Ports of entry

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Ports of entry

Definition: Place where imported goods are admitted into the legal frontiers of the importing country. It may or may not be same as the port of destination (Business Dictionary).


Port of Los Angeles

Where are they??

The following Ports are listed according to location by state/territory and are designated either Class A,B, or C. This class designation is still published in Title 8, Aliens and Nationality.

Class A - The Port is designated as a Port-of-Entry for all aliens.

Class B- The Port is designated a Port-of-Entry for aliens who at the time of applying for admission are lawfully in possession of valid Permanent Resident Cards or valid non-resident aliens’ border-crossing or are admissible withoutdocuments under the documentary waivers contained in part 212 of 8 CFR, Chapter 1.

Class C-The Port is a designated Port-of-Entry only for aliens who are arriving in the United States as crewmen as that term is defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, with respect to vessels.

Class A
Mobile, AL 

Class A 
Alcan, AK Anchorage, AK (the port of Anchorage includes, among others (for out of port inspections only), Afognak, Barrow, Cold Bay, Cordova, Homer,
Kotzebue, Nikiski, Seward, Valdez, and Yakutat, AK)
Dalton's Cache, AK 
Dutch Harbor, AK 
Fairbanks, AK 
Gambell, AK 
Juneau, AK 
Ketchikan, AK 
Nome, AK 
Poker Creek, AK 
Skagway, AK
Valdez, AKClass B 
Eagle, AK 
Nome, AK 

Class C 
Kodiak, AK
Gambell, AK
Hyder, AK
Nome, AK
Dutch Harbor, AK 


Class A 
Douglas, AZ 
Lukeville, AZ 
Naco, AZ 
Nogales, AZ 
Sasabe, AZ 
San Luis, AZ

Class A 
Andrade, CA 
Calexico, CA 
Los Angeles,CA     (the port of Los Angeles includes, among others, the port facilities at Long Beach, Port Hueneme, San Pedro, and Ventura, CA)
Otay Mesa, CA 
San Luis Obispo, CA (the port of San Luis Obispo includes, among others, the port facilities at Avila, Estero Bay, El Capitan, Elwood, Gaviota, Morro Bay, and Santa Barbara, CA)
San Francisco, CA   (the port of San Francisco includes, amongothers, the port facilities at Antioch, Benicia, Martinez, Oakland, Pittsburg, Port Chicago Concord Naval Weapon Station, Redwood City, Richmond, Sacramento, San Pablo Bay, and Stockton, CA) 
San Ysidro, CA 
Tecate, CA
Class C
Eureka, CA

Class A 
Denver, CO 

Class A 
Hartford, CT     (the port at Hartford includes, among others,the port facilities at Bridgeport, Groton, New Haven, and New London, CT) 

Class A
Delaware City, DE
Lewes, DE
New Castle, DE
Wilmington, DE

Class A
Washington, DC

Class A 
Fernandina, FL 
Fort Lauderdale/Port Everglades, FL, Seaport 
Fort Pierce, FL 
Jacksonville, FL 
Key West, FL  Miami FL 
Manatee, FL 
Panama City, FL 
Pensacola, FL 
Port Canaveral, FL 
St. Petersburg, FL 
Tampa, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Class C 
Port Dania, FL 

Class A 
Savannah, GA (the port of Savannah includes, among others, the port facilities at Brunswick and St. Mary's Seaport, GA) 

Class A
Agana, Guam,M.I.  (including the port facilities at Apra Harbor, Guam) 

Class A 
Honolulu, HI, Seaport (including all port facilities on the Island of Oahu) 
Hilo, HI 
Kailua Bay
Honokohau Harbor (Island of Hawaii)

Class C 
Kahului, HI, Kahului Harbor 
Nawiliwilli, HI, Nawiliwilli Harbor 
Port Allen, HI, Port Allen Harbor
Kawaihae Harbor...