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US Preclearance At Dublin Airport

United States Customs and Border Protection

The United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) facility at Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport is a purpose built facility that allows US bound passengers to undertake all immigration, customs and agriculture inspections at Dublin prior to departure.

Dublin Airport is one of only a handful of airports outside North America that offer the CBP facility. Having cleared USCBP, passengers arriving in the US are treated as domestic arrivals, which allows for a faster processing through their arrival airport in the United States including the checking through of any baggage to the traveller’s final destination.

Passengers on all US bound flights clear immigration, customs and agriculture inspections at Dublin Airport.

Electronic System For Travel Authorisation (ESTA) For Travel To The US

Passengers who plan to travel to the US are required under the US Visa Waiver Programme to apply for travel authorisation online prior to travel.

The electronic system for travel authorisation (ESTA) can be completed here.

Passengers will require an approved ESTA prior to boarding. An approved ESTA is valid for up to two years and multiple entries but is not a guarantee of admissibility.An ESTA application is subject to a charge - for more information, see here.

US Customs Declaration Form

You can download a US Customs Declaration Form here (Form 6059B Customs Declaration/English-Fillable).

Permitted Food Items

There are restrictions on food items that can be brought in to the US. For full details, see here.

In order to avoid delays we suggest that all food items be carried in hand luggage, declared and presented for inspection at the USCBP facility at Dublin Airport.

For further information, please visit the US Embassy in Dublin's website.

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