Flights operated by JAL arrive at Terminal 5.

Flights operated by JAL depart from Terminal 3.

Updated: 2023/11/6


Arrival flow




Baggage Claim




Flights operated by JAL will arrive at Terminal 5.

Terminal 5

  • Terminal 5 is currently under construction. Current map may not be accurate but will be updated after major changes are completed.

Arrival regulations


There is no quarantine check when entering the United States.

Arrival Regulations

Documents required for entry
Required documents Description

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.)

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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.

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

Immigration card
no visa
Not required
with visa
Not required. From May 2013, all I-94 records for Immigration are created electronically, and it is no longer necessary to submit an I-94 on paper.
Customs declaration form Not required
A return airline ticket or e-ticket Please bring it.
    • This airport conducts immigration and customs checks together at the first immigration examination.
    • Retrieve your baggage and proceed through Customs in a second examination.
    • Regadless of your final destination, all passengers must pick up their luggage upon arrival and clear customs


 Please show your Passport. If you have any items to declare, please declare them to an official.


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 flow




Security check


Flights operated by JAL will depart from Terminal 3.

Terminal 3

Departure regulations


Check-in opens 3 hours before departure to 1 hour before departure time.
Please go to A counter in Terminal 3.

Security check

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

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Passengers departing Chicago Airport on flight JL009 should undergo a Security check in Terminal 3. Passengers arriving at Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 and connecting to flight numbers JL009 on the same day can reach Terminal 3 by walking along the Concourse (near the gates after the security inspection). Please follow signs for Terminal 3. (However, it is necessary for checked baggage to have been checked through to Japan or beyond.)


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


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


Flagship Lounge:

Terminal 3, in the crosswalk between Concourses H and K.
(Please turn right in the crosswalk in front of gate K6A.)

Admirals Club Lounge:

Terminal 3, in the crosswalk between Concourses H and K.
(Please turn right in the crosswalk in front of gate K6A.)

Other Information

Passengers connecting from American Airlines (including JAL codeshare flights operated by American Airlines) who already have a JL009 boarding pass, should proceed directly to the departure gate. 
The Flagship Lounge and Admirals Club Lounge are also available to passengers who have lounge access.

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