Tips for the Flight and Arrival to US乘机和旅途须知


Your trip from airport to airport:

- Get to the airport 2,5-3 hours prior to your flight’s departure time

- Check in your luggage. Keep all important documents in your carry-on luggage or personal bag.

- Enter the security check. Make sure you are familiar with all aviation regulations and what you are allowed and not allowed to have with you.

- Board your flight on time.

- Relax and try to sleep during your flight. Drink water as much as possible.

- Complete I-94 form and Customs Declaration before landing, you will get these forms from the flight attendant. Make sure you complete them carefully, and don’t hesitate to ask for help if you have questions.

- After landing, follow signs to Immigrations and Custom’s Check. Make sure to have all documents ready (passport, I-20, I-94, customs declaration).

- Pick up your checked luggage. Remember to save all luggage tags from check-in!

 

 

A few tips for the journey:

- Make sure you haven’t packed prohibited items in your checked luggage or carry-on luggage.

- You can state that you have nothing to declare at customs if you have no food, seeds, less than US$10,000 cash, etc. Make sure you read the customs declaration carefully and answer truthfully.

- When its your turn with the Immigrations Officer, answer his/hers questions truthfully and clearly, just like in the visa interview. The officer will give you back a part of the I-94 form with your passport, make sure you keep it carefully, its very important.

- The customs officers may ask you to open your luggage and check it. That is a very normal procedure, no need to be worried or impatient.

- If you have connecting flights, make sure you know the gate and terminal before arriving in the US. It will make transferring flights easier.

- If you miss a flight connection, contact airport staff for help. Also make sure you contact the person who will pick you up at the final destination and inform them about the delay.

- After arrival and luggage pick up, go straight to meet the person who is picking you up. Make sure not to leave your luggage unattended.

- If you can’t find your checked luggage, report this to the lost-luggage desk where you will be asked to fill out some forms.

- Do not panic if any problems occur. People in the US are very nice and willing to help you.

 

  

Settling down:

- Make sure the person who is meeting you at the airport has arranged transportation to your house/hotel/apartment.

- Call your parents when you have arrived at your accommodation. You can for example use a pay phone, phone card or Skype until you have your local mobile phone card.

- Take it easy and have some rest, but keep in mind that it will be easier to get over jet lag if you stay awake until nighttime.

- Review orientation materials. Make sure you get to school on time and bring all required materials.

- Get a local phone number and open a bank account. You can do these tasks with the help of teachers and students in the orientation week.

 

   

乘机须知:

-离航班起飞时间提前2.5至3个小时到达机场。

-检查行李。将所有重要文件装在随身行李或私人提包里。

-过安检。确保熟悉航空安全条例,了解什么可以携带以及什么禁止携带。

-准时登机。

-飞行过程中,保持放松睡上一觉。尽量多喝水。

-着陆前空乘服务员将给你一张I-94表格和海关申报表,您需要在机上完成填写。确保仔    细完成填写,若有问题,不要犹豫寻求帮助。

-着陆后,根据路标指示到移民和海关检查处。确保准备好所需文件(护照、I-20、I-94、  海关申报表)。

-下机后自行领取行李。(切记保管好办理登机手续时收到的行李标签,需凭此标签确认领取的行李无误)

 

  

旅途须知:

-确保托运行李和随身行李里没有携带违禁物品。

-如果没有携带食物、种子,并且携带现金少于1万美元,你可以声明你没有向海关申报的物品。确保仔细阅读海关声明并如实回答。

-与美国移民局官员面谈时,像申请签证面试一样,如实并清楚地回答所有问题。移民局官员会把一部分I-94表格和你的护照一起还给你,一定要好好保存。

-海关官员可能会要求你打开行李进行检查。这是一项很正常的程序,无需紧张或不耐烦。

-如果你需要转机,请确保你在到达美国之前弄清楚换乘登机口的位置。这将使转机更加顺利。

-如果错过了转机,向机场工作人员寻求帮助。同时确保接机人员知道航班的延误信息。

-顺利到达并取回行李后,直接与接机人员汇合。看好行李。

-如果行李丢失了,向行李登记处咨询,并填写好相应表格。

-遇到突发情况不要惊慌,美国人是非常友好和乐于助人的。

 

  

到达美国:

-确保接机人员已经安排好到住宅/宾馆/公寓的车。

-到达住宿地后给您的父母打电话报平安。在拥有当地电话卡前,您可以通过付费电话、付费电话卡或Skype联系他们。

-放松自己,适当休息。但是记住,到了晚上再睡觉会让你更容易克服时差。

-阅读入学指南。确保准时到校并带齐所有材料。

-办一张当地电话卡、银行卡。你可以在新生入学周内在老师和同学的帮助下完成。