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Time through Immigration & Customs (KIX) 2019/6/17 13:35
Does anyone know the amount of time it will take to get through immigration and customs at (KIX) at 3:30pm on a weekday?

Only asking because the post office closes at 5pm and I need to pickup a data SIM from there.

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by Johnny (guest)  

Re: Time through Immigration & Customs (KIX) 2019/6/17 14:26
the amount of time it will take to get through immigration and customs at (KIX) at 3:30pm on a weekday?

Japanese Ministry of Justice announces the time required for getting through immigration at each airport.

http://www.moj.go.jp/nyuukokukanri/kouhou/nyuukokukanri07_00117.html

It says the time is ideally within 20 min, and it announces the ratio of the achievement. The ratio for KIX is 75% for June 2018. It also announces the longest time, which is 64 min for June 2018 (on 6th June, 18:02). So in most case you can get through immigration within 30 min but in the worst case you might have to wait for more than 1 hour. Note that this does not include the time for walking and picking up your luggage.
by frog1954 rate this post as useful

Re: Time through Immigration & Customs (KIX) 2019/6/17 15:47
My experience:

2017, 13.april. Arrived around 9:00 with Finnair flight. Immigration and getting baggage took between 30-45 minutes. The queue at the JR West office was quite long; inside was full and outside the queue was about 3 lines long (about 30-40 persons?). If i remember correctly - that was also at least about 30-45 minutes.

2019, 15 may. Arrived with Finnair, around 15:30. Immigration and getting baggage - less than 30 minutes. Maybe even less - the queue from the first checkpoint (where they took fingerprints) to the immigration employee - that was around 15 minutes. JR West queue was also short; maybe only 5 persons before me so the waiting was less than 5 minutes and the procedure to recieve JR passes and ICOCA-s for 4 persons was about 10-15 minutes.

BR,
Lauri
by Lauriandres (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Time through Immigration & Customs (KIX) 2019/6/18 10:13
Work on 45 minutes from landing to exit.
by JapanCustomTours rate this post as useful

Re: Time through Immigration & Customs (KIX) 2019/6/18 11:28
Depends if the weekday is an holiday period.


Arrival is landing, than you can take about 20 min to go to the gate, than people want to get out, you need to walk. At immigration It takes as long as it takes. Normally around 45 min to an hour.
by justmyday rate this post as useful

Re: Time through Immigration & Customs (KIX) 2019/6/18 12:16
Usually it takes 15minutes average but it can be way more if there are other flights and human delay.
by bluesky3000 rate this post as useful

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