Border Patrol Agent

Is there an age limit in the Border Patrol?

Yes. Currently you must not have reached your 40th birthday by the time of your referral for selection, However the age restriction may not apply if you are currently serving or have previously served in a federal civilian law enforcement (non-military) position covered by Title 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or Title 5 U.S.C. 8412(d). The age restriction does not apply if you are a veterans’ preference eligible. Applicants claiming veterans’ preference will be required to provide proof of preference after they have been tentatively selected for the position of BPA. Applicants who are still on active duty and therefore cannot obtain a DD Form 214 can provide a statement of active service dates and a list of medals and awards they have received in lieu of their DD-214.

1 Comment for this entry

  • Wayne gasparro

    I served fourteen years in the military in Iraq ect. I speak Spanish fairly well! I’m 54 and in great shape.Is there any exemptions on the age limit for veterans?

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