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I'm currently visiting my fiance and his family in Florida, and was contemplating extending my stay by an extra week. I am nowhere near the overstay mark as a Canadian citizen (I've spent a month total this year, so certainly nowhere near that mark), but I also gave information at the border as to how long I'd be staying, etc etc.

Will it send up any flags if I choose to stay an extra week? It's only 15$ to exchange my Greyhound ticket, and that's making it awfully tempting... But I wouldn't want to cause any sort of alarm, of course.

Experience/advice? Just me being overly paranoid as usual? Heh.


01/08/2010 - Applied for SSN in maiden name.

01/09/2010 - Married! Officially a Missis.

01/19/2010 - Received SSN in mail.

02/10/2010 - Sent I-485/I-131/I-765 to Chicago.

02/19/2010 - NOA dates for all applications.

02/22/2010 - Received NOAs in mail.

02/23/2010 - Applied for SSN for married name.

03/04/2010 - Applied for Florida DL in married name.

03/09/2010 - Biometrics appointment.

04/18/2010 - AP received.

04/23/2010 - EAD approved.

04/27/2010 - AOS Interview at Orlando USCIS (decision pending).

04/28/2010 - Card production ordered!

05/03/2010 - EAD received.

05/03/2010 - Welcome letter received.

05/28/2010 - Green Card received in mail.

01/26/2012 - Mailed RoC packet to VSC.

01/30/2012 - NOA date on application.

02/01/2012 - Cheque cashed.

02/05/2012 - Received NOA in mail.

02/10/2012 - Touch.

02/24/2012 - ASC Appointment Notice dated.

02/27/2012 - ASC Appointment Notice received.

03/23/2012 - Biometrics appointment.

09/20/2012 - Touch. Card Production ordered!

09/21/2012 - Touch.

09/24/2012 - Touch. Card mailed.

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as long as your not breaking the law in regards to the overstay, i don't see why not?

i've done it quite a few times, we get more trouble going into the states when my fiance comes to pick me up in canada and we go across together (probably because we look very young) but never any trouble coming back even after a month stay last summer.

sometimes you just need a few extra days together <3 i know that feeling

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..The time line ..

04/04/2007 met in person

22/10 2008 engaged

29/03/2009 I-129F Sent

06/04/2009 money order cashed

13/04/2009 I-129F NOA1

20/07/2009 NOA2 petition approved

08/12/2009 Packet 3 Received

08/13/2009 Packet 3 Sent

09/14/2009 Medical Toronto

06/11/2009 interview PASSED!

15/11/2009 Visa Rcvd

14/02/2010 POE Sault Ste Marie ON

26/03/2010 Married

AOS

05/10/2010 mailed

05/17/2010 check cashed

05/21/2010 NOA1 rcvd

06/15/2010 Biometrics(Grand Rapids MI)

08/20/2010 interview (approved)

ROC

08/21/2012

10/13/2012 biometric

waiting

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Hi,

I was in the same boat as you. When I went down to visit, my now fiance (just was a bf at the time) I crossed with only the intent of staying a month. When he asked me to stay so I could attend a mutual friends wedding, join him for a family reunion and be there for his birthday and our anniversary, extending my stay to a total of 5 months in the US I did a few things before I changed my ticket.

I called the POE and spoke with a supervisor there. He asked for my name and date of birth. He pulled up my info and confirmed a few things with me re: address and identity stuff. I asked him if I could extend my stay or if I had to any protical to do this, as I did not want to cause issues returning to the US for furthur visits.

Here is what he told me. Because I was not issued a I-94 when I came into the States, that I was allowed to stay 6 months or 180 days, but no more. He even said that I didn't need to notify him, though I am glad I did (documented phone # I called, his name, date and time for my records). He told me the last day that I could be in the US and by the time of that day which I would have to leave.

He was very friendly and it did give me peace of mind. As Canadians we are lucky, by being granted stays of 6 months. Just know, it is 6 months in a calander year or in a single visit, which ever comes first. NOt 6 months per visit as some people have mentioned.

I would suggest, if it gives you peace of mind, call the POE, speak with a supervisor (don;t want someone in training :-P ) tell them you would like to stay a tad longer, and your new intended date to leave. This way, you have notified the border and you can breath easy.

Hope this helps

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Here is what he told me. Because I was not issued a I-94 when I came into the States, that I was allowed to stay 6 months or 180 days, but no more. He even said that I didn't need to notify him, though I am glad I did (documented phone # I called, his name, date and time for my records). He told me the last day that I could be in the US and by the time of that day which I would have to leave.

Thank you so much for that right there. I wasn't issued an I-94 (as I don't believe any of us Canadians are), and I've got months and months before I get close to that mark. That right there answered my question.

And thank you to everyone else who shared experiences. :)


01/08/2010 - Applied for SSN in maiden name.

01/09/2010 - Married! Officially a Missis.

01/19/2010 - Received SSN in mail.

02/10/2010 - Sent I-485/I-131/I-765 to Chicago.

02/19/2010 - NOA dates for all applications.

02/22/2010 - Received NOAs in mail.

02/23/2010 - Applied for SSN for married name.

03/04/2010 - Applied for Florida DL in married name.

03/09/2010 - Biometrics appointment.

04/18/2010 - AP received.

04/23/2010 - EAD approved.

04/27/2010 - AOS Interview at Orlando USCIS (decision pending).

04/28/2010 - Card production ordered!

05/03/2010 - EAD received.

05/03/2010 - Welcome letter received.

05/28/2010 - Green Card received in mail.

01/26/2012 - Mailed RoC packet to VSC.

01/30/2012 - NOA date on application.

02/01/2012 - Cheque cashed.

02/05/2012 - Received NOA in mail.

02/10/2012 - Touch.

02/24/2012 - ASC Appointment Notice dated.

02/27/2012 - ASC Appointment Notice received.

03/23/2012 - Biometrics appointment.

09/20/2012 - Touch. Card Production ordered!

09/21/2012 - Touch.

09/24/2012 - Touch. Card mailed.

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I'm currently visiting my fiance and his family in Florida, and was contemplating extending my stay by an extra week. I am nowhere near the overstay mark as a Canadian citizen (I've spent a month total this year, so certainly nowhere near that mark), but I also gave information at the border as to how long I'd be staying, etc etc.

Will it send up any flags if I choose to stay an extra week? It's only 15$ to exchange my Greyhound ticket, and that's making it awfully tempting... But I wouldn't want to cause any sort of alarm, of course.

Experience/advice? Just me being overly paranoid as usual? Heh.

No problems. As long as it is not an illegal overstay. Your plans changed, you are well within the limits of time for a visit. For Canadians, unless specified otherwise, I belive you are allowed up to 180 days per year for visits. Someone can correct me if I am wrong, but 5 weeks is nothing close to an overstay in any case.


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