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Immigration and Customs process when flying back into the US from Mexico city.

Old Mar 17th, 2007, 10:06 PM
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Immigration and Customs process when flying back into the US from Mexico city.

Can anyone tell me if immigration is dealt with in Mexico city before entering the US orif it is still done at my US point of entry. I'm trying to book a trip to Mexico for a wedding and all the return flights are only giving me an hour in Miami to go through immigration and custom and get to my connecting flight, so if immigration is covered in Mexico that would be wonderful!

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Old Mar 18th, 2007, 05:05 AM
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Not sure if I understand this- are you asking if you have to go through customs and immigration on entry to the U.S? If so, of course. Nevertheless you will still probably make you flight. You go through immigration, pick up your luggage, go through customs, throw it on a conveyor belt and head to your flight. I have made many flights in an hour going the other way too, clearing immigration and customs in Mexico City.
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Old Mar 18th, 2007, 11:14 AM
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I was wondering if immigration is done in Mexico before you cross the border, or if its done here in the US. In Toronto you clear immigration before even getting on the plane so that you land in the US as if it were a domestic flight.
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I do understand your question. There is no US customs/immigration preclearance when coming from Mexico. (It does exist from places like Canada and some points in the Carribean.) Therefore, you will have to do all the formalities when you land. I have come in through MIA various times. Given the size of the airport and depending when you land and what has landed at the same time, one hour is really really pushing it - especially these days. I do not even thinK it is a "legal connection" as the airlines call it. if the airline sells it to you as one journey and you miss the connection - it is their responsibility. However, if you are trying to piece together two separate deals and you are not in time for the second flight, you are at the mercy of the airline as to what they will do for you.

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Old Mar 18th, 2007, 03:30 PM
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You will have to clear customs en EUA.
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