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Attention US has cancelled TWOV Program

Old Aug 20th 2003, 1:13 am
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Default Attention US has cancelled TWOV Program

For any of you who receive their Canadian permanent residence visas in the
next little while make sure your landing in Canada does not require you to
pass through a US airport unless you can get a US Visa. As of August 3, 2003
The US has indefinitely cancelled the TWOV Program. Therefore if you do not
have a US visa and your flight to Canada requires you to stop at a US
airport you will not be allowed on the airplane.

My mother-in-law just got her visa and she lives in Peru. Even if she was
eligible for a US visa the waiting time for an interview is about 8 months.
She has to land before 8 months or else her Canadian visa will expire and
then we would have to start over again.. Fortunately we can route her
through Mexico and avoid a US airport but the cost of the ticket increased.
 
Old Aug 20th 2003, 1:52 am
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Rjf,

I know this question isn't exactly relevant to this board, and so I apologize for asking. But, do you know if this new transit visa rule applies to those passengers who are travelling on a flight to Canada that stops in the U.S. but the passengers do not get off the plane? There are a few flights to Toronto from Asia that I am aware of that make a quick (1.5 hour) stop in New York but passengers are not allowed to deboard.

Thanks.
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Old Aug 20th 2003, 3:06 am
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Yes u wil nee a US transit visa.

Think about the money they can make with those visas.. they are a greedy bunch !! so go figure....




Originally posted by Help Needed
Rjf,

I know this question isn't exactly relevant to this board, and so I apologize for asking. But, do you know if this new transit visa rule applies to those passengers who are travelling on a flight to Canada that stops in the U.S. but the passengers do not get off the plane? There are a few flights to Toronto from Asia that I am aware of that make a quick (1.5 hour) stop in New York but passengers are not allowed to deboard.

Thanks.
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Old Aug 20th 2003, 10:10 am
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Transit visas are not available . You need a real visa. In other words you
have to qualify for a visa as a tourist to the USA. If you don't qualify
you can't get on the plane. It is that simple.

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    > Yes u wil nee a US transit visa.
    > Think about the money they can make with those visas.. they are a greedy
    > bunch !! so go figure....
    > Originally posted by Help Needed
    > > Rjf,
    > >
    > > I know this question isn't exactly relevant to this board, and so I
    > > apologize for asking. But, do you know if this new transit visa rule
    > > applies to those passengers who are travelling on a flight to Canada
    > > that stops in the U.S. but the passengers do not get off the plane?
    > > There are a few flights to Toronto from Asia that I am aware of that
    > > make a quick (1.5 hour) stop in New York but passengers are not
    > > allowed to deboard.
    > >
    > Thanks.
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