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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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When I get my CR-1 approved, I will want to pack up my things and move to the US as quickly as I can. I am going to pack up my car and Uhaul with my things. I am wondering if I can:

1) Do it with my Canadian vehicle. (I plan on selling it in Canada later), without a hassle?

2) If my son (Cdn, citizen) can cross with me too at this time to help with the move?

Thanks


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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You need a compliance letter for your car, and you need to import the car at the POE.

My mom came with me to help me move my things in the UHaul - we had the car on a tow behind it to save mileage.(turned out to be a much better way to do it)

They made my mom go inside with me and just treated her like a visitor at the same time as processing my K-1 papers.

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Originally we were going to drive a truck and my car - that way I would have had to pass through first in my car tell them the truck behind me was with me and is my mom moving my things with me. She would have had to have a copy of the visa with her and copy of my biopage. They would have us both pull over and go inside to do the papers.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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NVM the compliance letter bit! if you aren't importing it just tell them you aren't leaving it in the USA. Totally read that as you were going to sell it in the USA.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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You need a compliance letter for your car, and you need to import the car at the POE.

My mom came with me to help me move my things in the UHaul - we had the car on a tow behind it to save mileage.(turned out to be a much better way to do it)

They made my mom go inside with me and just treated her like a visitor at the same time as processing my K-1 papers.

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Originally we were going to drive a truck and my car - that way I would have had to pass through first in my car tell them the truck behind me was with me and is my mom moving my things with me. She would have had to have a copy of the visa with her and copy of my biopage. They would have us both pull over and go inside to do the papers.

What do you have to do to import the car at the POE? Do I get the compliance letter from the dealership I bought my car from? Is there anything else I'll need to import my car? I'm doing the same thing but my Mom will be driving my car behind the UHaul so I'll make sure to give her a copy of passport and visa. What papers will she have to fill out?


K1 Journey AOS Timeline
2010-01-05: Got engaged 2011-05-14: AOS, EAD, AP Package Sent
2010-03-09: Sent I-129F package 2011-05-16: AOS, EAD, AP Package Received
2010-03-15: NOA 1 2011-05-20: NOA 1 for AOS, EAD, AP
2010-06-08: RFE issued 2011-06-13: Transferred to CSC
2010-06-18: Returned info for RFE 2011-06-17: Biometrics Appointment
2010-07-25: Denied I-129F 2011-07-22: EAD/AP Approved
2010-08-13: Sent appeal 2011-07-27: AOS Approved
2010-08-24: NOA 2
2010-11-05: Packet 3 returned to Vancouver
2010-12-01: Medical
2010-12-01: Interview-APPROVED!!
2010-12-15: Visa received
2011-02-18: POE North Portal/Portal
2011-03-18: Got Married!

ROC Timeline
2013-06-20: ROC Package Sent

2013-06-24: ROC Package Received

2013-06-24: NOA 1

2013-07-25: Biometrics Appointment

2013-09-04: ROC Approved

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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What do you have to do to import the car at the POE? Do I get the compliance letter from the dealership I bought my car from? Is there anything else I'll need to import my car? I'm doing the same thing but my Mom will be driving my car behind the UHaul so I'll make sure to give her a copy of passport and visa. What papers will she have to fill out?

If shes only visiting she wont need to fill out anything, they will just scan her passport.

You only need the compliance letter if you are keeping the car in the USA, if you aren't and you will send it back to Canada with your mom its fine, just tell them at the CBP that the car is not staying in the USA its returning with your mom.

- If you want to import the car all you need is the compliance letter from the dealership, at CBP they fill out the paperwork and have you sign it, then give you a copy for the registration in your state.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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If shes only visiting she wont need to fill out anything, they will just scan her passport.

You only need the compliance letter if you are keeping the car in the USA, if you aren't and you will send it back to Canada with your mom its fine, just tell them at the CBP that the car is not staying in the USA its returning with your mom.

- If you want to import the car all you need is the compliance letter from the dealership, at CBP they fill out the paperwork and have you sign it, then give you a copy for the registration in your state.

She is only visiting, she'll be leaving after I get moved and unpacked. I am keeping the car in the US so I'll make sure to get the compliance letter from the dealership. Thank you!


K1 Journey AOS Timeline
2010-01-05: Got engaged 2011-05-14: AOS, EAD, AP Package Sent
2010-03-09: Sent I-129F package 2011-05-16: AOS, EAD, AP Package Received
2010-03-15: NOA 1 2011-05-20: NOA 1 for AOS, EAD, AP
2010-06-08: RFE issued 2011-06-13: Transferred to CSC
2010-06-18: Returned info for RFE 2011-06-17: Biometrics Appointment
2010-07-25: Denied I-129F 2011-07-22: EAD/AP Approved
2010-08-13: Sent appeal 2011-07-27: AOS Approved
2010-08-24: NOA 2
2010-11-05: Packet 3 returned to Vancouver
2010-12-01: Medical
2010-12-01: Interview-APPROVED!!
2010-12-15: Visa received
2011-02-18: POE North Portal/Portal
2011-03-18: Got Married!

ROC Timeline
2013-06-20: ROC Package Sent

2013-06-24: ROC Package Received

2013-06-24: NOA 1

2013-07-25: Biometrics Appointment

2013-09-04: ROC Approved

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She is only visiting, she'll be leaving after I get moved and unpacked. I am keeping the car in the US so I'll make sure to get the compliance letter from the dealership. Thank you!

I am doing the same thing - just make sure that your car is completely paid off from the dealership. They wont give you a compliance letter if your car hasnt been paid off since they are the lean holders to your car. Im doing the same things, and i owe 4000$ on my car to the dealership. Had to take out a personal loan to pay off the dealer..such a pain in the ####! but yes, a compliance letter is all you need!

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My jeep is in my dad's name..we're just gonna transfer ownership once the time comes..I'm gonna give my dad the money to make the car payment. I can still get a compliance letter..without having paid the car off. My dad will be on the hook for the money..lol. It was a wedding present btw.

In your case Montreal Girl, since you're leaving the country...u gotta pay the ####### off. Different situation than mine.

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I am doing the same thing - just make sure that your car is completely paid off from the dealership. They wont give you a compliance letter if your car hasnt been paid off since they are the lean holders to your car. Im doing the same things, and i owe 4000$ on my car to the dealership. Had to take out a personal loan to pay off the dealer..such a pain in the ####! but yes, a compliance letter is all you need!

I don't owe anything on it, I paid it off last year. But I called the dealership and had trouble finding someone who knew anything about a compliance letter. Finally someone called me this morning and said I needed to bring my car in for them to look at then they could do up a compliance letter. Luckily it's already there so they are going to do it up today I hope, just waiting to hear back from them.


K1 Journey AOS Timeline
2010-01-05: Got engaged 2011-05-14: AOS, EAD, AP Package Sent
2010-03-09: Sent I-129F package 2011-05-16: AOS, EAD, AP Package Received
2010-03-15: NOA 1 2011-05-20: NOA 1 for AOS, EAD, AP
2010-06-08: RFE issued 2011-06-13: Transferred to CSC
2010-06-18: Returned info for RFE 2011-06-17: Biometrics Appointment
2010-07-25: Denied I-129F 2011-07-22: EAD/AP Approved
2010-08-13: Sent appeal 2011-07-27: AOS Approved
2010-08-24: NOA 2
2010-11-05: Packet 3 returned to Vancouver
2010-12-01: Medical
2010-12-01: Interview-APPROVED!!
2010-12-15: Visa received
2011-02-18: POE North Portal/Portal
2011-03-18: Got Married!

ROC Timeline
2013-06-20: ROC Package Sent

2013-06-24: ROC Package Received

2013-06-24: NOA 1

2013-07-25: Biometrics Appointment

2013-09-04: ROC Approved

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I don't owe anything on it, I paid it off last year. But I called the dealership and had trouble finding someone who knew anything about a compliance letter. Finally someone called me this morning and said I needed to bring my car in for them to look at then they could do up a compliance letter. Luckily it's already there so they are going to do it up today I hope, just waiting to hear back from them.

1. you could have typed Compliance letter in the good old VJ search engine and you would have found the 1-800 # to call for al the car manufacturers

2. found here as well http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/191858-canada-immigration-guide/

Usually all one has to do is call the 1-800 # give them the VIN and they mail or fax or email the letter. Some manufactures do it for free but some do Charge and some its a a fair bit. Nissan was free (back in 2004)


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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My jeep is in my dad's name..we're just gonna transfer ownership once the time comes..I'm gonna give my dad the money to make the car payment. I can still get a compliance letter..without having paid the car off. My dad will be on the hook for the money..lol. It was a wedding present btw.

In your case Montreal Girl, since you're leaving the country...u gotta pay the ####### off. Different situation than mine.

Anyone can get the compliance letter, all one needs is the VIN #. Where people run into letters is getting the car registered in the USA with an outstanding loan (lien) back in Canada. Not all manufactures/banks will release the vehicle! Not exactly sure how it works as I sold my car prior to moving. I just know some have had problems


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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She is only visiting, she'll be leaving after I get moved and unpacked. I am keeping the car in the US so I'll make sure to get the compliance letter from the dealership. Thank you!

I am importing my car which is a GM, I had to call them to get a compliance letter and pay for it. I was told the dealership can't provide a letter. Maybe this is not the case for all manufacturers?


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All you need to know is in the link which Flames provided. :thumbs:

I am importing my car which is a GM, I had to call them to get a compliance letter and pay for it. I was told the dealership can't provide a letter. Maybe this is not the case for all manufacturers?

With Ford, the only way to get a letter is to request it from the dealership. lol


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IF anyone needs a compliance letter you can't get it from the dealership. You need to call the manufacturer (GM, FORD, TOYOTA etc...) and speak with someone. With GM there was a department for this so it was really easy. You fax them a form with car info/credit card info and they send back the compliance form.

When I immigrated my vehicle I TOLD them I was and they still didn't process anything. I had to go back after and re-do that part. If you are not immigrating your vehicle you will be fine, just let them know your intentions. It is illegal to bring your car to the US with sole intentions of selling it so in your case you are good. You cannot register a Canadian car in the US without the US Customs approved paperwork, so I don't think they are overly worried about it.


See profile for our K-1 Visa/AOS story from 2010-2011Apparently we love USCIS/NVC so much we left and are doing it again! This time giving IR-1 a whirl. Rock on immigrators.

07/09/2014 sent in IR-1 packet to Chicago Lockbox

07/16/2014 NOA1

07/17/2014 check cashed by USCIS

10/01/2014 found out we are expecting baby #2 June 2015!

12/15/2014 NOA2

12/30/2014 Case received by NVC

03/23/2015 Received Case and Inv # from NVC after many calls and bogus excuses.

03/24/2015 AOS payment accepted by NVC

04/09/2015 IV payment finally accepted by NVC after the set the wrong fee and took weeks to correct it.

*many more delays thanks to the agency processing my fingers prints to the RCMP and the post office losing our mail*

05/20/2015 Packet sent to NVC via UPS, eta May 28.

06/16/2015 Baby #2 due - homebirth in Scottsdale, AZ

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