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Was just wondering if they always send your passport out to you with the immigration packet within a couple of weeks or if some people stay a couple of extra days in Montreal to pick their visa packet up and just drive down to Vermont to complete immigration right away and then come back to get ready to move.

I just want everything done and over with as soon as possible once I'm all good to go.

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Was just wondering if they always send your passport out to you with the immigration packet within a couple of weeks or if some people stay a couple of extra days in Montreal to pick their visa packet up and just drive down to Vermont New York to complete immigration right away and then come back to get ready to move.

I just want everything done and over with as soon as possible once I'm all good to go.

I can't tell if it's New York or Vermont that's only 45 mins away. Looks more like NY now. Anyways I live out west and it would be helpful if I can get to the border immediately and complete everything, then come back to Quebec, Canada, fly back to Alberta, and wait for my wife to receive my SSN Card and all of that stuff I would need to wait for anyways. How long do you suppose I could stay in Canada before I moved after I completed immigration? I hope to just stay for a maximum of 1.5 - 2.0 months so I can get everything in order.

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Not sure I understand what your trying to accomplish---Since your not going to the USA for a few months. You do NOT have to use the "visa" for up to 6 months once it is issued.

And since your a cr-1/ir-1--its multiple use (unlike the k1) If your not that far from the USA Border in Alberta, one could drive to the Border their and get it Activated (or Endorsed--thats for u krikit)

The normal way is for them to mail it out. You have to sign up with DHL prior to the interview. One can always ask and yes som ehave been successful, but ya need a valid reason and even then its not for certain


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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Not sure I understand what your trying to accomplish---Since your not going to the USA for a few months. You do NOT have to use the "visa" for up to 6 months once it is issued.

And since your a cr-1/ir-1--its multiple use (unlike the k1) If your not that far from the USA Border in Alberta, one could drive to the Border their and get it Activated (or Endorsed--thats for u krikit)

The normal way is for them to mail it out. You have to sign up with DHL prior to the interview. One can always ask and yes som ehave been successful, but ya need a valid reason and even then its not for certain

I said what I was trying to accomplish. I want to hit the border immediately (since montreal is like 45 mins from NY) and continue working until all of my paperwork is received by my wife in FL. I'm not that close to the border in AB.

This is why I would like to know if they have the option of you picking your package up. If they don't then whatever, but if they do have that option, it might be beneficial.

I also wanted to know if I could "activate" it and stay in Canada for a couple of month while that paperwork (SSN and plastic GC) is sent to my address in FL. Sometimes it takes only a couple of weeks, sometimes it takes a couple of months. I just don't want to stay in Canada over a time limit and risk giving up my GC after it is issued because I waited in Canada too long.

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I said what I was trying to accomplish. I want to hit the border immediately (since montreal is like 45 mins from NY) and continue working until all of my paperwork is received by my wife in FL. I'm not that close to the border in AB.

This is why I would like to know if they have the option of you picking your package up. If they don't then whatever, but if they do have that option, it might be beneficial.

I also wanted to know if I could "activate" it and stay in Canada for a couple of month while that paperwork (SSN and plastic GC) is sent to my address in FL. Sometimes it takes only a couple of weeks, sometimes it takes a couple of months. I just don't want to stay in Canada over a time limit and risk giving up my GC after it is issued because I waited in Canada too long.

Is it an option?? No not a true option (can't just check the box). You can ask and they can say yes or no. Some are successful some are not. If you do not ask, the answer is already no. But if your reason is just to hurry up the process, the answer is most likely going to be no. But you can always ask

After you get the Visa endorsed, and you head back to Canada, a few months is no problem. if its going to be 6 months or more, there is a form (forget the name of it) that one has to fill out.

And if you are from a country (or lived in one) that i snot friendly with the USA, it may be awhile before you get the visa!


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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As well keep in mind.....Not sure on the exact %%%%....but it seems fo rmany the SSN does not arrive, even if you checked off the proper box on the form.....if thats the case, one has to head to your local SSN office and inquire......Best to download the form at http://ssa.gov/ssnumber/ and take ur Cdn passport and birth cert..so when they say your not in the system, you hand over the already filled out form.


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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As well keep in mind.....Not sure on the exact %%%%....but it seems fo rmany the SSN does not arrive, even if you checked off the proper box on the form.....if thats the case, one has to head to your local SSN office and inquire......Best to download the form at http://ssa.gov/ssnumber/ and take ur Cdn passport and birth cert..so when they say your not in the system, you hand over the already filled out form.

That's a good idea. Thanks. :)


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