When you are traveling to the United States for the first time you are likely to have questions and concerns about what happens when you arrive at the Port-of-Entry?
A foreign national traveling to the United States will arrive initially at a U.S. “Port-of-Entry” (POE). The POE can be an airport, a land border crossing, or a seaport. Passing through a Port-of-Entry generally means that you are seeking permission from an Immigration Inspector, an official of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), to enter the U.S. for a specific reason, purpose and duration, which are generally always predefined.
We have posted below a recent CBP Muster on the Basic Elements of a Thorough Primary Inspection for the benefit of our readers.