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Subject: Landing process from US
Friends,

I am planning to land in Van Couver next month with my family. What´s the exact landing procedure? What do I need to show as a proof of fund? How can I come back to the US for sometime? I will really appreciate your responses.
Thank you.

[07-10-2005,02:34]
[***.217.112.21]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Landing process from US)
Hi there,
I searched the landing procedure in this forum, I thought this piece might be helpful to you. We should be thankful to the nice person who shared his/her experience.
Below is the draft::
__________________________________________________________
I landed last month in BC (Peace Arch) and posted this on a different discussion forum for anybody else who is living in Canada and landing as a skilled worker by turning around at a US/Canada border.
At Peace Arch they do not allow you to U-turn back to Canadian Immigration BEFORE speaking with US immigration. In other words, you have to drive up to US immigration and have them turn you around. Could be different between border crossings, I?m not sure.

This is my experience:

I drove down to the border at about 8:30am on a Wednesday. At the US border the immigration officer asked for my passport, asked me where I live and where I?m going. I told him I?m turning around to land in Canada. He gave me an orange slip of paper and told me to park and go inside to immigration. On the slip he had written "flagpole".

Inside immigration the officer was quite nice and asked me why I?m turning around. I told him I?m landing in Canada as a permanent resident. He gave me a notice of refusal. I was not expecting this since I don?t need a visitor?s visa to the US and I asked him about this. He said this is just standard procedures and has nothing to do with if you have visitor?s visa to the US or not. I asked him specifically if this will affect future admissibility to the US. He said that it won?t.

So back out to the car and turning back towards the Canadian border. The Canadian officer asked where I came from and where I?m going and he asked me for passport and COPR. He asked if I have any goods with me or any goods that will be shipped at a later point. I said ?no?. I was given a slip of paper and I was told to park and go inside Canadian Immigration.

The lady the processed my case was very nice. She asked me for the refusal notice from the US, my passport and COPR. She asked if I had verified the information on CORP. I was asked if I have cash with me and I said I don?t but that I had proof of funds in a Canadian bank. However, she never asked to see anything. It suprised me to see that she left the portion about financial funds on COPR blank.

She asked what address I want my PR card sent to and then made me sign CORP.
After immigration I went to Customs and gave the Customs guy the slip I had gotten from the officer at the border. He just confirmed that I don?t have goods coming at a later point and that was it. Customs took about 15 seconds...

I went back to my car and drove into Canada as a Permanent Resident!

My PR card arrived within three weeks and my SIN card took just about two weeks.

Me

[28-12-2004,13:17]
Me
____________________________________________________________

[07-10-2005,03:55]
[**.149.73.5]
Mountains
(in reply to: Landing process from US)
the only thing you have to worry about is if you want to come back to canada before you receive your PR card..you just need to apply for another visitor visa meanwhile...
[07-10-2005,14:03]
[***.173.116.248]
Help Me
(in reply to: Landing process from US)
Friends,

I am planning to land in Van Couver next month with my family. What´s the exact landing procedure? What do I need to show as a proof of fund? How can I come back to the US for sometime? I will really appreciate your responses.
Thank you.


[07-10-2005,02:34]
[***.217.112.21]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Landing process from US)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hi there,
I searched the landing procedure in this forum, I thought this piece might be helpful to you. We should be thankful to the nice person who shared his/her experience.
Below is the draft::
__________________________________________________________
I landed last month in BC (Peace Arch) and posted this on a different discussion forum for anybody else who is living in Canada and landing as a skilled worker by turning around at a US/Canada border.
At Peace Arch they do not allow you to U-turn back to Canadian Immigration BEFORE speaking with US immigration. In other words, you have to drive up to US immigration and have them turn you around. Could be different between border crossings, I?m not sure.

This is my experience:

I drove down to the border at about 8:30am on a Wednesday. At the US border the immigration officer asked for my passport, asked me where I live and where I?m going. I told him I?m turning around to land in Canada. He gave me an orange slip of paper and told me to park and go inside to immigration. On the slip he had written "flagpole".

Inside immigration the officer was quite nice and asked me why I?m turning around. I told him I?m landing in Canada as a permanent resident. He gave me a notice of refusal. I was not expecting this since I don?t need a visitor?s visa to the US and I asked him about this. He said this is just standard procedures and has nothing to do with if you have visitor?s visa to the US or not. I asked him specifically if this will affect future admissibility to the US. He said that it won?t.

So back out to the car and turning back towards the Canadian border. The Canadian officer asked where I came from and where I?m going and he asked me for passport and COPR. He asked if I have any goods with me or any goods that will be shipped at a later point. I said ?no?. I was given a slip of paper and I was told to park and go inside Canadian Immigration.

The lady the processed my case was very nice. She asked me for the refusal notice from the US, my passport and COPR. She asked if I had verified the information on CORP. I was asked if I have cash with me and I said I don?t but that I had proof of funds in a Canadian bank. However, she never asked to see anything. It suprised me to see that she left the portion about financial funds on COPR blank.

She asked what address I want my PR card sent to and then made me sign CORP.
After immigration I went to Customs and gave the Customs guy the slip I had gotten from the officer at the border. He just confirmed that I don?t have goods coming at a later point and that was it. Customs took about 15 seconds...

I went back to my car and drove into Canada as a Permanent Resident!

My PR card arrived within three weeks and my SIN card took just about two weeks.

Me

[28-12-2004,13:17]
Me
____________________________________________________________

[07-10-2005,03:55]
[**.149.73.5]
Mountains
(in reply to: Landing process from US)
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the only thing you have to worry about is if you want to come back to canada before you receive your PR card..you just need to apply for another visitor visa meanwhile...

[07-10-2005,14:03]
[***.173.116.248]
Help Me


Thank you very much, what if I give address of my friend in Canada and than he sends me the PR card, do I need the visitor visa?

[07-10-2005,22:51]
[***.217.112.21]
Anonymous

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