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You went through US CBP Preclearance in Toronto before boarding your flight. This is US immigration and customs, with US immigration officers stationed on Canadian soil, and unless something unusual occurs, that means your flight arrives in the US in the same way as a US-to-US domestic flight, with no need for any further procedures to enter the country. ...


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From the TSA's website: Duty Free Liquids: You may carry duty free liquids in secure, tamper–evident bags, more than 3.4oz or 100 ml in your carry-on bag if: The duty free liquids were purchased internationally and you are traveling to the United States with a connecting flight Just make sure you get a STEB (secure tamper evident bag) which is ...


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You will almost certainly NOT have to re-clear security - although you can't definitively rule it out. The vast, vast majority of pre-cleared flights will arrive into their US destination as if they were a "domestic" flight. ie, you will be let out into the departure area of the airport. Depending on the airport layout you may need to re-clear security in ...


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When flying from Canada to the US from most major Canadian airports, you go through US immigration and customs at the Canadian airport from which you depart. This is called US preclearance and it is the procedure you have described in your question. When you physically arrive in the US on your flight, you will not see immigration again, because you have ...


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In principle you can be “interviewed” for any length of time at the point of entry. Granted, the immigration officers don’t necessarily want to waste their time and resources, but I’ve been questioned by immigration officers at times when I had to rush to connections because of late arrival, and it certainly felt like the questioning was quite time-...


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In my experience, when arriving in the US after a pre-clearance flight, you arrive in the post-security area of the terminal, and can catch a connecting flight without going through security at that airport, assuming that the gate you arrive at and the gate you will depart from are connected post-security.


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As far as I can tell, from experience at DUB and their website, this service is only available for flights going from DUB to US airports. You will have to clear US customs at YUL unfortunately. Link to FAQs for US Preclearance at DUB If you are travelling from Dublin to the US on your connecting flight you can use the Preclearance facility in Dublin and ...


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To your first question, preclearance only applies when you have a nonstop flight from a preclearance airport to a US airport. So although Abu Dhabi does have preclearance facilities, you won't be able to clear US customs and immigration there, since your next destination is Rome, not the US. You will clear US customs and immigration when you land in Dallas....


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First, US CBP does check warrants and second, US CBP has the authority in Canada and most likely other locales) to detain someone while they conduct an inspection. Note that some warrants are very minor - missing payment on a traffic ticket. Some are major - skipping out on a murder trial. And there are local, state, and federal warrants. You need to have ...


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Air Canada's published minimum connection time from Canada to the US via Toronto Pearson is 1 hour 10 minutes. This may vary slightly for other airlines, but not by much. Quite a bit of that is the fact that you have a really long walk from your arrival gate to the transit corridor or to immigration. With a three hour connection, you've got more than enough ...


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There is no change. All US ports of entry are open, including preclearance facilities.


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You will not need to collect and re-check your luggage in Toronto. Entering your flight information into the Connecting Guide on YYZ's webpage yields the following (the italics are mine): Determine your gate number: Once you're in the terminal, look for your departing flight on the flight information screens and confirm you are departing from a "F" ...


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Going south and entering the US, you will have to pass US Immigration. You'll do so at the US CBP Preclearance Facility at the Winnipeg airport, before you board your first flight. That makes the Winnipeg > Chicago flight effectively a "domestic" US flight. When you arrive at ORD, you'll just deplane and find your departure gate. You may have to pass ...


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If your flights are on the same booking, your luggage will be transferred to your next flight so you don’t need to worry about that. As your flight is with United airlines, all of those leave from terminal 1 so you don’t have to pass security to change terminal. As you are travelling with a 2 1/2 year old with a car seat you should probably contact the ...


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Deciding if the officer can ask the host government is probably a question of administrative procedure in the embassy. Deciding if the host government can answer and reveal usually secret or confidential information about their citizens is up to the host government and their laws and constitution. Most nations reserve the right to cooperate with foreign ...


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In my experience, and I've only done this two times, it is not necessary to claim your bags and recheck them when connecting to a precleared flight to the US from Canada. Apparently, if US customs officers want to search your checked bags they will put them and you together in a room for that purpose, but otherwise you will not see your checked bags until ...


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The reason you were told so because they are not up to date. The situation has very recently improved (last month, if I am not mistaken) and your bags now through check. Even if they don't you won't hug them for five hours, the traditional flow is deplane - collect bags -- go through US customs -- drop them off at the belts just after. But, again, I believe ...


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Here's the relevant airport page: International flight to U.S. flight Canada Border Services Agency*** & U.S. Customs and Border Protection *** Some International to U.S. connecting flights at Terminal 1 do not require passengers to clear CBSA before clearing U.S. CBP inspection. So, you will do cross the US border in Toronto but whether ...


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The airport staff member at the head of the Nexus line did not allow us to use it, though it later occurred to me that perhaps we should have asked about a "diplomatic visa" rather than a "G visa." The immigration officer attempted to fingerprint the G visa holder (and stamped the expired passport that bears the valid visa rather than stamping the new ...


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The answer to such questions will always be: If the airline sold you that itinerary as a single ticket/trip, they think you can make it. If DEL-YVR is delayed, you will be reaccommodated on a later YVR-LAX flight, of which there are several throughout the day. You normally would not have to collect and re-check you bags at YVR provided you bag is properly ...


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