On my recent flight to the USA from Heathrow, I noticed a lot of things aboard the 777 I was aboard. But there’s one thing I didn’t report on – the lack of Blue US Customs Forms being offered (and these were only offered towards the end of the flight in certain cases).
The US Customs form 6059B Image – http://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens/sample-declaration-form.
The past few times I’ve been through Chicago, I’ve been using the Automated Passport Control kiosks – which asks the same questions as the blue customs form – and thus at the end not needing to turn in the customs form.
Passengers with Global Entry or using the Automated Passport Control Kiosks will therefore no longer need to complete this form.
This extends to:
- US Citizens
- Lawful US Permanent Residents
- B1/B2 Visa
- Some Visa Waiver Passengers
This is stated in the video above at about 1:34.
Whilst this seems to have been the case for a year or so, airlines have been slow to put this into effect, rather pushing the form onto every family leader.
If you’re not using Global Entry or Automated Passport Control – you will need to fill in the blue form still.
Still – for those going into the United State of America, one less piece of paperwork does make a difference after a long flight… as well as a slightly quicker passage through customs.
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