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Hi, 

 

I finally got my US immigrant visa stamped in my Canadian passport. 

 

Does anyone know if there's any additional preparation needed to cross the border? I'm flying out from Pearson Airport in Toronto, Canada. 

 

Do you go through regular immigration as you normally do or is it a separate line or something? Do they ask you more questions at the border or is it pretty straight forward? 

 

Thank you! 

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Just now, LYX888 said:

Hi, 

 

I finally got my US immigrant visa stamped in my Canadian passport. 

 

Does anyone know if there's any additional preparation needed to cross the border? I'm flying out from Pearson Airport in Toronto, Canada. 

 

Do you go through regular immigration as you normally do or is it a separate line or something? Do they ask you more questions at the border or is it pretty straight forward? 

 

Thank you! 

Congratulations.  It is recommended that you pay the green card fee of $220 before point of entry. I'm sure you will be directed to where you should go. Sometimes they ask questions about your spouse as well as the address you are going to be residing. I wouldn't worry because after you interview I'm sure you will be able to answer the questions. Goodluck. 

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58 minutes ago, LYX888 said:

Hi, 

 

I finally got my US immigrant visa stamped in my Canadian passport. 

 

Does anyone know if there's any additional preparation needed to cross the border? I'm flying out from Pearson Airport in Toronto, Canada. 

 

Do you go through regular immigration as you normally do or is it a separate line or something? Do they ask you more questions at the border or is it pretty straight forward? 

 

Thank you! 

It's not clear from your post if you are aware that Toronto has preclearance, meaning the CBP (US customs and immigration) procedures happen before you board the flight in Canada rather than after you land in the US. I'd suggest you arrive at the airport a bit earlier than you usually would for an international fight to allow time to complete the immigration procedures as it should take a bit longer than just the normal Canadian visitor procedure.

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~~Moved to the Canada forum, from IR1/CR1 P&P - as the visa process is done and the OP is asking others for experience with Pearson Airport.~~


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You will be likely pulled into secondary but the line is the same as normal.  Arrive early in case of back ups so you don't miss your flight. 


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On 11/6/2018 at 4:15 AM, NikLR said:

You will be likely pulled into secondary but the line is the same as normal.  Arrive early in case of back ups so you don't miss your flight. 

Let me amend the above.  You will be pulled into secondary at YYZ.  It will take much longer than normal.  Unlikely to get much in questions other than your intended address.  I would suggest arriving minimum 3 hours before your flight.


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