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threeoten

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  1. Update: Short answer is yes, it counts. She was let back in on her tourist visa with no problems whatsoever. It was a breeze. We even took a ferry from Vancouver Island to WA state so she had to go through 2 checkpoints.. twice the questioning. Her departure out of the US on the student visa was recorded and no overstay. She didn't have to fly out overseas and wait.. just up to Canada for a couple weeks and back. Easy.
  2. Just thought I'd update this post with the fact that she was let back in on her tourist visa with no problems whatsoever. It was a breeze. We even took a ferry from Vancouver Island to WA state so she had to go through 2 checkpoints.. twice the questioning. Her departure out of the US on the student visa was recorded and no overstay. She didn't have to fly out overseas and wait.. just up to Canada for a couple weeks and back. Easy.
  3. As far as the original post, we were simply wondering if there are busy times to avoid or any other factors about the time of day/week that could potentially play a role in getting through smoothly. I hear most of you saying that there is not. Thanks. We're not aiming to reset any visas. We're leaving the US into Canada for 2 weeks via land before her student visa ends, hoping that her leaving the US is recorded to her I-94 which we will confirm with the border officer when trying to enter Canada. Once our time visiting in Canada is over we plan to re-enter the US on her tourist visa in order to do some traveling in the US (which she wasn't able to do while studying). After that we will be heading overseas to her home country, ideally mid Sept. We are considering buying our plane tickets flying out of the US before we do any of the US/CA land border crossings in order to show them that she has plans to leave, but at the same time we feel hesitant to do this because we also don't want to risk being denied entry into the US and stuck in Canada where she can't catch her non-refundable flight. We've had consultations with 2 different immigration attorneys and called CBP to confirm (as much as we can) that our plan is abiding by the law and they have all told us that what we are doing is legal and should work in theory, but noting that it comes down to the discretion of the officers that we're working with at the border. I'm open to hearing people's thoughts here on this as well.
  4. Wondering if anyone has advice about when the best time is to cross the Canadian-US border into the US in order to help increase the chances of my girlfriends visa paperwork getting approved. I know that it's much more than what time of day and all that, but just wondering if there are times that make things go smoother. Cross when it's busy? Cross when it's slow? etc. Thanks!
  5. After spending 2-3 weeks in Canada, what if I have a B1/B2 US tourist visa that is valid until 2022, is CBP likely to give new status on that visa to come and visit for another month, especially if I have a flight ticket booked showing them I will leave the US?
  6. What do you make of the replies on my post here?: https://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/authorized/does-driving-into-canada-count-as-sufficiently-lea-4409355.html
  7. Hi, I'm reading such conflicting answers on this topic and hoping for some clarity. If I'm an Irish citizen and have an M1 student visa (US) that expires July 1, 2019 and I leave the US before then by driving into Canada, will that be recorded as sufficiently leaving the US as to not overstay? Some people seem to say that Canada and Mexico don't count, some say it does. Thanks
  8. My partner is currently in the US on an M1 student visa which ends on July 1st and has to leave the country before then. I'm wondering if leaving to visit Canada for 2 weeks qualifies as leaving the US? Then also she has a US tourist visa that expires in 2022, I'm wondering if she can come back into the US on the tourist visa for 1 month before we end up doing some traveling abroad? Thanks!
  9. We are not ready to get married. Is there any other way to look into her being able to stay longer?
  10. Hi all, I'm trying to help my girlfriend figure out what some of her options might be after her M1 student visa expires. She wants to be able to stay in the US and her short term plan is to leave the country (probably to Mexico) and re-enter on a tourist visa. Is this possible and are there other options that we should be looking into? Her passport is from Ireland. Thanks for any advice you can give!
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