Security Procedures

All the arrival passengers of the Corpus Christi International airport first go to TSA security screening upon their entry to the United States. Security procedures take a short time, but it still depends on the weather or flight delay. First passengers go to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents to determine their legal status when presented, it is essential to comply with all the requirements of security agents and answer questions truthfully and honestly. Passengers do not have to go through a body scanner, but their checked-in baggage and electronic devices are scanned separately.

Travelers, enrolled in TSA Pre or another trusted traveler program, for example, Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Global Entry, NEXUS or SENTRI are allowed to keep on their belts, shoes, and a light jacket, and can leave their liquid 3-1-1 and laptops inside their carry-on bags when transiting the checkpoint.

As mentioned above, Corpus Christi International Airport has one passenger terminal, and all the arrival passengers go through this terminal. It is vital to hold your place in an appropriate lane designated for U.S. citizens or international travelers and do not forget your I.D. or Passport.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

When passengers arrive in the United States, they are asked to go through additional screening with Customs and Border Protection agents and present documentation with a passport to determine the reason for their stay, as well as immigration status.