Why do I need to fill out a CBP 5106 form? ( Link to CBP F.A.Q Page Here )
CBP requires the latest 5106 form to be digitally signed. The original printed form will not be accepted as it could be considered fraud or tampered by 3rd party.
The following steps will assist you:
1.) The new form requires the latest Adobe Acrobat reader installed on your PC or Mac
2.) Update/Install Adobe https://get.adobe.com/reader/
3.) Download latest “CBP Form 5106.pdf” https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2022-May/CBP%20Form%205106.pdf ( if you get a ( Please wait... ) error, simply right-click and save as to your desktop or computer, as depicted below. )
Once downloaded to your local computer, run Adobe Acrobat reader and locate the CBP 5106.pdf form.
4.) Electronically complete and sign the form
5.) E-mail the form directly to CBP Machinery Center of Excellence Link Here: CEE-Machinery@cbp.dhs.gov
6.) You will receive confirmation your importer account has been created along with your CBP importer #
7.) Please confirm to the undersigned, complete with CBP confirmation and importer #.
Please note: All information on the 5106 has to be identical to the information you provided to TRAX. If anything is spelled differently or the address is not the same, it will throw CBP and my US Customs Broker into an error and will not process for us. We want to ensure complete compliance with CBP and our Customs Broker due to the storage fees applied to anything held up because of the error.