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Form I-275? How will this affect me.

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Filed: Country: Canada

Hi everyone,

I recently joined this site because I'm hoping someone on here can give me any advice regarding a situation I encountered today (May 26th).

On my way to New York from Toronto I was denied entry into the U.S. and asked to sign a Form I-275. They also obtained my fingerprint scan and a photograph of me.

These were the situations regarding my incident:

-I was in New York a week or so prior to today as my cousin lives out there.

-I had arranged a round trip ticket to Edmonton to visit my family there, as it was cheaper from New York.

-I had not yet purchased a ticket back to Toronto from New York as there was a possibility that I would be driving back up.

So based on the fact that I had just been in New York a week prior (came back to Toronto for a job but had intentions of staying in NY until my flight to Edmonton) and that I did not yet have a ticket showing my arrival date back to Toronto, I was denied entry & made to sign the I-275 form. The officer told me that if I wanted to travel to the US in the next 6 months I had to show proof of residency & employment in Canada, as well as a return to ticket to Canada. However, after the six months I was free to travel to the U.S. without needing to provide this information.

These are my questions/concerns:

-Will I really be allowed entry if I provide the information that has been requested?

-What constitutes as "solid evidence" to these officers?

-Have I been red flagged in their system? I'm really concerned about what is done with my finger prints, picture & report of this incident? Does it stay in the system forever or will it really be gone in 6 months?

-The form is titled "Withdrawal of Application for Admission/Consular Notification" but I had never applied for any visa, so is this form relevant to my situation?

Any help with this is greatly appreciated!


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada

You have been allowed to withdraw your application for admission, it means that yes you are "flagged" in the system, but only to the extent that they are going to expect extra proof and you might be subject to a little extra scrutiny when travelling. The type of proof you will need could be a copy of a mortgage or lease, a copy of proof of employment including a letter from your employer and a recent pay stub--something showing that your are expected back. It could be proof of school enrollment also. You must make sure to also have proof of how you intend to return.

If I were you I would be prepared with this even past the six month mark, just to be safe. The next step is expedited removal and since you have done nothing wrong it would be sad for that to happen just because you didn't play it safe. Expedited Removal carries a five year ban that really stays with you permanently. . .

The "Withdrawal of Application for Admission" refers to your "inspection." Each time you try to cross the border is considered an "Application" for admission.

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