Information from the U.S.
Customs and Border Protection Website
Documents You Will Need to Enter
the United States
All persons including citizens of the
United States traveling by air between the U.S., Canada,
Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda are required to present
a passport, Merchant Mariner Document (presented by U.S.
citizen merchant mariners traveling on official business)
or NEXUS Card (NEXUS enrollment is limited to citizens of
the United States and Canada, and lawful permanent residents
of the United States and Canada). Children will be required
to present their own passport.
U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents
(LPRs), refugees, and asylees will continue to be able to
use their Alien Registration Card
(Form I-551), issued by DHS, or other evidence of permanent
resident status or refugee or asylee status to apply for
entry into the United States.
The Western Hemisphere
Travel Initiative (WHTI) does not affect travel between
the United States and its territories. U.S. citizens traveling
directly between the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, the
U.S. Virgin Islands, America Samoa, Swains Island and the
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will continue
to be able to use established forms of identification to
board flights and for entry.
As of January 31, 2008,
verbal declarations of identity and citizenship alone will
no longer be accepted. On this date, U.S. and Canadian citizens
entering the U. S. at land and sea ports of entry from within
the Western Hemisphere will need to present (1) government-issued
proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate, along
with (2) government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s
Important Change in International Land and Sea Travel Document
While a passport or other
comparable document is not required for entry
by land or sea, U.S. and Canadian citizens are highly encouraged
to carry proof of identity and citizenship. Travelers 19
years and older should also carry government-issued photo
ID. Please visit CBP.gov for the latest information on travel
- Travel Info)
Immigration and Naturalization Service -
Immigration and Naturalization Service maintains an office
in St. Croix and is happy to assist visitors by answering
any immigration questions. Their telephone number: (340)
778-6559. At the airport, their number is (340) 778-1419.
You can also call U.S. Customs at (340) 773-1490 if you
have any questions.
When you leave St. Croix by air, give yourself at least
an hour and a half at the airport to go through customs
and immigration checkpoints. At the airline counter you
will be required to show photo identification for security
purposes and check your bags.
passing through Customs you have the opportunity to shop
in the airport's gift shop and/or get a bite to eat at the
small local restaurant located in the lobby. This is your
last chance to try some local food before you return home!
airport lobby, fill in the Customs Declaration form
you were given at check-in and proceed to Customs. Present
your declaration form, along with your passport, to a Customs
Inspector. You then collect your bags from the luggage carousel
and pass through Immigration where you present your identification
and Customs Declaration form. Be prepared to have all your
bags checked thoroughly, inside and out.
past Customs and the airport screening area there are new
gates with comfortable chairs and a small snack bar which
serves light snacks, soft drinks, beer and limited cocktails.