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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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I'm curious if I should tell the border patrol officer when I'm crossing into Canada why I'm going. Like, should I say I'm visiting my boyfriend? Or should I come out and say I'm coming up for a K-1 Visa interview for my fiance? Didn't really think about this till just now. Kinda worrying me a little :unsure:


K-1 Process

I-129F Sent : 2007-04-28

I-129F NOA1 :2007-06-05

I-129F RFE(s) :2007-10-28

RFE Reply(s) :2007-11-05

I-129F NOA2 :2007-11-28

NVC Received : 2007-12-20

NVC Left :2007-12-27 (due to holidays :P)

Consulate Received :2007/12/28 (Vancouver)

Packet 3 Received :2008-01-07

Packet 3 Sent :2008-01-07

Packet 4 Received :2008-01-14

Interview Date :2008-02-11

Visa Received :2008-02-13

US Entry :2008-02-20

Marriage :2008-02-26

Wedding Ceremony: 2008-05-03

Adjustment of Status 4105.gif

CIS Office : Saint Louis MO

Date Filed : 2008-03-09

NOA: 2008-03-15

RFE(s) : 2008-03-29

Bio. Appt. : 2008-04-01

Touched: 04/01 - 04/02 - 04/16 - 04/17 - 04/18 - 04/21 - 05/06 - 05/07 - 05/08

Transferred to CSC: 2008-04-30

APPROVED!! : 2008-06-18

Employment Authorization Document

CIS Office : Chicago National Office

Filing Method :Mail

Date Filed : 2008-03-09

NOA: 2008-03-15

Bio. Appt. : 2008-04-01

Approved: 2008-05-12

Advance Parole

CIS Office : Chicago National Office

Filing Method : Mail

Date Filed : 2008-03-09

NOA: 2008-03-15

Approved: 2008-05-12

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Filed: Other Country: Canada
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I'm curious if I should tell the border patrol officer when I'm crossing into Canada why I'm going. Like, should I say I'm visiting my boyfriend? Or should I come out and say I'm coming up for a K-1 Visa interview for my fiance? Didn't really think about this till just now. Kinda worrying me a little :unsure:

I don't think it's a problem either way. Have you ever had a problem entering Canada before? I really can't see how being honest is a bad thing. Just don't say that you plan on leading a Canadian into a sordid life of debauchery. :lol: On second thought... :lol: Don't worry you'll be fine. :thumbs:

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IR5

2007-07-27 – Case complete at NVC waiting on the world or at least MTL.

2007-12-19 - INTERVIEW AT MTL, SPLIT DECISION.

2007-12-24-Mom's I-551 arrives, Pop's still in purgatory (AP)

2008-03-11-AP all done, Pop is approved!!!!

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I called Customs and Immigration Canada with sort of a similar question. My USC husband crosses the border to visit me in Canada and they don't have a problem with US spouses visiting their spouses in Canada. They will allow the USC spouse to come on a vistor's visa to Canada. I don't think it matters to them if you are going to the K-1 interview. They usually ask my husband if I(the Canadian) am sponsoring him to come to Canada, or if he(the USC) sponsoring me to go to the USA. They don't have a problem with him entering Canada when they find out he is sponsoring me to go to the US. Best of luck to you!

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Either one will be fine. When we were going for our interview in Montreal, I crossed the border to pick up my husband at the Buffalo airport, then we drove to the border at the other end of the lake and crossed back over that same day. I always answer the officers with a direct reply to the question. I.E.:

Officer: "Where are you going?"

Me: "Montreal"

Officer: "What for?"

Me: "To attend a K-1 visa interview."

Officer: "How long will you be staying?"

Me: "X number of days."

Officer: "Have a nice day."


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Filed: Other Country: Canada
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answer their questions truthfully but you don't need to go into detail...

Exactly. Only answer as much as absolutely required of you and never elaborate beyond what's asked. They don't want to hear your life story and what's worse, if you start running at the mouth, you could say something that might actually interest them and make your job (getting into the country) much more difficult.

And for the Canadians attempting to visit the U.S., it probably wouldn't be a good idea to wear THIS SHIRT when going through customs. :P

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So I'm leaving for Canada in less the 48 hours, what do I say to the BP officer??..

Hi.


Lady, people aren't chocolates. Do you know what they are mostly? Bastards. ####### coated bastards with ####### filling. But I don't find them half as annoying as I find naive bobble-headed optimists who walk around vomiting sunshine.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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honesty is the best policy!

Short and straight to the point your answers should be! You'll be fine.


Our Timeline:

K-1 Visa

I-129F Sent : 2007-03-06

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-04-03

I-129F NOA2 : 2007-08-07

Packet 3 Received : 2007-09-10

Packet 3 Sent : 2007-09-12

Interview Date : 2008-02-13 Montreal U.S. Consulate APPROVED!

Visa Received By Mail : 2008-02-20

Moved: 2008-03-01 The long drive from Canada to Florida!

Applied for SSN : 2008-03-12

Received SSN by mail: 2008-03-21

Wedding Date : 2008-05-03

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AOS, EAD & AP

Sent in AOS, EAD & AP Applications : 2008-05-09

AOS, EAD & AP Applications received by UCIS: 2008-05-12

AOS, EAD & AP NOA1 : 2008-05-16, received in mail 2008-05-20

AOS, EAD NOA2 : 2008-05-21, received in mail 2008-05-27

AOS Case transferred to CA: 2008-06-03

AOS Case being processed: 2008-06-09

Biometrics Interview: 2008-06-11

AOS & EAD touched: 2008-06-11

AOS & EAD touched: 2008-06-12

AOS touched: 2008-06-19

AOS Card production ordered: 2008-07-11

AOS Notice mailed welcoming the new permanent resident: 2008-07-14

AOS touched: 2008-07-16

AOS touched: 2008-07-17

U.S Resident's Card recieved in mail!!!!: 2008-07-18

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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See the otehr thread going on today about the same thing...the Canadian guys could care less that you're coming for the K1 interview...if they vaguely even know what it is


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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it'll be fine. just don't try to be too vague (ie. visiting "friends"), tell them honestly that you are visiting your fiance and IF they ask specify that you are sponsoring him to immigrate to the US.


met summer 1999, summer 2000 hooked up-whoo hoo summer fling

summer fling failed to fizzle, married 2003

I-130 mailed 12/15/03

4/1/04 no word from NE contacted senators office, app found

NOA1 4/13/04

Gave up on ridiculously long US process-started Canadian

12/4/04 submitted app

LSS app returned because of missed signatures, lost in transit, resubmitted in June

9/28/05 landed, yippie

10/4/05 fly back to US to "finish up Master's" lose mind and switch to PhD

Damn it back to the US process

3/something/2005 finally get NOA2, no idea why it took so long

4/15/07 get case approval from NVC

8/9/07 Montreal here we come

10/14/07 hubby activated his visa

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Lol, thanks all. I'll just tell him what's up then, truth would be easier than coming up with a lie :P

Wonder what they'd say if I wore that shirt through Canadian customs? :lol:


K-1 Process

I-129F Sent : 2007-04-28

I-129F NOA1 :2007-06-05

I-129F RFE(s) :2007-10-28

RFE Reply(s) :2007-11-05

I-129F NOA2 :2007-11-28

NVC Received : 2007-12-20

NVC Left :2007-12-27 (due to holidays :P)

Consulate Received :2007/12/28 (Vancouver)

Packet 3 Received :2008-01-07

Packet 3 Sent :2008-01-07

Packet 4 Received :2008-01-14

Interview Date :2008-02-11

Visa Received :2008-02-13

US Entry :2008-02-20

Marriage :2008-02-26

Wedding Ceremony: 2008-05-03

Adjustment of Status 4105.gif

CIS Office : Saint Louis MO

Date Filed : 2008-03-09

NOA: 2008-03-15

RFE(s) : 2008-03-29

Bio. Appt. : 2008-04-01

Touched: 04/01 - 04/02 - 04/16 - 04/17 - 04/18 - 04/21 - 05/06 - 05/07 - 05/08

Transferred to CSC: 2008-04-30

APPROVED!! : 2008-06-18

Employment Authorization Document

CIS Office : Chicago National Office

Filing Method :Mail

Date Filed : 2008-03-09

NOA: 2008-03-15

Bio. Appt. : 2008-04-01

Approved: 2008-05-12

Advance Parole

CIS Office : Chicago National Office

Filing Method : Mail

Date Filed : 2008-03-09

NOA: 2008-03-15

Approved: 2008-05-12

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Getting into Canada has never been an issue for me.

If you tell them that you are there for the interview, they'd probably take that as enough. If you're going to tell them, though, bring some sort of documentation of the process.


All you need is a modest house in a modest neighborhood

In a modest town where honest people dwell

--July 22---------Sent I-129F packet

--July 27---------Petition received

--August 28------NOA1 issued

--August 31------Arrived in Terrace after lots of flight delays to spend Lindsay's birthday with her

--October 10-----Completed address change online

--January 25-----NOA2 received via USCIS Case Status Online

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