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Crossing the US-Canada Border with a Combo Card

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada

Hello fellow VJ'ers


Sharing my first experience using my combo card at the Blaine, WA border.


I only showed my Canadian Passport traveling from US to Canada.


From Canada to US, I showed my Canadian passport and combo card at the primary screening, and the officer confirmed that I will need to acquire a new I-94 from the secondary screening.

At the secondary (which took about 20 minutes), the officer took out the old I-94 from the passport and clipped a new one with a 1-year validity of the parole.

I was informed by the officer that in the future, at the discretion of the officer-on-duty, I may or may not be asked to go through secondary screening. He also said that I technically need to be paroled every time, until I receive my permanent resident card.


Hope this helps others who are wondering what happens at a land crossing.

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~~moved to working and travelling during immigration from K1 process and procedures.  Topic is not about K1 process but rather using EAD/AP for border entry during AOS.~~

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