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Hi there guys. I had an account on here for almost a year, maybe some of you remember me or not... Stiggy. I just cant remember how to make the heart before and after my name again (Im lame, I know).

Last I updated you we were going to do a CR1 after we were to get married in 2010. Well.. things have changed. Im pregnant and due before then, so we pushed the wedding date back since I want to work off that post-partum bely flab before I get in a wedding dress. So hopefully we will marry in the late Spring. And instead of doing the CR1 route, we have decided he's going to move up here to Canada ... better economy (I think?), my parents are retiring in early 2010 and theyre the very active hands on type grandparents who want to watch the kids while we are working and all the other little benefits such as child tax benefit, free healthcare, etc). Also because my exhusband still refuses to allow my son and daughter to move to the US (the only time he agree'd was if I were to drop his child support payment completely last winter)

My fiance is the American, Im the Canadian. And the newest news is that we are currently expecting our first together, a little girl :)

Not the last time I went to visit, but the time before that I was hounded at the POE regarding my visit. Probably because I didnt have a job at the time. I almost thought she wasnt going to let me through, until I told her I had a 3 year old and a 5 year old that my exhusband was watching while I was gone for the week.

Now, Im living in the GTA and moved out of the maritimes. Im trying to get back on my feet after being a stay at home mom for 6 years. Im temporarily living with my parents until Dave's immigration stuff is finished for him to come up here. And I got a part-time job. Once our little girl is born, Id like to bring her down South to see her Daddy as much as I can and see her paternal family too. Im wondering if anyone has experienced or thinks Im goign to have even more trouble now crossing over knowing I am pregnant/ have a newborn with an American citizen and they think Im just going to stay down there, even more than before?

Sara

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Immigrating the other way around... from US to Canada

March 07 - Met playing Final Fantasy XI, and were friends for a while

Sept 08 - We knew things were going somewhere

Nov 08 - He was home from his mid-tour leave from the USAF for a month, I visited for 5 days in Florida

Nov 08 - A week later, I flew back to Florida for another almost 2 weeks before he had to go back oversea's

Dec 08 - We knew we wanted to marry eachother =)

April 09 - I flew to Utah when he flew in from oversea's and he was seperating from the USAF and drove back with him to FL till July 09

and began his passport application so he can come visit me in Canada too

May 09 - Ooops! Birth Control in April didnt work very well..... Baby Girl on the way =D

July 09 - Had to say our goodbyes , yet again :( Hoping to see eachother again Sept 09

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Hi Stiggy and congratulations!

No, I don't think you will have a harder time. As you discovered, the proof is ties to Canada that you present at the border, you need to have those.

You don't mention when you are going to apply for his Canadian PR? Once you have done so, bring proof of filing with you as well, so they know he is moving here, rather than you attempting to reside in the U.S.

Keep us updated on the Canadian application process please.

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Thanks Trailmix :) No more moving to the nice, sunny Florida heat .. was kinda lookin forward to it .. I'll be cursing come December lol.

Dave's currently working with a contract for the government for a few more months. He wouldnt be able to move here until March, so we will probably put in the papers in October and file him Outland since its faster since he cant be up here anyways right now due to work. Then when his contract is done, hopefully everything will be ready for his PR so he can move up here right after and start looking for a job. I'll definately keep you updated!.

I guess the only thing I can bring for proof of ties (since I guess they will scrutinize me even more now) is a letter from my work stating when I have to return back, and if Im on mat leave by then hopefully a letter from unemployment showing Im on mat leave and a letter from my employer stating when Im expected back to work... since I have no rent, no car lease, etc. But I never thought of bringing a copy of the Canadian paperwork once I start that... once I get it I'll definately bring that too

Sara

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Immigrating the other way around... from US to Canada

March 07 - Met playing Final Fantasy XI, and were friends for a while

Sept 08 - We knew things were going somewhere

Nov 08 - He was home from his mid-tour leave from the USAF for a month, I visited for 5 days in Florida

Nov 08 - A week later, I flew back to Florida for another almost 2 weeks before he had to go back oversea's

Dec 08 - We knew we wanted to marry eachother =)

April 09 - I flew to Utah when he flew in from oversea's and he was seperating from the USAF and drove back with him to FL till July 09

and began his passport application so he can come visit me in Canada too

May 09 - Ooops! Birth Control in April didnt work very well..... Baby Girl on the way =D

July 09 - Had to say our goodbyes , yet again :( Hoping to see eachother again Sept 09

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Congrats on your daughter Stiggy!

Another thing that might help you if an affidavit from your parents perhaps just stating that you live with them, that they are taking care of your kids and expecting you back on a certain date (whatever the case may be). That could definitely help...

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Oh and - you probably already realize this, but you will want to either do a registration of birth abroad (of a U.S. citizen) or alternately get your Daughter a U.S. passport, for when you travel with her.

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Yah we contacted the US consulate... it takes a while for the birth abroad. I need to wait until the statement of live birth is sent in, then wait for the birth certificate to come back, apply for the long form birth certificate - then we can go to the consulate in Toronto and do the report of birth abroad which takes about 2 months after that. So Im assuming by the time I can travel with her, shes going to be almost 6 months old? :unsure:

Sara

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Immigrating the other way around... from US to Canada

March 07 - Met playing Final Fantasy XI, and were friends for a while

Sept 08 - We knew things were going somewhere

Nov 08 - He was home from his mid-tour leave from the USAF for a month, I visited for 5 days in Florida

Nov 08 - A week later, I flew back to Florida for another almost 2 weeks before he had to go back oversea's

Dec 08 - We knew we wanted to marry eachother =)

April 09 - I flew to Utah when he flew in from oversea's and he was seperating from the USAF and drove back with him to FL till July 09

and began his passport application so he can come visit me in Canada too

May 09 - Ooops! Birth Control in April didnt work very well..... Baby Girl on the way =D

July 09 - Had to say our goodbyes , yet again :( Hoping to see eachother again Sept 09

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Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your daughter Stiggy!

I have nothing else to add. Looks like you've been given great information already. Just wanted to say hello and that I remembered you!Where in the GTA did you move?

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Mississauga :)

Sara

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Immigrating the other way around... from US to Canada

March 07 - Met playing Final Fantasy XI, and were friends for a while

Sept 08 - We knew things were going somewhere

Nov 08 - He was home from his mid-tour leave from the USAF for a month, I visited for 5 days in Florida

Nov 08 - A week later, I flew back to Florida for another almost 2 weeks before he had to go back oversea's

Dec 08 - We knew we wanted to marry eachother =)

April 09 - I flew to Utah when he flew in from oversea's and he was seperating from the USAF and drove back with him to FL till July 09

and began his passport application so he can come visit me in Canada too

May 09 - Ooops! Birth Control in April didnt work very well..... Baby Girl on the way =D

July 09 - Had to say our goodbyes , yet again :( Hoping to see eachother again Sept 09

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Mississauga :)

Say hello for me! Mississauga is my hometown. I miss it so much!!

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Biometrics - 9/14/11

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i remember that name, welcome back.

but i do suggest not having the baby at the poe....

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I read the subject of this thread and had a vision of a very pregnant woman birthing at the border. Not the way to get dual citizenship in my mind. Good luck at with you baby.

This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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