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2017年12月13日    星期三
美国-加拿大边境
US-Canada Border


Questions
  1. US customs & car importation into Canada
  2. With a Canadian Green card, Do I need a U.S. visa to visit the U.S.?
  3. Can a Canadian PR work in the USA?
  4. American Green Card holder visits Canada
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  1. US customs & car importation into Canada

    Q: Is there any US export rules?

    A: My understanding is that US Customs does indeed expect anyone planning to export a vehicle for permanent use outside the US to stop at a US Customs office =before= leaving the US, in order to allow inspection of the vehicle and its title.

    Presumably, this is an attempt to curb the smuggling of stolen vehicles out of the US by checking the VIN number against police records. Anyone who has ever driven over the US/Canadian border, of course, can appreciate how utterly stupid any such rule is -- but that's another matter.

    At one time, the regulation (Title 19, Part 192 of the Code of Federal Regulations -- 19 CFR 192) required either the original vehicle title, or a notarized copy thereof, to be delivered to the US Customs office at the border crossing point, early enough to arrive at least 72 hours in advance of the planned export of the vehicle. I don't know if this is still required; I've read accounts spanning the spectrum from "you can send a fax", to "just show us the title when you show up", to "you want us to check what??? go away!".

    In 1992, as I was preparing to immigrate to Canada from the US, I went through a major hassle. At first, the moving company refused to believe this rule existed. Then, they insisted they had no way of assuring me in advance of exactly what route the van driver would take (and thus which US Customs office I should send a notarized copy of the vehicle title to). They did finally agree to give me this info the day after our stuff (including the car) was loaded onto the van. But when I met the van driver at our destination, he said he hadn't bothered to stop at US Customs on his way across the border (!). Canada Customs didn't even blink an eye when I failed to show them any export approval for the car from US Customs. I wrote US Customs and was advised that they did not consider me liable for any violations (I never found out whether the moving company got in trouble or not, though).


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  3. With a Canada Green card, Do I need a U.S. visa to visit the U.S.?

    Q: If I have a Canadian Green Card, do I need a U.S. visa to enter the U.S. for short term visit ?

    A: In the world of immigration, "Green Card", is a US term, and it is not used in Canada.

    I suppose you're asking that if you hold permanent resident status in Canada, do you need a visa to visit the US.

    The answer is "maybe". It depends on your citizenship. If you are a citizen of a country in the the Commonwealth of Nations, also known as the British Commonwealth, or Ireland, then as a permanent resident of Canada you can visit the US without a visa.

    Alternatively, citizens of certain countries can enter the US without a visa under the US Visa Waiver Pilot Program. You do not have to be a permanent resident of Canada to use this program. A list of the eligible countries can be found at http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1990.html

    If you are not eligible to enter under the exemption for permanent residents who are Commonwealth citizens, or under the visa waiver, then you must have a US visitor visa in order to visit the US.


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  5. Can a Canadian PR work in the USA?

    Q: I got my PR almost 3 years ago, and I have always lived and worked in Canada since, but for brief vacations. Now I would like to hunting for jobs in the USA but I do not know whether it is possible. Also, I will have a Canadian citizenship in few months, will this change anything?

    A: First you have to find an employer who will sponsor your work permit application in the USA. You will be treated like any other alien regardless of your PR status in Canada. After you become Canadian citizen you will be able to take advantage of NAFTA if your occupation is on the NAFTA list for TN visas.


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  7. American Green Card holder visits Canada

    Q: I have had US green card for 11 months. I am in US. My question is : How many times I can go to visit my friends in Canada and for how long?

    A: Green Card holders in the USA may appear at a Canadian port of entry without obtaining a passport visa. At the port of entry, an immigration official will determine admissibility and the allowed duration based on discretion. The maximum stay for a visitor without special permission is generally 6 months.




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