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Hi again,

Just wanted to ask something about point of entries to the US and I hope someone here can help me. As a background, I first came to New Jersey via Northwest with my point of entry being Detroit airport (since I had 2 stops.) That was where immigration interviewed me, before I transferred to another flight for NJ.

My question is, since I will be booking my family's ticket for NJ (first time immigrants), can I book a flight that stops directly in NJ already and just have them be interviewed for entry there? Or does it really have to be a pre-determined stop (like Detroit) for them to be interviewed for entry in the US first?

Just wanted to find out before I buy their tickets and don't want to take the risk of them being denied entry because of a direct stop to NJ.

I hope someone here can help clear this out for me.

Thank you and more power.

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Hi again,

Just wanted to ask something about point of entries to the US and I hope someone here can help me. As a background, I first came to New Jersey via Northwest with my point of entry being Detroit airport (since I had 2 stops.) That was where immigration interviewed me, before I transferred to another flight for NJ.

My question is, since I will be booking my family's ticket for NJ (first time immigrants), can I book a flight that stops directly in NJ already and just have them be interviewed for entry there? Or does it really have to be a pre-determined stop (like Detroit) for them to be interviewed for entry in the US first?

Just wanted to find out before I buy their tickets and don't want to take the risk of them being denied entry because of a direct stop to NJ.

I hope someone here can help clear this out for me.

Thank you and more power.

Your family can definitely go through NJ [Newark airport]. The Port of Entry is just a term for an inspection point where one lawfully enters US. So it doesn't matter which US airport or border it is, as long as your family will be inspected by CBP upon entry.

http://www.cbp.gov/contact/ports


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Thank you so much for your answers. This has definitely cleared things up for me and a sigh of relief that I can book their flight directly w/o an additional stop to delay the flight even more.

More power to everyone! :)

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Yeah, a lot of people are concerned about this. I remember my wife was scared because she had to do POE in Boston even though we live in NY. The flight was considerably cheaper to Boston. The CBPO didn't even care. It doesn't matter where one enters. Now in the event that you did have to get a flight with a layover, it would have to be with enough time in between because the amount of time spent in secondary inspection can vary greatly. Good luck.


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