Effective Sunday, January 7, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will adjust the hours of operation at the Lancaster and Roseau, Minnesota Ports of Entry (POE). This adjustment will allow CBP to properly align staffing with workload, maintain CBP’s inspectional and enforcement missions, and redirect resources to ports with greater commercial and passenger volumes. Northbound travelers and cargo exports will not be affected by this change.
The current hours of operation for the Port of Lancaster are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., which coincide with the hours of operation at the adjacent Canadian Port of Tolstoi, Manitoba. Effective January 7, 2018, the new hours of operation at Lancaster will be 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the winter and 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the summer. Travelers wishing to cross into the United States when the port is closed, may cross at Pembina, North Dakota, a 24-hour POE approximately 30 miles west of Lancaster.
The current hours of operation for the Port of Roseau are 8:00 a.m. to midnight, which coincide with the hours of operation at the adjacent Canadian Port of South Junction, Manitoba. Effective January 7, 2018, the new hours of operation at Roseau will be 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. year-round. Travelers wishing to cross into the United States between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. may cross at Warroad, Minnesota, a 24-hour POE approximately 21 miles east of Roseau.
Questions regarding the adjustment of hours may be directed to Assistant Area Port Director of Passenger Operations Mary Meyer at 701-825-5612.
As always, if you have any questions regarding the information presented here, please contact either your Livingston account manager or our US Regulatory Affairs group: firstname.lastname@example.org.