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Student in Canada acquiring Landed Status

Old Aug 20th 2003, 12:53 pm
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Laddoo
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Hi,
I am Student leaving in TO, I had applied for Immigration while i was
studying in TO. My aplication for Permanent Residence was approved and
i have recevied Visas categorized as Immigrant.
Now i am required to present my Visas to an Immigration Officer at the
port of entry.

Could someone advice me as to how can i succesfully complete this
process without actually having to leave Canada.

Thx
Laddoo
 
Old Aug 20th 2003, 3:46 pm
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Jim Humphries
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Default Re: Student in Canada acquiring Landed Status

Well you do have to leave Canada but it is not so onerous as you might
imagine. You can go to the border at Buffalo by car, physically leave, and
then follow the "return to Canada" sign that is located just before US
Customs. People have been doing it for decades. Its called the Buffalo
shuffle.

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Jim Humphries, former visa officer
"Laddoo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Hi,
    > I am Student leaving in TO, I had applied for Immigration while i was
    > studying in TO. My aplication for Permanent Residence was approved and
    > i have recevied Visas categorized as Immigrant.
    > Now i am required to present my Visas to an Immigration Officer at the
    > port of entry.
    > Could someone advice me as to how can i succesfully complete this
    > process without actually having to leave Canada.
    > Thx
    > Laddoo
 
Old Aug 21st 2003, 11:56 am
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Laddoo
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Default Re: Student in Canada acquiring Landed Status

Hi,

Thanx for your early response. I have now learnt that i could go to
the border and return back to the Candian Customs. I have never been
to the border so it might sound dumb, but

1) Do i need US Visas to cross the Canadian side of the border
2) Which broder crossing is the most suitable
a) Rainbow Bridge
b) Queenston/Lewiston Bridge
OR c) Peace Bridge.
If i drive thru any of these bridges will i be able to make a U turn,
cause i have heard that Rainbow bridge does not have a U-Turn and u r
forced into the US Side of the Border.

3) Will the US Customs , ever in future , feel that since my port of
entry was at the US-Canada Border so i was leaving in the States
illegally?

Sincerly,
Laddoo

[email protected] (Laddoo) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > Hi,
    > I am Student leaving in TO, I had applied for Immigration while i was
    > studying in TO. My aplication for Permanent Residence was approved and
    > i have recevied Visas categorized as Immigrant.
    > Now i am required to present my Visas to an Immigration Officer at the
    > port of entry.
    >
    > Could someone advice me as to how can i succesfully complete this
    > process without actually having to leave Canada.
    >
    > Thx
    > Laddoo
 
Old Aug 21st 2003, 2:07 pm
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Default Re: Student in Canada acquiring Landed Status

Originally posted by Laddoo
2) Which broder crossing is the most suitable
a) Rainbow Bridge
b) Queenston/Lewiston Bridge
OR c) Peace Bridge.
If i drive thru any of these bridges will i be able to make a U turn,
cause i have heard that Rainbow bridge does not have a U-Turn and u r
forced into the US Side of the Border.
I cross at the Queenston/Lewiston Bridge often and there is a "Return to Canada" u-turn just past the duty free store and before you get on the bridge. This is also the closest and lowest traffic bridge if you are coming from Toronto.
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