Crossing the border

Old Mar 30th 2003, 12:42 pm
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Hi all,

I am sorry for asking what is probably a very simple question:

What are the laws for Canadian citizens crossing the border to the US just as visitors?

Are they allowed to go only for a limited amount of time? Are they are allowed to make limited crossings?

Any help is much appreciated, thank you.
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Old Mar 30th 2003, 11:13 pm
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ukmancoll wrote:
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    > Hi all,
    >
    > I am sorry for asking what is probably a very simple question:
    >
    > What are the laws for Canadian citizens crossing the border to the US
    > just as visitors?
    >
    > Are they allowed to go only for a limited amount of time? Are they are
    > allowed to make limited crossings?
    >
    > Any help is much appreciated, thank you.

6 months max per visit ... but you probably don't want to spend more
than 6 months per year in the US. Any number of crossings is
technically OK, but the more you make, the more you are going to be
scrutinized.

If you cross by land they check your car license plates.

ID required is photo ID and proof of Canadian citizenship.
 
Old Mar 31st 2003, 7:43 am
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Your fiancee will not get Canadian citizenship just because you do.

You will need to sponse her for landed immigrant status (PR) and she
can apply for Canadian citizenship after 3 years resident in Canada as
a PR. I'm open to correction on this, but I believe you need to be
married to sponsor - check the Family Class rules at
http://www.cic.gc.ca

I would not make any irreversible decisions about your future (eg
resign job, sell house etc) until you have proof your Canadian
citizenship has been granted, and if applicable, your fiancee has been
granted immigrant status.

Jeremy


    >On Mon, 31 Mar 2003 22:17:57 +0000, ukmancoll wrote:
    >This is the main question: I am just about to apply for Canadian
    >Citizenship through my deceased father who was a Canadian. I was born
    >after 1977 (in 1978), so I am told everything is cool. I have a fiancee
    >and we want to get married fairly soon - how will that work with the
    >Canadian Citizenship? Can she apply through me if we are married? We are
    >planning on moving out to Canada after everything is processed,
    >obviously it is important that she is able to work, etc.
    >Thanks for any help again!
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This is not intended to be legal advice in any jurisdiction
 
Old Mar 31st 2003, 9:17 am
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Ok thanks SB:

Why wouldn't I want to spend more than 6 months in the US? Or was that a joke

Out of curiosity, why do they check car plates? What for?

This is the main question: I am just about to apply for Canadian Citizenship through my deceased father who was a Canadian. I was born after 1977 (in 1978), so I am told everything is cool. I have a fiancee and we want to get married fairly soon - how will that work with the Canadian Citizenship? Can she apply through me if we are married? We are planning on moving out to Canada after everything is processed, obviously it is important that she is able to work, etc.

Thanks for any help again!
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Can anyone help with my question?

Thanks a lot in advance.
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Old Apr 2nd 2003, 10:44 pm
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On Mon, 31 Mar 2003 22:17:57 +0000, ukmancoll
wrote:

    >Ok thanks SB:
    >Why wouldn't I want to spend more than 6 months in the US? Or was
    >that a joke
    >Out of curiosity, why do they check car plates? What for?
    >This is the main question: I am just about to apply for Canadian
    >Citizenship through my deceased father who was a Canadian. I was born
    >after 1977 (in 1978), so I am told everything is cool. I have a fiancee
    >and we want to get married fairly soon - how will that work with the
    >Canadian Citizenship? Can she apply through me if we are married? We are
    >planning on moving out to Canada after everything is processed,
    >obviously it is important that she is able to work, etc.
    >Thanks for any help again!


If you can not support a STAY at HOME wife, then don't get Married.
If you get married and move to Canada, she will have to have MP permit
to work. What happens is she gets pregant? Don't you think, that a
full-time housewife is work?
 
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Sorry - I don't understand what you mean?

If we get married, she will have to have a different permit/visa than if we don't get married? Is it easier to sponsor her if we are not married? I would of thought it is easier if we DO get married.

I am still quite surprised that if I am a Canadian Citizen, she does not automatically become one aswell.... how is that?
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Old Apr 3rd 2003, 5:26 am
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Citizenship is not granted due to marriage. At one time it might have been
so, but not anymore. One has to apply for citizenship after they are
eligible.

good luck,

Meg

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    > Sorry - I don't understand what you mean?
    > If we get married, she will have to have a different permit/visa than if
    > we don't get married? Is it easier to sponsor her if we are not married?
    > I would of thought it is easier if we DO get married.
    > I am still quite surprised that if I am a Canadian Citizen, she does not
    > automatically become one aswell.... how is that?
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 

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