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eagerly awaiting interview in june, and my husband is driving up to pick me (and all my stuff) up. just wondering if anyone has any experience with the border crossing at Calais in Maine (St. Stephen on the canadian side). it's a really small crossing, and i've crossed there many times before, but always as a visitor or a student - can anyone share their experience crossing with an immigrant visa?

on a related note, is is okay to simply take my belongings to the states for good? I know you usually have to declare items of value that are to remain in the states. are there any fees when you declare things like electronic equipment, cameras, other items of value?

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Went through there in Dec 2004. very quick, never looked inside my uhaul!!


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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