As the designated Port of Entry airport in Arizona, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provides a full range of services at Tucson International Airport (TUS), including passenger and cargo processing as well as a Global Entry Enrollment Center.
In 2021, CBP at TUS processed 15,942 international passengers arriving on 3,258 aircraft arrivals, a 143.2% increase in passengers and 127.8% increase in flights compared with 2020. Almost $2.2 billion worth of exports and imports were processed at TUS, a decline of 68.3% from 2020, attributed to a combination of factors stemming from the pandemic and supply chain disruptions.
7081 S. Plumer Ave.
Hours: 7 a.m-8 p.m. daily (to report an aircraft arrival or for general information)
Phone (520) 799-8348
Driving Directions: From Valencia Road go south on either Plumer Avenue (there is no traffic signal at Plumer) or take Tucson Boulevard, the main entryway to the airport terminal, and turn right on East Airport Drive (signage toward the Cell Phone Waiting lot) and continue to Plumer where you will turn left.
Parking: Free parking is available adjacent to the office.
Hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily (additional hours are available with advance notice)
Inbound pilots should give notice by contacting CBP at (520) 799-8348 before 8 p.m. the preceding weekday of their planned arrival and provide the following information:
- Aircraft registration number.
- Name of pilot in command.
- Place of last departure.
- Estimated time and location of border crossing.
- Intention to make TUS the airport of first landing in the U.S.
- Number of U.S. citizen passengers on board.
- Number of resident and nonresident alien passengers on board.
- Estimated time of arrival at TUS.
Pilots should also include an ADCUS (advise Customs) notice in the remarks section of their flight plan. Be advised, however, the ADCUS notation in the flight plan does not guarantee Customs personnel will receive the ETA notification.
Commercial airline flights with passengers are processed at the Federal Inspection Services facility at Gates A1 and A2 in the main terminal. Contact CBP at (520) 799-8348 for instructions.