International Carrier Bonds
The US Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued the Advance Passenger Information System, (APIS). It stipulates that all commercial manifests for crew and passengers must be filed electronically.
CBP has issued a notice indicating that all international carriers transporting crew and passengers must obtain an International Carrier bond and place it on file with CBP prior to departure from the USA.
NETbonds offers the most streamlined process to have bonds quickly approved by the surety and have them on file with US Customs in 10 business days from application receipt (this is the minimum time permitted by US Customs). We offer International Carrier Bonds starting @ $1295 which provides up to $133k in coverage.
The process to obtain a bond is simple:
- Fill out our application (click under 'more bonds')
- Sign the application email to you by docusign
- We will reach out to you to advise what financials would be required by underwriting
- We will have your firm sign & notarize our GIA (General Indemnity Agreement)