Why am I required to provide additional data when travelling to the US?
For reasons of security, airlines are obliged to transfer the personal data of all of their passengers to the US authorities in advance, and thus prior to departure. This is done by way of the Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS).
The information that needs to be provided includes name, passport number and place of stay in the United States. Provision of correct and complete information will avoid any inconvenience to you at the destination airport. The transmitted API data will be deleted after 24 hours.
For additional information concerning US entry requirements, click on the link below:
information entry requirements US