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Anybody having a party or doing anything for Canada day in the Washington, DC area? I tried to RSVP for the July 1st Celebration with the Canadian Embassy, but they're full! :(


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I departed DC for RI,lol U can drive to RI, inlaws have a huge backyard on the water, we can party here,lol


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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Hmm...maybe I should! Do you REALLY think they'd have a "list" of people who RSVP'ed? This isn't a wedding :)

Thanks flames9!!! Maybe next year!


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Biometrics Appt: April 21, 2011

Early Bio Walk-in: April 7, 2011

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They had a list last year but it wasn't strict because my husband and I brought his friend in and he didn't wasn't on the list. I don't know if it's going to be strict this year.


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Just play dumb, show up and state you didnt know you had to RSVP for it!


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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Sorry - live near Dc - but I'm working


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Working?!??! No anyone that is hiring!?!? :) Lots of jobs...just hard to find work!


***Removing Conditions***

Submitted I-751: March 4, 2011

Check cashed: March 10, 2011

NOA1: March 8, 2011

Biometrics Appt: April 21, 2011

Early Bio Walk-in: April 7, 2011

Approved: September 7, 2011

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Working?!??! No anyone that is hiring!?!? :) Lots of jobs...just hard to find work!

Depends what field you're looking for - IT has a zillion, although some require citizen and clearance. I work in IT as QA...there were a few jobs I couldn't apply for, but plenty that I could - mind you that was a year ago


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

******************

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Degree in Business, specialized in Marketing, worked in Canada at a bank :)


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Biometrics Appt: April 21, 2011

Early Bio Walk-in: April 7, 2011

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Hmm...maybe I should! Do you REALLY think they'd have a "list" of people who RSVP'ed? This isn't a wedding :)

Thanks flames9!!! Maybe next year!

Yeah, they have a list and are probably going to be more strict than last year. But if anyone in the DC area wants to go, PM me - my husband does security for the Embassy and said he will make sure the VJ peeps get in. :whistle:

I have also heard that there probably won't be any poutine this year. :crying:


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Hmm...maybe I should! Do you REALLY think they'd have a "list" of people who RSVP'ed? This isn't a wedding :)

Thanks flames9!!! Maybe next year!

Yeah, they have a list and are probably going to be more strict than last year. But if anyone in the DC area wants to go, PM me - my husband does security for the Embassy and said he will make sure the VJ peeps get in. :whistle:

I have also heard that there probably won't be any poutine this year. :crying:

WHAT!?

UGH!!!

Oh well... :( At least I'll be around other Canadians.


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