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Customs to phase out traffic light lottery

by jbmass ⌂ @, Mass,.. N.H...Zih., Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 08:19 (157 days ago)

It looks like it will be phased in with Mexico City Terminal 2 first and will include the elimination of Customs declarations forms that are completed by travelers coming from abroad.

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Customs to phase out traffic light lottery

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 09:07 (157 days ago) @ jbmass

Amazing! The next step should be eliminating the need for holders of permanent residence cards to do paperwork with Aduana before getting a boarding pass.

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by Ernesto ⌂ @, Troncones, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 09:33 (157 days ago) @ frostbite

I just went to the states and only did a migracion form not aduana

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 11:43 (157 days ago) @ Ernesto

Sorry, I meant to say Migracion. Still a pain in the butt to find someone to call them and then for someone to show up.

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by Linda from Canada @, Zihua and Grand Marais, Manitoba, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 11:53 (157 days ago) @ frostbite

Agree.

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by B&S @, Thursday, April 20, 2017, 13:02 (156 days ago) @ frostbite

All the forms and waiting when a PR flies out. Nothing at all when you drive in/out. I have asked several agents "WHY?" and none know the answer.

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by Linda from Canada @, Zihua and Grand Marais, Manitoba, Thursday, April 20, 2017, 14:41 (156 days ago) @ B&S

I have asked also...and at the immigration office in town as well...always the answer is "statistics purposes".

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Thursday, April 20, 2017, 09:43 (156 days ago) @ jbmass

The Mexico News Daily article popped up on my FB today.

Mexico News Daily

"The changes will be implemented at Mexico City airport’s Terminal 2 as a pilot project and will include the elimination of Customs declarations forms that are completed by travelers coming from abroad."

"Following the pilot, the new system will be introduced gradually at Terminal 1 in Mexico City and at the international airports in Cancún, Los Cabos, Guadalajara and Monterrey, through which 85% of international travelers arrive in Mexico."

So no telling when it will be in affect at ZIH.

Keith

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Customs to phase out traffic light lottery

by Mexalberta @, Thursday, April 20, 2017, 10:01 (156 days ago) @ Labrat

Can't wait for the US to phase it out. At least I in Mexico you see the light.

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Thursday, April 20, 2017, 11:00 (156 days ago) @ Mexalberta

Like anything else up here, ya gotta Pay to Play.

If you have GOES (Global Entry) ya walk right though.

Keith

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by Mexalberta @, Thursday, April 20, 2017, 13:55 (156 days ago) @ Labrat

Here it is called Nexus and we have it

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by qwerty @, Oregon, USA, Thursday, April 20, 2017, 16:53 (156 days ago) @ Labrat

The last couple times I've re-entered the US from abroad, everyone - GOES or not - has "walked right through" the Customs area. They just collect the piece of paper the machine spits out. GOES gets you through immigration quickly but if you have checked luggage you lose all that time waiting for your suitcase to show up.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Thursday, April 20, 2017, 18:01 (156 days ago) @ qwerty

Alaska promises to deliver your luggage within 20 minutes of arrival at the gate. They were terrible this time around: flight departure delays on all legs and late luggage. I got an apology today and 3000 miles into my account. It pays to bitch.

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