U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7110.10X
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
 
     
Subject:  Flight Services
   Includes:  Change 1 effective 7/24/14

Section 2. Customs Notification and ADIZ Requirements

7-2-1. FLIGHT PLAN/CUSTOMS REQUIREMENTS

Specific flight plan, Customs, and other requirements of individual countries are listed in the FAA International Flight Information Manual, IFIM.

7-2-2. INBOUND AIRCRAFT: CUSTOMS REQUIREMENTS

a. All aircraft entering U.S. airspace from a foreign port must provide at least 1 hour advance notice to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the point of first intended landing.

b. Aircraft arriving from the following location must furnish a notice of intended arrival to CBP at the nearest designated airport to point of crossing for the first landing in the U.S.

1. Via the U.S./Mexican border or the Pacific Coast from a foreign location in the Western Hemisphere south of 33 degrees north latitude.

2. From the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Coasts from a place in the Western Hemisphere south of 30 degrees north latitude from any place in Mexico.

3. From the U.S. Virgin Islands.

4. From Puerto Rico, which if from Puerto Rico, are conducting VFR flight.

c. This notice must be given at least 1 hour before crossing the U.S. coastline or border. The advance notice of arrival must include the following:

1. Aircraft registration number.

2. Name of aircraft commander.

3. Number of U.S. citizen passengers.

4. Number of alien passengers.

5. Place of last departure.

6. Estimated time and location of crossing U.S. border/coastline.

7. Estimated time of arrival.

8. Name of intended U.S. airport of first landing.

d. The pilot may make any required notification directly to the CBP through the Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) at: https://eapis.cbp.dhs.gov/. Alternate methods may include telephone, radio, or other means, or may be furnished through the FAA to the CBP.

REFERENCE-
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Guide for Private Flyers.

e. When Customs flight notification service is requested, as indicated by inclusion of ADCUS in remarks, deliver the complete message to the associated CBP office as soon as practical. Relay additional or amended information to the CBP in order to properly comply with requirements; for example, when actual arrival time varies from ETA by more than 15 minutes.

1. Provide the service only for those airports where availability is advertised in the AFD on flight notification messages. Pilots are responsible for making their own Customs arrangements for other airports.

2. Notify only the CBP office which, in turn, is responsible for notifying other inspection agencies concerned.

f. Prefiled Customs notification requests for flights returning to the U.S. must be delivered to the CBP office not earlier than 23 hours in advance.

g. When an airborne aircraft identifies an airport of first intended landing that is not one of the designated airports, advise the pilot that this airport is not a designated airport of first landing.

PHRASEOLOGY-
BE ADVISED THAT YOUR DESTINATION IS NOT A CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION DESIGNATED FIRST LANDING AIRPORT. WHAT ARE YOUR INTENTIONS?

NOTE-
If a pilot insists on landing at a non璬esignated airport, pass this information to nearest Customs and Border Protection office.

h. When a flight notification message containing ADCUS in remarks identifies a non璬esignated airport of first intended landing, notify the message originator to advise the pilot that the filed destination is not a designated airport.

PHRASEOLOGY-
ADVISE (aircraft identification) THAT THE FILED DESTINATION IS NOT A CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION DESIGNATED FIRST LANDING AIRPORT.

NOTE-
The FAA's role in this program is advisory only. Any appearance of action of enforcing compliance must be avoided. Any questions should be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

i. Record the time of receipt of Customs requests. This time will constitute evidence of the pilot's intention to comply with CBP, Immigration, and Public Health requirements and will be made available upon request from these authorities.

7-2-3. INBOUND AIRCRAFT: ADIZ REQUIREMENTS

a. Unless otherwise authorized by ATC, no person may operate an aircraft into, within, or across an ADIZ unless that person has filed a flight plan with an appropriate aeronautical facility.

b. Unless otherwise authorized by ATC, no person may operate an aircraft into, within, or across an ADIZ unless that aircraft is equipped with a coded radar beacon transponder and automatic pressure altitude reporting equipment having altitude reporting capability that automatically replies to interrogations by transmitting pressure altitude information in 100璮oot increments.

NOTE-
This paragraph does not apply to the operation of an aircraft which was not originally certificated with an engine璬riven electrical system and which has not subsequently been certified with such a system installed; for example, a balloon or glider.

c. Pilots of aircraft entering the United States through an ADIZ are required to comply with the provisions of 14 CFR Sections 99.17 and 99.19.

d. Forward information on DVFR aircraft inbound to the U.S. to NORAD via Service B or by telephone. Forward the following information:

1. Aircraft call sign.

2. Number and type of aircraft.

3. Altitude (within ADIZ).

4. True airspeed.

5. Time of departure.

6. Point of departure.

7. Destination.

8. ETA.

9. Remarks: DVFR discrete transponder code; estimated first point of penetration of ADIZ (latitude/longitude or fix璻adial璬istance); estimated time of penetration of ADIZ.

EXAMPLE-
1210 135 3442/09345 1446

NOTE-
1. See para 6񪏗, IFR Flight Plan Control Messages .

2. Further information on ADIZ requirements is contained in 14 CFR Part 99.

 
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