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arrowChanging status from OPT to Tourist, need advice!
July 24, 2016, 3:09 pm Last comment by nnicola747

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I am Canadian and currently in the US on OPT. I will be moving to Europe to do post-graduate studies in September. The grace period for my OPT ends in August. I was wondering if anyone knew if it would be possible for me to cross the border before the grace period ends (like in one day) and come back into the States for a few weeks as a tourist? My new school doesn't begin until the end of September and I would like to spend a few weeks in the States before I move. I don't want to overstay my OPT. But I am also concerned since I know that Canadian tourists are only allowed in the States for 6 months of the year, and I have already been in the States for awhile now. Granted, that was on a student visa. Does anyone know if I will encounter problems at the border? It's all a bit confusing for me... 


Thank you very much for your help!

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arrowWhat to declare when flying to US
July 24, 2016, 12:17 pm Last comment by benjitravels

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Hi everyone, I'm currently a green card holder since Dec 2014 and I am a Canadian citizen too. I've been traveling every 6 months to the US (to see my parents, interviews) and I'm moving this fall for graduate studies. I've been entering the US, like I always have pre-GC, with just my Canadian passport. Should I be presenting my GC too? Is this going to be an issue when I try to enter this fall to move and present my GC? Do they not have my travel history to US on file even if I didn't present my GC? If I should have been presenting my GC and I haven't and they miraculously let me in, would things like this cause an issue when I apply for citizenship 5+ years down the line?



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arrowNvc Checklist
July 24, 2016, 6:27 am Last comment by NLR

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Good Morning All, 


Need some help with this email i got from the Nvc..


______CORRESPONDENCE INSTRUCTIONS:_________________________________
When responding to the National Visa Center, please include the bar code sheet that came with this
letter. Failure to include the bar code sheet may cause a delay in the processing of your case. The bar
code sheet should be placed on top of all documents being submitted for this case and mailed to the
address provided.
PLEASE NOTE: No interview will be scheduled until ALL of the information requested has been
returned to the National Visa Center.
- Does this mean i should send the update info or just bring it in with me to the interview..
______3 - BIRTH CERTIFICATE:_______________________________________
We cannot accept the birth certificate document you sent. You must send us the correct document so we
can continue to process your case. To see the guidelines for your document, go to our website at
in the box at the top of the page. The next page will be your country's "reciprocity schedule". Click on
"Birth, Death, Burial Certificates" on the left-hand side. This will take you to a page with the exact
requirements for the type of birth certificate you must submit to the NVC.
- I already order a new one and will be getting it soon maybe in 3-4 days, should i mail in my updated birth certificate with me or bring it with me to the interview
______F - FINANCIAL EVIDENCE:______________________________________
We reviewed the Affidavit of Support documentation you sent to the National Visa Center
(NVC). According to the current poverty guidelines, it does not appear you or any of your
sponsors meet the minimum income requirement to sponsor the intending immigrant(s)
for this petition. To avoid delays, you may have an additional sponsor complete an
Affidavit of Support (Form I-864) and provide it to the intending immigrant to submit at
their interview. At that time, a consular officer will make a decision regarding this
- My poverty guidelines is 25,200 for 3 and my husband made 26100 for 2015 tax.. Why are they saying he doesnt make enough, He is still employed and working. should we get a employed letter from his company saying he makes 27000 yearly ??  
Next is for my son 
Please submit a copy of the biographic data page of this person's
passport, including the expiration date of the passport. The
passport must be valid.
You must submit proof establishing your eligibility to be processed for an immigrant visa
in Canada. Canadian citizens can meet this requirement with copies of Canadian
passports, Canadian citizenship certificates, or birth certificates showing birth in Canada.
If you are not a Canadian citizen, you must provide us with a copy of your Landed
Immigrant papers or a copy of your visa that states that you may legally remain in Canada
for six more months. This document must indicate six months validity from the time it is
received at the NVC.
If you are currently residing in the U.S., you must provide us with a copy of your Landed
Immigrant papers or a copy of your visa valid for 6 months or more from the date the
document is received at the NVC.
If acceptable proof of eligibility is not provided as requested your case will be reassigned to process at
the Embassy/Consulate in your last country of residence.
- I mailed in his passport and birth CERTIFICATE, Did they not received it ???? 



-Fyi My husband is sponsoring me and my son for F2A & im so confused with the paper.. i heard that you shouldnt mail in the stuff they asking because this will delay your case and just bring it with you to the interview. but i will call myself on monday and ask the nvc. just wanted to get other people opinions. Thank you for reading


Priority Date: 22JAN2015

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arrowNVC Appointment
July 23, 2016, 2:05 am Last comment by Ontarkie

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NVC scheduled my appointment at the Consulate in montreal but when I read the instructions on travel.state.gov it says I have to register it... Do we actually have to do it? and if so where can i find instructions on how to do it 

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arrowHow long should I expect?
July 23, 2016, 12:30 am Last comment by koalaem@gmail.com

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My husband and I both live together in Canada. He is an American citizen here on a working visa. We have been married for two years, and now my husband has been offered a great position in Arizona starting at the beginning of December.
I am about to send off my i-130, and I'm getting stressed that I won't be able to move down with him in December.
I have seen so many conflicting timelines and wait times that I'm getting confused and really worried.
Is there anyone else in a similar boat?
How long did it take from sending in your i-130 until you were actually able to join your spouse in the US?
Is there any point applying for a K3 visa as well?


Thank you in advance for any knowledge/opinions/experiences!!

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