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Old Jun 1st 2003, 1:03 am
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Citizenship (Maybe Mr. Miller can help me!!)
I have applied for my citizenship 5 months ago and I live in Toronto area. It's possible that within 2 months I move to the US just for one year with a single entry visa which means that I should get reentry permit to the US in case that I want to come back to Toronto and it takes 2 to 3 months. So I was wondering is it likely that I receive my exam letter within 2 months before I go to the US?

If I receive that letter after I go to the US, can I postpone my exam for 2 or 3 months until I get that reentry permit to the US?

Am I putting my residency in Canada in danger? I have lived in Canada for more than 3 years and I have paid my taxex and I don't wanna leave Canada for ever.
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Old Jun 1st 2003, 3:02 am
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Why not get multiple entry US visa in the first place?

You may ask for re-scheduling of your test if you have good reasons for
that.

--

../..

Andrew Miller
Immigration Consultant
Vancouver, British Columbia
email: [email protected]
(delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
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"MFS" wrote in message
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    > Citizenship (Maybe Mr. Miller can help me!!)
    > I have applied for my citizenship 5 months ago and I live in Toronto
    > area. It's possible that within 2 months I move to the US just for one
    > year with a single entry visa which means that I should get reentry
    > permit to the US in case that I want to come back to Toronto and it
    > takes 2 to 3 months. So I was wondering is it likely that I receive my
    > exam letter within 2 months before I go to the US?
    > If I receive that letter after I go to the US, can I postpone my exam
    > for 2 or 3 months until I get that reentry permit to the US?
    > Am I putting my residency in Canada in danger? I have lived in Canada
    > for more than 3 years and I have paid my taxex and I don't wanna leave
    > Canada for ever.
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Jun 1st 2003, 5:23 am
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Default Re: Citizenship (Maybe Mr. Miller can help me!!)

Hi,

Thanks for your reply. My visa is fiance visa and it's single entry and I cannot change it to multiple entry. Do you think being a resident of US with fiance visa and waiting for advance parole is a good reason for re-scheduling my citizenship exam?

Thanks again,
MFS,

Originally posted by Andrew Miller
Why not get multiple entry US visa in the first place?

You may ask for re-scheduling of your test if you have good reasons for
that.

--

../..

Andrew Miller
Immigration Consultant
Vancouver, British Columbia
email: [email protected]
(delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
________________________________


"MFS" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Citizenship (Maybe Mr. Miller can help me!!)
    > I have applied for my citizenship 5 months ago and I live in Toronto
    > area. It's possible that within 2 months I move to the US just for one
    > year with a single entry visa which means that I should get reentry
    > permit to the US in case that I want to come back to Toronto and it
    > takes 2 to 3 months. So I was wondering is it likely that I receive my
    > exam letter within 2 months before I go to the US?
    > If I receive that letter after I go to the US, can I postpone my exam
    > for 2 or 3 months until I get that reentry permit to the US?
    > Am I putting my residency in Canada in danger? I have lived in Canada
    > for more than 3 years and I have paid my taxex and I don't wanna leave
    > Canada for ever.
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
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Old Jun 1st 2003, 10:02 am
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Why complicate life this way in the first place? Can't simply wait few more
months until you have your citizenship? You've been patient through the PR
process, you lived long enough in Canada to be eligible for citizenship, so
what difference few months will make now?

As for re-scheduling - it won't be up to you for how long you will have it
postponed. If you won't make it next time then you may end up having to
re-apply. Is few months really worth the trouble?

--

../..

Andrew Miller
Immigration Consultant
Vancouver, British Columbia
email: [email protected]
(delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
________________________________


"MFS" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Hi,
    > Thanks for your reply. My visa is fiance visa and it's single entry and
    > I cannot change it to multiple entry. Do you think being a resident of
    > US with fiance visa and waiting for advance parole is a good reason for
    > re-scheduling my citizenship exam?
    > Thanks again,
    > MFS,
    > Originally posted by Andrew Miller
    > > Why not get multiple entry US visa in the first place?
    > >
    > > You may ask for re-scheduling of your test if you have good
    > > reasons for
    > > that.
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > ../..
    > >
    > > Andrew Miller
    > > Immigration Consultant
    > > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > > email: [email protected]
    > > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > > ________________________________
    > >
    > >
    > > "MFS" wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]"]news:808232.105447259-
    > > [email protected][/url]...
    > > > Citizenship (Maybe Mr. Miller can help me!!)
    > > > I have applied for my citizenship 5 months ago and I live in
    > > Toronto
    > > > area. It's possible that within 2 months I move to the US just
    > > for one
    > > > year with a single entry visa which means that I should get
    > > reentry
    > > > permit to the US in case that I want to come back to Toronto and
    > > it
    > > > takes 2 to 3 months. So I was wondering is it likely that I
    > > receive my
    > > > exam letter within 2 months before I go to the US?
    > > > If I receive that letter after I go to the US, can I postpone my
    > > exam
    > > > for 2 or 3 months until I get that reentry permit to the
    > > US?
    > > > Am I putting my residency in Canada in danger? I have lived in
    > > Canada
    > > > for more than 3 years and I have paid my taxex and I don't wanna
    > > leave
    > > > Canada for ever.
    > > > --
    > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com/"]http://britishexpats.-
    > com[/url]
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Jun 2nd 2003, 2:09 am
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Default Re: Citizenship (Maybe Mr. Miller can help me!!)

Thank you very much for your answer Mr. Miller. I am not happy with this complicated situation at all and I am trying to do my best to postpone my trip to the US but still there is a possiblity that because of a very important reason I go to the US before I receive my exam letter and that's why I want to know what can I do in that possible situation.
By the way, do you know that when should I expect to receive my exam letter? (I live in Toronto and I have filed my application 5 months ago)

Thanks again,
MFS
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Old Jun 2nd 2003, 6:15 am
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Just a thought....

If you were issued a single entry visa to the USA, you will be most likely
issued an I-94. US Immigration official will determine the length of your
stay in the USA your I-94 will reflect that determination. In my
understanding, as long as the I-94 remains valid and is on your passport,
you should be able to travel back and forth between the USA and Canada,
even if visa on your passport expires. If this is correct, your problem is
solved, I guess.

Pl confirm this with someone familiar with US immigration. Perhaps, AM,
SB, Jim Metcalfe might be able to shed some light.

MFS wrote:

    > Citizenship (Maybe Mr. Miller can help me!!)
    > I have applied for my citizenship 5 months ago and I live in Toronto
    > area. It's possible that within 2 months I move to the US just for one
    > year with a single entry visa which means that I should get reentry
    > permit to the US in case that I want to come back to Toronto and it
    > takes 2 to 3 months. So I was wondering is it likely that I receive my
    > exam letter within 2 months before I go to the US?
    > If I receive that letter after I go to the US, can I postpone my exam
    > for 2 or 3 months until I get that reentry permit to the US?
    > Am I putting my residency in Canada in danger? I have lived in Canada
    > for more than 3 years and I have paid my taxex and I don't wanna leave
    > Canada for ever.
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Jun 2nd 2003, 6:27 am
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S B
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HaHa wrote:
    >
    > Just a thought....
    >
    > If you were issued a single entry visa to the USA, you will be most likely
    > issued an I-94. US Immigration official will determine the length of your
    > stay in the USA your I-94 will reflect that determination. In my
    > understanding, as long as the I-94 remains valid and is on your passport,
    > you should be able to travel back and forth between the USA and Canada,
    > even if visa on your passport expires. If this is correct, your problem is
    > solved, I guess.
    >
    > Pl confirm this with someone familiar with US immigration. Perhaps, AM,
    > SB, Jim Metcalfe might be able to shed some light.

Every entry to the US is subject to readjudication.

If you've been issued with an I-94 for your entry, then you can leave
for a period up to 30 days if you are to return to the US in the same
status. The I-94 and the passport must remain current. The visa may
expire, but the period of departure from the US must then be less than
30 days. This is called visa revalidation. Note that visa revalidation
can be revoked at any time ... as it was immediately after 9/11

Stuart
 
Old Jun 3rd 2003, 10:36 am
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Andrew:

The poster can also apply for a tourist visa, right? Canadian PRs usually
get 10-year multiple entry visa to US, as far as I know.

Greg

"Andrew Miller" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Why complicate life this way in the first place? Can't simply wait few
more
    > months until you have your citizenship? You've been patient through the PR
    > process, you lived long enough in Canada to be eligible for citizenship,
so
    > what difference few months will make now?
    > As for re-scheduling - it won't be up to you for how long you will have it
    > postponed. If you won't make it next time then you may end up having to
    > re-apply. Is few months really worth the trouble?
    > --
    > ../..
    > Andrew Miller
    > Immigration Consultant
    > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > email: [email protected]
    > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > ________________________________
    > "MFS" wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > Thanks for your reply. My visa is fiance visa and it's single entry and
    > > I cannot change it to multiple entry. Do you think being a resident of
    > > US with fiance visa and waiting for advance parole is a good reason for
    > > re-scheduling my citizenship exam?
    > >
    > > Thanks again,
    > > MFS,
    > >
    > > Originally posted by Andrew Miller
    > > > Why not get multiple entry US visa in the first place?
    > > >
    > > > You may ask for re-scheduling of your test if you have good
    > > > reasons for
    > > > that.
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > >
    > > > ../..
    > > >
    > > > Andrew Miller
    > > > Immigration Consultant
    > > > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > > > email: [email protected]
    > > > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > > > ________________________________
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "MFS" wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]"]news:808232.105447259-
    > > > [email protected][/url]...
    > > > > Citizenship (Maybe Mr. Miller can help me!!)
    > > > > I have applied for my citizenship 5 months ago and I live in
    > > > Toronto
    > > > > area. It's possible that within 2 months I move to the US just
    > > > for one
    > > > > year with a single entry visa which means that I should get
    > > > reentry
    > > > > permit to the US in case that I want to come back to Toronto and
    > > > it
    > > > > takes 2 to 3 months. So I was wondering is it likely that I
    > > > receive my
    > > > > exam letter within 2 months before I go to the US?
    > > > > If I receive that letter after I go to the US, can I postpone my
    > > > exam
    > > > > for 2 or 3 months until I get that reentry permit to the
    > > > US?
    > > > > Am I putting my residency in Canada in danger? I have lived in
    > > > Canada
    > > > > for more than 3 years and I have paid my taxex and I don't wanna
    > > > leave
    > > > > Canada for ever.
    > > > > --
    > > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com/"]http://britishexpats.-
    > > com[/url]
    > >
    > > --
    > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Jun 3rd 2003, 10:54 am
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Yes, but poster wants to get to US on fiancée visa which requires stay in US
until GC is granted. There is a possibility to leave US after obtaining so
called 'advance parole'. Poster is simply in so big rush to get to US that
nothing else counts...

--

../..

Andrew Miller
Immigration Consultant
Vancouver, British Columbia
email: [email protected]
(delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
________________________________


"Greg_Del_Pilar" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Andrew:
    > The poster can also apply for a tourist visa, right? Canadian PRs usually
    > get 10-year multiple entry visa to US, as far as I know.
    > Greg
    > "Andrew Miller" wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Why complicate life this way in the first place? Can't simply wait few
    > more
    > > months until you have your citizenship? You've been patient through the
PR
    > > process, you lived long enough in Canada to be eligible for citizenship,
    > so
    > > what difference few months will make now?
    > >
    > > As for re-scheduling - it won't be up to you for how long you will have
it
    > > postponed. If you won't make it next time then you may end up having to
    > > re-apply. Is few months really worth the trouble?
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > ../..
    > >
    > > Andrew Miller
    > > Immigration Consultant
    > > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > > email: [email protected]
    > > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > > ________________________________
    > >
    > >
    > > "MFS" wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]...
    > > >
    > > > Hi,
    > > >
    > > > Thanks for your reply. My visa is fiance visa and it's single entry
and
    > > > I cannot change it to multiple entry. Do you think being a resident
of
    > > > US with fiance visa and waiting for advance parole is a good reason
for
    > > > re-scheduling my citizenship exam?
    > > >
    > > > Thanks again,
    > > > MFS,
    > > >
    > > > Originally posted by Andrew Miller
    > > > > Why not get multiple entry US visa in the first place?
    > > > >
    > > > > You may ask for re-scheduling of your test if you have good
    > > > > reasons for
    > > > > that.
    > > > >
    > > > > --
    > > > >
    > > > > ../..
    > > > >
    > > > > Andrew Miller
    > > > > Immigration Consultant
    > > > > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > > > > email: [email protected]
    > > > > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > > > > ________________________________
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > "MFS" wrote in message
    > > > > news:[email protected]"]news:808232.105447259-
    > > > > [email protected][/url]...
    > > > > > Citizenship (Maybe Mr. Miller can help me!!)
    > > > > > I have applied for my citizenship 5 months ago and I live in
    > > > > Toronto
    > > > > > area. It's possible that within 2 months I move to the US just
    > > > > for one
    > > > > > year with a single entry visa which means that I should get
    > > > > reentry
    > > > > > permit to the US in case that I want to come back to Toronto and
    > > > > it
    > > > > > takes 2 to 3 months. So I was wondering is it likely that I
    > > > > receive my
    > > > > > exam letter within 2 months before I go to the US?
    > > > > > If I receive that letter after I go to the US, can I postpone my
    > > > > exam
    > > > > > for 2 or 3 months until I get that reentry permit to the
    > > > > US?
    > > > > > Am I putting my residency in Canada in danger? I have lived in
    > > > > Canada
    > > > > > for more than 3 years and I have paid my taxex and I don't wanna
    > > > > leave
    > > > > > Canada for ever.
    > > > > > --
    > > > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com/"]http://britishexpats.-
    > > > com[/url]
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
    > >
    > >
 
Old Jun 4th 2003, 4:27 am
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If you are leaving more than 30 days but less than 180 days. You can
always go to local US BCIS(INS) office to get an emergency Advanced
Patrol on the same (some places the next) day. You will need to bring
your I485(Adjustment of Status) receipt with you. Even with AP, you
can not stay out of US for more than 180 days. Hope this helps.
 
Old Jun 4th 2003, 5:07 am
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Default Re: Citizenship (Maybe Mr. Miller can help me!!)

automatic revalidation does not apply to fiancee visa.....for sure I have asked this from an immigration officer.

Originally posted by Mapleland
If you are leaving more than 30 days but less than 180 days. You can
always go to local US BCIS(INS) office to get an emergency Advanced
Patrol on the same (some places the next) day. You will need to bring
your I485(Adjustment of Status) receipt with you. Even with AP, you
can not stay out of US for more than 180 days. Hope this helps.
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Old Jun 4th 2003, 11:48 am
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Yes. Alam is right. You can not automatic revalidate financee visa.
You will need to apply for AP (or emergency AP in your case). Leaving
US without an AP is considered abandoning your US immigration
petition.

alam wrote in message news:...
    > automatic revalidation does not apply to fiancee visa.....for sure I
    > have asked this from an immigration officer.
    >
    > Originally posted by Mapleland
    > > If you are leaving more than 30 days but less than 180 days. You can
    > > always go to local US BCIS(INS) office to get an emergency Advanced
    > > Patrol on the same (some places the next) day. You will need to bring
    > > your I485(Adjustment of Status) receipt with you. Even with AP, you
    > can not stay out of US for more than 180 days. Hope this helps.
 

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