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do you need to clear customs and immigration if flying domestically
hi – i am on NZ passport and flying from los angeles to new york – which i would consider a domestic flight. when i arrive in NY, do i clear customs and immigration? i am just working out how much time it would take to go through the airport to book my airport transfer and cant figure out if you need to go through customs and immigration every time you fly in US or just your first point of entry flight….thank you!!
When you Arrive at LAX from NZ, you will clear customs and immigration and retrieve your checked bags, if you have any. There may or may not be a transfer desk. If not, proceed to check in to your flight to NY. You’d only have to clear security, not customs and immigration.
There is no immigration and customs of any sort for any domestic flight within the US. Furthermore, there is no customs and immigration when [I]departing[/I] on an international flight from the US either, only security.