Paperless bond process kicks off

As part of it ongoing modernization efforts, the Revenue Division of US Customs is now processing and storing bond documents electronically.  Accordingly, the Revenue Division Bond Team recommends that filers submit bond applications via email and consolidate all documents in a single attachment.

Moreover, the Revenue Division requires that all attachments submitted for a new continuous bond, termination request, bond rider, and rejection must be converted into a TIF format (with a dpi (dots per inch) no greater than 300.

With respect to continuous bond submissions, these must be scanned and submitted in the following order:

  • CBP Form 301 (1st page) (one copy only; multiple copies not required)
  • CBP Form 301 (2nd page)
  • Bond Application
  • CBP Form 5106 (if applicable)
  • any other documents, i.e. power of attorney, partnership papers, etc.

Questions about the paperless bond process can be directed to directed to (317) 614-4880, or via email to

For more information, check out the Revenue Division’s full notice.