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Status of Permanent Resident of Canada in US after March 17, 2003 ......... HELP ME!!!

Status of Permanent Resident of Canada in US after March 17, 2003 ......... HELP ME!!!

Old May 14th 2003, 6:58 am
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Virtual King
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http://www.usembassycanada.gov/conte...rements_021803

Reference to the above link, I would like to note that I am a
Permanent
Resident of Canada, a landed immigrant, since January 2000 and still
holding an Indian Passport.

I entered in the United States of America, before March 17, 2003, as a
permanent resident of Canada under visa waiver program (i.e., without
any visa stamped on my passport).

Further to the above public announcement, all landed immigrants in
Canada
seeking to enter the United States as non-immigrants must possess a
valid
passport and non-immigrant visa in order to enter, would anyone please
advise
me about my status right now. Also, I would like to know what happens
at the
US/Canadian border when I return back to Canada.

Thank you and best regards,
VVK
 
Old May 14th 2003, 7:38 am
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Andrew Miller
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Default Re: Status of Permanent Resident of Canada in US after March 17, 2003 ......... HELP ME!!!

Your current (or lack of) status in US depends from the date you entered US
last time. Remember that before March 17, 2003 you were allowed to enter US
without a visa for temporary stay only up to 6 months. So, if you entered US
more than 6 months ago you are out of status already, regardless March 17,
2003 changes.

As far as your return to Canada is concerned - if you resided in Canada for
less than 4 or so months in total since your landing in January 2000 then
you may lose your status here. Note that you must reside physically in
Canada for at least 730 days (2 years) in every 5 years period to keep your
PR status. Thus everything depends now from the total length of your absence
from and presence in Canada since your landing in January 2000.

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"Virtual King" wrote in message
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http://www.usembassycanada.gov/conte...rements_021803
    > Reference to the above link, I would like to note that I am a
    > Permanent
    > Resident of Canada, a landed immigrant, since January 2000 and still
    > holding an Indian Passport.
    > I entered in the United States of America, before March 17, 2003, as a
    > permanent resident of Canada under visa waiver program (i.e., without
    > any visa stamped on my passport).
    > Further to the above public announcement, all landed immigrants in
    > Canada
    > seeking to enter the United States as non-immigrants must possess a
    > valid
    > passport and non-immigrant visa in order to enter, would anyone please
    > advise
    > me about my status right now. Also, I would like to know what happens
    > at the
    > US/Canadian border when I return back to Canada.
    > Thank you and best regards,
    > VVK
 
Old May 14th 2003, 10:01 am
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Mahabhenki
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Default Re: Status of Permanent Resident of Canada in US after March 17, 2003 ......... HELP ME!!!

You will be fine when you return to canada. But to enter USA again you
need a visa stamped
 
Old May 20th 2003, 1:34 pm
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Stephen C. Gallagher
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Default Re: Status of Permanent Resident of Canada in US after March 17, 2003 ......... HELP ME!!!

    > Reference to the above link, I would like to note that I am a
    > Permanent
    > Resident of Canada, a landed immigrant, since January 2000 and still
    > holding an Indian Passport.
    > I entered in the United States of America, before March 17, 2003, as a
    > permanent resident of Canada under visa waiver program (i.e., without
    > any visa stamped on my passport).

You actually didn't enter the US under the visa waiver
program, since Indian citizens are not (and were not)
eligible for the visa waiver. Prior to March 17, you entered
under a special visa free exemption that the US granted to
landed immigrants of Canada who were also citizens of
Commonwealth countries. The visa waiver is a totally
different category.

    > Further to the above public announcement, all landed immigrants in
    > Canada
    > seeking to enter the United States as non-immigrants must possess a
    > valid
    > passport and non-immigrant visa in order to enter,

They need a visa unless they are eligible for the US
visa waiver. To use the visa waiver they must be a
citizen of one of the following countries:
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei,
Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland,
Italy, Japan, Luechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco,
the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino,
Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or
the United Kingdom.

Basically, what happened on March 17, is that the visa
exemption for landed immigrants from Commonwealth
countries was eliminated.

    > would anyone please
    > advise
    > me about my status right now.

As a landed immigrant with citizenship in a Commonwealth
country who entered the US as a visitor prior to March 17, 2003,
you would have been admitted for up to six months,
unless specifically noted otherwise in your passport.

    > Also, I would like to know what happens
    > at the
    > US/Canadian border when I return back to Canada.

Nothing. You'll simply enter Canada. As an Indian citizen
you will need to obtain a US visitor visa if you wish to return
to the US.

Stephen Gallagher
 
Old May 21st 2003, 4:08 am
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Virtual King
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[email protected] (Mahabhenki) wrote in message news:...
    > You will be fine when you return to canada. But to enter USA again you
    > need a visa stamped

fine ??? what kinda fine ??? please elaborate.
 

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