eAPIS Information

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What is eAPIS?
The Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) system that provides for the collection of traveler manifest information for international travel both in to and out of the United States. eAPIS collects and passes electronic manifests to the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS).

When is it required?
Beginning on May 18, 2009, all general aviation pilots departing from or arriving in the United States are required to provide pilot information, aircraft information, and passenger manifest to the government at least 60 minutes prior to departure.

Are there any penalties for not submitting an eAPIS manifest, or submitting a faulty eAPIS manifest?
Yes. Fines for non-compliance start at $5,000 per incident against the Pilot-in-Command.

What is the easiest, most reliable, certified and secure solution for submitting an e-APIS manifests to CBP.
It's FltPlan.com!


FltPlan.com's CBP certified e-APIS system is a full feature program that makes your eAPIS submission simple & easy:
  • Meets the requirements of CBP and DHS.
  • Approved and certified by CBP and DHS.
  • Easy to use interface for pilot/scheduler/dispatcher to electronically send their information to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)
  • Create an APIS Manifest in less than one minute (using stored aircraft, crew and passenger data).
  • Easily display and print, in PDF format, your General Declaration and Customs Form 178 with your information already entered.
  • Accessible from any computer with access to the internet.
  • FltPlan.com uses secure SSL technology encryption to protect your data and ensures your privacy.
  • FltPlan.com uses an electronic data interchange system approved by CBP.
  • Works for IFR and VFR flights.
  • Works for Custom's notification even outside FltPlan.com's primary coverage area.  
      (i.e. you can use FltPlan.com's eAPIS system for flights to/from Europe.)
  • Designed for all users, from single-engine piston owners up to multiple jet aircraft flight departments.
  • Accurately calculates Border crossing locations and time from your flight plan data.
  • Crew, Passenger, and Aircraft Info can be setup to be accessible from multiple FltPlan.com accounts (if desired).
  • Passenger, Aircraft, Aircraft Owner, and Crew information can be saved for future retrieval.
  • The identity and information of crewmembers, passengers, aircraft owner, and aircraft operator will be made available only to CBP.
    Your data is secure with FltPlan.com.
  • Have peace of mind knowing you are dealing with a company that has been tested & certified by CBP/DHS, with proven, reliable and secure service.
  • FltPlan.com's e-APIS system is backed by an available, knowledgeable, and professional staff to help with questions by email and telephone.
  • 24/7 full service telephone emergency eAPIS submission available with our premium option.
  • Don't trust your e-APIS submissions to some unknown third party software that isn't approved or certified by CBP.  It's your neck!

    Call 1-888-358-3375 or 731-855-8000 to enroll or get more details.
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