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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
Timeline

You can look at my time line to see what it takes and approximatley how long it takes to become a citizen once you marry. Mine was actually one of the quicker time lines compared to others. So be prepared for several years before you get to that stage and then an undetermined time after you even apply for citizenship before you become one.

So before you become a Citizen and you do adjust your status, you need to maintain US residency in the US not in Canada to even qualify. By living outside the US (even in Canada) can break your residency and even have your green card abandoned making your entire process null and void. Before the Green Card it's even more drastic, so you definatly will need to commit to living and working and residing in the US with short trips to Canada here and there until you eventually become a citizen. Otherwise it might be better to have your fiance immigrate to Canada instead...

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I'm just a wanderer in the desert winds...

Timeline

1997

Oct - Job offer in US

Nov - Received my TN-1 to be authorized to work in the US

Nov - Moved to US

1998-2001

Recieved 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th TN

2002

May - Met future wife at arts fest

Nov - Recieved 6th TN

2003

Nov - Recieved 7th TN

Jul - Our Wedding

Aug - Filed for AOS

Sep - Recieved EAD

Sep - Recieved Advanced Parole

2004

Jan - Interview, accepted for Green Card

Feb - Green Card Arrived in mail

2005

Oct - I-751 sent off

2006

Jan - 10 year Green Card accepted

Mar - 10 year Green Card arrived

Oct - Filed N-400 for Naturalization

Nov - Biometrics done

Nov - Just recieved Naturalization Interview date for Jan.

2007

Jan - Naturalization Interview Completed

Feb - Oath Letter recieved

Feb - Oath Ceremony

Feb 21 - Finally a US CITIZEN (yay)

THE END

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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When SOA is complete, can I travel back to canada without advanced parole?

I think they just mean they will eventually file for a K1 when they are ready - kinda like us, we are probably going to file in 2 weeks, but I added the K1 on my profile because that's what we are going for eventually.


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Sent package to VSC - 8/12/11

NOA1 - 8/16/11

Biometrics - 9/14/11

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When SOA is complete, can I travel back to canada without advanced parole?

You mean AOS? After you're married and apply for your AOS, you'll be applying for advanced parole and employment authorization at the same time. You'll probably get AP before you get a GC, which allows you to travel back to Canada to visit. After you get your GC, you can visit back in Canada as well. There will be limits on the amount of time you can spend in Canada though.


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
Timeline
When SOA is complete, can I travel back to canada without advanced parole?

Yes but you won't be admitted back into the US without AP and thus could forfiet your AOS...


I'm just a wanderer in the desert winds...

Timeline

1997

Oct - Job offer in US

Nov - Received my TN-1 to be authorized to work in the US

Nov - Moved to US

1998-2001

Recieved 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th TN

2002

May - Met future wife at arts fest

Nov - Recieved 6th TN

2003

Nov - Recieved 7th TN

Jul - Our Wedding

Aug - Filed for AOS

Sep - Recieved EAD

Sep - Recieved Advanced Parole

2004

Jan - Interview, accepted for Green Card

Feb - Green Card Arrived in mail

2005

Oct - I-751 sent off

2006

Jan - 10 year Green Card accepted

Mar - 10 year Green Card arrived

Oct - Filed N-400 for Naturalization

Nov - Biometrics done

Nov - Just recieved Naturalization Interview date for Jan.

2007

Jan - Naturalization Interview Completed

Feb - Oath Letter recieved

Feb - Oath Ceremony

Feb 21 - Finally a US CITIZEN (yay)

THE END

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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ya,lol, the leaving the USA isnt the difficult part, its the getting back in!!!


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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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Australia
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When SOA is complete, can I travel back to canada without advanced parole?

Yes but you won't be admitted back into the US without AP and thus could forfiet your AOS...

Warlord - I think you may have misunderstood the question.

Feejo - While your AOS is being processed, you will need AP to re-enter the USA. If you have plans to travel, I would recommend submitting the AP request at the same time as your AOS. After your AOS is completed, you no longer need AP for international travel.


N400 at California SC, Field office- Los Angeles

Sep 3, 2007 Application Mailed

Sep 12, 2007 - Priority date

Nov 9,2007 - check cashed

Nov 20,2007 - NOA1: "expect to be notified within 425 days of this notice",

Jan 10, 2008 - fingerprints appointment (letter lost due to mailing address receipted incorrectly)

Feb 7, 2008 - fingerprints done (took about 10 min - as a walk-in)

Sept 8, 2008 - Interview date (letter received Jul 18) - rescheduled at my request

Jan 6, 2009 - Interview date

Feb 26, 2009 - Citizenship Oath

*online status "case received Oct 29", no touches showing.

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When SOA is complete, can I travel back to canada without advanced parole?

Yes but you won't be admitted back into the US without AP and thus could forfiet your AOS...

Warlord - I think you may have misunderstood the question.

Feejo - While your AOS is being processed, you will need AP to re-enter the USA. If you have plans to travel, I would recommend submitting the AP request at the same time as your AOS. After your AOS is completed, you no longer need AP for international travel.

I'm pretty sure Warlord didn't misunderstand the intent of feejo's question. ;)


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