Nogales Ports of Entry

According to Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 11.2 million people entered the United States border through Nogales' three Ports of Entry, as a pedestrian, bus passenger, and personal vehicle passenger for fiscal year 2017. In addition, 13,000 buses, 3.8 million personal vehicle, 649 trains with 63,000 full/empty rail containers, and 334,000 trucks with 417,000 full/empty truck containers also entered the United States through Nogales in fiscal year 2017.  
The Nogales ports of entry are the most busiest entry points for the state of Arizona and it's the starting point of the CANAMEX corridor which is a series of freeways and railways linking Canada to Mexico through the United States. The Arizona state budget plan for fiscal year 2020 unveiled by Gov. Doug Ducey includes $700,000 to improve infrastructure at the Mariposa Port of Entry cold inspection facility in Nogales. 

Today, international commerce is of vital importance to the Nogales economy. Mexican shoppers crossing the border on a daily basis generate over 60% of Nogales’ sales tax. Nogales, Arizona and its sister city, Nogales, Sonora, are home to one of the largest cooperative manufacturing (maquiladora) clusters and the largest port of entry for Mexican produce—over four billion pounds of fruits and vegetables enter through the Mariposa Port on an annual basis.
Mexico is a critical partner with Arizona, with $14.1 billion in bilateral trade occurring annually. Close to 40 percent of all fresh produce consumed in the United States during the winter makes its way through the Nogales' Ports of Entry alone. Whether by car, truck or train, cross-border traffic between Arizona and Mexico is critical to the housing, tourism, trade, commerce and economic development of both regions. 

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If you are relocating to the area or just visiting, and are looking for more specific information feel free to ask me a question. I have crossed the border at all Nogales Ports of Entry for many years so I would be more than happy to provide any additional details of Ambos Nogales.  

Foreign Investment in Real Property

Foreign Buyers have the ability to own real estate property in the United States. According to NAR's 2013 survey, Arizona is ranked one of the top five states where international buyers are purchasing real estate. In addition, Mexican and Canadian buyers are flocking to Arizona due to affordable housing and weather.

Traveler Programs

Customs and Border Protection's Trusted Traveler Programs provide expedited travel for pre-approved, low risk travelers through dedicated lanes and kiosks. SENTRI is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Participants may enter the United States by using dedicated primary lanes into the United States at Southern land border ports. You can find the SENTRI dedicated lane at the Deconcini port of entry in Nogales.

Port of Entry Wait Times

If you are planning on visiting Mexico the US Customs and Border Patrol provides estimated wait times for reaching the primary inspection booth. Each border location updates its estimated wait times hourly. To make sure you have our current information by refreshing your browser. Keep in mind that later in the day will have longer traffic delays. 

Know Before You Go

CBP officers welcome international travelers into the U.S. In screening both foreign visitors and returning U.S. citizens, CBP uses a variety of techniques to assure that global tourism remains safe and strong.