SEATTLE
SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTFlights operated by JAL arrive at South Satellite.
Flights operated by JAL depart from Central Terminal.

Updated: 2019/3/22

Airport guide Print

Arrival

Arrival flow

  1. 1

    Immigration

  2. 2

    Baggage Claim

  3. 3

    Customs

Layout

Key to symbols

  • Arrival
  • Departure
  • Connection
  • Security Zone
  • Public Zone
  • Security Zone (no use)
  • Stairs/
    Escalator
  • Toilets
  • Bus
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator
  • Taxi
  • Information
  • Train
  • Parking

Flights operated by JAL will arrive at South Satellite.

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Arrival regulations

Quarantine

A quarantine inspection is carried out at the same time as the customs inspection.

Immigration

Documents required for entry
Required documents Description
VISA

Japan is an eligible country under the United States Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
Japanese passport holders are permitted to enter the country without a visa provided that the duration of stay is up to 90 days, and the purpose of travel is tourism or business. (However, an ESTA application must be made beforehand.)

opens in new windowESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization)

Depending on the purpose of visit (study, work, etc.), a visa or additional documentation may be required. Please contact the US Embassy for further information.
(Example: A visa and supplementary documentation (I-20) are required if the purpose of the visit is study.)
US permanent residents and conditional permanent residents must show their permanent resident or conditional permanent resident cards (Green Card/I-551).

  • *Please note: If you are traveling after April 1, 2016 with ESTA on the Visa Waiver Program, it is essential that you are in possession of an IC passport. If you do not have an IC passport, you will need to apply for a visa.
Passport

A machine-readable passport (MRP) or an IC passport (IC chipped) valid until the date of return to your home country.

Customs declaration form This is required even if you have nothing to declare. (Your customs declaration form will be collected here.)
If you have any items to declare, please declare them to an official.
  • *It is not necessary to fill in a customs declaration form if you are using the APC Kiosk.
A return airline ticket or e-ticket Please bring it.
About the APC KIOSK (Automated Passport Control KIOSK)

In Seattle, the following passengers are able to use the APC KIOSK to pass through Immigration.

Eligible passengers
  1. US citizens
  2. People carrying green cards
  3. People with B1 or B2 visas
  4. People with ESTA who are entering the US for the second or subsequent time
How to use the APC KIOSK

Follow the on-screen instructions to scan your passport and fingerprints, have your photograph taken, and answer questions to complete your customs declaration.
(You are able to select Japanese as a language option.)

  • *It is not necessary to fill in a customs declaration form if you are using the APC KIOSK.

Customs

Please show your passport and customs declaration form. (Your customs declaration form will be collected here.)
If you have any items to declare, please declare them to an official.

Pets

Prior reservation is necessary if you wish to bring your pet, as the transportation environment within the aircraft needs to be prepared.

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Please also be sure to check with the embassy or quarantine station at your destination for animal quarantine information such as import restrictions and required documentation.

Departure

Departure flow

  1. 1

    Check-in

  2. 2

    Security check

Layout

Key to symbols

  • Arrival
  • Departure
  • Connection
  • Security Zone
  • Public Zone
  • Security Zone (no use)
  • Stairs/
    Escalator
  • Toilets
  • Bus
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator
  • Taxi
  • Information
  • Train
  • Parking

Flights operated by JAL will depart from A gates in Central Terminal.

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Departure regulations

Check-in

Check-in opens 3 hours prior to departure.
Check-in should be done 60 minutes before departure.Please note that you may not be accepted for your flight after 60 minutes before dearture.
Please go to JAL check-in counters in Central Terminal to carry out check-in procedures.

Security check

Your carry-on baggage will be examined, and there will be a check for liquids in your possession.

opens in new windowRestrictions on liquids, gels and aerosols as carry-on baggage

Passengers listed below on flight operated by JAL are eligible to use Priority security lane ("Premium Lane") in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
-Business Class, JMB Diamond / JGC Premier / JMB Sapphire, oneworld Emerald members

Immigration

You do not have to go through Immigration when departing the United States.

Customs

There is no customs inspection when departing from the United States.

Lounge

The Club at Sea
The lounge is located after security. After go through Security, please turn to your left and proceed to A gates.The Club at Sea is located in Concourse A across from Gate A11.

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