National Security Entry-Exit Registration System
Are you a foreign national from a country on the NSEERS list (see below) seeking entrance into the U.S.?
Have you been selected by a consular officer or a DHS officer at a U.S. point of entry or exit to register with the NSEERS?
WHAT IS THE NATIONAL SECURITY ENTRY-EXIT REGISTRATION SYSTEM?
Foreign nationals from certain countries are subject to NSEERS at the port of entry when they arrive in the U.S. The NSEERS registered foreign nationals are also required to register their departure at a designated port. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducts the NSEERS registration. This registration involves an interview, photograph, and fingerprints. Some other check-in procedures must be followed while these foreign nationals stay in the U.S.
WHO IS SUBJECT TO NSEERS?
Generally speaking, everyone that enters the U.S. with a temporary status might be subject to the NSEERS at the port of entry and exit, depending on their situation. Most times, only people who are from the named countries (see list below) are subject to NSEERS, or if you are chosen by the consular officer or a DHS officer at the port of entry.
IF I AM SUBJECT TO NSEERS, WHAT MUST I DO?
If you are a foreign national from the NSEERS list below or are selected by a consular officer or a DHS officer at a U.S. port of entry or exit, some basic things must be done:
- You must report to a DHS interviewing office;
- You must be fingerprinted, photographed, and have an interview;
- You must report for follow-up interviews, as per instructions were given to you by the DHS officer;
- You must notify any changes in your address, employment, or educational institution within ten days of any such change;
- You must depart from the U.S. only through the designated ports of departure.
WHAT COUNTRIES ARE DESIGNATED FOR NSEERS?
|Designated Country||Most Recent Designation Date||Current Expiration Date||Current Re-Registration Period|
|El Salvador||March 9, 2001||March 9, 2012||July 9, 2010, to September 7, 2010|
|Haiti||January 21, 2010||July 22, 2011||—|
|Honduras||January 5, 1999||January 5, 2012||May 5, 2010, to July 6, 2010|
|Nicaragua||January 5, 1999||January 5, 2012||May 5, 2010, to July 6, 2010|
|Somalia||September 4, 2001||September 17, 2012||November 2, 2010, to January 3, 2011|
|Sudan||October 7, 2004||November 2, 2011||December 31, 2009, to March 1, 2010|