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Customs and Border Protection

International Arrivals and Federal Inspections

International arriving passengers will proceed to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s passport control. After clearing passport control, passengers will proceed to collect baggage and clear U.S. Customs. The airline ticket counters are located on the second floor after exiting Customs, where passengers may re-check baggage if they have a connecting flight. 

All users exit U.S. Customs on the first level of the terminal where travelers have access to ground transportation and parking facilities. To connect to another flight, take the elevator to the second level. If Providence is the final destination, follow the signs for the Interlink to connect to the rental car center and rail services.

Automated Solutions for Entering the United States

Global Entry

Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows for expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks. To sign up for Global Entry, visit the CBP website.

Automated Passport Control

Automated Passport Control (APC) is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection program that expedites the entry process for U.S. citizens, Canadian citizens, VISA waiver (ESTA), and Legal Permanent residents. Travelers use a self-service kiosk to submit their Customs declaration form and biographic information. APC is free and does not require pre-registration or membership. It maintains the highest level of protection in handling personal information and data while also helping reduce wait times, congestion and assists in faster processing. To find out how it works and if you qualify, visit the CBP website.