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Visiting US for Canadian PRs with Indian Passports

Old May 11th 2003, 4:11 am
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Johnny Dasilva
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Hello Newsgroup Readers:

I am a Canadian PR with an Indian passport. I would like to visit my
relatives in the US. I understand that after March 17, 2003, we are
now required to get visitor visas from US consulates in Canada.

Has anyone applied for such a visa after March 17, 2003? If so, please
share your experience and any info about the process (documents
required, processing time, visa type and validity, etc.).

Also, how was the actual bordering crossing experience?

I am planning to apply to the consulate in Montreal and to visit the
US in August 2003.

Thank you very much,

Johnny
 
Old May 14th 2003, 1:54 am
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Gao Yao
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What about the American Consulate in Toronto?

Gao
 
Old May 15th 2003, 6:19 am
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Aaron
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I can tell you the visa experience of someone I know (Indian citizen)
here in Vancouver. It is quite straightforward but they are very
strict on documents you bring and double-check them - if you take all
proper documents (originals) it should be quite simple. In addition to
all the forms you need - checkout the htt://www.amcits.com site for
the PDF versions of the forms - you need lots of supporting docs.

The documents she took:

- Rent/Lease agreement for the house we live in
- Car (or any other property) you own, insurance papers and ownership
papers
- Pay slips and/or appointment letter for your job (take most current)
- Tax returns (pref. most current year)
- Bank statement
- If you/spouse/children are in school or college take admission
letters

Also you would need to present proof of where you want to go, and why?
if you are traveling on business you would probably need to take
correspondence with your business and other supporting proof - like
email printouts, your business card etc.

Basically, they are looking for proof that you have sufficient ties
with Canada and you plan to return after your trip. As long as you
take all documents, you should be OK. Take all you can think of to
make your case, you may not need them all - but who knows what they
might end up asking for, better safe than sorry. Finally, be honest
and straightforward, do not try and fib your way - these visa officers
do just this job day in day out, and have met thousands of people,
they can tell a fib or a hole in your story a mile away.

Good luck!

Disclaimer: This advice is merely a suggestion based on my
information, I am not an expert on US/Canada immigration law and this
is not legal advice. To verify them contact the US consulate nearest
to you http://www.amcits.com or speak to an attorney. Do don't come
suing or anything like that...
 
Old May 16th 2003, 2:09 am
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Johnny Dasilva
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Thanks for the info Aaron!

Johnny
 
Old May 16th 2003, 7:21 am
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Aaron
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You are welcome!

One more thing I forgot to mention, she got a 10 year B1/B2 visa
(B1/B2 is business and personal visitor visa). I am not sure if the 10
year visa issuance is standard - but perhaps a testament to the
thorough job my girlfriend did in making her case.
 

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