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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.

Under the Agriculture General Aviation Preclearance Programme, it’s now possible to fly direct to any U.S. airport after preclearing at Shannon.

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.

This document provides...

  • The 7-step outline for private aircraft preclearance procedures.
  • The most recent list of CBP/USDA approved airports for precleared private flights.
  • The Shannon Private Aircraft Program FAQs, including the service request telephone number.

Full information on private aircraft preclearance processing is available here 

  • Charges for the provision of this service are outlined here. Non-aviation related charges are outlined here.

For further information on preclearance please contact your Shannon FBO or email Joe Buckley - Business Relations Manager.