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Visiting Canada after I-129F filed

Old Oct 2nd 2002, 2:34 pm
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Question Visiting Canada after I-129F filed

Hi!

My fiance and I just filed our I-129F last week..can't wait to get the first notice of receipt!!

I am a US citizen and he is a Canadian citizen...does anyone know if I would have any problems visiting Canada? By the end of November (when I plan to visit), we should already know if the petition is approved (hopefully approved!), but would our petition for the K-1 show up in the Canadian Immigration system as well? I've never had problems visiting before, but I dont' know if the I-129F filing will change that. Anyone with a similar experience?

many thanks
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Old Oct 2nd 2002, 7:17 pm
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Hey there,

I've had a similar experience three times during the processing of our K-3
application My wife is from Ohio, and I'm from Ontario. She crossed each
time with her usual documents, plus our marriage certificate (never looked
at, and if you're not married, don't worry about it), a letter from her
employer (this helps, btw. I would recommend getting one) stating her
wage/salary, when she first joined, her position, status, etc and her first
NOA for the I-129F, therefore showing my own personal intent to immigrate to
the US, and hopefully prove otherwise, that she wasn't going to stay in
Canada. Well, all THREE times she got the exact same officer, at the
Alexandria Bay crossing. The first time she went, she explained everything,
he just lauged at told her to hang in there, everything would be fine. Then
he noticed her 6 pack of Stewart's rootbeer sitting on the seat next to her,
and asked if he could have one as he couldn't leave his post, and was very
thirsty, LOL. The second time he had to look twice, but remembered her, and
just asked if she was bringing anything over. Third time he just laughed and
practically waved her through, not without asking her for a rootbeer again
though

So, you shouldn't have a problem, so long as you have proof to back up your
claim that you'll be returning to the US. Keep your first NOA on you, get a
letter from your employer stating you're on vacation, and intend to return
(date here) approximately, your wage, etc. Everything /should/ be fine. But
use your own judgement when taking the possible risks into consideration. I
doubt there will be a problem, but you can never be 100% sure.

Good luck, by the way!

-Ev
 
Old Oct 2nd 2002, 7:28 pm
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Default Re: Visiting Canada after I-129F filed

Originally posted by jcapulet:
Hi!

My fiance and I just filed our I-129F last week..can't wait to get the first notice of receipt!!

I am a US citizen and he is a Canadian citizen...does anyone know if I would have any problems visiting Canada? By the end of November (when I plan to visit), we should already know if the petition is approved (hopefully approved!), but would our petition for the K-1 show up in the Canadian Immigration system as well? I've never had problems visiting before, but I dont' know if the I-129F filing will change that. Anyone with a similar experience?

many thanks
Juliet
Should be no problem. I visited Jim in Ottawa many times during the eight months we were engaged and the five months we had the K-1 pending. Never any problem, especially when I said my Canuck was migrating south. You see, the Canadians didn't want me because I'm not bilingual and told me at the POE in just these words "You know you can't migrate to Canada. You do not speak the language."

Hmmmmm until them I thought Canada's main lanugage was English and this was entering Ontario province's Ottawa Airport.

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Old Oct 2nd 2002, 8:23 pm
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    > I am a US citizen and he is a Canadian citizen...does anyone know
    > if I would have any problems visiting Canada?

I didn't when I was in the same boat.

But when asked for the Purpose of Visit, I think I answered "To visit
my girlfriend" rather than "To visit my fiancee who I hope to
marry!!!!," if you see what I mean.

I can't think of any reason why Canada would know about the petition.

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Jim Battista
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