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Hello,

 

We just got our visa last week. My fiancé is planning on flying to the states on Dec 25th from Toronto. Do you guys what the process is with customs agents and how long it takes for her to get to the gates. Her flight is at 3:10 pm and I would like to know what time I need to get to the airport. Please help!

 

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28 minutes ago, RB&MN said:

Hello,

 

We just got our visa last week. My fiancé is planning on flying to the states on Dec 25th from Toronto. Do you guys what the process is with customs agents and how long it takes for her to get to the gates. Her flight is at 3:10 pm and I would like to know what time I need to get to the airport. Please help!

 

Thanks,

 

RBMN

I would allow at least an additional hour more than you would normally.   


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I would allow at least 2 hours for processing as in any other international flight.

 

EDIT:  I would be there at the international arrival area at 3:00pm........I would plan on being there for 2 hours.......

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1 hour ago, RB&MN said:

Hello,

 

We just got our visa last week. My fiancé is planning on flying to the states on Dec 25th from Toronto. Do you guys what the process is with customs agents and how long it takes for her to get to the gates. Her flight is at 3:10 pm and I would like to know what time I need to get to the airport. Please help!

 

Thanks,

 

RBMN

My fiance (now husband) entered at Orlando on the K-1 and I got there about 30 minutes after his flight was due to land but he was in customs for about 2 hours after landing. Orlando is super busy. He had to wait in the line like everyone else to get to the customs agent but then had to go into another room for secondary for them to handle the K-1 visa stuff. Your fiance will probably have to go through the same sort of process. I'm not sure how busy travel is on Christmas day but I would expect at least an hour if not two before she is through customs. If I were in your shoes I would arrive close to when her flight lands so you can be sure to be there on time to greet her. Random question but is Toronto one of those places where you go through US customs before you leave Canada? If so that might not be a concern. Congratulations on your K-1 and spending Christmas with your love :)

 


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31 minutes ago, missileman said:

I would allow at least 2 hours for processing as in any other international flight.

 

EDIT:  I would be there at the international arrival area at 3:00pm........I would plan on being there for 2 hours.......

This would be a bad idea.

 

Toronto is a preclearance area.  The Op's fiance will go through CBP before even boarding their plane.  The flight is then domestic. 


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33 minutes ago, NikLR said:

This would be a bad idea.

 

Toronto is a preclearance area.  The Op's fiance will go through CBP before even boarding their plane.  The flight is then domestic. 

ok..Thanks

 


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40 minutes ago, NikLR said:

This would be a bad idea.

 

Toronto is a preclearance area.  The Op's fiance will go through CBP before even boarding their plane.  The flight is then domestic. 

This---Toronto has preclearance----no additional time really needed.


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38 minutes ago, adil-rafa said:

you will go thru customs and immigration in Toronto / pre clearence

and you will arrive in the US as a domestic passenger

 

so allow enough time in Toronto for US customs

Generally speaking 2-3 hours is the most they allow. 

 

OP is your fiance entering with the K1 or just to visit?


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6 hours ago, K & R said:

My fiance (now husband) entered at Orlando on the K-1 and I got there about 30 minutes after his flight was due to land but he was in customs for about 2 hours after landing. Orlando is super busy. He had to wait in the line like everyone else to get to the customs agent but then had to go into another room for secondary for them to handle the K-1 visa stuff. Your fiance will probably have to go through the same sort of process. I'm not sure how busy travel is on Christmas day but I would expect at least an hour if not two before she is through customs. If I were in your shoes I would arrive close to when her flight lands so you can be sure to be there on time to greet her. Random question but is Toronto one of those places where you go through US customs before you leave Canada? If so that might not be a concern. Congratulations on your K-1 and spending Christmas with your love :)

 

Yes actually Toronto is one of those places where you go through US customers before you leave for Canada.

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4 hours ago, NikLR said:

Generally speaking 2-3 hours is the most they allow. 

 

OP is your fiance entering with the K1 or just to visit?

She is entering in with a k1 visa. So all I really would like to know is the process at the pre-clearence while at Pearson Toronto Airport. Do they just look at her visa and let in or do they take her to a separate room to complete her paperwork?

 

Does anyone know the procedure when flying out of Pearson Toronto Airport to Chicago?

 

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It's like a normal domestic entry. Most often is secondary but can be just at the main person.  She should be there 2-3 hours early.  


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