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Immigration form #205559
09/28/2019 06:27 PM
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Curious as to if SXM has an online immigration and customs form that can be filled out and printed pre-trip, like so many other countries do now?

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Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205560
09/28/2019 06:30 PM
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Haven't seen one online and haven't seen on the plane the last 2 trips

Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205562
09/28/2019 06:51 PM
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Nothing is needed to fill out ariving SXM or leaving.

Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205571
09/28/2019 09:32 PM
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Ditto with Scubaman. This isn't the same as going to Mexico. Just have your passports handy and things typically go very well.

Re: Immigration form [Re: SXMScubaman] #205575
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
Nothing is needed to fill out ariving SXM or leaving.


Now now but they did bring out a new immigration form after Irma.

Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205580
09/28/2019 11:23 PM
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I’ve made over 14 trips post Irma starting 11/2017 and never had to fill out a form.

Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205582
09/28/2019 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Uksimonusa
Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
Nothing is needed to fill out ariving SXM or leaving.


Now now but they did bring out a new immigration form after Irma.


We flew in after Irma and had no forms to fill.

Re: Immigration form [Re: SXMScubaman] #205587
09/29/2019 07:35 AM
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Ditto here...no forms needed

Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205588
09/29/2019 07:54 AM
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No forms March 2018 or in 2019 for us.

Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205591
09/29/2019 09:13 AM
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No forms coming from Canada either.

Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205600
09/29/2019 10:17 AM
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That's interesting because we flew in twice this year on AA and both times we were given immigration forms to fill out--one for each person.

Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205630
09/29/2019 04:54 PM
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No forms Nov. 2018 but they gave us forms Feb. 2019. By the comments we must have been special.

Re: Immigration form [Re: SandS] #205631
09/29/2019 05:47 PM
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Or suspect. Lol

Re: Immigration form [Re: CaribLee] #205710
09/30/2019 04:34 PM
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Yep. I had to fill forms out both November last year and June this year. Both on AA.


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Re: Immigration form [Re: jazzgal] #205727
09/30/2019 06:02 PM
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Strange. We didn't have to on our May 2018 or May 2019 trips. Both on AA.

Re: Immigration form [Re: SXMScubaman] #205730
09/30/2019 06:07 PM
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It may depend on the flight crew.


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Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205731
09/30/2019 06:08 PM
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No forms for us in April flying on AA. We have GE but i don't believe that has anything to do with it, only U.S return.



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Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205739
09/30/2019 08:04 PM
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In April we flew both JB and AA and didn't have to complete immigration forms on either leg of our trip.


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Re: Immigration form [Re: RonDon] #205753
10/01/2019 06:48 AM
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pretty much unanimous i'd say, and my 2 cents is with the majority..was there NOV 2018 and March 2019 ....nada forms

Re: Immigration form [Re: bizzottom] #205754
10/01/2019 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by bizzottom
pretty much unanimous i'd say, and my 2 cents is with the majority..was there NOV 2018 and March 2019 ....nada forms

Yet, three responses indicated they were given forms.
I traveled in March and don't recall if I was given a form or not.


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Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205757
10/01/2019 08:01 AM
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I think the attendants pass them out because they are not sure. If you are not a US or Canadian citizen I think they have to be filled out. But occasionally the crew doesn’t do the route and gets confused and still offers them. About 99.9% sure they are not necessary.

Re: Immigration form [Re: ruralcarrier] #205764
10/01/2019 09:26 AM
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JD--I don't remember if we got the forms or not. For years and years, it was standard practice, so it wouldn't make a big impression on me if I did have to fill out a form, but I don't THINK that we filled out forms in June, this year.


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Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205790
10/01/2019 12:49 PM
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We were given forms in March(westjet). They were never collected.

Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205793
10/01/2019 01:33 PM
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If I recall correctly the forms handed out were more of a survey on what brings you to the island and where staying than an immigration form.

Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205801
10/01/2019 04:04 PM
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We haven't had to do forms in a couple of years. Sort of nice! (We usually travel AA)


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Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205813
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Maybe the airlines messed up. New flight attendants(?), or maybe they thought they were going to Mexico(!), etc. The only times we have ever filled out an immigration form or document while on a flight in the past was when we were flying to Cancun. Always hated that form. Requires super small printing while the plane is bouncing through 'rough air'! Never once in SXM.

Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205824
10/01/2019 10:46 PM
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Hmmm,

There was a time when the completion of those two toned blue forms was mandatory to enter SXM and I can’t tell you how many times we panicked because we couldn’t find the ‘stubs’ that were to be collected at the immigration departure area. But that was all well before Irma and then for a couple of years the FA, particularly on the JFK AA flights still handed out the forms and told us to complete them but no one collected them upon SXM arrival.


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Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205831
10/02/2019 07:19 AM
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We used the "Mobile Passport" App last December. Someone mentioned it when we were on the island. It let us breeze through Immigration at IAD, probably saved 20 minutes. You fill out one application for the whole family on your smart phone before you land. It works at about 28 airports.

We just got Global Entry a few weeks ago, so our next trip should be easy.

Re: Immigration form [Re: Jim_Laraine] #205832
10/02/2019 07:28 AM
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So far we have had very good luck with our Global Entry, returning through PHL, and CLT.



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Re: Immigration form [Re: Jim_Laraine] #205854
10/02/2019 10:45 AM
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The immigration form OP is referring to is the form that was to be filled out entering SXM. Global Entry is for entering USA and has nothing to do with entering SXM.

Re: Immigration form [Re: Docmont] #205880
10/02/2019 03:25 PM
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There were no forms to fill out when travelling on WestJet from Canada for about the last three trips. It was discontinued before Irma. Someone asked about the forms and were told by the crew that they were no longer required to enter SXM.





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