When arriving on a domestic flight or from Canada or the Bahamas, you will need to walk down your concourse to the main terminal. You will be on 2nd level and must take the elevator or escalator to 1st level to baggage claim. Ground transportation is immediately available outside the terminal on 1st level.Ticket counters and departures gates are on upper 2nd level. Use Skyride on the 3rd level to connect between terminals, parking garages and MIA Mover Station.
International Arrivals and Federal Inspections
Except for passengers arriving from Canada or the Bahamas, international arriving passengers will proceed to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s passport control. After clearing passport control, passengers will proceed to collect baggage and clear U.S. Customs. The Interline Lobby is directly outside U.S. Customs, where passengers may re-check baggage if having a connecting flight.
- International flights connecting to U.S. destinations - claim luggage before clearing U.S. Customs.
- International flights connecting to international destinations (ITI) - confirm with your airline if your luggage was checked directly to your final destination or if you have to collect it before clearing U.S. Customs.
There are two U.S. Immigrations and Customs areas:
After exiting U.S. Customs, you will be on 1st level of the North Terminal D. Here passengers will find ground transportation. To connect to other airlines, take the elevator to 2nd level. View U.S. Customs areas. Use Skyride on the 3rd level to connect between terminals, parking garages and MIA Mover Station to Rental Car Center, Rail and Bus services.
International Arrivals at Customs “J” -
After exiting U.S. Customs, passengers will be on 3rd level of the South Terminal J. To find ground transportation, take the elevator to 1st level. To find other airlines take the elevator to 2nd level. Parking garages can be accessed thru the second Level of the terminal. View U.S. Customs areas. Use Skyride on the 3rd level to connect between terminals, parking garages and MIA Mover Station to Rental Car Center, Rail and Bus services.
Completing Federal Inspection Forms
If you have questions about completing your Federal Inspection Forms, assistance in several languages is available.
Information about Flight Connections
Automated Solutions for Entering the United States
Miami International Airport is using the latest technological advancements to make entering the United States quicker and easier. These automated solutions help travelers expedite the entry process.
Simplified Arrival is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that expedites the international arrivals process, using facial biometrics to automate the manual document checks already required for admission into the U.S. CBP is committed to its privacy obligations and has taken steps to safeguard the privacy of all travelers, limiting the amount of personally identifiable information used in the facial biometric process. This program will be replacing the Automated Passport Control (APC) program previously implemented at MIA. Learn more here.
Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows for expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks. To sign up for Global Entry, visit the CBP website.
Automated Passport Control
Automated Passport Control (APC) is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection program that expedites the entry process for U.S. citizens, Canadian citizens, VISA waiver (ESTA), and Legal Permanent residents. Travelers use a self-service kiosk to submit their Customs declaration form and biographic information. APC is free and does not require pre-registration or membership. It maintains the highest level protection in handling personal information and data. APC’s help reduce wait times, congestion and assist in faster processing. To find out how it works and if you qualify, visit the CBP website.
Mobile Passport Application
Mobile Passport Control enables U.S. citizen and Canadian citizen travelers to submit their passport and Customs declaration information through their smartphone instead of the tradition paper form. The “Mobile Passport” app is free to download and free to use. For more information, visit the Mobile Passport App website.
TSA Pre✓™ is an expedited screening initiative that is expanding to airports across the country. Implementing a key component of the agency’s intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to security, TSA Pre✓™ enhances aviation security by placing more focus on pre-screening individuals who volunteer to participate to expedite the travel experience.
TSA is partnering with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as well as U.S. air carriers as part of this initiative. Certain frequent flyers from Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways and certain members of CBP's Trusted Traveler programs, including Global Entry, SENTRI, and NEXUS who are U.S. citizens are eligible to participate.
TSA Pre✓™ is currently available for eligible passengers flying on participating airlines at these 16 airports.
TSA plans to continue expanding the TSA Pre✓™ concept to include additional airlines, as well as airports that participate in CBP’s Global Entry program, once operationally ready. Read more.