Immigration and Customs
Immigration is also known as passport control. Customs is after you claim your baggage and they can inspect your bags if they want. Generally, countries are more concerned upon entry to their country than when you are departing. After disembarking the plane, don’t forget a stroller if you checked one, you will first encounter Immigration. You will likely approach the official window as a family. If you are with 380 other tourists getting off a loaded jumbo jet, getting through Immigration can take a long time. Be sure to look at the signs and get in the line that is not for citizens of that country or of the European Union. Have your documents handy. Don’t make jokes or be unprepared. If you book prearranged transfers, be sure to give yourself plenty of time between landing and your pick-up time. Expect to have to have to produce your baggage claim checks although that’s not always required. Get a cart if it eases the process for your family.