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Mr Metcalf, Mr Miller, Mr PPM, other experts. Please help. Thank you very much!

Mr Metcalf, Mr Miller, Mr PPM, other experts. Please help. Thank you very much!

Old May 14th 2003, 8:03 am
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Good afternoon and greetings,

I have been reading this newsgroup for a while, and I want to thank all of you
folks for your expertise, sincerity, compassion, help, and kindness.

I'm a US citizen and a PR of Canada. I am currently on business in US and
visit US on a regular basis.

I drove to US and at the border, after asking my status and just looking at my
US passport, I was waved through and my passport was not scanned etc and not
stamped. This has happened before in my travels to US.

I will be returning to Canada in few weeks. What prompted me to ask for help
and clarification was that , in the newsgroup, somone folks said that CIC and
INS share info which I have herad before.

As I returned to Canada, since my passport was not stapmed or scanned/ swiped,
at CIC , would they give me hard time to prove how long I have been away?

I have my phone bills, credit card bills/payments, and other documentaion.

Thank you for your help!

Good day!
 
Old May 14th 2003, 8:07 am
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You shouldn't have any problems if you'll have those documents with you.

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Andrew Miller
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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"TorontoDocs2" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Good afternoon and greetings,
    > I have been reading this newsgroup for a while, and I want to thank all of
you
    > folks for your expertise, sincerity, compassion, help, and kindness.
    > I'm a US citizen and a PR of Canada. I am currently on business in US and
    > visit US on a regular basis.
    > I drove to US and at the border, after asking my status and just looking
at my
    > US passport, I was waved through and my passport was not scanned etc and
not
    > stamped. This has happened before in my travels to US.
    > I will be returning to Canada in few weeks. What prompted me to ask for
help
    > and clarification was that , in the newsgroup, somone folks said that CIC
and
    > INS share info which I have herad before.
    > As I returned to Canada, since my passport was not stapmed or scanned/
swiped,
    > at CIC , would they give me hard time to prove how long I have been away?
    > I have my phone bills, credit card bills/payments, and other documentaion.
    > Thank you for your help!
    > Good day!
 
Old May 14th 2003, 8:28 am
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Default Re: Mr Metcalf, Mr Miller, Mr PPM, other experts. Please help. Thank you very much!

"TorontoDocs2" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Good afternoon and greetings,
    > I have been reading this newsgroup for a while, and I want to thank all of
you
    > folks for your expertise, sincerity, compassion, help, and kindness.
    > I'm a US citizen and a PR of Canada. I am currently on business in US and
    > visit US on a regular basis.
    > I drove to US and at the border, after asking my status and just looking
at my
    > US passport, I was waved through and my passport was not scanned etc and
not
    > stamped. This has happened before in my travels to US.
    > I will be returning to Canada in few weeks. What prompted me to ask for
help
    > and clarification was that , in the newsgroup, somone folks said that CIC
and
    > INS share info which I have herad before.
    > As I returned to Canada, since my passport was not stapmed or scanned/
swiped,
    > at CIC , would they give me hard time to prove how long I have been away?
    > I have my phone bills, credit card bills/payments, and other documentaion.
    > Thank you for your help!
    > Good day!


Hi,
I am a dual US/Canadian citizen living in Canada who frequently drives to
the US on business. Although I have never had my passport scanned, my
travels are recorded (as are all private vehicles) by a photo taken of my
car's licence plate. Comments made to me by Canada Customs when I return to
Canada confirm that they are aware of the length of duration of my absence
from Canada, which they could only know about through a linked database
between the US and Canada border points.

On one recent occasion, I crossed at one border point (Point Roberts,
Washington) to pick up some mail being held for me at the US post office,
then returned to Canada. Later that same day, I crossed into the US again
at the Peace Arch for a business meeting in Seattle. I was questioned
intensely by US immigration about my reasons for making two border crossings
in one day.

On another occasion, I was in Seattle on business during the day, and
returned home to Canada in the late afternoon. An hour later, a friend
phoned and invited me to meet them for dinner just south of the border.
Again, that second crossing didn't go unnoticed. This time I was detained
for 45 minutes while US Customs and US Department of Agriculture agents and
a dog searched my vehicle, and a US immigration agent asked me very specific
questions about the reasons for my multiple trips in one day, my occupation,
contents of my vehicle, and items on my person (in my pockets, wallet, etc.)
My answers were entered into a computer while I was being questioned.

Even though it may not appear that your border crossings aren't recorded,
believe me, they are -- in one way or another. ALWAYS tell the truth.

Laurie in BC
 

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