Before importing into the U.S., both foreign and domestic importers must register with Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This process, often referred to as Importer of record Registration, involves completing the Importer Identity Form, also known as CBP Form 5106.
Once completed, importers will have an account with CBP and be able to import goods. A Licensed Customs Broker can assist importers in completing and submitting this form. Even if you're a foreign company looking to register as a foreign importer of record, we can help you.
Why Register as an Importer with Us?
Completing registration on your own is a risky effort. Mistakes can occur which can cause issues and delays in processing your registration. When you work with our team of licensed experts, we make sure you avoid costly mistakes and more.
Official Importer of Record Registration with CBP
Foreign Importer of Record Registration also available
Available 1-on-1 support from our Customs Experts in completing required paperwork
Completed documents are filed directly to CBP by our Licensed Customs Brokers
Registration is complete within 24 hours after all necessary forms are complete
Paul was extremely knowledgeable and gave me a complete list of action items after our consultation session. I got exactly what I needed.
Sarah was absolutely brilliant and told me exactly what I needed to do. She assisted me in locating and completing all of the necessary paperwork. Thanks to Sarah's help, I'm having a huge amount of success in importing my products.
Simple and Easy
Filling out paperwork can be a hassle filled with confusing requirements and long forms.
We prefer a simpler approach to make your life easier.
Our user-friendly and convenient online portal streamlines the Importer of Record (IOR) and Foreign Importer of Record Registration process. Through our registration system, you'll spend less time filling out paperwork and get back valuable time for your business.
The online IOR & FIOR application that we’ve developed contains easy to understand instructions and helpful hints. Through the numerous businesses we’ve worked with and registered as an Importer of Record and Foreign Importer of Record, we’ve perfected the process which has enabled us to create a simple and easy approach.
We know that every situation is unique and you may still have questions when completing your registration.
Our licensed experts are here to help you.
Unmatched customer service is a pillar of our company and guides everything that we do. When you have questions about your registration, we'll guide you step-by-step and provide you with the answers you need.
Everyday, we help businesses become registered importers. If you need help, we won't leave you to figure it out on your own.
In the world of importing and transportation, time is money and we're deeply aware of this.
Your registration is submitted and processed quickly.
We have access to CBP's internal data processing system which ensures your registration is processed faster than other methods. You've got plenty of tasks to accomplish for your business and don't have extra time to spare. We understand this and work swiftly to get the job done for you.
Let our experts utilize our industry leading resources and tools to get your registered quickly.
Linda informed me of all the EPA requirements that my import was subject to and gave me exactly what I needed. If you need help importing anything, Linda will get the job done for you.
I highly recommend Linda and her team. They know what they're talking about when it comes to importing. Linda walked us through the entire process of what's required to import our products including labeling requirements, FDA licensing rules, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need to complete a Power of Attorney(POA)?
Submitting official documents to CBP on your behalf is classified as “customs business.” CBP requires a POA to be on file for all customs business activities performed by Customs Brokers on behalf of their clients. Because Importer of Record (IOR) and Foreign Importer of Record 9FIOR) registration is considered customs business, a POA is required by CBP.
My company is located outside of the U.S. Can I register as an Importer of Record?
Absolutely! You will complete the registration process and become a Foreign Importer of record (FIOR). The process is similar to how it works for companies located in the U.S. You'll just need to submit one additional form as part of the registration.
What if I’m already registered with CBP and just need to update my information?
No problem! We can help with updating your information. Give our team a call at (855)912-0406 and we’ll walk you through the process.
What if I’m already working with another company?
Depending on the relationship that you have with the company you’re working with, we may still be able to submit your registration. Reach out to our team at (855)912-0406. We can assess your situation and let you know how we can help you.
I have two business facilities, which one should I list on the registration application?
Whichever one of the two facilities you prefer to receive correspondence from CBP at is the facility that you should list in your application. CBP will occasionally send important documents to you including notices, duty drawback checks, and more. Be sure that you list the correct address where you want to receive these messages.
What if I have a personal shipment?
If you have a personal shipment being shipped directly to you that is valued at $2,500 or more, you will need to complete CBP Form 5106 and register as an Importer of Record or Foreign Importer of Record with CBP. You CAN purchase and use our registration process to register with CBP. We also have customs experts available to answer your questions.