Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are you interested in the South Dakota Port’s products, services, and resources related to global travel and commerce in this region?

If you can’t find the answer to your questions under the site index topics at the left or by contacting people in the Port Directory, we want to hear from you.

Questions about Immigration and Naturalization see the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web site click here.

Questions regarding imports/exports call Rock Nelson at

Questions received from you and other Port visitors will:

  • May be used to update or clarify web site content.
  • May be listed in this Frequently Asked Questions section in the future.

Questions about Visas and Pass Ports?Click here.

List of Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When importing or selling a motorized vehicle(s), Trailer, boat,etc that has been purchased outside of the US, what must I do?

    1. Must have a Bill of sale
    2. If this is a motorized vehicle, a letter from the manufacturer stating that it meets US Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency standards is required
    3. When any of the above are imported into the US they must be declared at the border
  2. Can I clear my private plane through US Customs & Border Protection in Sioux Falls?

    Yes, see Services -> Air

  3. When importing animals into the US what must I do?

    All animals, when entering the US must be accompanied with a current health certificate.

  4. How can I get my organization listed in the Port Directory?

    Visit the Port Directoryto see if your organization qualifies. Contact Rock Nelson at

  5. How much does it cost to clear goods through the Port?

    Contact a Customs Broker in the Port Directory –> Customs Broker

  6. How do I import fish and wildlife into the US from abroad?

    See the US Fish and Wildlife Service website.

  7. I’m interested in relocating my business to the Port area. Who can help?

    Visit the Port Directory -> Economic Development

  8. What plants and animals can I import into the US?

    See the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service website.

  9. I’m interested in moving to the Port area. What’s available?

    See the Port Directory -> Chamber of Commerce.

  10. I’m interested in visiting the Port area. Who has tourism information?

    Visit the Port Directory -> Tourism

  11. What are the benefits of using the Port?

    See our website section on Port benefits

  12. How can I get health information about foreign countries before going outside the US?

    See the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions website.

  13. Who do I contact for …?

    Visit our website contact us section.

  14. Where is the South Dakota Port located?

    Our address is

    Also, visit our website Area section for maps and directions.

  15. I'm planning to go on a trip to Canada-What all is required for me to enter Canada?

    Visit the following websites for information on visiting Canada: