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Travel out of country and re-entry during/after 485 filing Travel out of country and re-entry after 485 filing. Various options of travelling and issues that need to be taken care of while filing and after filing 485.

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Old 09-24-2007, 11:17 PM
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Default Travel To Canada Urgent! Please Help

I'm on H1-B in Atlanta, USA and also a Canadian PR. I applied for 140 and 485 for my USA green card recently. I have got my Advanced Parole and EAD.My company based in Atlanta has got a new project in Toronto, CANADA. I need to travel to Toronto, Canada from Atlanta every week

1)Can I travel everyweek (MON - THU) to Toronto and back? My H1 visa is expired (but h1 status is valid till 08).I can either use automatic revalidation or Advance parole to enter back to USA.

2)Will immigration autorities (either in USA or Canada) give me trouble because I travel so frequently abroad and that I have PR of Canada and applied for green card in USA?

3)If I use Advance parole, will my non-immigrant status (H1) gets cancelled automatically? ie I revert to EAD automatically?

4)Will the days I spend in Canada is counted towards maintaining Canadian PR (and eventual Canadian Citizen)

5)How is the queue for immigration entering into USA (I guess immigration INTO USA is performed in Toronto airport as against US Port of Entry)
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:19 AM
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I'm on H1-B in Atlanta, USA and also a Canadian PR. I applied for 140 and 485 for my USA green card recently. I have got my Advanced Parole and EAD.My company based in Atlanta has got a new project in Toronto, CANADA. I need to travel to Toronto, Canada from Atlanta every week

1)Can I travel everyweek (MON - THU) to Toronto and back? My H1 visa is expired (but h1 status is valid till 08).I can either use automatic revalidation or Advance parole to enter back to USA.

--i would use AVR

2)Will immigration autorities (either in USA or Canada) give me trouble because I travel so frequently abroad and that I have PR of Canada and applied for green card in USA?

not sure about this, but why should this be a problem

3)If I use Advance parole, will my non-immigrant status (H1) gets cancelled automatically? ie I revert to EAD automatically?

AP is for travel. To use EAD you have to send a form ( not sure of number), once you use EAD then you are off from h1

4)Will the days I spend in Canada is counted towards maintaining Canadian PR (and eventual Canadian Citizen)
yes, but you must also file taxes in canada for the time claimed for presence

5)How is the queue for immigration entering into USA (I guess immigration INTO USA is performed in Toronto airport as against US Port of Entry)
Immigration office for US is on US side

Hope this helps.
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Thanks. I heard that it could cause a problem at the border if you cross frequently and you have Canadian PR and also applied for US Green Card

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Old 09-25-2007, 12:35 PM
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Default there is USA in canadian airport

there is a section cordoned off ...with US immigration officers etc ... that is considered US soil

The flight lands in the domestic terminals here in USA and just walk off ...
(My experience at Vancouver and SFO)

There is a small booklet they give - which details how to determine permanent residency (ive not gone thru it yet )
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Default There is USA in Canadian airports?

Well, if you run fast enough into the duty free store behind you, you're back in canada then and they can't touch you.
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There is a NEXUS program which facilitates frequent travelers across US/Canada border.
Check whether you qualify since you already have Canadian PR.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:17 PM
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Hello All,
Is AVR still available, I heard some one saying they stopped it, where can I find some reliable information on this. I am planning to travel in couple of months
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