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  I was a former international student in Canada for about 7 years, and I just left Canada on student visa in Nov 07 since i completed my education.I´m currently visting Vancouver on a vistor visa.
Two days ago, I went to Bellingham with my boyfriend for a one-day shopping short trip. when I re-entered at the border, the immigration officer was suspicious that I wouldn´t leave the country and decided to change my vistor visa. she then gave me a vistor record asking me to leave by the end of Feb. I told her that I´m here to visit my boyfriend who is a Canadian citizen and coming back to wrap a few things up. her attitude was really bad and after she orded me to leave the country by the end of Feb, I asked her if I can still re-enter the country. she said, "it´s going to be hard for you to come back to visit all your firneds since you are not a genuine vistor anymore! What´s the heck?!!!
I paid my vistor visa for one year for about $150 CDN. Now I´m told that I can´t exercise my vistor rights?! even I would like to visit my friends, I wouldn´t be able to?!!!! Does this country welcome vistors at all?!
Does anyone know that if there is any legal actions i can take to remove the record?
Thanks a lot for listening my complaints~

[20-01-2008,15:43]
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Unhappy tourist
(in reply to: I was a former international student in Canad...)
they were doing their job. Visitors don´t usually visit a country they just lived in for 7 years unless there are people there that they want to see. You have a boyfriend you want to be with... no problem but that smells more like common law and that is definitely not a ´visitor´ status if the border agent is in a lousy mood.

The border agent is trying to prevent you from claiming an inland family class sponsorship by putting a limit on your visitors visa.

Were you actually intending to leave your man and go home any time soon?

I suspect not.


[20-01-2008,16:25]
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Sharon
(in reply to: I was a former international student in Canad...)
I´m working outside Canada now. Why would I desert everything I have in my homeland? also, my boyfriend visit my homeland quite often and he plans to move over later this year. i plan on leaving no later in april since i have a break before my job starts. i was hoping to spend sometime with my boyfriend and my dogs. my boyfriend and i haven been together for 6 years if I want to apply for common-law sponsorship, I would have done it years ago or even before I left in Nov.
[20-01-2008,17:11]
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Unhappy tourist
(in reply to: I was a former international student in Canad...)
but, do you know how many times CIC has been lied to with your very story?

they gave you entry, and they gave you a reasonable time to visit. apply for an extension and see what happens.


[20-01-2008,18:14]
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Sharon
(in reply to: I was a former international student in Canad...)
you have your points made clear, and they are understandable.CIC suspicions may be reasonalbe, and they for sure can use their rights to remove people who illegally stay in this country. but i´m holding a legal permit. are you tellng me that every single international student can´t come back to vistit their friends after leaving the country after graduation?
[20-01-2008,18:43]
[**.59.144.88]
Unhappy tourist
(in reply to: I was a former international student in Canad...)
I think you may misunderstand what a permit actually means. You have been screened to enter. That permit combined with the information provided at the point of entry is what is the determination. You must satisfy the border services at the point of entry about your intentions in Canada. They have the perogative to over rule any visa that you may hold in your hand.

You have permanent ties to Canada - a boyfriend and pets. That is not the general practice of a tourist.


[20-01-2008,19:13]
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Sharon
(in reply to: I was a former international student in Canad...)
You came and left and were re-entering Canada when all this happened! So why didn´t you stay put after entering the first time? Why don´t you marry that man and make things simpler for all, you, him and the CIC? you seem to be one of those fickle minded people constantly playing these games. They won´t allow you to take your dogs home unless you go thru a lot of hassle. So what is it you do with dogs in March and April that you can´t do before that? I would say make the maximum fun with your bf while you got the time so you can be satisfied till he sees you again. Most immigration folks get antsy while hearing your kind of story... Obviously you are not a tourist. But you can´t decide if you should stick to that man or not. I see you will have more troubles in future, whether in or out of Canada.
[21-01-2008,13:03]
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Stamos
(in reply to: I was a former international student in Canad...)
How many people would argue with a person in authority when they have the right to charge you, fine you, suspend your drivers license or keep you away from your love ones?

You are holding a CVV Canadian Visitor Visa that clears the airline for allowing you on the plane. You must convince the CBSA officer when you arrive that you are a real visitor and obviously this CBSA did not believe you or like your attitude.

When you´re argueing the Law get your facts correct first.

Roy
www.cvimmigration.com

[21-01-2008,14:09]
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Roy
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