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A British citizen crossing to Canada at Niagara

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A British citizen crossing to Canada at Niagara

As a British citizen and a regular visitor to the USA I have experienced the delays at airports when entering the US.

I was wondering what would happen if I tried to cross into Canada at Niagara, (and obviously come back). Would the delays make this unworkable, or are there some different arrangements in this area?

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1. Re: A British citizen crossing to Canada at Niagara

Well you don't actually ''leave'' the US for immigration purposes, you re-enter on the same I94W you used previously. I found this out whilst flying back to the UK via Canada - you surrender the departurure record there and they sent it to the US authorities.

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2. Re: A British citizen crossing to Canada at Niagara

Crossing the USA/Canada border in a car, in either direction, you wil be in a line of traffic waiting to go through a check point that resembles a highway toll booth. The immigrations agent checks every car, the documents of every passenger in every car, and sometimes the luggage. There will certainly be some delays while you wait for eveyone in front of you to go through. How bad those delays will be on any given day is impossible to say.

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3. Re: A British citizen crossing to Canada at Niagara

Walked the Rainbow Bridge into Canada in 2005 and had no problems at all. Had to take my passport for the exit immigration office and "proof of departure booking" for the entry immigration. That is that I needed to have a copy of my e-ticket proving that I had a flight booked out of the US before they would let me back into the US! No delays at all though.

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