Update : Paper I-94 forms are not issued at Port of Entry in USA via Air Travel.
First city where you enter the United States (Land, Flight, or Sea) will be your Port of Entry (POE). This will be typically the first airport where your flight lands in America.
For example, you will be landing at New York JFK airport and then take a connecting flight to Dallas.
Your port of Entry will be New York.
International students (F1 Visa) or H-1B or other visa holders have to complete certain procedures at Port of Entry. Here’s the Video
Above video clearly explains what you can expect at Port of Entry.
What you will see in the video is what you will experience while at port of entry. Generally first time travelers will be nervous about POE. But, there’s no need to be nervous.
CBP officer will ask few questions like
- Why are you coming to USA?
- Is this your first visit?
- Where will you work?
- What is your job title?
- What program will you study and where?
Having US Visa stamping doesn’t mean you will be allowed to enter into US. You have to pass through Immigration and then clear Customs at Port of Entry, before you are allowed into U.S.A.
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Do you have additional questions about Port of Entry – related to baggage, connecting flights, missing suitcases, secondary inspection, leave a comment below.