GEN 1.1 Designated Authorities

  1. Introduction
    1. This section contains the contact information for certain designated U.S. authorities that are directly involved with flights that enter, exit, or transit U.S. territorial airspace.
  2. Designated Authorities
    1. Certain designated authorities concerned with facilitation of aircraft operations in the U.S. can be contacted as follows:
      1. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for:
        1. Customs requirements, including Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) at

        2. CBP Service Offices/Ports of Entry at
      2. U.S Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for TSA security programs at
      3. U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for foreign aircraft licensing and permits at
      4. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at
      5. Additional designated authorities are listed with contact information on the FAA Prohibitions, Restrictions, and Notices website located at
  3. Applicable ICAO Documents
    1. National regulations and practices concerning facilitation of international air transport are being carried out at all international airports as far as possible in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Standards and Recommended Practices of Annex 9 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. Differences from certain Annex 9 provisions exist only in those cases where it has not yet been possible to amend national legislation accordingly. Continuous efforts are being made to eliminate these differences.