eAPIS Information

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John & Martha King explain eAPIS for international flights
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 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.


FltPlan.com's CBP certified e-APIS system is a full featured program that makes your eAPIS submission simple & easy:
  • Meets the requirements of CBP and DHS.
  • The first company to be Approved and Certified by CBP/DHS for Private Aircraft eAPIS submissions.
  • Certified by CBP for Part 91, part 135, and part 121
  • FltPlan.com submits more Certified eAPIS Manifests for Private Aircraft than any other company.
  • 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 compliant, reliable and secure service.
  • FltPlan.com has a knowledgeable staff that can help with questions you have.
  • Low annual fee for unlimited eAPIS manifests and support.
  • 24/7 full service telephone emergency eAPIS submission available with our premium option.

  • Let FltPlan.com, the most trusted and relied upon service for filing flight plans, handle your Customs/DHS eAPIS Manifest submissions.
    Call 731-855-8000 to enroll or get more details.



    Updated 01/24/2011   Copyright 2011 www.FltPlan.com All Rights Reserved