Clearing customs at the Miami International Airport can prove challenging it is very important to fill up the customs forms properly. If it is not done the right way, officers will make you fill it out again making you go to the back of the line. Queues can be long at the immigration in the city of Miami specifically if you arrive during peak periods. You will find here under the forms that need to be filled.
A good suggestion we can give is not to bring any fruits or meats to the city of Miami in the U.S., this might create problems at your arrival.
We want to help you save time during the checking process in your arrival to the Miami International Airport. Avoiding errors on your U.S. customs and immigration forms is the first step for a happy and easy check in.
For nonimmigrant visitors entering the city of Miami through the Miami International Airport with a visa, there is a requirement to fill a Form I-94 (white form). The visitor must fill out Form I-94 upon arrival in the United States.
The information requested on Form I-94 includes:
- Family Name
- First Name
- Date of Birth
- Country of Citizenship
- Passport Number
- Airline and Flight Number
- Country Where You Live
- City Where You Boarded
- City Where Visa was Issued
- Date Issued
- Address While in the United States
- City and State
The back lower portion requests:
14. Full name
15. Birth Date
16. Country of citizenship
Tips for filling I-94 successfully:
To see the I-94 form visit the U.S Customs and Borders Protection official website.
- Fill out the immigration forms starting on the line underneath the line number.
- Copy your Airline, flight number and originating city from your airline ticket.
- Give your address in the U.S. which can be the hotel name and the city where you are staying.
- Be very careful while filling the departure record on the bottom of I-94 form. Do not forget to fill all of the Customs form even if you have nothing to declare upon your arrival this will give an advantage at immigration.
- You have to fill both of the Customs and Immigration forms although you are in-transit and connecting to another international flight (unless you are going to an in-transit lounge).
- On the green I-94W forms, remember to fill out the back of the form, sign and date it.
- After the successful checking process the CBP officer will stamp your arrival and departure portions of the completed Form I-94, the passport and the customs declaration.
- The officer will retain the arrival portion of the Form I-94 and will return the departure portion of the Form I-94 and passport to the applicant.