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from HK to YYZ, transit YVR. Both are Air Canada flights. Do I need to clear custom at YVR? I am travelling with my mom. Both of us are HK passport holders.
Yes, you will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs in Vancouver.
I will be arriving YVR at 1630(ETA) and the other Air Canada flight will leave YVR for YYZ at 1755(ETD). Is 1 hour and 25 min minute transit time enough for the immigration and customs procedures in Vancouver? Thx
That should be enough time.
I have a 2 hr layover in Vancouver from Calgary via WestJet before departing to Sydney Via Qantas. My wife is Australian and I am Canadian. Do we have to go through customs in vancouver? If so do we have enough time and will our baggage be delivered all the way through?
There is no Canadian Customs when leaving Canada. Are your flights all one one reservation or two separate reservations?
Yes it's under 1 reservation. I guess what i mean to ask is do we have to go through airport security again for the international terminal in Vancouver? as the flight from Calgary with west jet would be domestic. And will our checked in luggage be transferred automatically between west jet and qantas without having to recheck them?
Vancouver only has one Terminal. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I am planning a trip from Montreal to Honolulu with Air Canada, with layover in YVR. I will only have 1.5h layover between flights. I was wondering if I pre-clear US customs in Montreal or YVR, and if in Vancouver, is 1.5h enough time to go through everything. We should be in Vancouver around dinner time, and it's Good Friday.
Thanks!
You will do US Immigration and customs preclearance in Vancouver. You should have enough time.
We fly standby and the only way to get from Denver to Seattle tomorrow is through Vancouver. We have no checked bags. Do we have to clear customs and immigration or is there a transit lounge as we are not leaving the airport? How long does it typically take to clear customs?
If you already have your DM card for the Seattle flight you can go directly to US Immigration and Customs Preclearance, if you don't you will have to go through Canadian Immigration and Customs to go the lobby and then go through security and Preclearance. I would want 2 hours for this connection.
I ARRIVE INTO YVR @ 7:14AM FROM HONOLULU (HOME) WITH A CONNECTING FLIGHT TO KELOWNA (YLW) @ 8:55AM SAME RESERVATION AND AIRLINES. IS THIS ENOUGH TIME TO GET THROUGH CUSTOMS AND DO I NEED TO COLLECT MY LUGGAGE?
Yes, that should be enough time. You shouldn't have to claim your bags.
My husband and I are joining up with his sister in Vancouver for a flight to Hawaii. We are flying WestJet from Toronto. Sister has some mental disability. She has flown domestic air by herself and managed well. I'm concerned that we won't be able to meet up before Customs. Can she get help at Customs and how do we arrange that?
Flying YVR to AKL via SFO. (1 HR between flights at SFO).
Due to the short time frame at SFO... do I have to off load my bags at SFO and go through customs there as well, or will my bags go all the way to AKL.
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in San Francisco is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time.
HI. I AM FLYING FROM MUMBAI TO CALGARY VIA HONG KONG AND VANCOUVER. AS I HAVE A CONNECTING FLIGHT FROM VANCOUVER TO CALGARY WITHINN 2 HOURS HALT AT VANCOUVER. DO I HAVE TO CLEAR CUSTOMS AT VANCOUVER??
Yes, you clear Canadian immigration and customs in vancouver. You have enough time.
Hi , my plane from seattle arrives in vancover at 5.07pm. My international flight to new zealand departs at 6.40pm. will 1 hour 40mins be enough time for transition.
Yes, that should be enough time.
Hi, I am arriving at YVR from Beijing by AC030 at 1155 and will be catching a flight to las Vegas on AC1898 at 1325. I have a 1 hr and 30 minute layover in YVR to collect my bags and clear customs. Is this enough time? Do I need a visa from the Canada embassy?
What is your citizenship? In Vancouver you will proceed directly to US Immmigration and Customs preclearance.
Thanks for your response, I am a Chinese citizen.
It is enough time if I have 1 hr and 30 minute?
Yes, that should be enough time. Assuming you have a valid US Visa you can transit Vancouver without a Canadian transit visa.