The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
facility at Terminal 3 in Abu Dhabi Airport is a purpose-built facility that
allows U.S. bound
guests to undertake all immigration, customs and agriculture inspections in
Abu Dhabi prior to departure.
Effective January 15, 2015, guests traveling on codeshare /
interline flights on Etihad Airways to New York, San Francisco, Chicago,
Dallas and Los Angeles from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kochi,
Hyderabad, Lucknow and Goa can avail of the CBP facility at Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Airport is one of only a handful of airports
outside North America that offers the CBP facility. Having cleared CBP, guests
their baggage through to their final destination in the United States. On
reaching the United States, guests will be treated as domestic arrivals, which
faster processing at their arrival airport and permits shorter connection
times for the onward flights.