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Does my USC hubby need a passport to visit?

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My Hubby & I are planning to drive up to BC Canada to visit my parents for a couple days in July. I was just wondering if he needs to have a passport to do this? He has Military ID , his Drivers License & Birth Cert. Is That enough or will he have to get a passport? How long does it take to get a passport for an American Citizen?


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Birth certificate should do just fine to prove citizenship... But... I believe beginning in 2008, all of those traveling to Canada, Mexico and other islands, you will have to have a passport.

http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.html

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If he is actually on leave at that time, he should just be able to travel with his MIL I.D and a copy of his leave orders, otherwise, I'd say the Birth cert would be the way to go.

I know you have had a couple of bad experiences with border patrol, but have you considered contacting them, and getting an answer. And if they say its ok, make sure you get their name!!

Just a thought,..

Jodee..

Only reason I suggested this was becasue whenever we travel, like we did a while back to the states and stuff, all my hubby had was his leave oreders and MIL I.D Card....

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The timeline... (Frankfurt) for the kids visas

10/22/2007 Filed I-130 x 2 in person + paid 710 USD (355 each )

10/22/2007 Filed DS-230 part 1 x 2

10/22/2007 Received the document checklist and FRN (case) numbers

12/18/2007 I-130 petition approved, but I didn't know. I was away at the time, didn't get confirmation letters til I got back from the states.

12/20/2007 Notice of Approval arrives in tha mail. According to the date received stamp on back of envelope at my post box.

Will now wait til hubby is back from Iraq to fax in checklist readiness, even though, I have been ready since day of lodging I-130's. all except medical.

02/18/2008 Faxed the "checklist" back to the consulate.

02/25/2008 Medicals completed.

02/25/2008 Appt letters in mail for appt on March 7th. Cant go due to prior military commitments. Emailed consulate and received an amended appt date of March 12th 2008.

03/12/2008 Visa interview - APPROVED x 2

03/27/2008 Visa's finally generated. I emailed the consulate. they apologised for the delay. They forgot to issue the visas after approval.

03/31/2008 Received visas

04/26/2008 Flying out of Frankfurt to next duty station on orders.

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http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html Passport info

http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_831.html Statea around 6 weeks, can pay extra to get it faster.

But for now until the new regulations kick in, he should be fine with what he has.

December 31, 2006 - Requirement applied to all air and sea travel to or from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. http://travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.html


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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My husband's military, too and they couldn't care less about his leave papers or military ID - they wanted to see his birth cert and driver's license. THey actually wouldn't even look at the military ID. THis was at a land crossing.


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September 9, 2005 - NOA's for AOS, AP, (dated Sept. 1)

November 28, 2005 - AOS biometrics - refused EAD biometrics at the same time

December 5, 2005 - AP approved

December 7, 2005 - Infopass appointment for interim EAD

December 12, 2005 - Received EAD card

December 13, 2005 - Received AP

June 14, 2005 - Case Status Inquiry/Tracer

June 19, 2005 - Letter sent to congressman

AOS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 8, 2006

AOS approved - August 8th, 2006 - hooray - done with USCIS for now!

GREENCARD RECEIVED - August 18, 2006

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A personal friend of mine who works at the border crossing in Edmonton said they will almost always want a PP but that takes time to get. I know they are getting more and more picky. Good luck


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When I came back to Canada, my Cdn Military ID was meaningless


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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