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US Immigration at Vancouver airport

Do I understand correctly....as a Canadian, I clear US Customs and Immigration at the airport?

Seems much easier and smoother than doing it in Los Angeles

Many thanks for your help

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21. Re: US Immigration at Vancouver airport

Cathay Pacific CX888 going from YVR to JFK is in fact a different deal. You clear customs at JFK. The passengers from HGK first clears security at the waiting area, as YVR passengers wait outside of the close area, then allowed in until HKG passengers are done. Everyone boards the jet and clears customs at JFK.

At JFK, there are two lines: 1. US and CA citizens (no PRs), 2. Everybody else. The US and CA line clear much faster, meanwhile line 2 moves at snails speed.

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22. Re: US Immigration at Vancouver airport

The OP's question about flying to LAX (post 11) is a year old. It is generally an idea to check dates before necroposting.

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23. Re: US Immigration at Vancouver airport

Is it applying on all US flights?

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24. Re: US Immigration at Vancouver airport

Yes.

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25. Re: US Immigration at Vancouver airport

Is the pre clearance for all nationalities? I am an Indian citizen on a student visa in canada. I want to take a flight from YYZ to LGA. As LGA does not have US customs, i will be needing pre clearance.

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26. Re: US Immigration at Vancouver airport

Yes the pre clearance is for everybody. LGA has US customs, it just the flight from Canada will count as a domestic flight.

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27. Re: US Immigration at Vancouver airport

Anyone know the rough wait times to clear US immigration at Vancouver airport? I'm flying out on Thursday at ~1.30pm and am trying to work out how early I need to arrive given I'll be checked in any only have carry-on.

I flew from Toronto airport a week ago and it took well over an hour (for a 6am week day flight, so at 4.30am): should I be conservative and arrive 2+ hours before a flight from Vancouver.

Edited: 11:33 pm, January 24, 2015
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28. Re: US Immigration at Vancouver airport

There are plenty of people coming and going this month for holidays to warmer climes. Can't understand that! :-) 90 min to 2 hours. 2 hours means no stress, the possibility to chill with a coffee, your call.

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29. Re: US Immigration at Vancouver airport

Do we still clear US Customs when leaving from Vancouver Airport? Need to make a connecting flight in the US and only have about 50 min between flights....

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30. Re: US Immigration at Vancouver airport

Yes you do. This is not a temporary or seasonal thing ... US pre-clearance is in effect at most every airport in the country, and has been in effect for over 25 years.