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Making it faster and easier for frequent travelers to cross the U.S. border

Annually purchase border-crossing transponders or decals for commercial vehicles, private vessels, or private aircraft, all online. Also, single crossings may be purchased for commercial vehicles.

See How Decals & Transponders Work

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DTOPS Process in a Nutshell

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Log in or sign up for a DTOPS profile

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Set up your purchasing account

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Add item(s) to your shopping cart

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Checkout with our secure online payment system

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Shortly after, you'll receive a payment confirmation and/or receipt via email. Any requested items will be mailed

Commercial Vehicle

Pay Annual User Fee
(for crossings through end of selected year)
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Benefits: Use this for unlimited border crossings in a calendar year.

This option is intended for a vehicle that either:

  • is new to DTOPS, or
  • has never had an active transponder.

Cost: $401.67 (U.S.) per calendar year

Pay a Single Border Crossing Fee Learn More

Benefits: Use this for a one-time border crossing.

Cost: $13.05 (U.S.) per vehicle

Renew a Transponder Learn More

Benefits: Use this for unlimited border crossings in a calendar year.

Renewing a transponder means paying the annual user fee for a vehicle that already has a transponder and for which the annual user fee was paid in some earlier year. A new transponder is provided only for certain reasons.

Cost: $401.67 (U.S.) per vehicle

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Private Aircraft

Pay Annual User Fee
(for crossings through end of selected year)
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Purpose: Use this for unlimited border crossings in a calendar year.

This option is intended for an aircraft that either:

  • is new to DTOPS, or
  • had a decal in the past, but the annual user fee was not paid for the previous year.
Cost: $27.50 (U.S.) per calendar year

Renew a Decal Learn More

Purpose: Use this for unlimited border crossings in a calendar year.

Renewing a decal means paying the annual user fee for an aircraft for which the previous year's annual user fee was paid. A new decal is shipped for every renewal.

Cost: $27.50 (U.S.) per decal and calendar year

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Private Vessel (30+ ft.)

Pay Annual User Fee
(for crossings through end of selected year)
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Purpose: Use this for unlimited border crossings in a calendar year.

This option is intended for a vessel that either:

  • is new to DTOPS, or
  • had a decal in the past, but the annual user fee was not paid for the previous year.

Cost: $27.50 (U.S.) per calendar year

Renew a Decal Learn More

Purpose: Use this for unlimited border crossings in a calendar year.

Renewing a decal means paying the annual user fee for a vessel for which the previous year's annual user fee was paid. A new decal is shipped for every renewal.

Cost: $27.50 (U.S.) per decal and calendar year

Additional Actions

New in DTOPS

Jun 24 2016

Transponder Notice

Current Transponder Turnaround Time is 4-6 weeks

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Dec 28 2015

APHIS Fee increase for Commercial Vehicles

The annual User Fee paid when ordering a commercial vehicle transponder is comprised of two fees, one fee that is retained by U.S.

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May 16 2015

DTOPS has been upgraded with enhanced security software

DTOPS was upgraded with enhanced security software on May 16, 2015.

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Paperwork Reduction Act Notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor an information collection and a person is not required to respond to this information request unless it displays a current valid OMB control number and an expiration date. The control number for this collection is 1651-0052. The estimated average time to complete this application is 20 minutes for vehicles and 16 minutes for aircraft and vessels. If you have any comments regarding the burden estimate you can write to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Regulations and Rulings, 799 9th Street, NW. Washington DC 20229. Expiration 04-30-2017