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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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I just went to transfer some money at my bank.

Here is the quote I got.

Amount : 60000.00 USD

Conversion Rate: 1.1206

Converted Amount: 67236.00 CAD

The Canadian Dollar is up a bit today. Not at its peak but over 90 cents. Looks like I am paying about apenny over that rate or 600.00 for this privelage. Can I do better at that Customs House place?


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May 13, 2005 Welcome to America Letters Received

May 21, 2005 PR Card in Mail

May 26, 2005 Applied for SSN at local office

June 06, 2005 SSN Received

June 11, 2005 Driver Licence Issued!

June 20, 2005 Deb gets a Check Card! Just like Donald Trump's!

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Jan 30, 2008 N400 Mailed off to the VSC!

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Feb 13, 2008 NOA1 Received

Feb 15, 2008 Fingerprint letter received. (Feb 26th scheduled)

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Feb 27, 2008 Received the new scheduled biometrics.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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How my acct is set up with Custom house I cant convert US $$ to Cdn $$$ so I can't give you an exchange rate. You can call them and they can give you a bal park rate. As you know it fluctuates. And it takes a few days to set up your custom house acct before you can make any trades.


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: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Ok, Well if you were to convert 600.00 US - > Canadian, what would you get in Canadian? Less than 672.36 or more?


IR1

April 14, 2004 I-130 NOA1

April 25, 2005 IR1 Received

April 26, 2005 POE Dorval Airport

May 13, 2005 Welcome to America Letters Received

May 21, 2005 PR Card in Mail

May 26, 2005 Applied for SSN at local office

June 06, 2005 SSN Received

June 11, 2005 Driver Licence Issued!

June 20, 2005 Deb gets a Check Card! Just like Donald Trump's!

Citizenship

Jan 30, 2008 N400 Mailed off to the VSC!

Feb 2, 2008 N400 Received at VSC

Feb 6, 2008 Check Cashed!

Feb 13, 2008 NOA1 Received

Feb 15, 2008 Fingerprint letter received. (Feb 26th scheduled)

Feb 18, 2008 Mailed out the old Please Reschedule us for Biometics <sigh>...

Feb 27, 2008 Received the new scheduled biometrics.

Mar 15, 2008 Biometrics Rescheduled.

Sep 18, 2008 Interview Letter Recieved.

Nov 11, 2008 Interview Passed :-).

Nov 14, 2008 Oath Cerimony.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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$600 cdn = $532.34 USD

1.1271 (inverse .88723272) at 2015 eastern time

But I can't convert it from USD to CDN. Can't see what rate they would give for that. I can only transfer Cdn into USA from my PC bank acct to my Wachovia, electronically. If one wants to do any other method, one has to get it approved. Most likley just a simple phone call or email. I only send $$ from Canada to the USA.


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: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Sorry.. Ok Thanks. Thats still usefull information.


IR1

April 14, 2004 I-130 NOA1

April 25, 2005 IR1 Received

April 26, 2005 POE Dorval Airport

May 13, 2005 Welcome to America Letters Received

May 21, 2005 PR Card in Mail

May 26, 2005 Applied for SSN at local office

June 06, 2005 SSN Received

June 11, 2005 Driver Licence Issued!

June 20, 2005 Deb gets a Check Card! Just like Donald Trump's!

Citizenship

Jan 30, 2008 N400 Mailed off to the VSC!

Feb 2, 2008 N400 Received at VSC

Feb 6, 2008 Check Cashed!

Feb 13, 2008 NOA1 Received

Feb 15, 2008 Fingerprint letter received. (Feb 26th scheduled)

Feb 18, 2008 Mailed out the old Please Reschedule us for Biometics <sigh>...

Feb 27, 2008 Received the new scheduled biometrics.

Mar 15, 2008 Biometrics Rescheduled.

Sep 18, 2008 Interview Letter Recieved.

Nov 11, 2008 Interview Passed :-).

Nov 14, 2008 Oath Cerimony.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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according to xe.com (a free currency converter tool), in theory you should get about $667 dollars CDN for $600 US


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Jan 27, 2014 NOA received and cheque cashed

Feb 13, 2014 Biometrics scheduled

Nov 7, 2014 NOA received and interview scheduled


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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My last customhouse exchange from US$ to CDN$ was .9116 (September 17).

The rate changes with the amount you're set at with customhouse though. So if you trade large amounts frequently you get a better rate. I have a low limit and only trade once a month.

(I know the timing isn't truly comparable but you could look back to rates on that date and see it retroactively.)

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My last customhouse exchange from US$ to CDN$ was .9116 (September 17).

The rate changes with the amount you're set at with customhouse though. So if you trade large amounts frequently you get a better rate. I have a low limit and only trade once a month.

(I know the timing isn't truly comparable but you could look back to rates on that date and see it retroactively.)

I don't understand?? The exchange rate doesn't reflect how little or how often you exchange $$ with them, it is all based on the market. Your trading amount can vary. If one needs a higher trading limit, you can simply send an email requesting one.

As well if your trading a great amount of $$, ( think Royal bank said over 20,000) they can give a better exchange rate, than say you walked in and wanted to exchange 1000


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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