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Thought this information may be useful to other Ford owners. I have just requested the letter of compliance to export my Ford to the U.S. The cost was $75.00 + $10.50 in tax, for a total cost of $85.50. Ka-ching. Given the number of times we are hit with fees on our visa journey, I think a money smilie would be well used on this site. Yeesh.


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You got off easy. Our letter was $100 plus tax for our Ford Freestyle! I know just another thing to add to the list of things to pay!


03/29/2003 Our wedding in Canada

04/30/2004 I became a Permanant Resident of Canada!

IR-1/DCF

09/19/2006 Filed I-130

09/19/2006 I-130 approved!

10/05/2006 Packet 3 arrived with approval letter.

10/19/2006 Sent Packet 3 back to Montreal

10/20/2006 Montreal receives Packet 3

01/23/2007 Everything currently on hold due to Adam Walsh Act :(

03/14/2007 E-mail from Montreal saying i'm clear from USCIS on Adam Walsh Act

03/22/2007 Got e-mail from Montreal that interview is May 22nd!

05/15/2007 Finally received interview letter

05/22/2007 Approved!!!!

05/28/2007 Visa arrived!!!

05/31/2007 Big move to the US

06/12/2007 SSN arrived

06/22/2007 Welcome letter arrived

06/28/2007 10 year Green Card arrived!!!

N-400

05/31/2010 Eligible to apply for citizenship

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Filed: Timeline
You got off easy. Our letter was $100 plus tax for our Ford Freestyle! I know just another thing to add to the list of things to pay!

Oh wow! You would think it would be a standard cost, given it's coming from the same place. Must be a higher cost of living in your area. lol


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Seems like ford is one of the few that charges a fee. Nissan was free and dont recall many others on here stating it cost them anything.


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: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

I didn't pay a penny either for Mazda's letter. And I got it fairly quickly from them


AOS TIMELINE

10/27/06 Mailed I-485 and I765 to Chicago

11/07/06 Checks cashed

11/09/06 Received NOA1 for both EAD and AOS in the mail

11/13/06 Received a letter for Biometrics appointment

11/15/06 Received e-mail that RFE has been mailed yesterday

11/21/06 Biometrics appointment

12/04/06 Sent RFE back

12/08/06 RFE accepted in Lee's Summit - USPS confirmation

12/12/06 RFE recorded on file by USCIS

12/13/06 Touched

12/18/06 Touched again

12/26/06 Received Interview letter dated Dec 19

01/20/07 EAD file touched

01/24/07 EAD approved and card production ordered - received 3 e-mails!

01/24/07 AOS file touched

01/26/07 EAD touched, 3 e-mails received that the approval notice has been mailed

01/30/07 EAD Card Received by Mail

02/07/07 AOS Interview, approved pending FBI name check

04/27/07 Received E-Mail "Welcome New Resident"

04/30/07 Received E-Mail "Card Production Ordered"

05/01/07 Received Welcome Letter in mail

05/07/07 Green card received in the mail!

01/28/09 Mailed I-751 application.

01/30/09 Check already cleared! In two days!

02/03/09 Received NOA - Letter of extension dated 01/29/09

02/11/09 Received Biometrics Appointment Letter for 02/24/09

02/24/09 Biometrics Appointment Completed.

04/01/09 Inforpass appointment- got I-551 stamp in my passport

04/11/09 Approval Letter received - dated 04/07/09

05/06/09 E-mail "Card Production Ordered" received

06/01/09 10 Year Green Card Received!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

I recall last yr some one that had a ford. it was pretty pricey, they phoned and complained. Not sure if they got any $$ back


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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I had to fight Ford for my letter too because I only have 13,500k on my car and you have to have 15,000k to get the letter. I told them well i'm driving to Calgary in a week to file my i-130 so we will be well over 15,000 when we get back. It took them a week to decide that was okay


03/29/2003 Our wedding in Canada

04/30/2004 I became a Permanant Resident of Canada!

IR-1/DCF

09/19/2006 Filed I-130

09/19/2006 I-130 approved!

10/05/2006 Packet 3 arrived with approval letter.

10/19/2006 Sent Packet 3 back to Montreal

10/20/2006 Montreal receives Packet 3

01/23/2007 Everything currently on hold due to Adam Walsh Act :(

03/14/2007 E-mail from Montreal saying i'm clear from USCIS on Adam Walsh Act

03/22/2007 Got e-mail from Montreal that interview is May 22nd!

05/15/2007 Finally received interview letter

05/22/2007 Approved!!!!

05/28/2007 Visa arrived!!!

05/31/2007 Big move to the US

06/12/2007 SSN arrived

06/22/2007 Welcome letter arrived

06/28/2007 10 year Green Card arrived!!!

N-400

05/31/2010 Eligible to apply for citizenship

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

That sucks cause I have a Ford, damn shell out cash again.


K-1 journey, AOS/EAD and ROC in my timeline

2011 March 31 - Sent off Naturalization pkg overnight to Texas

2011 April 1 - Arrived in Texas at 10:21 am

2011 April 1 - NOA (rec'd via snail mail April 8)

2011 April 7 - Cheque cashed

2011 May 5 - Biometrics (letter rec'd via snail mail April 15)

2011 May 9 - Placed in line for interview scheduling

2011 June 13 - Rec'd yellow letter (no change in status online)

2011 June 23 - Rec'd text that my case has been scheduled for interview

2011 August 1 - Interview (rec'd via snail mail June 27) PASSED

2011 August 3 - Rec'd email that my case has been scheduled for Oath

2011 September 1 - Oath ceremony (rec'd snail mail Aug 5)

2011 September 1 - All done, yeah.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

I just requested a letter from GM and it cost the same. You're right just another expense.


I-130

sent to NSC Jan 6 2006

NOA1 rec Jan 28

NOA2 rec Apr 27

NVC rec May 18 and case # assigned

NVC generates DS 3032 & I-864 bill May 29

DS-3032 rec and sent snail mail June 7

I-864 bill rec. by petitioner June 12

NVC rec. DS-3032 June 13

I-864 pmt sent by petitioner June 15

IV fee bill generated June 19

IV bill rec. June 26

IV bill pmt sent June 28

NVC rec. IV bill pmt July 10

Got I-864 July 18

I-864 returned to NVC July 24

DS-230 rec. and returned to NVC July 28

NVCrec I-864 ??

NVC rec DS-230 Aug 1

RFE on I-864 Aug 4

Rec. RFE snail mail Aug 11

Returned RFE over night Aug 12

NVC rec RFE Aug 15

CASE COMPLETE!!! Aug 21

INTERVIEW DATE OCTOBER 20TH -as of Sept 13.!!!!!

Crossed border at Intl. Falls,MN. Nov. 14

App. for SSN Nov. 17 - rec. SSN Nov. 25

DEC 7 - RECEIVED GREEN CARD

10 year green card ordered Jan. 21, 2009 DONE

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
Timeline

My letter from Honda (a year ago) was free. It came from Honda in California. Maybe it's the Canadian offices that are charging money ...

When I imported the car to New Jersey, it cost $330 U.S. to change the dashbord from metric, which is a good idea. There were also costs to register, inspect, and title the car. Not to mention insurance, which was very high, since they treated me as if I were a brand new driver with no history of good behaviour.

Progressive Direct was roughly $1800 U.S. a year (for two drivers in NJ). After a 6-month "history," Geico gave me a huge discount and I now pay half that ... about $900 a year.

Edited by Jersey Girl

I-130 sent Mar 30, 06

approved Aug 15, 06

I-129f sent April 24, 06

approved July 27, 06

Montreal interview Jan 18, 07

POE Toronto Jan 28, 07

EAD sent Jan. 30, 07

transferred to Vermont Feb 12

biometrics Feb 22

approved March 13

card returned undeliverable! March 27

called after 6 weeks to have EAD re-sent

AOS sent Jan. 30, 07

biometrics Feb 22

RFE for complete medical (!) Feb 23

Called Senator from NJ - never returned call

Infopass March 19 (no help)

Replied to RFE with duplicate medical March 19

Sent additional evidence (I-693A) March 26

NBC received supplement March 30

touched April 4

Interview July 16

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Definetly shop around for insurance rates. Best deal we found at first was State farm. Now we go with USAA. To be a member of USAA though, someone in ur immediate family has had to srve in the US Armed Forces. Wifes grandfather had, but for us to get it, her parents had to sign up first. Car insurance was by far the cheapest, but our home owners was a tad more, but they have been great to deal with. Watch out for some companies, as they will give a great first yr rate, but then go up, or they will drop you after you make a claim!!

When I made the call for the letter of compliance, I called Nissan inthe USA and they immediately faxed the desired paperwork to me. I ended up selling my car prior to moving.


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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