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Form I-485 - What is the port of Entry ?

Old Feb 6th 2001, 12:01 pm
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skpoornima
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Hi,

I will be applying for I-485. I went to Vancouver, Canada to visit my friend. I was
there for couple of days (ie, I went today and came back tomorrow). There is question,
in this form, part 3:

"Place of last entry into the US (City/State):"

My lawyer says, since I went out of US (even to Canada), and came back, this will be my
last entry into US. I need to find out the name of the city I entered into US.

I drove from Seattle to Vancouver(Canada) by I-5. And drove back the same way.

Does anybody know the name of the city where I entered into US by road ?

Thanks

SK
 
Old Feb 6th 2001, 2:21 pm
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Joachim Feise
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> Hi,
>
> I will be applying for I-485. I went to Vancouver, Canada to visit my friend. I was
> there for couple of days (ie, I went today and came back tomorrow). There is question,
> in this form, part 3:
>
> "Place of last entry into the US (City/State):"
>
> My lawyer says, since I went out of US (even to Canada), and came back, this will be my
> last entry into US. I need to find out the name of the city I entered into US.
>
> I drove from Seattle to Vancouver(Canada) by I-5. And drove back the same way.
>
> Does anybody know the name of the city where I entered into US by road ?

Just look it up on a map, or on www.mapquest.com

-Joe
 
Old Feb 7th 2001, 4:05 am
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John Kao
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Did you enter the US using the old I94 or did they stop you at border and issue you
another I94 ?

If you are issued a new I94 at the boarder, then on the stamp there should be a desination
for the port of entry. Some number I believe. I have to look up.

But if you entered with your old I94, then just enter the place of last entry as the ones
on your I94 card.

> Hi,
>
> I will be applying for I-485. I went to Vancouver, Canada to visit my friend. I was
> there for couple of days (ie, I went today and came back tomorrow). There is question,
> in this form, part 3:
>
> "Place of last entry into the US (City/State):"
>
> My lawyer says, since I went out of US (even to Canada), and came back, this will be my
> last entry into US. I need to find out the name of the city I entered into US.
>
> I drove from Seattle to Vancouver(Canada) by I-5. And drove back the same way.
>
> Does anybody know the name of the city where I entered into US by road ?
>
> Thanks
>
> SK
>
>
 
Old Feb 7th 2001, 6:50 am
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skpoornima
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I entered with old I-94. No new I-94 was issued. Also, the INS officer just looked at the
passport and did not mark/stamp anything on it. So I have no indication as to what is the
name of the city I entered into US.

Cannot use the city marked on the old I-94 as the lawyer says visiting Canada and coming
back to US makes it as entry into US and I have to indicate the city of last entry into
US. So the city marked on old I-94 will not do !

SK

In article <[email protected] .net>,

> Did you enter the US using the old I94 or did they stop you at border
and
> issue you another I94 ?
>
> If you are issued a new I94 at the boarder, then on the stamp there
should
> be a desination for the port of entry. Some number I believe. I have
to look
> up.
>
> But if you entered with your old I94, then just enter the place of
last
> entry as the ones on your I94 card.
>

[email protected]...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I will be applying for I-485. I went to Vancouver, Canada to
visit my
> > friend. I was there for couple of days (ie, I went today and came
back
> > tomorrow). There is question, in this form, part 3:
> >
> > "Place of last entry into the US (City/State):"
> >
> > My lawyer says, since I went out of US (even to Canada), and came
back,
> > this will be my last entry into US. I need to find out the name of
the
> > city I entered into US.
> >
> > I drove from Seattle to Vancouver(Canada) by I-5. And drove back
the
> > same way.
> >
> > Does anybody know the name of the city where I entered into US by
road ?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > SK
> >
> >
> >

> >
 
Old Feb 7th 2001, 6:53 am
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skpoornima
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>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I will be applying for I-485. I went to Vancouver, Canada to
visit my
> > friend. I was there for couple of days (ie, I went today and came
back
> > tomorrow). There is question, in this form, part 3:
> >
> > "Place of last entry into the US (City/State):"
> >
> > My lawyer says, since I went out of US (even to Canada), and came
back,
> > this will be my last entry into US. I need to find out the name of
the
> > city I entered into US.
> >
> > I drove from Seattle to Vancouver(Canada) by I-5. And drove back
the
> > same way.
> >
> > Does anybody know the name of the city where I entered into US by
road ?
>
> Just look it up on a map, or on www.mapquest.com
>
> -Joe
>

That was the first thing I tried, (well, second actually ... I asked my lawyers first,
and they don't know) ... Unable to make out the city from Mapquest. How do I find out
the city 'attached' to the border ? Or should it be the border post attached to a city ?
If so, what is it ?

SK
 
Old Feb 7th 2001, 8:12 am
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Joachim Feise
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> In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] wrote:
> > [email protected] wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I will be applying for I-485. I went to Vancouver, Canada to
> visit my
> > > friend. I was there for couple of days (ie, I went today and came
> back
> > > tomorrow). There is question, in this form, part 3:
> > >
> > > "Place of last entry into the US (City/State):"
> > >
> > > My lawyer says, since I went out of US (even to Canada), and came
> back,
> > > this will be my last entry into US. I need to find out the name of
> the
> > > city I entered into US.
> > >
> > > I drove from Seattle to Vancouver(Canada) by I-5. And drove back
> the
> > > same way.
> > >
> > > Does anybody know the name of the city where I entered into US by
> road ?
> >
> > Just look it up on a map, or on www.mapquest.com
> >
> > -Joe
> >
>
> That was the first thing I tried, (well, second actually ... I asked my lawyers first,
> and they don't know) ... Unable to make out the city from Mapquest. How do I find out
> the city 'attached' to the border ? Or should it be the border post attached to a city
> ? If so, what is it ?

Well, here is what I did: look at the map of Seattle, zoom out, move north to the border,
zoom in. The border town seems to be called Blaine: http://www.mapquest.com/cgi-bin/ia_fi-
nd?link=btwn%2Ftwn-map_results&uid=u509eoh04ej1zebd%3A805w8s1z8&SNVDa ta=3mad3-g.fy%2528wy-
whab_%2529ual0wa0%2524tw2%2528%253a%2528Fj7mvnd%25 28%2514%2512%253a%2528%2511E%253arag6z5-
%253d%253d2l1ab25%253aa%253bwh%257c2%2524hgv%2528l 3iedgv%25245l1t%253b8&pcat=&MAP_AB_LABE-
LS=&WORK=&mouse_mode=zoomin&map.x=191&map.y=116

-Joe
 
Old Feb 7th 2001, 8:44 am
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Sylvia Ottemoeller
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In article <[email protected]>,
> [email protected] wrote:

> > [email protected] wrote:

> > > I will be applying for I-485. I went to Vancouver, Canada to visit my friend. I
> > > was there for couple of days (ie, I went today and came back tomorrow). There is
> > > question, in this form, part 3:
> > >
> > > "Place of last entry into the US (City/State):"
> > >
> > > My lawyer says, since I went out of US (even to Canada), and came back, this will be
> > > my last entry into US. I need to find out the name of the city I entered into US.
> > >
> > > I drove from Seattle to Vancouver(Canada) by I-5. And drove back the same way.
> > >
> > > Does anybody know the name of the city where I entered into US by road ?
> >
> > Just look it up on a map, or on www.mapquest.com

> That was the first thing I tried, (well, second actually ... I asked my lawyers first,
> and they don't know) ... Unable to make out the city from Mapquest. How do I find out
> the city 'attached' to the border ? Or should it be the border post attached to a city
> ? If so, what is it ?

It seems as if it was probably Blaine, which is on the border on I-5. See
http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/locat...s/wa/ports.htm for the customs posts. Customs
and immigration are usually housed together.
 
Old Feb 11th 2001, 4:01 pm
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Ingo
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Blaine, Washington. Whether your lawyer was right or not is a grey area, but it doesn't
hurt to use Blaine.

Ingo

>I entered with old I-94. No new I-94 was issued. Also, the INS officer just looked at the
>passport and did not mark/stamp anything on it. So I have no indication as to what is the
>name of the city I entered into US.
>
>Cannot use the city marked on the old I-94 as the lawyer says visiting Canada and coming
>back to US makes it as entry into US and I have to indicate the city of last entry into
>US. So the city marked on old I-94 will not do !
>
>SK
>
>in message news:95q6p4$8c3 [email protected]...
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I will be applying for I-485. I went to Vancouver, Canada to
>visit my
>> > friend. I was there for couple of days (ie, I went today and came
>back
>> > tomorrow). There is question, in this form, part 3:
>> >
>> > "Place of last entry into the US (City/State):"
>> >
>> > My lawyer says, since I went out of US (even to Canada), and came
>back,
>> > this will be my last entry into US. I need to find out the name of
>the
>> > city I entered into US.
>> >
>> > I drove from Seattle to Vancouver(Canada) by I-5. And drove back
>the
>> > same way.
>> >
>> > Does anybody know the name of the city where I entered into US by
>road ?
>> >
>> > Thanks
>> >
>> > SK
>> >
>> >
>> >

>> >
>>
>>
>
>

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