Urgent PR Card Problem and Travel by Car

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Subject: Urgent PR Card Problem and Travel by Car
  Dear All,

I was just informed that the photos I submitted for the PR card had some problems, therefore, I need to appear at the Hamilton, ON local office to have my photos retaken. Here?s my brief situation and I need your help on several questions. Thanks in advance!

I landed mid December last year at Niagara Falls and stayed with my friends for a few days and had to come back to the US for school. My PR card application was transferred to the Hamilton local office, because I left my friend?s address is in Hamilton at the time of landing.

I was told by the immigration officer at the time of landing that I could not travel commercially without a PR card, but could travel by land in a personal vehicle. My question is whether anyone has done so by using your confirmation of landing and old immigration visa to travel from the US to Canada via land. I tried repeatedly to contact the Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles regarding travel documents, but couldn?t get through. So do I really need to apply for a travel document if I plan to travel back to Canada by land?

My second question is that if the above mentioned option is doable, can I drive a rental car into Canada instead of driving my own? I currently live in LA and don?t want to drive my own car all the way to Buffalo, so I am thinking about renting a car at the Buffalo airport.

Your advice is greatly needed. Thanks a lot!

[30-01-2006,16:54]
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Anonymous
(in reply to: Urgent PR Card Problem and Travel by Car)
17. Do I require a PR card if I?m returning to Canada by car?

The PR card is required to re-enter Canada by commercial carrier (airplane, boat, train or bus) only. This requirement does not apply if you are travelling by private vehicle.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pr-card/prc-issues.html

So you can enter Canada by a private vehicle using your COPR. But I am not sure if a rental car will be considered as a private vehicle.

[30-01-2006,17:11]
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Kenny
(in reply to: Urgent PR Card Problem and Travel by Car)
what was the problem with the Photos? did they say?
[30-01-2006,17:49]
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rar
(in reply to: Urgent PR Card Problem and Travel by Car)
Rar,

No specific info on what went wrong with the photo. I suspect it was some glare on my glasses.

[30-01-2006,23:16]
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Anonymous
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You should take rental car if you take your own car you might have to pay custom if you´d not declared it at the time of landing. You do not need Travel Document.
[02-02-2006,16:24]
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Tom
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