US Pre-Clearance of Commercial and Private Aircraft ;

US Pre-clearance for Commercial Airlines & Private Jets

Under the Agriculture General Aviation Preclearance Programme, it is possible for commercial aircraft and business jets to fly direct to any U.S. airport after pre-clearing at Shannon.

Shannon Airport is the first airport in the world, outside of the Americas, to offer Full US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance facilities to airlines travelling to the USA. 

Your passengers can pre-clear all formalities for U.S. Immigration, Customs and Agriculture here at Shannon Airport, making their journey to the USA faster and easier. With dedicated facilities for Commercial and Transit operations, your arrival in the U.S.A. will be seamless.

How your Airline Benefits

If you would like to develop a direct route from Ireland to the U.S.A, or a one stop connection via Shannon, please contact our Aviation Development Team.

US Pre-Clearance For Private Aircraft

Our full U.S. Preclearance of private aircraft service allows your passengers to make all the necessary immigration, customs and agriculture inspections at Shannon before departure to the U.S. This means a more efficient arrival process at their destination.

General Aviation aircraft are precleared from Shannon Airport to a specific, designated airport or airport facility approved and capable of handling and processing international garbage as required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Shannon Airport was the first airport in the world to offer full US preclearance for private aircraft and is still the only airport in either Europe or the Middle East with this unique service.

What additional private aircraft services are available at Shannon?

You can get further information on preclearance by downloading the CBP Preclearance of General Aviation Summary Guide.Version 3.

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Full information on private aircraft preclearance processing is available here 

For further information on preclearance please contact your Shannon FBO or email John Drysdale Aviation Development Manager.   Please click here for the pre clearance airports list which contains all of the airports that can be accessed through preclearance at Shannon by private jets.

For more information on the benefits of US CBP preclearance of private jets the following video may provide more insights please click here