Port of Entry in Anchorage, Alaska
The port of entry in Anchorage, Alaska is located at:
605 W. 4th Ave. Suite 230
Anchorage, AK 99501
The port code for this location is: 3126 and the phone number to contact the port of entry in Anchorage is 907-271-2675. The Port Office is located downtown at the Federal Building which is located at the address above, on the second floor in Room 230.
What to expect when you are entering the U.S. at the port of entry in Anchorage
- You will be greeted by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer.
- Your immigration status will be confirmed and is subject to further review.
- If you are a U.S. citizen, you will likely be promoted to take one path while non-U.S. citizens go another way.
- A CBP will ask you questions such as “What is the purpose of your visit?”
- You may be asked to take a photo and/or have your fingerprints taken.
- If you have anything to declare, be sure you inform a CBP officer. You could face fines or penalties for failing to declare items purchased in another country or risk having them seized.
- Retrieve your luggage. Don’t be surprised if a CBP officer asks to inspect your luggage either.
- Present your paperwork to the CBP officer.
- Be on your way.
What should you know about expediting your entry if you are a lawful permanent resident of the U.S.?
While our immigration attorneys in Anchorage, Alaska can provide you with some useful information regarding what to expect when you enter or leave the U.S., we have compiled some important tips for you to keep in mind if you plan on leaving the country and then returning.
- You may be eligible to take advantage of the Automated Passport Control Kiosk (APC). If you are a U.S. citizen, a Canadian citizen, or are traveling on a B-1 or B-2 visa, you are permitted to use the Kiosks. If you a foreign visitor who has been admitted into the U.S on a visa waiver program with a valid ESTA, Valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization, and have visited the U.S. at least once since 2008, you too can use the Kiosk. These Kiosks are available for individual use as well as those traveling as a family if you all reside at the same address. You won’t have to fill out a customs declaration on the plane if you use the Kiosk.
- Global Entry Kiosk- Those who use these Kiosks are required to undergo a background screening and an interview. There is a one-time $100 fee to use this.
Globalentry.gov allows you to apply for this benefit so you can take advantage of it the next time you enter the U.S. if you meet the criteria to use these Kiosks.
If you trying to enter the U.S. for the first time or know someone who is wanting to visit Anchorage, Alaska, we encourage you to reach out to us now so we can help you or your family member get connected with an immigration and visa lawyer in Anchorage who can explain what documents are needed and if any forms need to be filled out prior to entry.
Give us a call now so an agent can begin assisting you.
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