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My fiance cannot help me to move(not allow to cross the border, rehabilitation papers is on process) . I will move using my small car, so I cannot take all my stuff with me. Then after, I get my AP we will go back to canada to get all my belongings,thats the plan. . Question: Will I need to pay duty or will run into problems if I will do the second move?( furnitures and lots of small appliances)


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I read something at some point that said we have up to 10 years to move all of our belongings duty-free. There are other additional details about importing your car which you should look into though as you will need paperwork to do that. There are previous posts in the Canada forum about this so I suggest doing so research.


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hello everyone,

My fiance cannot help me to move(not allow to cross the border, rehabilitation papers is on process) . I will move using my small car, so I cannot take all my stuff with me. Then after, I get my AP we will go back to canada to get all my belongings,thats the plan. . Question: Will I need to pay duty or will run into problems if I will do the second move?( furnitures and lots of small appliances)

You might want to call US Customs as well and ask this question. They should be able to give you more information


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I do not think their is any duty for moving.

thank you


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May 24.2013 (Day 1 ) Mailed may 24, 2013

May 28 .2013(Day 4 ) Recieved: may 28 and 30, 2013( AOS,AP,EAD online and text)

June 27.2013(Day 34 ) Biometric: june 27 walked in ,(scheduled july 2.)

July 26.2013 (Day 58 ) EAD/AP approved Card in Production (july 26)

August 3.2013(Day 65 ) EAD/AP card recieved ( aug 3)

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can your small car take a trailer hitch? if so, i'd opt to get one installed, and haul a trailer behind.


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can your small car take a trailer hitch? if so, i'd opt to get one installed, and haul a trailer behind.

This or a Uhaul with a car trailer? :thumbs:

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Moved from K1 Process & Procedures to Canada regional forum; topic is about border crossing procedures and not about the visa process itself.


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hello everyone,

My fiance cannot help me to move(not allow to cross the border, rehabilitation papers is on process) . I will move using my small car, so I cannot take all my stuff with me. Then after, I get my AP we will go back to canada to get all my belongings,thats the plan. . Question: Will I need to pay duty or will run into problems if I will do the second move?( furnitures and lots of small appliances)

I POE'd in August with my (then) fiancé. We had a mini-van full of boxes with clothes and other small kitchen things. Was brought into secondary, processed, they never asked anything about the boxes in the van. A couple of months after, someone else brought the rest of my things down (there are papers to fill out when goods are unaccompanied) - without a problem. None at all. I moved my things in two different trips, months apart, and everything was fine.

Check with the CBP if you're worried.

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Yes one does have up to 10 yrs to bring ur stuff in duty free


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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 have been bringing stuff from home since my move in September 2011. Everytime I go back to Canada, I bring more back. It has never ben an issue...I just say that I am bringing personal belongings that I couldn't fit in the truck when I first moved down. I have always just been waved through (this is at the Peace Bridge).


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