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I am going to enter the US next month as a lawful permanent resident on a US-Canada border crossing. My question is can I go back and forth between Canada and US on the first few weeks to move my belongings to US while settling in? Will there be no problem as long as I have the I-551 stamp on my passport?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Country-specific thread is moved from General Immigration Discussion to the Canada regional forum.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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17 minutes ago, jasilla said:

I am going to enter the US next month as a lawful permanent resident on a US-Canada border crossing. My question is can I go back and forth between Canada and US on the first few weeks to move my belongings to US while settling in? Will there be no problem as long as I have the I-551 stamp on my passport?

There will be no problem.  I was doing the same thing on the US-Mexico border for a couple of weekends until everything was moved. 

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28 minutes ago, jasilla said:

Will there be no problem as long as I have the I-551 stamp on my passport?

Correct


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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You have up to a year I believe to move all your physical possessions to the US when immigrating as household goods.  Just make sure all of your stuff is in labeled boxes and you have some sort of organizing list of what you're moving.

 

Good luck and welcome!


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App (LIN)

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Removing Conditions

Nov 2, 2018: Sent I-751 to Arizona Lockbox 

March 3, 2020: Approved by CSC

 

N-400

Feb 2, 2020: File N-400 online

Feb 25, 2020: Biometrics

 

 

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31 minutes ago, AstroCanada said:

You have up to a year I believe to move all your physical possessions to the US when immigrating as household goods.  Just make sure all of your stuff is in labeled boxes and you have some sort of organizing list of what you're moving.

 

Good luck and welcome!

You actually have 10 years to move your things but a year for a vehicle. 


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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15 hours ago, NikLR said:

You actually have 10 years to move your things but a year for a vehicle. 

Wow that is quite generous and potentially useful for us.  We have a few things that we didn't bring because our apartment in LA is small and moving was $$$$.


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App (LIN)

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Removing Conditions

Nov 2, 2018: Sent I-751 to Arizona Lockbox 

March 3, 2020: Approved by CSC

 

N-400

Feb 2, 2020: File N-400 online

Feb 25, 2020: Biometrics

 

 

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