Port of Entry Codes – Everything a Traveler Needs to Know

Posted by Frank Gogol
Updated on May 16, 2022

Starting with the 22nd of January, travelers who are coming to the United State and enter through ferry terminals and land ports must offer proof of vaccination, if necessary. Later on, in April, the CDC updated those requirements, announcing an extension.

Travelers will receive a code used to locate a port of entry, necessary for entering the country, as per the guidelines outlined by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Port of Entry Codes Explained

When you are a traveler going to the United States, you have to pass through the US PoE (Port of Entry). Sometimes, you may be taken through an Automated Control Process Kiosk, after which you will go through an interview with a CBP officer. Other times, you may be asked to file out an I-94 form, after which you still need to pass through the interview.

Once that has passed, the officer taking you through the interview will put a stamp on your passport. That stamp will feature a 3-letter entry code, which will tell exactly which port of entry you used to enter the USA. It is also part of the U.S. Customs process when leaving the country, so it is essential that you take a close look at the code, and learn of its location.

US Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry Codes

Each port of entry will have its own code (i.e., a CPB code) which is descriptive of the location it passed through. Here are the codes that you will get stamped upon entering the U.S.

CodeLocations
ABEAberdeen, WA
ABGAlburg, VT
ABQAlbuquerque, NM
ABSAlburg Springs, VT
ADTAmistad Dam, TX
AGAAgana, Guam
AGMAlgoma, WI
AGNAlgonac, MI
AGUMayaguez, PR
AKRAkron, OH
ALBAlbany, NY
ALCAlcan, AK
ALPAlpena, MI
AMBAmbrose, ND
ANAAnacortes, WA
ANCAnchorage, AK
ANDAndrade, CA
ANPAntelope Wells, NM
ANTAntler, ND
ANZAnzalduas, TX
ARUAruba
ASTAstoria, OR
ATBAshtabula, OH
ATLAtlanta, GA
ATWAppleton, WI
AUSAustin, TX
AXBAlexandria Bay, NY
BALBaltimore, MD
BAUBaudette, MN
BAYBayfield, WI
BBMBrownsville, B&M Bridge
BCKBucksport, ME
BCMBattle Creek and Kalamazoo County Airport, MI
BCYBay City, MI
BEABeaumont, TX
BEBBeebe Plain, VT
BEEBeecher Falls, VT
BELBellingham, WA
BGCBridgeport, CT
BGMBangor, ME
BHMBar Harbor, ME Ferry Terminal
BILBillings, MT
BLABlaine, WA
BOAEl Paso, Bridge of Americas, TX
BOCBoca Grande, FL
BOOBoothbay Harbor, ME
BOSBoston, MA
BRGBurlington, VT
BROBrownsville, TX
BRUBrunswick, GA
BTMButte, MT
BTNBaton Rouge, LA
BUFBuffalo, NY
BWABoundary, WA
BWMBridgewater, ME
CALCalexico, CA
CANCape Canaveral, FL
CAPCape Vincent, NY
CBHChurubusco, IN
CHACharlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI
CHFChief Mountain, MT
CHIChicago, IL
CHLCharleston, SC
CHMChamplain, NY
CHRChristiansted, St. Croix, VI
CHTChateaugay, NY
CINCincinnati, OH
CLAClayton, NY
CLECleveland, OH
CLGCalgary, Alberta Canada
CLSCalais, ME
CLTCharlotte, NC
CNACanaan, VT
CNCCannon Corners, NY
CNJCamden, NJ
COBCoburn Gore, ME
COLColumbus, NM
COOCoos Bay, OR
CORCorpus Christi, TX
COWHQ, Washington DC
CRACrane Lake, MN
CRBCaribou, ME
CRUCruz Bay, St. John, VI
CRYCarbury, ND
CSPCasper, WY
CUTCut Bank, MT
DACDalton Cache, AK
DALDallas, TX
DBLDublin, Ireland
DCADetroit, MI
DCBDetroit, Ambassador Bridge
DCTDetroit, Windsor Tunnel
DENDenver, CO
DERDel Rio, TX
DETDetroit, MI
DIBDetroit, MI
DLBDel Bonita, MT
DLRDel Rio, TX
DMADetroit, MI
DNADonna, TX
DNSDunseith, ND
DOUDouglas, AZ
DSMDes Moines, IA
DULDuluth, MN
DVDDover, AFB DE
DVLDanville, WA
EDAEdmonton, AB Canada
EDNSouth Texas, IAP at Edinburg
EGPEagle Pass, TX
ELPEl Paso, TX
ELYEly, MN
ENSEnsenada, PR
EPIEastport, ID
EPMEastport, ME
ERCEast Richford, VT
ERIErie, PA
EVEEverett, WA
FABFabens, TX
FAJFajardo, PR
FALFalcon Dam, TX
FARFargo, ND
FBAFreeport, Bahamas
FDEFort Duncan Bridge, Eagle Pass
FERFerry, WA
FHKFort Hancock, TX
FPTFreeport, TX
FRBFairbanks, AK
FREFresno, CA
FRIFriday Harbor, WA
FRKFrederiksted, St. Croix, VI
FRNFernandina, FL
FRTFortuna, ND
FTCFort Covington, NY
FTFFort Fairfield, ME
FTHFort Hancock, NM
FTKFort Kent, ME
FTLFort Lauderdale, FL
FTMFort Myers, FL
FTPFort Pierce, FL
FWAFrontier, WA
GALGalveston, TX
GARGary, IN
GEOGeorgetown, SC
GGWGlasgow, MT
GLOGloucester, MA
GLPGulfport, MS
GPMGrand Portage, MN
GRBGreen Bay, WI
GREGreat Falls, MT
GRFGrand Forks, ND
GROGrosse Isle, MI
GRPGrand, Rapids, MI Kent County Intl Airport
GRRGreer, SC
GRTGroton, CT
GSNSaipan Island, Saipan International Airport, MP,
GTWGateway Bridge, Brownsville
GULGulfport, MS
HAIHaines, AK
HALHalifax, Nova Scotia
HAMHamilton, Bermuda
HARHarrisburg, PA
HELHelena, MT
HHWHonolulu, HI
HIDHidalgo, TX
HIGHighgate Springs, VT
HLGHarlingen, TX
HMLHamlin, ME
HMMHammond, IN
HNNHannah, ND
HNSHansboro, ND
HOBHoboken, NJ
HOMHomer, AK
HOPHopewell, VA
HOUHouston, TX
HSBHarrisburg, PA
HTMHoulton, ME
HUMHumacao, PR
HVRWild Horse, MT
HYDHyder, AK
INDLos Indios
INPIndianapolis, IN
INTInternational Falls, MN
ISBPort Isabel, TX
ISLIsle Royale, MI
IVPCalexico, Truck Crossing
JACJacksonville, FL
JERJersey City, NJ
JKMJackman, ME
JOBJobos, PR
JUNJuneau, AK
KALKalispell, MT
KANKansas City, MO
KETKetchikan, AK
KEYKey West, FL
KLMKalama, WA
KOAKona, HI
LANLancaster, MN
LARLaredo, TX Juarez-Lincoln Bridge
LAULaurier, WA
LCBLaredo, Columbia Bridge
LEBLebanon, ME
LEWLewiston, NY
LIMLimestone, ME
LKCLake Charles, LA
LLBLaredo Juarez-Lincoln Bridge 2, TX
LNBLong Beach, CA
LOILos Indios
LONLongview, WA
LORLorain, OH
LOSLos Angeles, CA
LOULouisville, KY
LSELos Ebanos, TX
LUBLubec, ME
LUKLukeville, AZ
LVGLas Vegas, NV
LWTLaredo, World Trade Bridge
LYNLynden, WA
MAAAbu Dhabi INTL
MADMadawaska, ME
MAGMcGuire AFB, NJ
MAIMaida, ND
MAPMariposa, AZ
MASMassena, NY
MAYMayaguez, PR
MCIMcAllen, TX
MEMMemphis, TN
METMetaline Falls, WA
MGCMorgan City, LA
MGMMorgan, MT
MIAMiami, FL
MILMilwaukee, WI
MNDMinot, ND (Int’l Airport)
MNWManitowoc, WI
MOBMobile, AL
MONMontreal, Quebec
MOOMooers, NY
MORMorses Line, VT
MRCMarine City, MI
MRHMorehead City, NC
MRRMorristown, NY
MRYMarysville, MI
MSPMinneapolis/St. Paul (Int’l Airport)
MTHMarathon ARPT, FL
MYRMyrtle Beach, SC
NACNaco, AZ
NASNassau, Bahamas
NEANeah Bay, WA
NECNeche, ND
NEWNewark, NJ
NIANiagara Falls, NY
NIGNighthawk, WA
NIKNikiski, AK
NOGNogales, AZ
NOLNew Orleans, LA
NOMNome, AK
NOONoonan, ND
NORNorfolk, VA
NOYNoyes, MN
NPVNewport, VT
NRGNorthgate, ND
NRNNorton, VT
NRTNorth Troy, VT
NSVNashville, TN
NWHNew Haven, CT
NWLNew London, CT
NWNNewport News, VA
NYCNew York, NY
NYWNorthport, WA
OAKOakland, CA
OGDOgdensburg, NY
OKCOklahoma City, OK
OLYOlympia, WA
OMAOmaha, NE
OPHOpheim, MT
ORLOrlando, FL
OROOroville, WA
OSWOswego, NY
OTMOtay Mesa POE, CA
OTTOttawa, CT
PANPanama City, FL
PARPort Arthur, TX
PASPascagoula, MS
PAXPatuxent River, MD
PBBPeace Bridge, NY
PCFPort Canaveral, FL
PDNPaso del Norte, El Paso, TX
PEMPembina, ND
PENPensacola, FL
PERPerth Amboy, NJ
PEVPort Everglades, FL
PGRProgreso, TX
PHIPhiladelphia, PA
PHOPhoenix, AZ
PHRPharr, TX
PHUPort Huron, M
PHYPacific Highway POE, WA
PIBParadise, Island, Bahamas
PIEPiegan, MT
PINPine Creek, MN
PITPittsburgh, PA
PIVPinnacle POE, VT
PKCPoker Creek, AK
PNGPort Angeles, WA
PNHPittsburg, NH
POEPort of El Paso, TX
POMPortland, ME
PONPonce, PR
POOPortland, OR
PORPortal, ND
PRCPrince Rupert BC Canada
PREPresidio, TX
PROProvidence, RI
PSJPort St. Joe, FL
PSMPortsmouth, NH
PTLPorthill, ID
PTOPort Townsend, WA
PTRPoint Roberts, WA
PUTPut-in-Bay, OH
RANRanier, MN
RAYRaymond, MT
RBBNiagara Falls, Rainbow Bridge, NY
RBTRoberts Landing, MI
RCMRichmond, VA
RDURaleigh-Durham, NC
RENReno, NV
RIFRichford, VT
RIORio Grande City, TX
RITRome, Italy
ROCRochester, NY
ROMRoma, TX
ROORoosville, MT
ROSRoseau, MN
ROURouses Point, NY
SACSacramento, CA
SAGSaginaw, MI
SAJSan Juan, PR
SARSarles, ND
SASSasabe, AZ
SAUSt. Augustine, FL
SAVSavannah, GA
SBRSouth Brewer, ME
SCLSt. Clair, MI
SCOScobey, MT
SDPSan Diego Intl. Airport, CA
SDYSandusky, OH
SEASeattle, WA
SETSeattle-Tacoma, WA
SFBSanford, FL
SFRSan Francisco, CA
SHAShannon, Ireland
SHRSherwood, ND
SJOSt. John, ND
SKASkagway, AK
SLCSalt Lake City, UT
SLOSan Luis Obispo, CA
SLUSan Luis, AZ
SNASan Antonio, TX
SNDSan Diego, CA
SNJSan Jose, CA
SNNShannon, Ireland
SPASt. Pamphile, ME
SPCSan Pedro, CA
SPESt. Petersburg, FL
SPMSt. Paul, MN
SPNSaipan
SPOSpokane, WA
SRLSt. Aurelie, ME
SSBSanford, Fl
SSMSault Ste. Marie, MI
STASt. Albans, VT
STJSt. John, USVI
STLSt. Louis, MO
STRSanta Teresa, NM
STZSt. Zacharie, ME
SUMSumas, WA
SWESweetgrass, MT
SYRSyracuse, NY
SYSSan Ysidro, CA
TACTacoma, WA
TAMTampa, FL
TECTecate, CA
THOThousand Islands Bridge, NY
TOLToledo, OH
TORToronto, Ontario Canada
TRLTrail Creek, MT
TROTrout River, NY
TRVTravis AFB, CA
TUCTucson, AZ
TURTurner, MT
VANVancouver, WA
VCBVanceboro, ME
VCVVancouver, BC Canada
VIBVeterans International Bridge
VICVictoria, BC
VNBVan Buren, ME
WALWalhalla, ND
WARWarroad, MN
WASWashington, DC
WBEWest Berkshire, VT
WCMWillow Creek, MT
WHIWhitetail, MT
WHMWildhorse, MT
WHOWesthope, ND
WHRWhirlpool Bridge
WHTWhitlash, MT
WILWilmington, NC
WINWinnipeg, SK. Canada
WLLWilmington, DE
WNDWilliston, ND (Int’l Airport)
WPBWest Palm Beach, FL
WRAWrangell, AK
WRBWhirlpool Bridge
YAKYakima, WA
YOUYoungstown, NY
YSLYsleta, TX
YUIYuma, AZ

For updates on point of entry locations and a full list of the codes, you may want to check the state government website for US CBP Codes.

US Port of Entry FAQ

As a traveler to the U.S., you may still have questions concerning the port of entry requirements. Here are the most commonly asked questions, along with their answers:

What Are the Requirements for Travelers Entering the United States Through Land PoEs?

Before coming to the United States., a traveler who is not from the United States needs to provide the following documentation:

  • Proof of vaccination, as has been specified by the CDC.
  • Verbal attestation of the vaccination status at the border inspection
  • A valid passport with a travel visa, if necessary. Travelers should provide documents to show that they comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative of the I.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Each point of entry may have different requirements, depending on the traveler and the area they are coming from. Make sure you are up to date with the vaccine schemes recommended by the CDC.

What Are the Requirements to Get into the U.S. for Children Under the Age of 18 that Cannot Be Vaccinated?

Children that are under the age of 18 are exempt from the vaccination requirement, both at the ferry and the land PoEs. The Port of Entry process for F1 students does not require a vaccine, as long as the student has yet to reach the required age. 

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Final Thoughts

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) are constantly making updates on the requirements necessary to enter the United States. Make sure that you locate your point of entry and that you receive your code, ensuring that your visit is within the requirements outlined by the CDC and CBP.


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