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?


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 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducts the NSEERS registration. This registration involves an interview, photograph, and fingerprints. There are some other check-in procedures that must be followed while these foreign nationals stay in the U.S..


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 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 report any changes in your address, employment, or educational institution within 10 days of any such change;
  • You must depart from the U.S. only through the designated ports of departure.


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


January 21, 2010

July 22, 2011


January 5, 1999

January 5, 2012

May 5, 2010, to July 6, 2010


January 5, 1999

January 5, 2012

May 5, 2010, to July 6, 2010


September 4, 2001

September 17, 2012

November 2, 2010, to January 3, 2011


October 7, 2004

November 2, 2011

December 31, 2009, to March 1, 2010

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