CBP Vessel APIS Guide: System Identified Errors and Manifest Sufficiency Rates   [open pdf - 107KB]

"This guide serves to describe the criteria used and the manner in which CBP (Customs and Border Protection) evaluates an APIS (Advance Passenger Information System) manifest's compliance. APIS manifests are evaluated for submission timeliness, manifest completeness (quantity), data element sufficiency (quality), as well as compliance with AFR validation rule sets (quality). This guide does not purport to address every possible circumstance under which CBP may issue a penalty in connection with this legal requirement, but is intended as general guidance to assist persons responsible for complying with the APIS regulations. This document does not create or confer any right or benefit on any person or party, private or public. [...] The Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) Final Rule (AFR), published on April 7, 2005, requires APIS manifests to be submitted through the United States Coast Guard (USCG) & Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Electronic Notice of Arrival/Departure (eNOA/D) web portal (www.nvmc.uscg.gov) for all commercial vessels arriving from or departing for a foreign port or place. Compliant eNOA/D submissions through this portal work to fulfill both USCG (Notice Of Arrival) and CBP (APIS) reporting requirements."

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