U.S. Customs and Border Protection (US CBP)

US Customs and Border Protection

As an approved port of entry, the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport has a Federal Inspection Station, manned by US Customs and Border Protection, for clearing arriving and departing aircraft.

Private Flights

There are processes and procedures that you need to follow when arriving to and departing from the United States. For advance notification to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, you may call (956) 982-0973 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to midnight (00:00). If you are calling afterhours you may call (956) 983-5704.

Private aircraft pilots must adhere to specific requirements when arriving and departing the United States.

Preclearance for General Aviation

The Decal/Transponder Online Procurement System (DTOPS) is an easy way for private aircraft to purchase their annual user fee online. For additional information, visit the DTOPS website.