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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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hi everyone, i am moving to the states pretty soon, and i heard something called port of entry and i am kinda confused about it. i am going to move from ontario to oklahoma. when i book my plan ticket, is there any specific airport (such as chicago, dallas ) i have to stop by to enter the US???? or i can just fly direct to oklahoma city? hope someone can help thanks :hehe:

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Hi mandyyxz,

A POE or Port of Entry is basically the place where you enter from Canada (or any other country for that matter). It can be any border crossing, international airport, etc. You don't have to stop at any specific one, just have your proper documents with you upon your arrival in the U.S. (Someone could contradict me on this, but I believe this to be the truth.)

Hope this helps!

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if you're going from Ontario to Oklahoma, and you're flying, your POE will be the Toronto airport, when you go thru Customs & Immigration there. You just fill in an I-94, hand over your package that they gave you at the consulate, and your passport and whatnot, and they take your picture and fingerprints and they stamp you and you're on your way. Took me all of maybe 5 minutes, if that. Depends what terminal you go thru tho I think.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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thanks very much for the responses. i live in ottawa so i will fly from ottawa, so can ottawa airport be my POE? And when i search for flights, i think i will stop in chicago, dallas, so if i cant do it in ottawa airport,i can do it in any other airport in states?

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Filed: Other Country: Canada
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when you fly from Canada to the United States, whichever airport you fly out of will be your POE .. you don't have a choice, you have to hand over your visa packet at customs & immigration in Canada before you fly out of Canada :yes:

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thanks very much for the responses. i live in ottawa so i will fly from ottawa, so can ottawa airport be my POE? And when i search for flights, i think i will stop in chicago, dallas, so if i cant do it in ottawa airport,i can do it in any other airport in states?

If you want to fly straight in from Ottawa (YOW) to US, it does have a PFI. But it has rather limited straight-in connexions.

You may want to reconsider going through YYZ (Pearson :P -- it DOES have more US connexions than YOW) as you may be able to get cheaper (or more time-convenient) flights that way.


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You can fly from Ottawa and have your POE there. One note though, as you are CR-1 you do NOT fill out an I-94 you just hand in your packet and they will activate your visa in your passport. They will fill out a form that will eventually generate your "green card".

It is a breeze! No worries!

Best wishes on your new adventure!


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You can fly from Ottawa and have your POE there. One note though, as you are CR-1 you do NOT fill out an I-94 you just hand in your packet and they will activate your visa in your passport. They will fill out a form that will eventually generate your "green card".

It is a breeze! No worries!

Best wishes on your new adventure!

Correct CR-1 visa holders do not fill out an I-94 since you are a permanent resdient upon activation. Your POE will be at the airport where you last exit Canada into the US. If you fly from Ottawa to Toronto to Oaklahome, your POE will be at Pearson. If you fly from Ottawa to the US and then to Oklahome, your POE will be in Ottawa.

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when you fly from Canada to the United States, whichever airport you fly out of will be your POE .. you don't have a choice, you have to hand over your visa packet at customs & immigration in Canada before you fly out of Canada :yes:

(F) Sorry, Marilyn.....Correction.......not every airport in Canada is a POE, you may have to go through customs after you leave Canada. When I flew to Boston in October, I flew from Newfoundland to Halifax to Boston.........Boston was my POE (I went through customs there). But you are right about Toronto being a POE (and bigger airports...........Halifax will one in the future). Good luck and God bless in your journey..............{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}


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Filed: Other Country: Canada
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when you fly from Canada to the United States, whichever airport you fly out of will be your POE .. you don't have a choice, you have to hand over your visa packet at customs & immigration in Canada before you fly out of Canada :yes:

(F) Sorry, Marilyn.....Correction.......not every airport in Canada is a POE, you may have to go through customs after you leave Canada. When I flew to Boston in October, I flew from Newfoundland to Halifax to Boston.........Boston was my POE (I went through customs there). But you are right about Toronto being a POE (and bigger airports...........Halifax will one in the future). Good luck and God bless in your journey..............{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}

yeah, I thought there was one that wasn't and I thought it was Halifax but I wasn't 100 percent sure


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Filed: Country: Canada
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when you fly from Canada to the United States, whichever airport you fly out of will be your POE .. you don't have a choice, you have to hand over your visa packet at customs & immigration in Canada before you fly out of Canada :yes:

(F) Sorry, Marilyn.....Correction.......not every airport in Canada is a POE, you may have to go through customs after you leave Canada. When I flew to Boston in October, I flew from Newfoundland to Halifax to Boston.........Boston was my POE (I went through customs there). But you are right about Toronto being a POE (and bigger airports...........Halifax will one in the future). Good luck and God bless in your journey..............{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}

yeah, I thought there was one that wasn't and I thought it was Halifax but I wasn't 100 percent sure

Quebec City doesn't either... or Hamilton... or lots of other smaller cities and airports


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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For the record, Halifax is a PoE airport now. Gone through it plenty of times and husband will be flying through it as well.


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