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Visiting after denied entry - with CR-1 in process

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I had been denied entry in January due to me staying almost 6 months and trying to enter (but only because my American friend who was going to stay with me for 3 months only ended up getting 7 day pass from the Canadian border and we had drove up from California and I wanted to drive back with her & fly home after, as we're in our early 20's and i didnt want her to drive home alone) but since i didnt have strong ties to Canada and had just stayed so long i was turned around. I was never given a time frame as to how long i had to wait until the guard was at the car window giving back my phone and passport and said so well see you in 6 months.

Does this mean I have to wait 6 months til I can visit my husband?

We just sent out our I-130 and received our NOA1 March 5th. We booked a trip to Mexico for April as he cannot come here due to a DUI (another headache) and I have a direct flight there and a 1.5 hr layover at LAX on the way home. Hoping that I can provide my NOA1, a lease, screenshots of money being drawn out of my account on the 1st for rent each month, my schedule from work, and a letter from my supervisor saying I am expected to return on X day. And have this not be an issue.

I want to go back and visit him in May in California... will me entering the US for a layover and leaving to Canada appear as a good point on my record? Could they deny me entry and send me back to Mexcio? I didnt book direct as it saved me over $400.

Is the evidence of ties to Canada sufficient? Their concern was that I had spoken to an officer on my way into the US in July and said i was coming for 3 weeks and stayed for 6 months, I had told them it was because i had issues with my job and decided to leave the company while i was there so they didnt trust that I would come home as i had nothing to tie me to my home at the time.

Thoughts? Similar experiences? I know its completely up to the officer at POE but just looking for some insight as Im going crazy and used to seeing my husband every 3-4 weeks while im home & after being sent to the NBC instead of CSC i cant not see him for a year or ill be moving to Mexico haha :(

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Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Consulate : Montreal, Canada

Marriage: 2014-03-08

I-130 Sent : 2015-02-28

I-130 NOA1 : 2015-03-05

I-130 Approved : 2015-08-05

USCIS Sent: 2015-08-14

NVC Received: 2015-08-20

Case Number Assigned: 2015-08-24

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill: Not Sure

Pay AOS Bill: 2015-08-28

Submit DS-261: 2015-08-28

AOS Bill Shows PAID: 2015-09-01

DS-261 Reviewed: 2015-09-09

Received IV Fee: 2015-09-10

Paid IV Fee: 2015-09-12

DS-260 Available & Submitted: 2015-09-15

Mailed AOS/IV Package: 2015-09-21

Case Complete at NVC: 2015-10-20

Interview Scheduled: 2015-12-07 :D

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Yes, they could deny you entry again.

Unfortunately, no one will be able to tell you whether or not your proof of ties to Canada will be sufficient; you'll just find out on the day whether they are for that particular officer or not.

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Anyone know if I'll 100% get pulled into secondary when I go through customs for my layover? I basically have a red flag attached to my passport now between filing the petition and being denied once, correct?

Hoping I can just let them know im catching my flight and thatll be it so I can be on my merry way home as its going to be a long day of travelling as is and dont want to miss my flight. They cant send me back to Mexico right? If anything theyd have me escorted or something onto my plane home to Canada I am guessing?


Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Consulate : Montreal, Canada

Marriage: 2014-03-08

I-130 Sent : 2015-02-28

I-130 NOA1 : 2015-03-05

I-130 Approved : 2015-08-05

USCIS Sent: 2015-08-14

NVC Received: 2015-08-20

Case Number Assigned: 2015-08-24

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill: Not Sure

Pay AOS Bill: 2015-08-28

Submit DS-261: 2015-08-28

AOS Bill Shows PAID: 2015-09-01

DS-261 Reviewed: 2015-09-09

Received IV Fee: 2015-09-10

Paid IV Fee: 2015-09-12

DS-260 Available & Submitted: 2015-09-15

Mailed AOS/IV Package: 2015-09-21

Case Complete at NVC: 2015-10-20

Interview Scheduled: 2015-12-07 :D

APPROVED!!!

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I was denied entry for almost the same reason (stayed too long & the officer had a strong suspicion that I was living in the US). In my opinion, they flagged my passport & the next tome I tried to cross (8 months later) I was pulled into secondary & really grilled. In the end I was allowed in due to showing VERY strong ties to Canada. Letter from my job, several months worth of bills, my lease, etc. the officer had told ne without that strong evidence they wiuld have believed that I had no respect for the US's immigration law & they would have deported me.

Scared the hell outta me. It all depends on the officer you get, the ties you can prove to Canada, and whatever may be attached to your passport file.

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I was denied entry for almost the same reason (stayed too long & the officer had a strong suspicion that I was living in the US). In my opinion, they flagged my passport & the next tome I tried to cross (8 months later) I was pulled into secondary & really grilled. In the end I was allowed in due to showing VERY strong ties to Canada. Letter from my job, several months worth of bills, my lease, etc. the officer had told ne without that strong evidence they wiuld have believed that I had no respect for the US's immigration law & they would have deported me.

Scared the hell outta me. It all depends on the officer you get, the ties you can prove to Canada, and whatever may be attached to your passport file.

thank you! gives me hope!

i never over stayed luckily but they told me i needed to show very strong ties. Ill try and put everything together, thank you!


Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Consulate : Montreal, Canada

Marriage: 2014-03-08

I-130 Sent : 2015-02-28

I-130 NOA1 : 2015-03-05

I-130 Approved : 2015-08-05

USCIS Sent: 2015-08-14

NVC Received: 2015-08-20

Case Number Assigned: 2015-08-24

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill: Not Sure

Pay AOS Bill: 2015-08-28

Submit DS-261: 2015-08-28

AOS Bill Shows PAID: 2015-09-01

DS-261 Reviewed: 2015-09-09

Received IV Fee: 2015-09-10

Paid IV Fee: 2015-09-12

DS-260 Available & Submitted: 2015-09-15

Mailed AOS/IV Package: 2015-09-21

Case Complete at NVC: 2015-10-20

Interview Scheduled: 2015-12-07 :D

APPROVED!!!

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There is a list of ties they like to see on the CBP website... Lemme post it for you!!

https://help.cbp.gov/ci/fattach/get/46681/0/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNDI3Mzk0Nzk4L3NpZC92KnlZaGlpbQ==/filename/Intentions+and+Ties.pdf

if that doesn't work try this:

th_Ties%20to%20Canada.png


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There is a list of ties they like to see on the CBP website... Lemme post it for you!!

https://help.cbp.gov/ci/fattach/get/46681/0/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNDI3Mzk0Nzk4L3NpZC92KnlZaGlpbQ==/filename/Intentions+and+Ties.pdf

if that doesn't work try this:

th_Ties%20to%20Canada.png

Thank You!!! Ive been trying to find one of these!!


Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Consulate : Montreal, Canada

Marriage: 2014-03-08

I-130 Sent : 2015-02-28

I-130 NOA1 : 2015-03-05

I-130 Approved : 2015-08-05

USCIS Sent: 2015-08-14

NVC Received: 2015-08-20

Case Number Assigned: 2015-08-24

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill: Not Sure

Pay AOS Bill: 2015-08-28

Submit DS-261: 2015-08-28

AOS Bill Shows PAID: 2015-09-01

DS-261 Reviewed: 2015-09-09

Received IV Fee: 2015-09-10

Paid IV Fee: 2015-09-12

DS-260 Available & Submitted: 2015-09-15

Mailed AOS/IV Package: 2015-09-21

Case Complete at NVC: 2015-10-20

Interview Scheduled: 2015-12-07 :D

APPROVED!!!

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