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Hi everyone. Just a quick clarifying question... My husband (A Canadian citizen) the beneficiary has a scheduled interview at the embassy in Montreal to get his IR-1 Permanent Resident Visa. Can he travel to the US for a few days before the interview?

This might be a silly question. I think the answer is Yes, it should be fine for him to travel but not completely sure. Thoughts?

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He can travel if he already has some kind of tourist visa


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---------------------------------- Pre I-130 ----------------------------------------

Feb- 25- 2009 - Met in Barcelona Spain thanks to a friend in common ???

11 visits in the next 5 years........ ????????????

Apr - 23 - 2014 - My last entry in the US to visit ✈️

Jul - 18 - 2014 - finally proposes and ask me to stay forever!!!! ❤️??

Jul- 20 - 2014 - I don't get in the flight back to Spain ( that means my ESTA will expire the next day )

Jul - 22 - 2014 - wedding ❤️??

---------------------------I-130, I-485, EAD, AP ----------------------------------

Sep- 12- 2014 - AOS sent to Chicago ?? ( delivered sept 15 )

Sep - 18 - 2014 - AOS texts/ emails received with case number ??

Sep- 19 - 2014 - checks cashed ?

Sep - 21 - 2014- hard copies of NOA received in the mail!!! ??

Sep - 26 - 2014- biometrics letter received!! Appointment for Oct 7

Sep - 30 - 2014 - succesful early walk in biometrics ??

Nov - 22 - 2014 - EAD/AP approved ?? ( 71 days )

Nov - 24 - 2014 - card in production

Dec - 1 - 2014 - card mailed ??

Dec - 3 - 2014 - Combo card received ??

Dec - 15 - 2014 - email received with interview date for Jan 15 2015! ??

Jan - 15 - 2015 - Approved!! ???? Here is our interview experience --> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/531853-aos-interview-from-esta-approved/

Jan - 24 - 2015 - Green card received

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This is the best resource on visiting the US. There should be no issue visiting the US from Canada.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/479894-yes-you-can-visit-ir1-cr1-version/


He can travel if he already has some kind of tourist visa

This is accurate, except for Canadians who don't really apply for a visa and get an automatic 6 month stay.


The content available on a site dedicated to bringing folks to America should not be promoting racial discord, euro-supremacy, discrimination based on religion , exclusion of groups from immigration based on where they were born, disenfranchisement of voters rights based on how they might vote.

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This is the best resource on visiting the US. There should be no issue visiting the US from Canada.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/479894-yes-you-can-visit-ir1-cr1-version/

This is accurate, except for Canadians who don't really apply for a visa and get an automatic 6 month stay.

Ok, get it :) I wasn't sure what Canadians get that's why I mentioned "some kind of tourist visa". We don't need to apply for visa in Europe either ( some countries ) we use ESTA it last a year but you can only stay in the country for 90 days I was wondering if Canadians have something similar.


y59om4.png

---------------------------------- Pre I-130 ----------------------------------------

Feb- 25- 2009 - Met in Barcelona Spain thanks to a friend in common ???

11 visits in the next 5 years........ ????????????

Apr - 23 - 2014 - My last entry in the US to visit ✈️

Jul - 18 - 2014 - finally proposes and ask me to stay forever!!!! ❤️??

Jul- 20 - 2014 - I don't get in the flight back to Spain ( that means my ESTA will expire the next day )

Jul - 22 - 2014 - wedding ❤️??

---------------------------I-130, I-485, EAD, AP ----------------------------------

Sep- 12- 2014 - AOS sent to Chicago ?? ( delivered sept 15 )

Sep - 18 - 2014 - AOS texts/ emails received with case number ??

Sep- 19 - 2014 - checks cashed ?

Sep - 21 - 2014- hard copies of NOA received in the mail!!! ??

Sep - 26 - 2014- biometrics letter received!! Appointment for Oct 7

Sep - 30 - 2014 - succesful early walk in biometrics ??

Nov - 22 - 2014 - EAD/AP approved ?? ( 71 days )

Nov - 24 - 2014 - card in production

Dec - 1 - 2014 - card mailed ??

Dec - 3 - 2014 - Combo card received ??

Dec - 15 - 2014 - email received with interview date for Jan 15 2015! ??

Jan - 15 - 2015 - Approved!! ???? Here is our interview experience --> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/531853-aos-interview-from-esta-approved/

Jan - 24 - 2015 - Green card received

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Hello! I would advice you to verify further, I once traveled to the States and in immigrations a guy was stopped by an immigrations officer; he was told he could not enter the US while the process was in progress. I don't know if he made it but its better for you to recheck, so you don't harm the process.

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Hello! I would advice you to verify further, I once traveled to the States and in immigrations a guy was stopped by an immigrations officer; he was told he could not enter the US while the process was in progress. I don't know if he made it but its better for you to recheck, so you don't harm the process.

This link will answer many questions

://www.visajourn...r1-cr1-version/

In short if the official at the border feels that you are a potential risk to immigrate before you have completed your process, they can use their judgment and deny access. It is unfortunately somewhat subjective on the part of the agent that you get. Preparing with proof of ties back to your home country and knowing how to answer the questions about your reason for visiting can help in not raising a red flag.

My wife has crossed the border from Canada weekly for 5 years with no issue, others I know are constantly hassled.


The content available on a site dedicated to bringing folks to America should not be promoting racial discord, euro-supremacy, discrimination based on religion , exclusion of groups from immigration based on where they were born, disenfranchisement of voters rights based on how they might vote.

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