Register on November 18, 2008, pilots of private aircraft are required to submit Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) manifests for private aircraft flights that enter and exit the United States. Manifest submissions must be transmitted via eAPIS (the CBP web portal) or through another CBP-approved data interchange system.
Below is an alphabetic listing of companies offering CBP-approved data interchange options. The list includes full-service providers, stand-alone products, and even an iPhone/iPad application. The below list of CBP-approved service providers can also be found at http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/travel/pleasure_boats/private_flyers/prvt_air.ctt/prvt_air.pdf
All of the options listed below have been tested by CBP to be syntactically compliant and have been approved to transmit private aviation APIS flight manifests. This approval is not an endorsement by CBP and all users are reminded that whether utilizing eAPIS or one of the CBP-approved service provider options, the private aircraft pilot – the individual responsible for the operation of the aircraft while in flight – is solely responsible for the timeliness, accuracy, validity, and correctness of the manifest information transmitted to CBP.
We hope this information is useful.
Ralph D. Modisette
National APIS Account Manager
Office of Field Operations, CBP Headquarters