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I'm a British citizen travelling from London Heathrow (LHR) to the Hartford, Connecticut airport, and have a two hour stopover in Newark, New Jersey (EWR) on my itinerary. At what stage would I clear immigration and customs on arriving in the USA?

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Generally, you clear US customs and immigration at your first point of entry into the country. In your case, that is Newark.

There are a few airports outside the US that offer preclearance flights. A preclearance flight is screened for US customs and immigration at departure, rather than arrival, so you arrive in the U.S. as if on a domestic flight. Preclearance is only available from selected airports in Canada, Ireland, the Caribbean, and Abu Dhabi. London Heathrow is not among them.

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