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11 Tips For Clearing U.S. Customs

11 Tips For Clearing U.S. Customs

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In past Business Flyer posts, we’ve covered topics related to clearing customs. However, those posts were primarily focused on regulations and practices for countries outside the United States. This post looks at U.S. customs, providing a few helpful tips for those operators wanting to get into America. Even if you’re based in the U.S., you may want to read on. Why? Because the rules for entering the U.S. are basically the same whether you’re visiting from the outside or trying to get home again.

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Nine Tips That Will Alleviate the Stress of Clearing Customs (Part 2)

Nine Tips That Will Alleviate the Stress of Clearing Customs (Part 2)

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In Part 1 of our series, we noted that clearing customs can be one of the more stressful times for a flight crew and offered four tips to help reduce that stress. In Part 2 of our series, we offer five additional tips that will help you and your passengers move quickly through customs.

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Nine Tips That Will Alleviate the Stress of Clearing Customs (Part 1)

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A more popular definition of stress is: being put in a position of high expectation and low control. Based on this definition, most international operators are likely to agree that clearing customs is about as stressful as it gets. When customs is the only thing standing between the passenger and the business or leisure that awaits them outside the airport, the pressure is on. Yet, if there’s improper paperwork, technical glitches, a customs agent in a bad mood or any other problem appears, all eyes turn to the flight crew. But clearing customs doesn’t have to be stressful.

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APIS Doesn’t Have To Be An Obstacle

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On it's tenth anniversary, we thought it was important to remember why APIS, which can seem like nothing more than another governmental hoop you have to jump through, is in place. APIS helps those charged with security and border enforcement to better identify potential threats. More importantly, it helps keep your crew, passengers and airplane safe during international travel.

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