One way ticket to Canada... Help?

Old Feb 11th 2003, 10:28 am
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Hi,

My girlfriend is returning to Canada in two on a one way ticket with Continental Airlines.
The flight is to Halifax but changes at Newark, USA.
She is a Canadian Citizen and a Canadian Passport holder.
My question is with the US immigration at Newark.
Will she have problems entering the Airport (basically going through Immigration) and waiting around for few hours until the connecting flight leaves for Halifax?
I was told she may need a transit visa?

Ps. She`s been living here in the UK for 12months, if that means anything?
Thanks.
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Old Feb 11th 2003, 11:17 am
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Default Re: One way ticket to Canada... Help?

Originally posted by BritBob
She is a Canadian Citizen and a Canadian Passport holder.
My question is with the US immigration at Newark.
Will she have problems entering the Airport (basically going through Immigration) and waiting around for few hours until the connecting flight leaves for Halifax?
I was told she may need a transit visa?
If she plans to use her Canadian passport at the US immigration counter, I don't see why she should run into problems.


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Old Feb 11th 2003, 12:20 pm
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Default Re: One way ticket to Canada... Help?

The only way I can see her having a problem is if she is also a citizen of one of the "sensitive" countries in the middle east. She will have to clear all her bags through US customs in NJ and re-check them on to Canada unless they do it different from the places I have been.
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Old Feb 12th 2003, 6:20 am
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Default Re: One way ticket to Canada... Help?

Don't worry it's no problem. I have taken many flights from the UK to
Toronto via the USA because all the main US carriers only fly direct from
the UK to their main cities (Newark for continental, Philadelphia for US
Airways, Chicago for AA etc) and then you transfer to a smaller internal
flight for the north american final destination.

If i did it with no problems being a UK Citizen she will have no problems
being a Canadian. "In Transit" is just yoru status while waiting at the
airport, so when say you fill in the US customs decleration card thing it
will ask the purpose of yoru visit and yoru final destination and stuff and
you just put in transit and Halifax in her case and when you check through
INS after getting off the international flight you just tell teh guy you are
in transit and they pretty much wave you through.

Sometimes you have to collect yoru baggage and either recheck it or just put
it on a different conveyor belt if they don't check your baggage all the way
to the final destination, i think Continental at Newark was one where i had
to get my bags off a carousel then leave via the "connections" exit and jsut
put em back on the conveyor belt marked with my flight.

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    > Hi,
    > My girlfriend is returning to Canada in two on a one way ticket with
    > Continental Airlines.
    > The flight is to Halifax but changes at Newark, USA.
    > She is a Canadian Citizen and a Canadian Passport holder.
    > My question is with the US immigration at Newark.
    > Will she have problems entering the Airport (basically going through
    > Immigration) and waiting around for few hours until the connecting
    > flight leaves for Halifax?
    > I was told she may need a transit visa?
    > Ps. She`s been living here in the UK for 12months, if that means
    > anything?
    > Thanks.
    > --
    > Bob
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 

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