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Visiting the US while I-130 is processing from Canada

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Hi Everyone! My I-130 is in processing, and I was invited to a wedding in the US. Am I able to fly over for the weekend for the wedding while my I-130 is in processing? And if so, is there a form or something that I need to fill out as a visitor from Canada?

 

Also, my US husband and I are currently living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and will be attending together.

 

Thank you for your help!

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The I-130 process, in itself, does not prohibit your visiting the US.  All entries into the US by other than any non-citizen, it at the discretion of the CBP officer.


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10 minutes ago, missileman said:

The I-130 process, in itself, does not prohibit your visiting the US.  All entries into the US by other than any non-citizen, it at the discretion of the CBP officer.

Thank you for your reply. So I do not require additional paperwork? I am used to being able to travel for weekends to the US, and am unfamiliar with the hurdles the i-130 brings.

 

I did see that I should bring my lease agreement, etc to show ties to Canada if requested.

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Just now, mkimimi said:

Thank you for your reply. So I do not require additional paperwork? I am used to being able to travel for weekends to the US, and am unfamiliar with the hurdles the i-130 brings.

 

I did see that I should bring my lease agreement, etc to show ties to Canada if requested.

Evidence to show that you will return to Canada is a good idea since you have established immigrant intent....good luck in your journeys.


First career- 20 year Retired E-8, USAF Missileer,

Second career-Retired Registered Nurse, experience in Labor& Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent & Adult Psych

Third career-Retired IT Developer & Database Administrator for surgical services dept.

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
 

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you can come here. my fiance does it every other week. having a pending petition does not prohibit visiting.

 

take proof of ties to canada. also in your case since you are coming for a wedding, bring the invitation with you in case they ask. I can tell you my fiance rarely has many questions when he crosses other than where are you going and how long will you be there.


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44 minutes ago, debbiedoo said:

you can come here. my fiance does it every other week. having a pending petition does not prohibit visiting.

 

take proof of ties to canada. also in your case since you are coming for a wedding, bring the invitation with you in case they ask. I can tell you my fiance rarely has many questions when he crosses other than where are you going and how long will you be there.

Thank you. Good idea!

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1 minute ago, mkimimi said:

Thank you. Good idea!

If you are flying, youll also have a return ticket booked as proof, too :)


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5/14/2018          NOA1 Email notification

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