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US Pre-Clearance At YYZ?  
User currently offlinerahulrahul From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 175 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3456 times:

This summer, I will return to the USA on AC.

I will arrive from FRA, and connect to CLT on Jazz. After I disembark, will I clear US customs in YYZ, or do I have to clear Canadian customs? Also, after pre-clearance, do I have to exit the terminal, or can I go directly to the gate?

Thanks,

Rahul


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24760 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3426 times:

Quoting rahulrahul (Thread starter):
After I disembark, will I clear US customs in YYZ, or do I have to clear Canadian customs? Also, after pre-clearance, do I have to exit the terminal, or can I go directly to the gate?

You no longer have to clear Canadian customs when connecting from an international flight to a U.S. transborder flight at YYZ. You go directly to U.S. pre-clearance. You also no longer have to pick up your checked bags. Toronto T1 recently streamlined these procedures to match the process implemented a year or more ago at YUL and YVR.

Recent AC video explains the process. The International to U.S. section starts at about the 1:40 mark.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS3pA8RGyC8


User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1903 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3372 times:

I flew YYZ-DTW-PDX on Delta on Friday. Didn't check any bags, but as Viscount said, just went right to Pre-Clearance and then had a domestic connection in Detroit.

Worked great. Not sure if a transit will be treated similarly, but ex/YYZ it's slick.



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User currently offlineagrflyer From Switzerland, joined Nov 2005, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3309 times:
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How does it work the other way round? I am arriving from IAD on UA and will connect to FRA. (LH) on same ticket. Do I have to clear any custom facilities in YYZ? I have checked this on the YYZ homepage but I am a bit confused after reading this.


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User currently offlineAirontario From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 548 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

Quoting agrflyer (Reply 3):

How does it work the other way round? I am arriving from IAD on UA and will connect to FRA. (LH) on same ticket. Do I have to clear any custom facilities in YYZ? I have checked this on the YYZ homepage but I am a bit confused after reading this.

You technically clear immigration in Toronto. You don't have to pass through the full customs procedure, and you won't have to claim checked bags or go through security again. You will however have to fill out the Canadian Customs form and speak to a Customs agent before passing through to the International departures area.


User currently offlineagrflyer From Switzerland, joined Nov 2005, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3289 times:
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Quoting Airontario (Reply 4):

thanks for this. I assume that a connecting time of 2h should be enough to catch my flight back to Europe. Have a good day,



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User currently offlineAirontario From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 548 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3284 times:

Quoting agrflyer (Reply 5):

Quoting Airontario (Reply 4):

thanks for this. I assume that a connecting time of 2h should be enough to catch my flight back to Europe. Have a good day,

Yes. 2hr is plenty.


User currently offlinerahulrahul From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3280 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 1):
You no longer have to clear Canadian customs when connecting from an international flight to a U.S. transborder flight at YYZ. You go directly to U.S. pre-clearance. You also no longer have to pick up your checked bags. Toronto T1 recently streamlined these procedures to match the process implemented a year or more ago at YUL and YVR.

Recent AC video explains the process. The International to U.S. section starts at about the 1:40 mark.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS3pA8RGyC8
Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 2):
I flew YYZ-DTW-PDX on Delta on Friday. Didn't check any bags, but as Viscount said, just went right to Pre-Clearance and then had a domestic connection in Detroit.

Worked great. Not sure if a transit will be treated similarly, but ex/YYZ it's slick.

Thanks Everybody, this really helped.



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