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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.
We arrive in Vancouver via Air New Zealand at 1210 hrs. We were hoping to get to Kamloops via AC departing Vancouver at 1255. Is that at all possible?
No, that's not possible at all.
Flying from Victoria AirCanada to Portugal. Very tight connection time at YVR (1 hour), can my checked bag be booked through at YYJ to my destination? How far do I have to go to my gate? I am a senior, can't run. ;-)
I see by the map it is a 20 minute walk. Time enough for walking. But I'm not clear if I have to claim bag and go through security. Thanks for any tips.
For others with this same question, I'm in the waiting area at YVR, my bag is checked right through to Lisbon and I have boarding passes for all sections. Easy.