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  • [SAYING "WELCOME" IN VARIOUS LANGUAGES]

  • Welcome to The United States!

  • We realize many of you have traveled a great distance

  • so we want to streamline the entry process

  • so you can reach your final destination.

  • This short video will help explain the process.

  • - Hi! Welcome to the United States!

  • - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers

  • take your safety and that of our country very seriously.

  • They've been safeguarding our nation's borders for more than 200 years

  • and continue to be the first line of defense.

  • - How are you today? - Oh, very good.

  • - Your immigration status will be confirmed and is subject to further review.

  • - How long were you out of the country? - One week.

  • We may also need to inspect your baggage or personal items.

  • If you don't understand something, just ask.

  • Our goal is to help get you on your way as soon as possible.

  • - U.S. Citizens, this way please.

  • - Follow the designated signage for U.S. citizens and lawful residents

  • as well as those for visitors from other countries.

  • Want to bypass the regular lines?

  • U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents

  • and citizens of currently participating countries

  • approved for the Global Entry Program

  • can proceed to one of these automated kiosks for faster processing.

  • Look for them at select airports.

  • You can learn more about Global Entry at GlobalEntry.gov.

  • U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents

  • international visitors traveling on a B-1 or B-2 Visa

  • and some Visa Waiver travelers

  • may also be able to use the Automated Passport Control,

  • or APC, kiosks available at select airports.

  • If you need clarification on which approved travel identification

  • you're carrying, visit CBP.gov to learn more about APC.

  • Travelers with Global Entry or those going through Automated Passport Control

  • will no longer need to fill out a paper Customs Declaration Form.

  • Those not using the automated kiosks need to have

  • a completed declaration form ready along with a valid passport.

  • Non-US or Canadian citizens may need an I-94 admission record

  • to verify immigration status or employment authorization.

  • If you do need your I-94 admission record,

  • it can be accessed online at CBP.gov.

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection is always striving to improve

  • the travel screening process, so be sure to visit cbp.gov/travel

  • for the most up-to-date information on documentation and travel needs.

  • Place your completed declaration form into the front cover of your passport.

  • When it's your turn, a CBP officer will call you to the counter

  • to review your documents and may ask a few questions.

  • Such as...

  • What was the purpose of your trip?

  • - Vacation... - Business...

  • - Medical conference.

  • - Easy enough, right?

  • You may also have your fingerprints and photo taken.

  • Say cheese...

  • - Why did you take my mommy's fingerprints?

  • - Good question.

  • To make sure somebody isn't pretending to be your mom,

  • and to help keep you and your family safe.

  • - If you have anything to declare, including merchandise,

  • food or plant products of any kind,

  • make sure to inform the CBP officer.

  • This includes U.S. citizens and legal residents,

  • who must declare all items they purchase while abroad.

  • Failure to declare these items can result in fines, penalties

  • and seizure of those items and nobody wants that.

  • Let's grab our luggage, shall we?

  • It's always a good idea to check the tags on your bag

  • to make sure that the luggage belongs to you.

  • It can easily be confused.

  • - Get off my bag. Sir...

  • - A CBP officer may ask you to report to the secondary area

  • for further inspection of your baggage.

  • Should you be selected, an officer or CBP Agriculture Specialist

  • may do a visual inspection of the contents of your luggage

  • looking for items not allowed into the United States.

  • - Really?!

  • - While some fruits, vegetables, and meat can enter the United States,

  • they must be inspected for insects or diseases.

  • Failing to declare these items can cause delays and result in

  • possible fines to cover the cost of their safe removal.

  • If you have items to declare, present your CBP Declaration Form

  • with the items in question for the officer's inspection.

  • If you exceed your personal exemption, you may owe duty fees.

  • - You will be directed to the cashier... - Here you go.

  • - ...to pay the amount due.

  • At the final checkpoint, present your paperwork to the officer.

  • - Thank you, have a nice day.

  • - Travelers with connecting flights will need to have

  • their baggage checked and screened in order to board the next flight.

  • Check the monitors for gate information on your connection.

  • If this is your final destination,

  • you can get information about ground transportation, hotels,

  • sights to see, and other activities

  • at the local information desk in the main terminal.

  • That's it!

  • Welcome to the United States

  • and thanks for helping us keep our country safe.

  • Have a great trip.

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