Vancouver US Port of Entry Reviews

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Vancouver US Port of Entry Reviews
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33 Review(s)
Vancouver Review #16834. Entry: 2019-03-06

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Got to YVR at 9:30am three hours before my flight. Checked in luggage and went through security screening like usual which took about half an hour. At CBP where the attendant tells you where to line up, I told her I'm entering on a K1 visa and she directed me to a separate line that was empty. I went up to the next available officer and said I was entering on a K1 visa and gave him my passport with the sealed Do Not Open envelope. He reacted a little surprised but seemed to be familiar with the K1. Perhaps YVR doesn't see a lot of K visa entries... anyways he took my fingerprints just like at the Montreal interview. Then he led me to the secondary screening room and said to wait for my name to be called. You can't use your phone in this area (there's a sign) or they will scold you. After 5 minutes, the lady at the podium called my name, which I thought was interesting because all the other staff were behind counters. She asked for my boarding pass and the address I'll be staying at in the US. After typing on the computer, she mentioned that I have to get married within 90 days of entering. I agreed and she returned my passport and boarding pass and led me out the door. Whole thing was probably under 10 minutes. The best part was hearing other people being interrogated for bringing weird things.

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Vancouver Review #16306. Entry: 2017/02/28

JoTeller


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everything went smoothly, we were at the immigration at around 4:45am and was out by 5:00am

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Vancouver Review #16051. Entry: 2015-11-25

MASH


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Did what I normally do at an airport, got there 2 hrs early, got my plane ticket, and went through security screening. The only difference is I advised I'm coming on a K1 visa were I had to fill out a sheet and go in a special line were a woman waiting there as well took my fingerprints and took me to the room were 2 security men looked through my paperwork, then 5 mins later they told me to come up and asked what is my petitioners name? and how we met? , after all was done they stamped my passport and was on my way to catch my flight to Dallax Texas <3

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Vancouver Review #15806. Entry: 2014-12-25

Sylea


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I made my POE through YVR.
Arrived at customs and was quickly led through to secondary processing room. It was approximately 430AM (I had a 645AM flight to Minneapolis, connecting to Grand Rapids, MI)
The officer was initially very serious, and upon reviewing my sealed packet, seemed quite confused/concerned that there was no 'medical info' in it. He asked me if I answered any medical questions when I did my initial visa application. I explained that we had used a lawyer, and that I had a full medical exam with the panel physician Dr Cheema once my interview date had been scheduled, as per the instructions given by NVC. I gave him the unsealed envelope from Dr Cheema's office which had my vaccination record and the cd with my xrays. He kept asking me about the medical exam information, and I explained that Dr Cheema's office gave me a sealed envelope which I provided to the consulate in Montreal when I went for my interview. He then said he needed to check with somebody and wandered off. My anxiety levels increased exponentially the longer he was gone!
After about 5 minutes he returned and asked me to wait over by the seating area. FINALLY he called me back over and said he needed me to come to do fingerprints. He said nothing more about the medical info issue, and I didn't ask! Once in the fingerprint room (yes, they do it with real ink) he lightened up considerably and made a couple jokes about himself personally. Once he finally got the print he wanted (took 4 tries) we went back to the counter area and I signed the form acknowledging that I had to apply to remove conditions 90 days prior to my I551 expiry date. I asked him if I needed any other forms for my moving company so that they could begin to transport my goods, and he said no, just the CR-1 stamp in my passport next to my visa was enough. He welcomed me to the US and I carried on to my gate. Total processing time was probably a half hour or so.

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Vancouver Review #15789. Entry: 2014-12-2

HandsomeElectric


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Very easy. We arrived at customs at about 5:40 and there was no line. The primary screening took about a minute, I handed him the package and the passports. We then followed the officer to the secondary screening. We waited for about 5-10 mins while the officer there opened the package and reviewed the contents. I (the beneficiary) was then asked to follow into a back room where they took my fingerprints and I had to sign. We came back out, he explained the terms of the visa, and we were done!

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