Could anyone inform me if there is a returning ESTA line in IAH? I am flying there from The Netherlands and have found mostly comments about the airport claiming it is 'the slowest airport ever' and that passport checks and customs usually take over 2 hours.

Is there a returning ESTA line to make things go faster? Is there anything anyone can do to make things go faster?

To clarify, I applied for my ESTA December 2014, and will be travelling to the US for the second time in October 2016.

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    Immigration at IAH used to be very slow, but it's had an extreme makeover in the past couple of years. – Michael Hampton Jul 19 '16 at 8:52
  • Still mostly bad comments from earlier in 2016 but I hope it has improved, thanks for the addition. – Summer Jul 19 '16 at 8:57

The CBP has a list of airports with APC kiosks.

Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

Note that they are not necessarily at all terminals though.

Official airport information.

U.S. or Canadian citizens, U.S. green card holders, legal permanent residents, ESTA and visa-waiver holders may use one of the 50 self-service kiosks when arriving at IAH on international flights. All eligible foreign visitors must have entered the U.S. at least once prior.

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  • That is exactly the information I was looking for, great! – Summer Jul 19 '16 at 8:48

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