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What's the name of that site that you guys have used to transfer Canadian funds into an American account or whatnot?

Thanks a lot... the name totally escapes me and I can't search if I don't know the name!

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yep http://www.customhouse.com/ used to be its own company, but last yr was bought out by Western Union! I ran by their head office in Victoria many times! Super friendly staff--even though trailmix did have a unsatisfactory encounter! They will walk you thru the transaction if so required, but it is very easy to do and u see the rate they are giving you, so you can 1) accept it, 2) cancel the whole trade and walk away,lol, or 3) hit the refresh button and it may get better, or it may get worse,lol, so one can almost make a game out of it!!

Takes a bit to set up the account. As you have to send them some info, ie ID (drivers license, birth cert, passport) and banking information. YOu can do that by Snail mail, fax or what i did, Scan and email it in. They have a secure email addy. As well they will PHONE YOU at a time you provide, just to ensure it is YOU and not someone trying to scam you!! All very easy to do, so easy, a guy can do it! I send $$ both ways, I like to send $$ to my Cdn acct when I head back home. A transaction normally takes 3-4 BUSINESS days. As long as you do it electronically (EFT) it is FREE!! They do offer a wire service, where the $$ gets transferred very fast--how fast, i don't know as I have never used it, but I think they charge $15 for that! Some of the initial set up may have changed since they were bought out by Western Union. I think it is a handy service to have, even if you dont plan on using it that much! if ya have any questions, feel free to send me a PM and I can help walk you thru the set up or a transaction.


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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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thanks a lot! I just set up my account this afternoon and yeah, they are super friendly. I scanned in and emailed all the documents and it's all good -- I'm just waiting for for final email telling me it's all set up and a go. The reason i did it as I'd given my husband a cheque for some stuff and he went to his bank (the bank he's been going to for like 15 years) and they reaaaaaaalllly did not want to cash my little Canadian cheque and then they were going to charge him like 20 bucks and have it wait for however long. I figured this was easier and such.

Thanks a lot for the info, it seems fairly cool so far. If anyone has any questions, feel free to PM or whatever and I'll let you know how it goes.

Cheers Flames...

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yep http://www.customhouse.com/ used to be its own company, but last yr was bought out by Western Union! I ran by their head office in Victoria many times! Super friendly staff--even though trailmix did have a unsatisfactory encounter! They will walk you thru the transaction if so required, but it is very easy to do and u see the rate they are giving you, so you can 1) accept it, 2) cancel the whole trade and walk away,lol, or 3) hit the refresh button and it may get better, or it may get worse,lol, so one can almost make a game out of it!!

Takes a bit to set up the account. As you have to send them some info, ie ID (drivers license, birth cert, passport) and banking information. YOu can do that by Snail mail, fax or what i did, Scan and email it in. They have a secure email addy. As well they will PHONE YOU at a time you provide, just to ensure it is YOU and not someone trying to scam you!! All very easy to do, so easy, a guy can do it! I send $ both ways, I like to send $ to my Cdn acct when I head back home. A transaction normally takes 3-4 BUSINESS days. As long as you do it electronically (EFT) it is FREE!! They do offer a wire service, where the $ gets transferred very fast--how fast, i don't know as I have never used it, but I think they charge $15 for that! Some of the initial set up may have changed since they were bought out by Western Union. I think it is a handy service to have, even if you dont plan on using it that much! if ya have any questions, feel free to send me a PM and I can help walk you thru the set up or a transaction.


USCIS

NOA #2: Approval June 25th, 2009 - 92 days

NVC

July 8, 2009 to August 10, 2009 - 28 days

Interview Assigned - December 3, 2009 - FINALLY!!

Medical - December 14, 2009 - Passed

Embassy/Interview - January 26, 2010 Montreal, Quebec Canada - 167 days PASSED!!!

Port of Entry - February 26, 2010 Baltimore International, Maryland

USCIS -- ROC package sent off

November 26, 2011 to Vermont station November 30, 2011 received NOA1December 16, 2011 received biometrics appointment.

January 04, 2012 Biometrics

September 2, 2012, RFE Received.

September 22, 2012 RFE responded to

October 15, 2012 ROC approved, 10 Green card on its way.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I have only used it ONCE since Western Union took over, and i swear their not as generous with the exchange rate as they once used to be! But I could be wrong.

cashing a cdn cheque in the USA can be a real pain at times, i know it sure was for me when i first moved here. I learned to deal with only one teller, and if she wasn't there, I just walked out and came back later. They (wochovia) tried charging me $75 fee for a $100 cheque, once they even mailed me back the cheques (and took back the $$) stating they only accepted a minimum of $200,lol it just went on and on! Never had a problem with CH, even with big $$$ transfers. They will up your limit with a simple phone call


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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Also, you can always walk into your bank and request an American money order; to send abroad for deposit. Nows the time to buy US currency!

Hope this helps!


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