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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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So once the immigration visa is received, what do I need to carry with me.

Yellow envelop.

Passport that has Visa.

CD that was given by Medical ppl.

Form that has unaccompanied item list.

I will be driving my Canadian car, which I intend to take it back to Canada shortly and sell it.

Would you recommend Detroit or Sarnia border for this purpose. I believe Detroit Tunnel has more experienced officers (I guess) and deal with the Canadian going through the transition period of moving more often.

What are the typical questions that are asked during immigration process? Do I need to give them time frame when my stuff will be moving (that will be few weeks after I enter US)?

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You can try checking here for POE reviews: http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/poereviews.php

But there aren't too many of Detroit (driving) and Sarnia, and we're trying to pick between those two as well. We're thinking Sarnia because it's not usually as busy as Detroit.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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You need 6 $ USD for crossing when you are driving. This is the charge for the I-94. Make sure you get one.

They do not want your CD of your xray. That is only for your personal use or for your doctor in the USA when you get one.

They ask very basic questions its not an interview!.

"" You know in Nebraska your grass is always yellow? Do you like Nebraska? I feel bad that your moving there! you should move up to Michigan its nicer weather. bla bla bla ""- the guards basically stood around shooting the #### with me and my mom while they processed our 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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So once the immigration visa is received, what do I need to carry with me.

Yellow envelop.

Passport that has Visa.

CD that was given by Medical ppl.

Form that has unaccompanied item list.

I will be driving my Canadian car, which I intend to take it back to Canada shortly and sell it.

Would you recommend Detroit or Sarnia border for this purpose. I believe Detroit Tunnel has more experienced officers (I guess) and deal with the Canadian going through the transition period of moving more often.

What are the typical questions that are asked during immigration process? Do I need to give them time frame when my stuff will be moving (that will be few weeks after I enter US)?

Are you worried they will think you're trying to import the Canada car?

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Once our Visa has been approved I believe we will be going through Sarnia. I'll be driving up for the interview and will have a nice lil UHaul trailing behind us lol.


August 2010 Meet playing world of warcraft.

Our K-1 Journey:

March 6,2012 Filed for K-1 Visa, sent I-129F

March 12,2012 NOA1 received

July 11,2012 NOA2 email received

September 17,2012 Interview <3 <3 (APPROVED)

September 19,2012 Received Passport and POE !!! Home Sweet Home

October 13,2012 Married <3 <3

Our AOS Journey

October 29,2012 Mailed AOS packet to Chicago Lockbox

October 31,2012 Lockbox Received

November 2,2012 NOA-1 (EAD and AOS)

December 20,2012 Biometrics Appointment

January 16,2013 EAD approved/received

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Yes. I am worried if they ask me for compliance letter from manufacturer. I don't want to import the car to US, as its more hassle to sell it there.

Or do I still need the letter? Should I apply for the Michigan Driver's license right away or can I wait for few weeks before I finally move there?

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Yes. I am worried if they ask me for compliance letter from manufacturer. I don't want to import the car to US, as its more hassle to sell it there.

Or do I still need the letter? Should I apply for the Michigan Driver's license right away or can I wait for few weeks before I finally move there?

I think you'll have to wait until you enter before you get a Michigan DL--you usually have to show your Green Card. I would worry about the compliance letter honestly. They might let you go if you explain you'll be bringing it back as soon as you enter, but it's a risk. Maybe others have done this?

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There have been some, that said they didn't even ask for the letter to import the car.

But explain to them that you're not importing it, it's going to be for personal use and not for re-sale in the US.

When I bought my Pontiac from Winnipeg and brought it back, there's a label inside the frame of my driver's door, that's all they looked for. It had a maple leaf on it and said "Imported by such such for GM Canada, this vehicle is FMVSS compliant." I signed a few things, didn't have to pay a duty because I was a US resident, and was sent on my way.

The CBP officer said the label is usually in the driver door frame or on the underside of the hood.

At the DMV in TN I had to show the proof I imported the car properly, the title and the bill of sale.


USCIS- 260 Days

6/8/11~ Mailed I-130 Application, withdrew Canadian PR application
6/16/11~ NOA1 email and text message Case routed to CSC (Priority Date)
7/12/11~ The 'Money Order' Incident/Returned to Tennessee
8/03/11~ TOUCHED!
3/2/12~ APPROVED! NOA2!

NVC Electronic Processing- Montreal- 19 Days

3/21/12~ Received case number & IIN 20 Days after NOA2
3/21/12~ Sent in opt-in email
3/22/12~ Opt-in accepted
3/23/12~ DS-261 Submitted, never accepted
3/29/12~ AOS bill invoiced and paid
3/30/12~ AOS shows PAID- AOS Package emailed/received, DS-3032 emailed/accepted
4/2/12~ IV bill invoiced and paid
4/3/12~ AOS Checklist documents emailed(first time)
4/4/12~ IV shows PAID- DS-260 submitted/ IV Package emailed/received
4/4/12~ AOS Checklist documents sent again for CYA (second time)
4/5/12~ IV package accepted! No Checklists!
4/6/12~ AOS Checklist emailed(third time)
4/9/12~ AOS packet accepted (finally)
CASE COMPLETE!!

Interview 354 days from NOA1/ 362 days from initial filing date
5/29/12~ Medical@ Medisys, Montreal
6/4/12~ Interview APPROVED!!!
08/07/2012~ POE Emerson, MB/Pembina, ND by land
08/09/2012~ HOME!! 424 days from initial filing date!
08/14/2012~ SSN Received
09/10/2012~ Received Green Card

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Right away means right after I enter the US. I have to come back to Canada to wrap things up for few weeks. So I was thinking to apply for DL only when I finally move to US in few weeks time.

Technically most states require you to get a driver's license within a certain number of days (or immediately) of moving to the state, but it doesn't usually cause people too much problems. You probably need an SSN to get a Michigan DL anyway, which could take a couple of weeks, so that's a pretty good excuse for waiting a few weeks.

Remember to keep your LPR/Green Card you have to be resident in the U.S. and not leave, so let's start saying that you reside in the US right after your first entry, and your return trip to Canada is just a temporary visit, instead of "finally moving to the US" the second time.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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To plate and register my car they required the compliance papersand the import papers . You may want to find out if they will require this for 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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