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Walking to the US

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Walking to the US


We are travelling from Toronto to the falls and would like to see the cave of the winds. Is it still possible to walk across the bridge into the US? If so, approximately how long would it take?

Many thanks

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1. Re: Walking to the US

Hi matilda1229;

Yes, you can walk across the Rainbow Bridge. The distance is about half a kilometre.

FYI...As a citizen of the UK, upon entering the US you will be required to obtain an I-94W visa waiver as an addition to your passport. To obtain the waiver, you will be photographed, fingerprinted, and pay a fee of $6 US.

The I-94W visa waiver will be attached to your passport, and must be surrendered when you leave the United States.

The process of obtaining the I-94W waiver takes on average ½ an hour.

Best Regards

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2. Re: Walking to the US

And if I understand the info from the U.S. and Canadian immigration websites, a U.S. Permanent Resident Alien card is adequate to go in either direction?

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3. Re: Walking to the US

Lebelgo, yes, a Permanent Resident Card (aka a "Green Card") is all you need to cross the border by land, sea, or air (before or after June 1). Not only is it accepted by Canada (as long as you're travelling directly from the US), it's mandatory that a Lawful Permanent Resident use it to re-enter the US.

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