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My POE at the Champlain border

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Hi VJers,

I had my POE yesterday and to my big surprise, Champlain/Lacolle that is a fairly big border (the biggest in QC) wasn't really use to deal k1. The guy was really confused and 3 guys ended up working on the paper work and searching through the binder for informations. It took roughly 1h30 to do the paperwork. I did cross after 4pm so maybe the "evening guys" are not as use to it!

Just wanted to share!

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Thanks for your update! It must be nice to finally be with your fiancee. I am going to be crossing in April at the Pembina, North Dakota POE. It has been suggested that folks call ahead to the land crossings so the guys at the POE are prepared ahead of time - for exactly the reason you shared - so that is what I will do the day before I plan to cross. Many of the shifts do not get the experience to process in visas such as K1 or CR1 often, so a courtesy call ahead of time gives them a chance to read the manuals and prepare.

Best of luck in your new home, and for a happy wedding!!


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When I crossed Sault Ste. Marie/Sault Mich their was only one guy who knew what he was doing and since it was 4 kids and myself we had 4 guys doing it all at the same time with the help of the new guy. I think he said he was a transfer from Detroit/Windsor so he process a bunch.

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When I crossed at Pacific Highway in BC, the guy processing my visa first told me it didn't exist... as he was LOOKING at it. Yeah that was fun. We had to have a conversation about how it did in fact exist and then he asked for help from another lady, muttering in annoyance under his breath the whole time he was working on it. I was surprised since it's a pretty busy crossing! It was pretty nerve wracking as I was afraid he'd do something wrong but it all worked out!


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