Program delivery update: Temporary residents—updates to transit programs
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
November 22, 2019
The instructions related to the China Transit Program (CTP) and the Transit Without Visa (TWOV) Program have been clarified in cases where the traveller
- misses a connecting flight
- has a layover in Canada
- is refused entry to the United States
The “Disruptions to travel through Canada” heading and the content under it has been removed and replaced with the following:
Connection time for travel through Canada
CTP (or TWOV) travellers who miss a connection or require a layover have up to 24 hours from the time of arrival before they must see a border services officer for examination to continue travelling.
Passengers refused entry to the United States
CTP (or TWOV) travellers who are refused entry to the United States must immediately report to the border services officer for examination.
Disruptions to travel through Canada
Passengers in some situations are no longer exempt under the CTP (or TWOV) Program from the visa requirement. They now need to see a border services officer for examination before they can continue travelling. This applies to passengers who
- miss a connecting flight at a Canadian airports
- are being refused entry to the U.S.
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