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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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i don't want to keep asking the same questions that everyone else is asking, but where can i find some concrete answers about the docs that are required when crossing the cad/us border?

i can't apply for a new passport because cic is taking too long to send the canadian citizenship replacement card that i applied for however many months ago. if i try to cross the border (going into canada) with an expired canadian passport (about 3 years expired) and my green card, will they let me in? and if i do get in, will i be able to come back out (going back to the US) with the same docs without any problems? thank you.


-------2004 [CR1]

06-25 - [day 01] sent I-130

07-08 - [day 14] NOA1 (receipt)

08-12 - [day 49] NOA2 (approval)

09-15 - [day 83] NVC emailed with a new case #

09-22 - [day 90] received I-864 fee bill from NVC

09-27 - [day 95] received DS-3032 from NVC

09-28 - [day 96] sent DS-3032 to NVC

09-29 - [day 97] sent I-864 fee bill to St. Louis

09-30 - [day 98] DS-3032 arrived at NVC at 1050hr.

09-30 - [day 98] I-864 fee bill arrived at St. Louis at 1132hr.

10-07 - [day 105] I-864 fee bill arrived at NVC

10-20 - [day 118] case still under "administrative processing" at NVC

11-08 - [day 137] IV bill generated

11-17 - [day 146] received IV bill from NVC

11-19 - [day 148] received I-864 AOS forms

11-24 - [day 153] sent IV fee bill to St. Louis

11-27 - [day 156] IV fee bill arrived at St. Louis

12-11 - [day 170] sent I-864 forms to NVC

12-14 - [day 173] DS-230 generated by NVC

12-22 - [day 181] DS-230 received from NVC

12-31 - [day 190] DS-230 sent to NVC

-------2005

01-03 - [day 193] DS-230 received at NVC

01-12 - [day 202] RFE

02-05 - [day 225] sent missing docs to NVC

02-08 - [day 228] NVC received docs

02-15 - [day 235] CASE COMPLETE!!!!

03-07 - [day 255] case forwarded to consulate

04-06 - [day 285] INTERVIEW DAY!!--- SUCCESSFUL[/color]

04-10 - activated visa at YVR POE

-------2005

01-22 - K3 approved

02-07 - NVC forwards petition to post

02-15 - received packet from consulate

K3 abandoned... going for CR1

---------2009

02-23 - [day 1] sent N400 docs

02-24 - [day 2] N400 docs arrived in Phoenix at exactly 10:41am

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Carry your expired passport with you. The CBP Officer at the Buffalo Peace Bridge told me that an expired passport was better than no passport at all. You only need your greencard for land border crossings..... both directions.

From the Canada Border Services Agency site:

"If you are a permanent resident of the United States, you must bring your permanent resident card (i.e. green card) with you."

From the US Customs and Border Protection site:

"Foreign nationals that are lawful permanent residents of the U.S. must present a Permanent Resident Card ("Green Card", INS Form I-551), a Reentry Permit (if gone for more than 1 year), or a Returning Resident Visa (if gone for 2 years or more), and their passport to reenter the United States if traveling from outside the Western Hemisphere. If traveling to Canada or Mexico, the Permanent Resident Card is sufficient, although, carrying a passport as well could help facilitate your reentry. (LPRs that are out of the U.S. for more than 180 days are subject to new immigrant inspection procedures as per 8 USC 1101.)"


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
Timeline

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THAT VALUABLE INFORMATION.

So, do you think it's okay for me to cross the border in April then? Maybe I should print out those docs from the websites just in case I get questioned? Anyway, thank you again. You've been very helpful! =D

Carry your expired passport with you. The CBP Officer at the Buffalo Peace Bridge told me that an expired passport was better than no passport at all. You only need your greencard for land border crossings..... both directions.

From the Canada Border Services Agency site:

"If you are a permanent resident of the United States, you must bring your permanent resident card (i.e. green card) with you."

From the US Customs and Border Protection site:

"Foreign nationals that are lawful permanent residents of the U.S. must present a Permanent Resident Card ("Green Card", INS Form I-551), a Reentry Permit (if gone for more than 1 year), or a Returning Resident Visa (if gone for 2 years or more), and their passport to reenter the United States if traveling from outside the Western Hemisphere. If traveling to Canada or Mexico, the Permanent Resident Card is sufficient, although, carrying a passport as well could help facilitate your reentry. (LPRs that are out of the U.S. for more than 180 days are subject to new immigrant inspection procedures as per 8 USC 1101.)"


-------2004 [CR1]

06-25 - [day 01] sent I-130

07-08 - [day 14] NOA1 (receipt)

08-12 - [day 49] NOA2 (approval)

09-15 - [day 83] NVC emailed with a new case #

09-22 - [day 90] received I-864 fee bill from NVC

09-27 - [day 95] received DS-3032 from NVC

09-28 - [day 96] sent DS-3032 to NVC

09-29 - [day 97] sent I-864 fee bill to St. Louis

09-30 - [day 98] DS-3032 arrived at NVC at 1050hr.

09-30 - [day 98] I-864 fee bill arrived at St. Louis at 1132hr.

10-07 - [day 105] I-864 fee bill arrived at NVC

10-20 - [day 118] case still under "administrative processing" at NVC

11-08 - [day 137] IV bill generated

11-17 - [day 146] received IV bill from NVC

11-19 - [day 148] received I-864 AOS forms

11-24 - [day 153] sent IV fee bill to St. Louis

11-27 - [day 156] IV fee bill arrived at St. Louis

12-11 - [day 170] sent I-864 forms to NVC

12-14 - [day 173] DS-230 generated by NVC

12-22 - [day 181] DS-230 received from NVC

12-31 - [day 190] DS-230 sent to NVC

-------2005

01-03 - [day 193] DS-230 received at NVC

01-12 - [day 202] RFE

02-05 - [day 225] sent missing docs to NVC

02-08 - [day 228] NVC received docs

02-15 - [day 235] CASE COMPLETE!!!!

03-07 - [day 255] case forwarded to consulate

04-06 - [day 285] INTERVIEW DAY!!--- SUCCESSFUL[/color]

04-10 - activated visa at YVR POE

-------2005

01-22 - K3 approved

02-07 - NVC forwards petition to post

02-15 - received packet from consulate

K3 abandoned... going for CR1

---------2009

02-23 - [day 1] sent N400 docs

02-24 - [day 2] N400 docs arrived in Phoenix at exactly 10:41am

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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THAT VALUABLE INFORMATION.

So, do you think it's okay for me to cross the border in April then? Maybe I should print out those docs from the websites just in case I get questioned? Anyway, thank you again. You've been very helpful! =D

You are very welcome. :thumbs: And it's absolutely okay to cross the border in April. Just in the way of reassurance.... I have never been asked for my ID at the Canadian border, and they only want to see my greencard at the American border. You'll be fine. Have a great trip!


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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thanks again crickey!


-------2004 [CR1]

06-25 - [day 01] sent I-130

07-08 - [day 14] NOA1 (receipt)

08-12 - [day 49] NOA2 (approval)

09-15 - [day 83] NVC emailed with a new case #

09-22 - [day 90] received I-864 fee bill from NVC

09-27 - [day 95] received DS-3032 from NVC

09-28 - [day 96] sent DS-3032 to NVC

09-29 - [day 97] sent I-864 fee bill to St. Louis

09-30 - [day 98] DS-3032 arrived at NVC at 1050hr.

09-30 - [day 98] I-864 fee bill arrived at St. Louis at 1132hr.

10-07 - [day 105] I-864 fee bill arrived at NVC

10-20 - [day 118] case still under "administrative processing" at NVC

11-08 - [day 137] IV bill generated

11-17 - [day 146] received IV bill from NVC

11-19 - [day 148] received I-864 AOS forms

11-24 - [day 153] sent IV fee bill to St. Louis

11-27 - [day 156] IV fee bill arrived at St. Louis

12-11 - [day 170] sent I-864 forms to NVC

12-14 - [day 173] DS-230 generated by NVC

12-22 - [day 181] DS-230 received from NVC

12-31 - [day 190] DS-230 sent to NVC

-------2005

01-03 - [day 193] DS-230 received at NVC

01-12 - [day 202] RFE

02-05 - [day 225] sent missing docs to NVC

02-08 - [day 228] NVC received docs

02-15 - [day 235] CASE COMPLETE!!!!

03-07 - [day 255] case forwarded to consulate

04-06 - [day 285] INTERVIEW DAY!!--- SUCCESSFUL[/color]

04-10 - activated visa at YVR POE

-------2005

01-22 - K3 approved

02-07 - NVC forwards petition to post

02-15 - received packet from consulate

K3 abandoned... going for CR1

---------2009

02-23 - [day 1] sent N400 docs

02-24 - [day 2] N400 docs arrived in Phoenix at exactly 10:41am

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