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DHS Special Registration (or NSEERS)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has cancelled NSEERS Special Registration effective April 28, 2011.

The official notice to end NSEERS Special Registration was published in the Federal Register on April 28, 2011.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection now states on Travelers who registered with NSEERS when they entered the U.S. are NOT required to register when they depart. All that is required is to turn in your I-94 to the gate agent ifdeparting by air, or Canada customs if departing by land at the northern border.

Because NSEERS is no longer in effect, waivers issued for travelerspreviously subject to NSEERS are no longer documents that should be presentedto CBP upon entry.

Travelers who have not departed since April 28, 2011, can disregard NSEERS requirements. All travelers are still subject to inspection, including referrals to secondary, however, the list of countries whose nationals were subject to NSEERS will no longer automatically be referred for secondary inspection. In the future, such referrals are no longer a requirement for citizens of countries whose nationals had been subject to NSEERS registration.

Last Update: August 27, 2019