Ports of Entry in Texas Institute US-VISIT Access Measures


The land ports of entry at the Bridge of the Americas/Cordova Bridge, Paso del Norte Bridge and the Ysleta-Zaragoza Bridge in El Paso, Texas, have all implemented the US-VISIT biometric entry procedure.

The process involves two index finger scans and a digital photograph. Visitors will no longer need to fill out the Form 1-94 by hand since all of the biographic information will be entered electronically when the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer scans the travel documents. “The simple fast and clean US-VISIT technology and process allow for the more efficient management of data at the borders and are expediting the processing time for visitors subject to the procedures,” says Jim Williams, the director of the US-VISIT Program.

Along with exempt Canadian citizens, Mexican visitors who apply for admission using a Border Crossing Card (BCC) and travel within the “Border Zone” do not have to be processed through US-VISIT.

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