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DHS Citizen Application Directory

Mobile phones with DHS apps on the screenOn this page you will find the latest collection of DHS citizen applications (apps), cataloged by topic, with short descriptions of each tool to help you find what you need.

Mobile Apps

Border Wait Time

The Border Wait Time app makes it easier for travelers to plan their trip across the border. The app provides estimated wait times and open lane status at land ports of entry allowing travelers to make an informed decision of where and when to cross the border. Wait times for pedestrian and passenger and commercial vehicle crossings are broken down by lane type (standard, SENTRI, NEXUS, FAST, Ready Lane, etc.). Travelers can download the app for free from Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

Android App on Google PlayAvailable on the App Store


With the eFOIA mobile app, you can submit FOIA requests or check the status of requests anytime, anywhere.  Access all of the content on the FOIA website, including the FOIA Library.  And receive  updates, event notices, and recently published documents.

Android App on Google PlayAvailable on the App Store


Available for Android, Apple iOS, and Blackberry, the FEMA App contains disaster safety tips, an interactive emergency kit list, emergency meeting location information, and a map with open shelters and open FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs).  Android and Apple iOS users can also use the Disaster Reporter feature - which allows them to take and submit GPS photo reports of disasters so they can be displayed on a public map for others to view.

Android App on Google PlayAvailable on the App StoreBlackBerry App World

First Responder Support Tool (FiRST) - Bomb Response smartphone application (Fee Required)

Provides authorized first responders the information necessary to safely control incident locations. Available for the iPhone/iPad, Android, and Window PC.

Android App on Google PlayAvailable on the App Store

Lost Person Behavior (Fee Required)

 The Lost Person Behavior mobile app provides step-by-step instructions on search plans, guidance, protocols and strategies for first responders and response teams.  The app was developed by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) First Responders Group working in conjunction with search and rescue (SAR) teams around the nation.

Android App on Google PlayAvailable on the App StoreAvailable on the Amazon Appstore

Mobile Passport

Mobile Passport Control (MPC) is the first authorized app to expedite travelers’ entry into the United States. U.S. and Canadian citizens can submit their information to CBP via the app prior to arrival. Android and iPhone users can download the Mobile Passport app for free from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Android App on Google PlayAvailable on the App Store

"My TSA" Mobile Web

This mobile application crowd sources wait times from the travelling public, along with airport status reports and a "can I bring" database to help you determine what will and will not pass through security.

Android App on Google PlayAvailable on the App Store

Operation Predator App

The Operation Predator app enables users to receive alerts about wanted predators, to share the information with friends via email and social media tools, and to provide information to HSI by calling or submitting an online tip. Additionally, the app allows users to view news about arrests and prosecutions of child predators and additional resources about ICE and its global partners in the fight against child exploitation

Android App on Google PlayAvailable on the App Store

U.S. Coast Guard App

The official U.S. Coast Guard app gives you 24/7 access to the most commonly requested information and resources for the recreational boating public.

Android App on Google PlayAvailable on the App Store

Business Apps

Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Online Search System

A searchable database of antidumping and countervailing duty messages which span the years 1992 to present.

Cargo Systems Messaging Service

A searchable database of messages of interest to the commercial trade sector.

Customs Rulings Online Search System

A searchable database of Customs and Border Protection rulings since 1990, primarily for importers and exporters.

Data Breach Reporting Portal (Login)

Provides telecommunications carriers a mechanism to report a breach of its customer’s CPNI (customer proprietary network information) to law enforcement.

DHS Vendor Outreach Sessions

This online scheduling tool assists vendors with scheduling appointments with the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at DHS.


For employers, using information reported on an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. For most employers, the use of E-Verify is voluntary and limited to determining the employment eligibility of new hires only. There is no charge to employers to use E-Verify.

National Marine Center (Login)

Used by maintenance contractors to perform their contractual obligations under the National Vessel Maintenance Program.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program (Login)

A portal for small domestic businesses to apply for a set-aside program to engage in research or research and development that relevant to DHS has the potential for commercialization.

Tech Solutions

For first responders who identify a capability gap that impacts multiple departments or sectors of the first response community or have an idea that would aid fellow first responders in doing their job faster, safer, and more efficiently. Use this site to relay your idea or capability gap to the DHS TechSolutions Program.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

Enroll to get a biometric credential that ensures only vetted workers are eligible to gain unescorted access to secure areas of a Maritime Transportation Security Act regulated port or vessel.

US Computer Emergency Readiness Team ( US-CERT) Vulnerability Notes Database

View information about less-severe cyber-security vulnerabilities, including technical descriptions of the vulnerability, impact, solutions and workarounds, and lists of affected vendors.

Data Apps

Fallen Firefighters Memorial Database

Find database information about on-duty U.S. firefighter fatalities, including notices of firefighter fatality, firefighters honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial and statistics related to the circumstances surrounding fatalities.

FEMA Media Library

The digital asset management system for FEMA with collections and galleries of video, photos and audio.

FEMA Resource and Document Library

The FEMA Resource and Document Library is a searchable web-based collection of all publicly accessible FEMA information resources, including, but not limited to: CDs, DVDs, publications, brochures, guidance and policy papers, program regulations and guidelines, forms, disability resources, audio and video files, posters, slide presentations. It allows users to locate, download, save, or print items from the web.

Homeland Security Digital Library

Over 89,600 documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management from a wide variety of sources including federal, state and local governments; international governments and institutions; nonprofit organizations and private entities. The nation's premier research collection of open-source resources related to homeland security policy, strategy and organizational management.

Intellectual Property Rights Search

A searchable database containing public versions of U.S. Customs and Border Protection intellectual property rights recordations.

USCG Maritime Information Exchange

Find a variety of searchable U.S. Coast Guard maritime databases, such as approved equipment, approved laboratories, the vessel identification system, life-raft servicing facilities, incident investigation reports and more.

USCG Port Directory and Conditions Database

For those who work on America's waterways to lookup port status information, including maps, contact information for the USCG at that port, safety and security information and more.

USCG Visual Information Gallery (DVIDS)

The digital asset management system for the U.S. Coast Guard, with images, video, graphics, audio and more available for no-cost download.

USCIS History & Genealogy

The USCIS History Office and Library collection.

USDollars (Login)

A secure website designed to provide qualified financial institutions and law enforcement the ability to conduct a search of the Secret Service counterfeit note database.

U.S. Fire Administration Publications

An online catalog to order from over 400 publications and other information products, in many formats -- including books, pamphlets and DVD's -- free of charge.

Disaster Response Apps

Disaster Assistance

Locate and apply for disaster relief from the U.S. government. Details over 60 forms of assistance from 17 federal agencies.

Disaster Assistance Public Appeals Database

An online searchable database with FEMA responses to applicant appeals for assistance.

Disaster Recovery Center Locator

Allows individuals to search for Disaster Recovery Centers nearest to their location. Find information about each center, such as hours of operation, services offered, and driving directions.


Available for Android, Apple iOS, and Blackberry, the FEMA App contains disaster safety tips, an interactive emergency kit list, emergency meeting location information, and a map with open shelters and open FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs).  Android and Apple iOS users can also use the Disaster Reporter feature - which allows them to take and submit GPS photo reports of disasters so they can be displayed on a public map for others to view.

FEMA Housing Portal

To help individuals and families, who have been displaced by a disaster, find a place to live. The portal consolidates rental resources identified and provided by federal agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Veterans Administration (VA), private organizations, and the public, to help individuals and families find available rental units in their area.

Immigration Apps

Immigration Appointment Scheduler (InfoPass)

A free service that lets you schedule an appointment with a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Immigration Officer by using the Internet at any time of day or night. If you have an immigration issue that is best handled by a trained USCIS Immigration Officer, InfoPass will let you schedule your appointment instead of requesting it in person at your local USCIS office.

My Case Status

View the status of a case by entering the corresponding application receipt number.

Naturalization Self Test

A study tool to help you test your knowledge of U.S. history and government. The actual civics test is NOT a multiple choice test. The civics test is an oral test. During your naturalization interview, you will be asked up to 10 questions from the list of 100. You must answer six out of 10 correctly to pass.

Online Detainee Locator System

The online detainee locator system for family members, legal reps and the public to locate detainees of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement component of DHS.

USCIS Genealogy Program

Requests for searches of USCIS indices reveal whether any USCIS records exist for a specific individual or request specific files. (fee required)

Preparedness Apps

Disaster Mitigation Best Practices

A collection of ideas, activities/projects and funding sources that can help reduce or prevent the impacts of disasters.

FEMA Map Service Center

For homeowners and renters, real estate and insurance agents, engineers/surveyors and federal customers to help them locate and view flood maps. All customers wishing to make purchases at the FEMA Flood Map Store are required to register.


Use a one-step flood risk profile tool to rate your risk for a flood, estimate your premiums and find an agent. In 1968, Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to provide flood insurance protection to property owners, in return for local government commitment to sound floodplain management and related flood disaster mitigation efforts. An NFIP flood insurance policy can be obtained directly from the federal government or through an insurance company.

FloodSmart site for NFIP agents (Login)

For insurance agents who sell national flood insurance program products. Registered users gain help on marketing, free qualified leads through the Agent Referral Program and direct marketing resources.

Mapping & Analysis Center

The Mapping and Analysis Center provides national level mapping using geographic information systems to support the National Response and Coordination Center during disaster response activations. Special products are available for Hurricane Katrina, historic presidential declarations and presidential declarations between 2000 and January 2010.

Mapping Information Platform (partial Login)

A wealth of useful information about floodplain mapping, including tools, map viewer, user care and resources for mapping partners including files that help you view flood hazards using Google Earth. The site has some information available without login. A registration area for professionals gives map modernization participants additional content and functional areas.

National Fire Department Census Registration

An online address listing of U.S. fire departments registered with USFA as well as some basic information about each fire department. The purpose of the census, which is ongoing, is to create a national database for use by USFA to conduct special studies that will guide program decision-making and to improve direct communication with individual fire departments

National Preparedness Community (Login)

For businesses, organizations and individuals. Get access to resources to collaborate with thousands of members across the nation to participate and get involved. register for ready-to-use materials, calendars and ideas for activities.

Participating Flood Insurance Companies

The private insurance companies that, through an agreement with the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, sell and service Federal flood insurance policies.

Public Safety Apps

Chemical Security Assessment Tool (Login)

Helps DHS identify facilities that meet the criteria for high-risk chemical facilities. Provides methodologies fpr facilities to conduct a top-screen and a security vulnerability assessment, and develop a site security plan. This is a secure web-based system that can be accessed only by Chemical-Terrorism Vulnerability Information certified individuals.

Fire-related Consumer Product Recalls

Fire-related (only) product recalls and advisories issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and other U.S. Government agencies.

National Fire Incident Reporting System (Login)

The standard national reporting system used by U.S. fire departments to report fires and other incidents to which they respond and to maintain records of these incidents in a uniform manner. The NFIRS represents the world's largest, national, annual database of fire incident information.

National Response Center for Oil and Chemical Spills

The sole national point of contact for reporting all oil, chemical, radiological, biological, and etiological discharges into the environment anywhere in the United States and its territories. The NRC is staffed by Coast Guard personnel who maintain a 24 hour per day, 365 day per year telephone watch, and an online reporting tool.

Operation Predator App

The Operation Predator app enables users to receive alerts about wanted predators, to share the information with friends via email and social media tools, and to provide information to HSI by calling or submitting an online tip. Additionally, the app allows users to view news about arrests and prosecutions of child predators and additional resources about ICE and its global partners in the fight against child exploitation.

Training Apps

Chemical Security Awareness Training (Login)

This self-guided, Web-based training course trains participants to help improve security at your chemical facility. When the program is completed, participants are better prepared to recognize potentially dangerous situations. Those taking the training also know the appropriate action to take to maintain and improve security at your chemical facility.

Domestic Preparedness Campus (Login)

For first-responders to learn how to apply the basic skills of their profession in the context of preparing, preventing, deterring, responding to and recovering from acts of terrorism and catastrophic events. Course subjects range from weapons of mass destruction (WMD) terrorism, cyber-security, and agro-terrorism to citizen preparedness and public works. Sponsored by Texas Engineering Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System, DHS and others.

Emergency Management Institute

Find training courses for emergency preparedness, weapons of mass destruction training and critical skills for first responders to function effectively in mass consequence events. This online course catalog provides searchable, integrated information on courses provided or managed by FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness, Emergency Management Institute, and National Training and Education Division.

First Responder Training: National Training and Education Division

Serving the nation's first responder community, find more than 150 courses to help build critical skills that responders need to function effectively in mass consequence events. Instruction is offered at the awareness, performance, and management and planning levels.

National Computer Forensics Institute (Login)

Dedicated to the education of law enforcement professionals in the field of computer forensics and digital evidence handling techniques. Training is offered by the U.S. Secret Service for state and local law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges from across the country.

National Emergency Training Center (Learning Resource Center)

One of the most comprehensive collections in the United States of materials relating to the fire service and to emergency management. Print collections include some 18,000 books and another nearly 6000 reports, proceedings and government documents. Online resources include eBooks, directories, RSS feeds, journal article databases, codes and more. Note: only NETC personnel and students may borrow materials directly.

National Fire Academy Course Schedule

Information on training available from the U.S. Fire Administration, including courses offered by the National Fire Academy. NFA Online registration is limited to United States citizens only.

Traveler Apps

Airport Wait Times

CBP closely monitors the flight processing times, commonly referred to as wait times, for arriving flights at 23 of the busiest international airports. The flight processing time is the length of time from flight arrival to the time the last passenger on the flight is screened by CBP officers in the primary processing area.

Border Wait Times

Estimated wait times for reaching the primary inspection booth, the first point of contact with CBP when crossing the Canada/U.S. and Mexico/U.S. land borders. Each border location updates its estimated wait times hourly. To make sure you have our current information, use your browser's refresh or reload function.

DHS Travelers Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP)

For travelers who have been repeatedly identified for additional screening and who want to file an inquiry to have erroneous information corrected in DHS systems.

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (Login)

International travelers who are seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are subject to enhanced security requirements and are required to pay an administrative fee. All eligible travelers who wish to travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program must apply for authorization and then pay the fee.

Global Entry Program (Login)

Allows registered users to enter their own applications for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler Programs, and approved members to edit their information as needed. Mistakes on the original application cannot be corrected once the application is certified - bring these issues to the attention of CBP during your interview.

Last Published Date: October 5, 2015

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