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First time flying to UK, are there forms onboard the flight?

New Jersey
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First time flying to UK, are there forms onboard the flight?

Hi everyone, probably a silly question, but I have only ever flown frequently to Mexico back in the day from the US and we always were given customs forms on the flight for our travel entry/visas. Does the same apply for the UK, or is it as simple as just getting off the plane and walking through the auto scan immigration gates at Heathrow?

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1. Re: First time flying to UK, are there forms onboard the flight?

If you are not a citizen if the UK, EU, EEA or EFTA you have to complete a landing card for immigration. It looks a little bit like a US customs form, but is for the immigration officer's use only. And yes they are handed out on the plane.

Customs is simply a case of collect your bags and walk through the green "nothing to declare" channel, or if you do have to declare something the red channel.

Edited: 12:34 pm, March 15, 2013
2. Re: First time flying to UK, are there forms onboard the flight?

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