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POE by Car and Coming Back to Canada

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Hello Everyone.

Has anybody here encounter any issues with POE via land border with intent to come back to Canada after few days?

I plan to use my parents' car to move all my stuff to US and at the same time I will be activating my CR-1 visa at Fort Erie-Buffalo border. After 2-3 days, I plan to come back to canada for few weeks to return the car and complete few other things before I permenantly move to US. Would this be a problem considering I am not going to be permenantly moving to US at the time I activate my visa?

Thanks in advance.

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Been VJ'ers (CR-1/IR-1)that once they get the visa endorsed, immediately turn around and head back to Canada.


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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Been VJ'ers (CR-1/IR-1)that once they get the visa endorsed, immediately turn around and head back to Canada.

I'm close to that example. I came on a weekend for a visit and completed my POE but then went right back to Canada for another 10 weeks before making the permanent move.


USCIS - 40 DAYS
2012-10-30: FedEx delivered I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room
2012-11-01: NOA1 by email - MSC
2012-11-02: $420 (x3) debited from our account
2012-11-05: NOA1 hard copies received, Priority Date 2012-10-30
2012-12-11: NOA2


NVC - 26 DAYS
2013-01-02: Rec'd case#, IIN, BIN & OPTIN emails for EP sent
2013-01-03: Submitted DS-261 (x3)
2013-01-07: AOS bills invoiced and paid & OPTIN for EP accepted for each of us
2013-01-08: AOS bills appear as paid & AOS packages sent by email
2013-01-08: IV bill invoiced & paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV bill appears as paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (kids only)
2013-01-11: AOS received -notified by email
2013-01-11: IV bill invoiced & paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV bill appears as paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV Supporting Docs received for kids - notified by email
2013-01-14: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (me only)
2013-01-18: IV Supporting Docs received for me - notified by email
2013-01-18: Son#1 CASE COMPLETE - Son#2 checklist - saying $ on I-864 don't match tax return (but they do)-resubmitted
2013-01-23: AOS 2nd submission for Son #2 received - notified by email
2013-01-25: My CASE COMPLETE
2013-01-28: ALL 3 OF OUR CASES ARE NOW COMPLETE
2013-02-06: Packet 4 Received by email

MEDICAL ~ CONSULATE ~ POE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS - 160 DAYS NATURALIZATION
2013-02-13: Medicals 2014-12-17: Delivered to California Lockbox 2015-12-15: Delivered to Phoenix Lockbox
2013-03-06: Interview 2014-12-19: 1 I-751 + 3 Biometrics Fees debited from our account 2015-12-16: Fees charged to Credit Card
2013-03-08: Visas in-hand 2014-12-22: Received NOA1 by mail. Receipt Date: 2014-12-17 2015-12-17: NOA
2013-03-12: Paid USCIS Immigrant Fee 2014-12-24: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter 2016-01-02: Biometrics Letter 2016-01-11: Biometrics
2013-03-14: POE 2015-01-06: Biometrics 2016-02-15: In Line for Interview 2016-02-19: Letter
2013-03-25: SSNs arrived 2015-05-27: Approved 2016-03-22: Interview
2013-04-01: Green Cards arrived 2015-06-03: New Green Cards arrived 2016-04-15: Oath Ceremony

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On 4/16/2015 at 10:18 PM, Ms Hogan said:

I'm close to that example. I came on a weekend for a visit and completed my POE but then went right back to Canada for another 10 weeks before making the permanent move.

Hi Ms Hogan, question - did you continue working in Canada after your POE? between the time of POE and when you actually moved to the US permanently?

 

I started this thread 3 years ago and just like you I stayed in Canada and worked for about 7 weeks after my POE, before I moved to the US for good. Now I am not sure about continuous residency requirements for citizenship application. I know any trips to Canada under 6 months dont break the residency requirements but what if you worked for couple months in Canada after the POE?

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57 minutes ago, dee&vee said:

Hi Ms Hogan, question - did you continue working in Canada after your POE? between the time of POE and when you actually moved to the US permanently?

 

I started this thread 3 years ago and just like you I stayed in Canada and worked for about 7 weeks after my POE, before I moved to the US for good. Now I am not sure about continuous residency requirements for citizenship application. I know any trips to Canada under 6 months dont break the residency requirements but what if you worked for couple months in Canada after the POE?

 

I did my POE March 13. I did my final official move June 3rd. I came down every weekend though between March and June. I didn't even give it a thought when I did my citizenship. I just did it based on my POE date. Not sure if this helps but I hope it does.


USCIS - 40 DAYS
2012-10-30: FedEx delivered I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room
2012-11-01: NOA1 by email - MSC
2012-11-02: $420 (x3) debited from our account
2012-11-05: NOA1 hard copies received, Priority Date 2012-10-30
2012-12-11: NOA2


NVC - 26 DAYS
2013-01-02: Rec'd case#, IIN, BIN & OPTIN emails for EP sent
2013-01-03: Submitted DS-261 (x3)
2013-01-07: AOS bills invoiced and paid & OPTIN for EP accepted for each of us
2013-01-08: AOS bills appear as paid & AOS packages sent by email
2013-01-08: IV bill invoiced & paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV bill appears as paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (kids only)
2013-01-11: AOS received -notified by email
2013-01-11: IV bill invoiced & paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV bill appears as paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV Supporting Docs received for kids - notified by email
2013-01-14: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (me only)
2013-01-18: IV Supporting Docs received for me - notified by email
2013-01-18: Son#1 CASE COMPLETE - Son#2 checklist - saying $ on I-864 don't match tax return (but they do)-resubmitted
2013-01-23: AOS 2nd submission for Son #2 received - notified by email
2013-01-25: My CASE COMPLETE
2013-01-28: ALL 3 OF OUR CASES ARE NOW COMPLETE
2013-02-06: Packet 4 Received by email

MEDICAL ~ CONSULATE ~ POE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS - 160 DAYS NATURALIZATION
2013-02-13: Medicals 2014-12-17: Delivered to California Lockbox 2015-12-15: Delivered to Phoenix Lockbox
2013-03-06: Interview 2014-12-19: 1 I-751 + 3 Biometrics Fees debited from our account 2015-12-16: Fees charged to Credit Card
2013-03-08: Visas in-hand 2014-12-22: Received NOA1 by mail. Receipt Date: 2014-12-17 2015-12-17: NOA
2013-03-12: Paid USCIS Immigrant Fee 2014-12-24: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter 2016-01-02: Biometrics Letter 2016-01-11: Biometrics
2013-03-14: POE 2015-01-06: Biometrics 2016-02-15: In Line for Interview 2016-02-19: Letter
2013-03-25: SSNs arrived 2015-05-27: Approved 2016-03-22: Interview
2013-04-01: Green Cards arrived 2015-06-03: New Green Cards arrived 2016-04-15: Oath Ceremony

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29 minutes ago, Ms Hogan said:

 

I did my POE March 13. I did my final official move June 3rd. I came down every weekend though between March and June. I didn't even give it a thought when I did my citizenship. I just did it based on my POE date. Not sure if this helps but I hope it does.

Yeah I didnt give it much thoughts about it but I worked in Canada between my POE and actual move so was wondering if working in canada changes anything? Were you working too between march 13 and june 3rd?

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https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/n-400instr.pdf  part 9, page 8 of 18 gives instructions on having to report dates when ur out of the USA for 24 hrs or more, but that doesnt really say if it affects the date you can file for naturalization.  I spend a few weeks each yr back in Canada on holidays, but based my submission on my POE date as well.....I'm sure if one submits to early, they will let you know,lol  


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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On 2/20/2018 at 7:36 AM, Flames9_RN said:

https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/n-400instr.pdf  part 9, page 8 of 18 gives instructions on having to report dates when ur out of the USA for 24 hrs or more, but that doesnt really say if it affects the date you can file for naturalization.  I spend a few weeks each yr back in Canada on holidays, but based my submission on my POE date as well.....I'm sure if one submits to early, they will let you know,lol  

Thank you. I am going to file by the POE date since the duration i was in Canada after my POE for work was barely 2 months.

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