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  • 8 hour layover from US to UK
    May 6, 2016
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    We are flying to the US on West Jet with layovers in Vancouver on both trips. Our longest is 8 hours. Will we be able to leave the airport so we can see Vancouver, and if so, do we need a Visa as we are travelling UK to US and then back to UK?

     

    On your way back to the UK it will be easier as on your way to the US you will be expected to go straight to US Immigration preclearance when you arrive in Vancouver, not Canadian immigration. UK Citizens never need a visa to visit Canada or the US.

     

  • Do I need canadian passport?
    Apr 18, 2016
    2
    Hi, I am indonesian and now currently studying in Japan. I am planning to go to Chicago, my itinerary will be Kansai-Vancouver-Chicago, I have B1/B2 US visa. All the flights will be with Delta Airlines).In Vancouver will layover around 4 hours. Do I need Canadian Visa?

     

    Since you are an Indonesian with a valid US Visa you are eligible for Canadian Transit Without Visa: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/twov/travellers.asp

     

    Thank you so much Zap :) *(I was incorrect, I wrote Delta but it supposed to be Air Canada)

     

  • Can I go out while I am waiting for next flight?
    Apr 6, 2016
    4
    There is 11 hours lay over at YVR. I'm arriving from US and transfer at YVR to Asia. SInce 11 hours is a long time to wait and seat in the airport only, I am planning to downtown Vancouver and come back for my flight. I would like to figure out whether I will be allowed to go out and come back.

     

    What is your citizenship?

     

    South Korea

     

    South Koreans don't need a visa to visit Canada - you can go where you want on your layover.

     

    Thank a lot Zap!

     

  • Please help
    Feb 8, 2016
    1
    My mom just got her Canadian PR and will be coming from Asia. The flight I booked only has 2 hours lay over in Vancouver before a connecting flight to Regina. Considering she has to go thru all the questioning in Customs & Immigration as first time Immigrant, do you think 2 hours will be enough? Won't she missed her next flight? Thanks a lot

     

    It should be enough time.

     

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