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Received the LP, planning to land in early March

Received the LP, planning to land in early March

Old Jan 15th 2002, 12:54 am
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James
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Hi there,

I received my LP yesterday, and am planning to land in Toronto early this March.

I am currently holding the H1-B visa in the US. Frankly, I can't settle in Canada in
this year. This has nothing to do with my job in US, rather, it is because I am
currently a graduate student of NCSU. Although I am a fulltime worker, I also
consider myself a fulltime student because I drive my full capacity in studying
during my evening time and weekends. Normally, a fulltime student will get his/her
MS degree in 1.5 years, and that is also my plan while keeping my job to finance my
study. I think I will get my degree by the end of this year(I have finished 3
courses in the past .5 year, and will finish 7 more in this year), and after that I
will settle down in Canada. I consider Canada as my home country because I didn't
even apply the Green Card in US although I have been an H1 worker here for nearly
two years.

I noticed that some people in this news group have been refused at the POE just
because they are bearing the H1-B visa. That is not an encouraging story to me. What
happened to you after that? Did you quit your US job and then admitted? What kind of
evidence did you bring to the POE after that?

Any suggestions, comments, advices are appreciated!

Thanks,

James
 
Old Jan 15th 2002, 8:33 am
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James
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Gurus and experts,

Any ideas, advices and comments?

Thanks,

James
 
Old Jan 15th 2002, 8:57 am
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About what?

Any particular question you want to have answered?

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Old Jan 15th 2002, 10:54 am
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Oh, yeah

My questions:

1. Must I tell the immigration officer that I am also a graduate student besides the
H1-B worker, when I am asked at the POE. I am afraid that if I tell them this, I
might make things more complicated and I might be also asked to quit my study.

2. If I am refused at the POE because I am a H1-B worker, will they accept me if I
quit my US job? Will they also demand me quit the graduate program? I am OK to
quit the US job but I don't want to quit my graduate program, because I believe an
advanced degree may help me a lot in Canada. Will the immigration officer be
unreasonable enough to even ask me to quit my study? If yes, what should I do
then? Just quit the study? Or can I tell them that please let me finish this
semester, and I will return to Canada, work for a year, and then back to US for
4~5 months to finish my degree, and then back to Canada?

3. If I have to quit the graduate program, I will be so sad.... And have to apply for
other graduate program in Canada...... Hassle, hassle, hassle...

Thanks for your attention and comments,

James
 
Old Jan 15th 2002, 12:21 pm
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First of all you are the one who put yourself in the situation you are in. You should
have applied for Canadian immigration when you are ready to move to Canada, not years
in advance.

Second - never lie to immigration officer. Disclosing the fact that you are a
graduate student will help you a lot. Nobody will tell you to quit the school, while
it is known to happen that people landing from the US are being asked for the proof
of quitting the job there.

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Old Jan 16th 2002, 12:21 am
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Mr. Miller,

Appreciate for your advice!

James
 

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