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In transit at Miami airport

Trinidad, West...
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In transit at Miami airport

I have a long stopover in Miami (about 7 hours) en-route to the Caymans and I know I have to clear CBP and Immigration upon arrival. I have two questions though:

1) What do I put as my US address on the Customs Entry form upon arrival at Miami? Is "in transit" an acceptable option?

2) Given that I have 7 hours, is it then possible to leave the airport for a few hours and go to a nearby attraction to kill some time?

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San Francisco...
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1. Re: In transit at Miami airport

sure that is fine

Yes it is definitely possible to get out of Miami and say plan for a 4-hour jaunt around Miami -- assuming 90 minutes to clear formalities and about 90 minutes arrival at the airport before your next flight

Check with the Miami forum on where to go - I would uber to SOBE and spend an hour there and get back

Fort Lauderdale...
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2. Re: In transit at Miami airport

When ? Have a backup plan Incase of weather etc

Windhoek, Namibia
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3. Re: In transit at Miami airport

"In Transit" should work just fine. They may ask for proof of onward journey (confirmation printout, boarding pass if you have it, etc.) for the later flight, so have something handy.

Los Angeles...
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4. Re: In transit at Miami airport

Your hotel's address is another option.

Chicago, Illinois
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5. Re: In transit at Miami airport

The op is in transit so won’t have a hotel in the USA.

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