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I have a valid US Visa. I will be reaching Terminal 5 of ORD Chicago Airport at 20:00 from Heathrow (London) on American Airlines. And I am having a transit time of 2 hours, and I have to board a flight of American Airlines to St.Louis at Terminal 3. Will that 2 hours of time is sufficient for customs, Immigration check and boarding the flight?

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    Is it all on one ticket, or do you have separate tickets+reservations for the two legs? – Gagravarr Jul 11 '15 at 11:17
  • @Gagravarr I'm confused as to the relevancy – CGCampbell Jul 11 '15 at 14:02
  • @CGCampbell Not much except for check in at the transit counter vs. the standard departure counter. – Karlson Jul 11 '15 at 14:04
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    @CGCampbell If it's one ticket, then if the OP misses the connection due to delays then they'll just be rebooked on a later flight. If it's two different tickets, then if they missed the first they may well have to pay to rebook. That than changes what "enough" time is – Gagravarr Jul 11 '15 at 14:41
  • Aha, not where I thought you were headed. Excellent point. – CGCampbell Jul 11 '15 at 15:37
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Normally if you have a transit time this short you can ask the airline personnel to assist in expediting the matters. However, CBP had created a page with a report of the immigration wait times at various airports so you can get an idea of how long it might take you to pass through the immigration. The max waiting time indicated for immigration was over 2 hours for July 1st and 7th with an average waiting time for the same days and times being about 30 minutes.

So it's your call.

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