US Port of Entry Codes Explained

Updated on January 7, 2024
At a Glance:
  • The USCIS receipt notice provides important information about your case, including a receipt number for tracking.

  • USCIS takes around 8 to 9 weeks to issue receipt notices, but it may vary.

  • The confirmation of receipt, notice of results, referral notification, selection notification, and vacancy announcement close-out notice are some of the written notifications you may receive during the application process.

  • You can check your case status on the USCIS website, over the phone, by mail, in person, or via email/phone app/text.
  • Travelers coming to the 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. In this blog, we’ll discuss the importance of PoE codes and provide an exhaustive list of the many codes for the U.S.

    Port of Entry Codes Explained

    When you are a traveler going to the United States (F1 visa holders in particular) 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.

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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.

    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 is a Port of Entry Code?

    A Port of Entry (POE) Code is an alphanumeric code used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to identify the specific port through which a person enters the United States.

    Where Can I Find My Port of Entry Code?

    Your Port of Entry Code is typically found on your admission stamp or paper Form I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record).

    Why is the Port of Entry Code Important?

    It is used for immigration tracking and record-keeping. It helps authorities know where and when you entered the U.S.

    What Does the Code Look Like?

    The code usually consists of three letters, representing the specific port of entry. For example, “JFK” for John F. Kennedy International Airport.

    How Do I Interpret the Port of Entry Code?

    Each code corresponds to a specific location. You can look up the meaning of each code on the CBP website or consult an immigration professional.

    Does the Port of Entry Code Affect My Immigration Status?

    The code itself does not affect your immigration status, but it is a part of your entry record, which is important for legal proceedings or status adjustments.

    What Should I Do if My Port of Entry Code is Incorrect?

    If you believe there is an error, contact the nearest CBP office or seek guidance from an immigration attorney.

    Are There Different Codes for Different Types of Entry Points?

    Yes, there are different codes for airports, land border crossings, and seaports.

    Can the Port of Entry Code Change Over Time?

    Codes are generally stable, but in rare cases, they may change or be updated.

    Where Can I Get More Information?

    For more detailed information, visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website or consult an immigration attorney.

    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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