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I haven't gotten a definitive answer, so i'll ask here in the CR1 forum.

When I get my approval to cross into the usa, can I return back to Canada and still live/work here for the next couple of months?

Or do I have to really MOVE to the USA immediately? I would like to be able to go visit my husband for the next couple of months, but I would like to stay here in Canada until maybe June or so.

Thanks


Feb 14, 2010 - Engaged :-)
Apr 17, 2010 - Married
May 24, 2010 - I-130 Sent to USCIS
Oct 20, 2010 - : I-130 NOA2 APPROVED..GOD IS GOOD!!!!! smile.png
Oct 26, 2010 : NVC Received
Dec 06, 2010 - Case Complete at NVC
Jan 24, 2011 - Medical exam
Feb 24, 2011 - Passed, welcome to USA
Mar 04, 2011 - POE - Detroit, MI
Mar 14, 2011 - SSN# Rec'd
Mar 24, 2011 - smile.png GC and Welcome Letter
Sept 19, 2011- Filed I-130 for my son (his step son)
June 14, 2013-APPROVED, 10 YR GC IN THE MAIL

Mar 3, 2014- N-400

May 12, 2014 Interview for Citizenship- PASSED!

June 12th, USA citizen - Oath Ceremony...all done here!!

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I haven't gotten a definitive answer, so i'll ask here in the CR1 forum.

When I get my approval to cross into the usa, can I return back to Canada and still live/work here for the next couple of months?

Or do I have to really MOVE to the USA immediately? I would like to be able to go visit my husband for the next couple of months, but I would like to stay here in Canada until maybe June or so.

Thanks

After you enter the USA your passport is stamped with what is referred to as the I-551 stamp which acts like a greencard for up to one year. You are able to travel immediately after you enter

Posted in the NVC forum (not the CR1 forum you had thought)... best if posted in the Canada forum... moving thread

Edited by payxibka

YMMV

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I haven't gotten a definitive answer, so i'll ask here in the CR1 forum.

When I get my approval to cross into the usa, can I return back to Canada and still live/work here for the next couple of months?

Or do I have to really MOVE to the USA immediately? I would like to be able to go visit my husband for the next couple of months, but I would like to stay here in Canada until maybe June or so.

Thanks

You can poe whenever you would like and you can return when you like as well. There of been lots of people that have done their poe and then returned to Canada for a few weeks to pack,move,finish work. I even keep in touch with someone who for the last two months continued to work in Canada (drive to work from the states).

Although I believe it will count against your permanent resident time (for Citizenship)..but a month or two really shouldn't matter.

I hope someone can maybe say it better then I did.

Good luck


~~~Marriage : 2009-07-10~~~

~~~I-130 Sent : 2009-11-24~~~

~~~ Medical : 2010-09-28~~~ ~~~ MTL Interview : 2010-10-20~~~ ~~~ APPROVED~~~

~~~POE Date :2010-10-31~~~ ~~~Received SSN's 2010-11-08~~

~~~Welcome Letter/Notice Receipt :2010-11-30~~~ ~~~Received Our Green Cards 2010-12-06~~~

~~~ ROC :2012-08-20~~~ ~~~NOA1 :2012-08-28~~~ ~~~BIO :2012-09-25~~~~

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I haven't gotten a definitive answer, so i'll ask here in the CR1 forum.

When I get my approval to cross into the usa, can I return back to Canada and still live/work here for the next couple of months?

Or do I have to really MOVE to the USA immediately? I would like to be able to go visit my husband for the next couple of months, but I would like to stay here in Canada until maybe June or so.

Thanks

This is one good thing about the CR-1 Visa...you can go back and forth across the border after you have been approve, opposed to the K-1 Visa where your Visa can be abandoned if you leave the US.

After my Visa approval, I plan on still working in Canada and living in the US. I was told by a border guard that I am free to work (and cross with no issues) in either country as I am still a citizen of Canada and will be a resident of the US.

Edited by Heather&Matt

Met in 2004 at a Dave Matthews Band concert, started dating November 2005, engaged February 2009 and married November 14, 2009. Together in the US on March 19th 2011

CR-1 journey

USCIS: (170 days)

2010-03-27: I-130 sent

2010-09-23: NOA2

NVC: (93 days)

2010-10-06: NVC Case Number assigned

2011-01-05: SIF and Case Completion!

2011-02-15: Medical in Toronto

2011-03-07: Interview approved (335 days from NOA1)

2011-03-10: Passport received

2011-03-19: POE - Buffalo, NY

2011-03-28: SSN received

2011-03-31: USCIS Welcome

2011-04-05: Conditional Green Card received

2012-11-30: Notice to file I-751 received

2012-12-12: I-751 (Remove of Conditions) sent

2013-08-16: Conditions removed. 10 year Permanent Resident Card received

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