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Moving From Canada To The USA?

Moving to USA.2Moving can be very stressful for anyone. Moving to a different country can be even more stressful. There are laws that must be followed when moving to a different country. Of course, there are plenty of forms to fill out, no matter what country you are moving to.

If you’re moving from Canada to the USA it could be for one of a few reasons. One reason is marriage. If a Canadian meets an American who lives in the United States and they fall in love, marriage is usually the next step. When this happens, it is time to move to the United States.

Another reason a Canadian will move to America is a new job. You may have been transferred by your current employer or you may have found a new and better job. Some people move to America for economic reasons.

Some people move to America from Canada to make it big. The economy in America is bigger and more diverse. The United States has far more career opportunities for highly skilled professionals. Not only can more money be made, but a person can fulfill their full potential in one of America’s highly competitive cities. Some people move to the United States from Canada to get an education.

While Canada has some excellent universities, many Canadians choose American schools.

Moving to the US from Canada for a Job

When you are moving from Canada to the United States for a job, your employer must sponsor you. There are a few different categories when it comes to getting permanent residence in the United States. It’s based on employment skills.

Category EB1 is for employees with extraordinary ability and skill in:

• Business
• Science
• Education
• Arts
• Athletics
• Professors
• Researchers
• Ph.D holders

Category EB2 is for employees with extra skill and ability in the business, arts, or science fields. This is also for advanced degree professionals.

Category EB3 is for professionals with Bachelor or Graduate degrees. Other skilled workers will also fall into this category.

The Necessary Forms and Procedures to Move to the US from Canada for a Job

• ETA-750: This application is filled out and submitted through your employer to the Department of Labor.

• I-140: This form will be filled out by your employer and submitted to the INS.

• I-485: This form must be filled out along with any other documents for you and your family and it is submitted to the INS. At this time, you should also file the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and Advanced Patrol (AP) or Travel Document.

Moving to USA.3Once the I-485 is filed, you will be required to have your fingerprints taken.

The I-140 and the I-185 can be filled out at the same time. This is called concurrent filing. It is important to understand however, that your I-485 cannot be approved until the I-140 is approved. You can also do a consular processing interview. This is done at the US Consulate in Canada.

When all of the forms are completed and approved, you will get the stamping in your passport and receive you plastic Green Card.

Important to Remember:

This whole process can take time and a great deal of paper work is necessary. If you are going through the process, it is important to stay with the same company. Should you choose to switch companies before the process is completed and you have your Green card, you will lose everything. Your new employer will need to start the process from the beginning.

After 10 years, your Green Card will expire and need to be renewed. For a more permanent solution, you can apply for Citizenship after 10 years. This will be permanent and you will not need to reapply every 10 years.

The Necessary Forms and Procedures to Move from Canada to the US Due to Family Relationships
If you are moving to the US from Canada for family, there are procedures to follow and certain criteria must be met.

In order to have a relative sponsor you, they must meet certain criteria.

1. You must be sponsored by a citizen of the United States who can prove their American status.
2. Your sponsor must be able to prove that they can support you at 125% above the poverty line.
3. Your sponsor must be able to show proof that you are related. Not all relatives are allowed to be sponsored by a US citizen.
4. You must be their:

• Husband or wife
• Unmarried child under 21
• Unmarried son or daughter over 21
• Married son or daughter of any age
• Brother or sister (the sponsor must be over 21 years old)
• Parent if they are at least 21 years old

Even if you meet the above criteria to gain access to the United States, there are certain circumstances where you can be denied.

The government wants to protect the health and welfare and security of the United States. So, the following people would be denied regardless of family status:

• If you have a communicable disease
• If you have a dangerous mental or physical disorder
• If you are addicted to drugs
• If you have committed a serious crime
• If you have committed terrorist acts
• If you are a member of a totalitarian party
• If you are a former Nazi war criminal

There is a five-step process to get a Green Card for family reasons. It is important to do this entire process correctly to avoid any delays.

The US citizen who is a relative and is sponsoring you must file the I-130 Petition for Alien Relative. The United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) must then approve the immigrant visa petition. This petition is also filled out by the relative. It must be accompanied by proof of relationship. The US citizen would submit all of this information to the USCIS.

If you are already in the United States legally, you can file for an adjustment of status for permanent resident while your I-130 petition is being filed. To do this you would use form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.

Bringing Your Family

Moving to USA.4A citizen can petition for a foreign spouse or child to come to the United States, while the application is being processed.

Once the USCIS receives the completed petition, your sponsor will receive a receipt in the mail called the Notice of action, I-797C. Your sponsor can use the number on this receipt to track the process online.

Should the USCIS require additional information, your sponsor will receive a Request for Further Evidence (RFE) letter. The petition will not be processed until all of the required information is received by the USCIS.

For immediate family members such as a spouse, child, mother or father, the application process can take many months. Immediate family members have priority. For other relatives, it can take many months to 10 years for the petition to process.

Once the petition has been approved and you are an immediate family member, you do not need to wait for a visa number. One will be issued immediately. You should then make an appointment for your immigrant visa interview with the US Consulate in Canada.

Before you go in for the interview, you will need a medical exam and possibly vaccinations as well.

If you are already in the US legally, you can apply for an adjustment of status of permanent citizen once the petition has been approved.

If you are a non immediate relative, you will need to wait until an immigrant visa number can be issued to you. There is a limited number of immigrant visas issued each year. This could take several years.

You do not need to apply directly for an immigrant visa number. The USCIS will inform the petitioner if the visa petition was approved.

What’s Next?

They will then send the approved petition to the Department of State’s National Visa Center. The petition will remain there until an immigrant visa number becomes available. When a number is available, you will be informed.

You will get monthly status statements as to when immigrant visas will be available.

It is not necessary to contact the National Visa Center unless you change your address or any personal information.

When you are informed that a visa number has become available, you will need to visit the US Consulate in Canada. There your processing will be completed.

While there you will:

• Get your visa number from the Department of State
• Make an immigrant visa interview appointment
• Fulfill requirements such as medical exams and fingerprinting
• Get your visa stamped so you can buy your ticket to the United States
• Apply for a Social Security number

If you are a non immediate relative who is legally in the United States, you can apply to change your status to a permanent resident, once you are advised that you have a via number.

After your application has gone through for a Social Security number, you will receive the card. There are certain benefits and responsibilities to consider:

Moving to USA• You can legally work in the United States
• You can conduct business with any bank or financial institution in the United States
• You will be required to pay taxes in the United States and you can be listed as a person’s dependent on their tax return

It is important to know that there are filing fees for forms when trying to gain access to the United States. The I-130 Petition will cost $190.00. This amount is payable in US dollars. This fee in non-refundable and must be paid whether you are approved or not.

The Immigration Visa will cost $380.00 for each person in the family coming into the United States. This also must be paid in US Dollars.

Diversity Visa Lottery

If you do not have a job in the United States or a family member, you can still have a chance to live in the United States. Each year, the State Department holds a lottery. The State Department randomly chooses 50,000 qualified applicants. They get their green card and eventually apply for citizenship.

The State Department publishes the countries eligible to participate before the lottery each year.

If you are eligible and you are chosen in the lottery, you can bring your spouse and any children who are under 21 and unmarried with you.

In order to qualify, you must have completed a 12 year course of elementary and secondary education. If you do not, all hope is not lost. If you have 2 years of work experience over five years, in a field that requires at least two years of training to perform, you are eligible to enter the lottery.

The application process must be done correctly. If it is not done correctly, you will not be eligible.

To enter the lottery, you should first get all of the information regarding the lottery at the State Departments website. To enter, you must apply electronically at www.dvlottery.state.gov between October 5th and December 4th of each year.

If more than one application is received in your name, you will automatically be disqualified. Paper entries will not be accepted.

You are required to have a recent photo of the entire family. Even if a family member is not going to go to the United States, their photo must be included. There are no group family photos allowed. Each person must have their own.

There is no fee to enter the lottery, however, if you are chosen, you must pay the immigrant visa fee and a visa lottery surcharge. You will be notified by mail if you win. People who do not win will not be notified.

If Documents are Not Done Properly

If you do not fill out any documents properly, there could be a major hold-up in your application process. If you fill out any documents fraudulently, you will lose any chance you have of becoming a United States citizen.

It is very important for you to do all of the necessary research when applying for US citizenship. It can be a very confusing and complex problem. If is a good idea to contact an immigration attorney in order to walk you through the process.

What if I’m Looking to move to Canada from the US?

There are those who want to come to Canada for permanent residence.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

422 thoughts on “Moving From Canada To The USA?

  1. Antoine Semaan

    Hi
    My mum has US citizenship , and I am planning to move from to US as an Immigrant . I am Lebanese living in Canada under PR , still need one year to get the Canadian Citizenship . my wife and my son has already the Canadian Citizenship.
    My question is , what the shortest and best way to submit to for US ? is that better to wait to get the Canadian citizen ship and after that I submit or under PR is Okay ?
    Thank you
    Antoine

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Antoine,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! I am so sorry to hear about the hardships you have faced when it comes to immigration. I can understand how the laws and regulations for immigration can be very frustrating. Here at VisaPlace, we have helped thousands of clients in your same situation. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help get you all your legal questions, it will also increase your chance of visa approval. I would love to help you and your family during this journey. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to help you obtain the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  2. Isaias

    Hi,
    I am an American living to Canada and want to move back to the USA. How can i get my family to come with me to the USA with me. I want my wife and my 2 children to move with me.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Isaias,

      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted me! I can understand how this process, moving from the US to Canada, can be very complicated and difficult. We have helped thousands of families in your exact situation wanting to cross borders with their whole family. I would love to help you, your wife, and your children. Please Isaias, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to help you obtain the correct visa for you and your family.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  3. W. Polson

    My girlfriend is going to move from Canada to the U.S. She is a dual citizen with native roots. We have tried to look up anything and everything with no real answers. Who does she need to talk to or see about this? Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hello!

      First off, moving to the U.S. from Canada is a very exciting journey! I’m sorry to hear you haven’t had any luck in finding real answers for your situation. For many cases, not all, Canadians don’t need a visa for visiting or tourism in America. BUT in your girlfriend’s case since she is moving to the U.S. a permit is required. This process can be very complicated; they are almost always recommended to be applied and dealt with by an immigration lawyer to ensure nothing has been missed or looked over during the application process. Please have your girlfriend complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about her and her situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to make her journey to the US natural and calm.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  4. Josephine

    Hi,

    My common-law partner is going to the USA for a job interview. If he gets the job, will I be able to go with him, even if I don’t work?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Josephine. Your ability to live in the U.S. will depend on the type of work visa that your partner will get for his work. We will need to know more about the details of your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

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  5. Julia Snow

    hello, I am 19 and Canadian, I lived in California from the age of 2 or 3 until the age of 14 with my family. I have now finished school in Canada and would like to move back to California to work, unfortunately I have no american family living in the states that I know of at the time. Is it even possible for me to move back? If so how would I go about doing so?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Julia. We will need to know more about the details of your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  6. Brandon

    I would like to know if i know someone in Canada how can she move here in the US without having family relations or job related ways to get here.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Brandon. There are many factors that need to be considered. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for your friend. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  7. Nymbus

    Ok so what if i met someone in Canada, and she wanted to move here in the US, what can she do to live here without me having to get married to her

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  8. Jess M

    Hi There,

    I am a Canadian citizen and my boyfriend is an american citizen. We are hoping to get legally married and move to the states this year. I’m wondering what the best option is? We are thinking of legally marrying in Canada then filing the paperwork in Canada. Does that mean I have to wait 8-12months before it’s approved? Can I travel to the states during that time and if so for how long can I be there? Can I work in the states during that time if I get sponsored by my job? Thank you so much!

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Jess. We will need to know about you. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  9. Maple

    Hi;
    I am canadian and work as a consultant as self employee; i have an engoneering interview position in usa. What i should say if i will be asked for my purpose of visit.i will stay 3 days weekend.1 day for interview and 2 days for pleasure.
    Please advise?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. You must always answer truthfully and honestly when you are asked questions by a border officer.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  10. Bibi

    I am a southafrican, i have a b1/b2 visa,but now i intend on staying invthe us permanently.how do i go about it

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Bibi. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our U.S. immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you after looking at all your details. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  11. Joydeen mark

    Hello(: i am a canadian permanent resident, what steps should i take coz i want to transfer to US for work. But i dont know anyone there just trying my luck to be able to obtain a work in california. Should i take a visit first? And find an employer? Thank you in advance!

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Joydeen. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  12. Paresh

    we are canadian citizens living in Canada.
    My son is 6 years old and Canadian citizen who is visiting usa. we are planning to make him to stay in usa and study there with his cousins. I am wondering does he need any special permissionor visa to stay in usa for study.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Paresh. A study visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that your son will return home after his studies are complete. Many people who attempt to apply on their own, face difficulties. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  13. Marcin

    Hello,

    I have a job offer from a US based company. Am I allowed to travel to the US to look for apartments and even bring some stuff over (leave at a friends’s place) while visa is being finalized? Do I have to state this and show them job offer at border when i drive/fly over OR do I just enter under B2 visitor visa and “keep my mouth shut” (for lack of a better term)

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Marcin. Having a job offer is only the first step to obtaining legal immigration status in the U.S. You must have your application approved before you can make any plans to live in the U.S.. If you need help with your application to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  14. Jack

    hi Owen firstly thank you for helping so many people!

    my situation is that I am operating a currency exchange company in canada and I am a Canadian, I want to move to US and start a branch in SF. I was wondering if I can go there, setup the company, and sponse myself as a work visa, and work ther for many years and apply green card. is that a possible option? how complex that would be? thanks a lot!

    Jack

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Jack. Thank you for writing. U.S. immigration is complex. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our U.S. immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  15. Pri

    Hi There,

    I am a permanent resident of Canada. I am married and my wife is green card holder of states. She has filed for my permanent residency in states and its been over 2 years and I haven’t got my interview yet. I have provided them with a copy of my PR card of Canada as they requested since I am an Indian Citizen. What will be the outcome of this situation? Is my PR status in Canada any knid of hindrance to get a green card in States. Will they schedule my interview and it is getting delayed because of my status in Canada?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Pri. We will need to know the details of your application and all the correspondence that you have had. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  16. TeeJo

    I am Native American born in Canada with the ‘50% blood quantum” letter from my Band, plus a Social Security Card, plus my status Card, plus my Canadian Passport. I would like to migrate to the USA (NY) to be with my finance. What are the next steps in order for me to be able to live, work and go to school in the USA (Buffalo)?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Teejo. Thank you for writing to us. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our U.S. immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. Your ‘50% blood quantum’ certification certainly makes it easier, however there are still many rules and procedures that must be followed. Sponsoring your fiancee will also be discussed in your consultation. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  17. Brianna Gilroy

    My boyfriend and I are wanting to move to the US in 2018. We are both Canadian Citizens. We are planning on getting married this summer. But what I was wondering do I need a visa to go with him if he gets a work visa and is sponsored by a company? Also He is a plumber and will have compeleted his first 2 years of schooling and he would be a third year plumber. I have completed 12 years of primary school and secondary school, and I have also competed 2 years of post secondary schooling as a exercise professional. I am planning on working there but I’m not sure if i would get sponsored right away. Can you give me any imforation?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Brianna. There are many factors that need to be considered when determining eligibility for U.S. immigration. If you want to live in the U.S. you will also need a visa. Many visa’s have a spousal accompaniment. We will have to look at all the details of your situation and that of your boyfriend and the job that he will have. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  18. Mandi

    Hi there, if I currently live in Canada and am over 50℅ indigenous and can prove this with a blood quantum letter, can I move and work in the States , and sponsor my husband at the same time? So we can move together, Or do I have to be a pr or citizen?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Mandi. Thank you for writing to us. Your blood quantum certification greatly reduces the complexity of moving to the US. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our U.S. immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your husband. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  19. Fawad

    Hey,

    I’m a Canadian Citizen right now. I have family in the US, but its my cousins and I want to go live with them. They do own businesses there. What would be the thing for me to apply for, where I can go live with them the fastest.

    Thanks,
    Fawad

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Fawad. There are a lot of factors that need to be considered, such your education, the jobs that your cousins are offering you, to name a few. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  20. Sherri

    My husband and I are both Canadian but he has been commuting to and working in the US under a L1-b (I believe) visa. We are considering more of a permanent move in 2017 (likely only 2-5 years). My question is do I need some sort of visa myself to do this?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Sherri. As a Canadian you can stay in the U.S. for up to 6 months each calendar year. If you wish to stay longer, or if you wish to work in the U.S., you will need a visa. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  21. SARAH

    my son 18 years old is us citizen and last august he join Arizona state university for a bachelor degree. i am canadian citizen and want to accompany him during his studies in usa. i have got six month visa and before it expiry i want to leave and then re enter to get another six months. my son never live alone and i must want to be with him. please advise os it possible or not?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Sarah. Since you are a Canadian citizen, you are permitted to stay for up to 6 months in a calendar year. If you want to stay longer, the border office may let you, but it will be up to his discretion.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  22. Mario

    Hi I’m a Canadian with a new permanent resident status in the USA , I have a lease car from Canada , can I take it across the USA with me for 6 months and drive in the USA and bring it back to Canada once the lease is done?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hi Mario. You should talk with your car leasing company and insurance company.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  23. Rin Popz

    Hi
    I am canadian PR card holder but i recently moved to US after my US citizen sponsored me and got my green card .my question is am i no longer canadian PR after getting my green card and wat should i do if i want to keep my canadian residency.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Rin. In order to maintain your PR status you must fulfill your physical residence requirements.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. Rin Popz

        What are physical requirements to not to lose my PR card

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Rin, Thank you for writing to us. You will need to have spent 730 days in Canada in the 5 years that you received your PR card, in order to fulfill your physical residency requirements.
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
  24. Mr. Valentine

    Hi, question here.
    My mom is American and dad is Canadian. If I am half of half can I enter the USA ? I work here in Canada as a health worker can I come live there? I have family there too can they respond me to come cross the border?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. You may be eligible for US citizenship based on your mother being an American. In order to evaluate it properly we would need to know a lot more about your situation and that of your parents. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  25. Allicia

    Hello, my boyfriend is a born Canadian and I am a born US citizen, can he move here to the US to be with me or does he have to fill out some type of paperwork? He also wants to get a job here but we know that requires a work visa provided by the employer.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Allicia. If you and your boyfriend are considering getting married, you will be able to sponsor him as your husband. Alternatively, if he has a job offer from a US employer, he can apply for a work visa.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  26. Katie

    I’m an American married to a Canadian. Our children all have documentation to show dual citizenship and I have a Canadian PR card. We live in Canada and intended to stay indefinitely, but my husband has just received a great job offer in the States. I have heard that it is difficult or maybe impossible to obtain a TN Visa while married to an American. Is this true? Would it be better for him to go alone to apply for the visa or for us to go with him?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Katie. Provided that your husband meets the strict requirements for a TN visa, based on his education, work experience, and the job description of the offer, then he should not have a problem because his family has US citizenship. It must be clearly explained to the reviewing immigration officer that your intention is to live in Canada, and you must have proof that is the case. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your family and assist your husband with the TN visa application process. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  27. Emilee

    I am wondering if having an Canadian Native American treaty card helps at all with livinging/moving in the U.S.A?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Emilee. Thank you for writing to us. If you are 50 percent or more of native descent, and are able to obtain a blood quantum letter from your tribe, you are entitled to free passage to the United States under the Jay Treaty. You can travel, live and work. If this is your case, I would recommend an immigration entry package that will put all the information together so that there are no questions from the immigration officer. You can reach us by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  28. SK

    Hello , I am a Canadian born citizen recently engaged to an American born citizen. Our plans are for me to move to the states. What is the best process to follow to be able to move to the states? We are planning on applying for a K-1 visa , is this the best way? What is the time line for this since I’m am coming from Canada. We have never been previously married or have kids. He is employed full time and I have several work opportunities once I am there.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. The K-1 visa may be one of the options that you wish to take. It provides for a limited time for you to be in the U.S. in order to get married. The visa is for 90 days. You may decide that you want to get married and apply for a spousal sponsorship straight away. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our U.S. immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your fiancee. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  29. Gaby

    I have a Canadian passport and living in Australia. Can you please tell me if I am able to fly into the US with a one-way ticket? My husband is already there working and has a TN status.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Gaby. As a Canadian citizen you may visit the U.S. without a visa, but you may be questioned regarding your return to the country that you are currently living in, Australia. Entry is usually decided based on ties that would ensure that the visitor returns to their home country. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  30. Elgiz Garcia

    Hello,
    What a great site, thank you for all this information.
    I am a Turkish/ Canadian dual citizen living in States, my husband is American. I have permanent residency in States. My parents, and my sister are dual citizens too, Turkish /Canadian as well, except my sister’s husband. I’d like them to live in States with us… do I need to sponsor for my family or Can they apply for permanent residency after they arrive in States? how about her husband? Do I need to apply for sponsorship for him or can my sister do that from Turkey since she’s a Canadian? ( but I guess she needs a proof of reason going to States, which would mean getting a job here or sponsorship through me? ) They all live in Turkey. Thank you in advance…

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Elgiz. Thank you for writing to us. A green card (US permanent residency) may not give you all the sponsorship advantages that you would have as a US citizen. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our US immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your family to all be together in the US. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  31. Jay

    Hi there. My wife and I would like to move to the US via the EB-5 visa. I have read conflicting information which states we would need to purchase/start a business and then other pages which state we just need to have the initial capital up front.

    Can you clarify?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Jay. The EB-5 program was created to stimulate the US economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. There are many rules and requirements to this program. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our US immigration professionals who will be able to answer your questions and plan the best strategy for you and your wife, based on your current situation and your goals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  32. kenny

    I own a landscaping company in Canada and the winters up here kind of suck for work. what I would like to do is sell part of this business and open the exact same company in the southern states, most likely Louisiana. I would ideally like to live down there as well but I have no interest in becoming a citizen but I would like to be a permanent resident, can a permanent resident start a business in the us. what would be the first step to take and is it realistic to say I would like to be down there and set up by January 2018. also if I become a permanent resident and I come back to Canada to check on the business here will entering the states again be a problem?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Kenny. US immigration offers visas to qualified individuals who wish to invest and work in the US. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our US immigration professionals who will be able to go over all the detials with you after getting a better understanding of your current situation. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  33. Jim Welch

    My wife is a Canadian citizen with a US permanent residency status and has been living here in the US with me (a US citizen) for the last 22 years.
    We are retired. We want to move to Canada (BC) and purchase a house.
    Will it be long and hard for me to get a PR status ? Can my wife sponsor me ?
    Can we purchase a home before I get the PR status ?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Jim. Thank you for writing to us. Provided that you do not have any inadmissibility, such as medical or criminal for example, then your wife should be able to sponsor you for Canadian permanent residency. It usually takes 18 to 24 months approximately to obtain the spousal sponsorship. You are best to talk to a tax specialist regarding the implications of being a foreign national purchasing property in Canada. When you are ready to move forward with the Canadian spousal sponsorship, you can can contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  34. Courtney

    My boyfriend and I are both Canadian -however he got drafted to play baseball in California so he will be granted an O1-A(??) visa and move there. I want to move out there with him, however I’m not sure how I can do that? I have my BA in psychology and criminology but it doesn’t look like I can qualify for a work visa. Any suggestions?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Courtney. You may want to consider looking for a job with a US employer. You also have the option of going to the US to spend up to 6 months in the calendar year visiting the US. If you are visiting however, you will not be permitted to work during that time.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  35. Chelsea

    Hi, I am a Canadian who just finished four years of university in the States in July. My boyfriend is American and we would like to rent a place together in the new year in the States. Even though I would be looking to live in the States renting a place with my boyfriend, I will be working in Canada, not the States. I was wondering what type of visa I would be looking at? I also have my nexxus, I am not sure if that helps with anything?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Chelsea. As a Canadian citizen you may stay in the US for up to 6 months in a calendar year. If you want to live full time in the US you will need to have a work visa, a study visa, or be married. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  36. Alisha

    Hi Owen,

    This article is extremely helpful, thank you! I was hoping you might be able to answer a few questions for me. I’m a Canadian citizen with a possible job offer from an American company, but neither I nor the owner know much about the process, so we’re doing the research first to see whether it’s plausible.
    What I need to know is:
    1. How long the process usually takes to apply for a green card (for employment reasons, category EB-3)?
    2. How much it costs in total, for filing all of the necessary documents & applications?

    Thanks in advance,
    Alisha

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Alisha. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. We will need to know more about the job, and your background. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  37. Tiffany Adams

    I have a very important question. I’m from the states but got a job offer from Ontario. What do I need in order to work at this job asap? I know there are work Visa but this job is looking for me to work in the next few weeks. Or will I have to get a work permit. Appreciate the help and have a wonderful day.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Tiffany. You must have a work permit to work in Canada. There are several types of permits that you might be eligible for, but we will only know what would be appropriate after we understand more about the work and your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  38. Daniel

    Can you tell me how long it will taje a Canadian citizen to get a permanent visa to live in the United States? We are awear of the 180 days but how long is the extended visa process?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Daniel. Which path of US citizenship are your pursuing? Is it through a work visa, or a family sponsorship. The path you plan on taking, along with your qualifications will determine if and when you can receive US citizenship. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  39. Daniel

    I am a U.S. citizen my girlfriend is a Canadian citizen she is currently going through a divorce but would like to move here permanently what is the best avenue for us to persue so she gets here and does not run out of time?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Daniel. If your girlfriend has a job offer from a US company, and has the necessary education qualifications, she can quickly get tot he US to live and work. If you are considering sponsoring her as a fiancee, she must be legally divorced before you can pursue that. As a Canadian citizen, your girlfriend can stay in the US for up to 6 months in a calendar year, however she will not have legal status to work. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your girlfriend. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  40. Tayler Gallant

    Hi i want to move to the us to live with my girlfriend and start our life together what do i need to do in order to work in the us and stay there we are not looking at marriage right now thats far off in the future

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Tayler. As a Canadian citizen you can stay in the US for up to six months in each calendar year. In that time you do not have legal status to work. If you want to work, you must first get a job offer from a US employer. We will then be able to look at your qualifications to see which type of work visa you would be most suited for. You could also study in the US if you get an acceptance letter from from an educational institution. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  41. Savannah

    Hi,
    My boyfriend is living in US and I would like to join him. I don’t know what visa is appropriate for my situation; I am a freelancer and student. Both my work and study is online. Then, I won’t have to work or study in USA for now (I’ll make sure to find a job first if I am asking for the Work visa). Basically, I am going to spend money. I was thinking about staying while my boyfriend is studying, which is for about 1-2 year with some travel back to Canada.
    I was wondering if I am going to US from the end of September to mid-December without a visa (which is less than 90 days), can I make a request for a Visitor Visa allowing me to stay 6 months in 2017? Or the last 90 days already spent in US will count?

    Thank you very much.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Savannah. Thank you for writing to us. If you are a Canadian citizen, you can stay in the US for up to 6 months in a calendar year, provided that the immigration officer at the border does not feel that you will be working while you are in the US. You need to be very careful that you do not mis-represent your intentions for being in the US.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. Savannah

        Hello Muga,

        Thank you for your reply – it was quick! I definitely won’t work in US during my stay, neither sign a lease. I still have some doubts on what visa I need, though.
        Do I need a visa to stay up to 6 months? Visitor visa?
        If yes, since I can stay up to 6 months in a calendar year, if I leave Canada in September to mid-December, will it count in the new visa if I ask it for January 2017?

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hi Savannah. Canadian citizens do not need a visa to visit the US. You have 6 months in each calendar year, so that would be a new 6 months starting in 2017.
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
  42. Tania

    Hi I m a Canadian and married to an American .. I have my immigration process or paper work for green card started .. The first form I-130 is approved .., but just wondering can I go back to Canada for a visit and will I have problem re-entering?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Tania. If it is just an I-130 that is pending then yes, you can go back to Canada, however re-entering may be difficult given the immigrant intent. You should be able to demonstrate that your re-entry is temporary and that there are ties to Canada in which you need to return to. If there is an AOS pending, then no, you cannot travel out of the US until a travel document is received.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  43. Katrina

    My boyfriend has an opportunity to work in the U.S. (Florida) I’m sure the job will sponsor his work visa.
    & he wants to sell his house which we currently reside in together and buy or rent in Florida.
    I have no solid education as I have been working since age 16 retail, call centers, customer service, ect since then now I’m 25.
    I’m wondering what if any chance I have to join him in the states if his work visa goes through and he decided to move there.
    As far as I’ve read I need a degree to move to the states which I don’t. Can a retail job sponsor a work visa if I start applying to jobs in Florid?
    I’m worried if he gets his visa and moves and I cannot that the relationship will end which we do not want to happen.
    Any suggestions or steps I should take?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Katrina. Some of the US visas allow a spouse to accompany the visa holder to live and work in the US. The US is strict that it must be a relationship in marriage; common-law does not qualify. Without a visa, you would only be able to stay in the US for up to six months at a time.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  44. Marine

    Hi, My common law and I are currently PR of Canada and would love to move to the US. I currently work for the federal government and my wife works for the city but we’re still looking for a chance to move. Where could we possibly start.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Marine. Your first step is to get a job offer from a US company. Once you have the offer, we can look at what visa you would need to make the move to the US.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  45. Anna

    Hi, I am a US citizen (PR of Canada) residing in Toronto with my Canadian husband of 11 years and our 3 dual-citizen children. We are looking to move to the US where neither of us currently have job offers although we are actively looking. My parents, sister, and grandparents all reside in the US; my parents are employed. I was born in the US and lived there for 23 years before moving to Canada upon marriage. What do I need to keep in mind as I begin this process with my husband, besides filing the I-130? What is the general timeline for those in our situation? Many thanks.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Anna. You may want to consider exploring your citizenship rights that you acquired at birth. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  46. Linda

    I am Canadian, 67 years old retired, and would like to purchase a house and live in the State of New York, about 15 minutes from the Canadian border. Everything that I have researched says I can stay for only 6 months. I do not want to start another business, just relax and do volunteer work. Is there anyway around this six months only stay? I would appreciate any input.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Linda. Thank you for writing to us. To be able to stay in the US full time, you would either need to be there on a study visa, a work visa, or an investment visa.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  47. Confused

    Hi there,

    I am a Canadian girl living in Canada wanting to get married in the states and live with my fiance afterwards.

    He is American and we want to get married within the three month in the States. We dated for a year and we don’t want do do this long distance anymore.

    I heard about the fiance visa nut also heard that getting a fiance visa will take up to 5 to 8 months…

    We want to start our new life together as soon as possible instead of waiting for the fiance visa.. what should I Do?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. US immigration law can be very confusing for people looking at it for the first time. We have been practicing immigration law for over 18 years. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  48. Lost

    Hello,

    My boyfriend lives in the US and he is inadmissible to Canada. I have been Jon searching recieved a job offer so I gave work my notice, got out of my lease for my new apartment and started making the plans to move. However the job offer fell through as the H1B/H2B visas are capped for this year. I have a degree in restaurant/hotel management so have been trying to get a supervisory job in hotels but so far no luck. I plan to put my things in storage and stay with my boyfriend the US for a few months. My question is what are my options besides the TN1 visa. I hear employment based green cards take years to process and for my field i doubt I could get a sponsor. We cannot currently marry at the present time either as one of us is in the process of divorce, so I really just want to work there while everything gets processed so besides TN1 do I have any other options? Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. Thanks for writing to us. All work visas need a job offer to start the process. You can apply to go tot he US to continue your studies. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you after looking at all the details of your situation. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  49. Penny

    We have an employee moving to the US, she has married an American . We would like to continue her employment by having her work remotely for us. Is that possible?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Penny. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to look at all the details of your employee’s situation. There is both an immigration and a labor component to your question. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  50. Julia

    My son who is 20 wants to move to the USA. He wants to live with his girlfriend in New York City. She is a Canadian too but has her necessary papers in order already. We are not sure what he needs or who he can get it all from. What is our first stop? What other items are required?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Julia. Thank you for writing to us. Immigration is complex and you need to make sure that you are not doing anything that could be seen by the US immigration officer as not following the intent of the law. Your son must be going to a US school, or have a job offer, or must be engaged in order to be granted a visa to live in the US. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our licensed immigration professionals who will be able to look at all the details of your son`s case, and that of his girlfriend`s “papers” to see if she has the correct status to sponsor your son. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  51. Lowella

    Hi. This is very i informative site. I have an open work permit in canada and i am married to usa guy. I,like to join him in the usa and live as together. I have my tourist visa in the usa as well. What is the right thing for me to do so i can stay with him for good in the usa. Thanks

    Regards,
    LM

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Lowella. Since your spouse is a US citizen, he can sponsor you for citizenship. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  52. Darren T

    Hello

    I am a Canadian citizen and looking to move to the US. I will be moving in with my girlfriend but we are not looking to marry at this time. I have a bachelors degree that I obtained in the us on a student visa. Am I able to move to the us and live with her while I seek a job or what way should I go about moving?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Darren. As a Canadian citizen you may enter the US as a visitor. If you want to move to the US and stay, you must have a job offer in order to obtain the proper visa, the other options that you have since you are not getting married, is to Study, or Invest in a US business. If you want to explore these options, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  53. sophie cox

    Hi, i am a NZ/Canadian dual citizen with qualifications gained in NZ to be eligible as a graphic designer under TN nonimmigrant status, are these qualifications recognised or will i have to get them authorised and converted into US/ CAN or can i bring a copy to the border when i enter the states. i already have a job offer. thanks,

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Sophie. We would need to see the qualifications in order to advise you. You need a Bachlors degree or post-secondary diploma and three years of paid working experience as a graphic designer. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you after reviewing all your detailed information. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  54. Amanda

    Hello, my girlfriend lives in the States and I live in Canada. My mother has an American-Canadian citizenship and I only have a Canadian citizenship. I have relatives who have just an American citizenship who live in the States as well. My girlfriend has has moved from another country to the States but she still has yet to be able to leave the States. We have been talking about getting married for the past 2 years and I was wondering would it be possible to wed her for aid of the Visa or would I need to get a US job offer?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Amanda. You may qualify for US citizenship through your mother. If that is possible, then you will not need a job offer to move to the US. Since you are a Canadian citizen, you can sponsor your girlfriend to come to Canada after you get married. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  55. Sav Koul

    Hello,

    I have a boyfriend that lives in the states and I am from Canada. I also have a 3 year old son and have full custody of my son. I need to know what do I need to do to move to the states with my son? Please, Help. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Sav. There are many factors that need to be considered when evaluating the feasibility of moving to the US from an immigration point of view. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  56. Aka

    I’m a Canadian and will be married with a us citizen in the us. I know that we have to file “petition for alien relative” and “Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status” concurrently.
    But I was just wondering if I can stay in us with him more than the 6months period while submitting or waiting for the forms to be approved. Also, how long does the process usually takes until I get the conditional green card?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Aka. Once those two applications are filed, you cannot leave the US until 90 days when you receive a travel document. If you do not want to leave until the green card is received, this is also fine. If you wish to enter the US as a visitor and get married and wait 6 months before filling the two applications, this should also be fine. The whole process can take 8 to 10 months. If you need help with your application to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  57. Sav Koul

    Hello,

    I am living in Canada and my boyfriend lives in Texas. I want to move to the states and I have a 3 year old child which I have full custody over. I don’t know where to start with my son and I. I want to bring me and my son to the states by next year hopefully. I don’t want to make more trips. Please, give me the easiest way possible! Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Sav. Thank you for writing to us. The four main ways to have status in the US is through Work, Study, Investment, or Marriage. To be eligible to obtain a work visa you would fist need a job offer from a US company. To be eligible to obtain a study visa, you will need an acceptance letter from a US educational institution. An investor visa requires a significant investment of money int a US business. If you and your boyfriend intend on getting married, you can obtain status through a spousal sponsorship.I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  58. John Shaw

    I am exploring the possibility of moving the United States. I have lived in Canada all my life and I am a retired Canadian Armed Forces member. I have a bachelor’s degree in business administration and many years of management experience as a logistics officer. For my next career, I would like to teach business studies to high school students and so, I would like to complete an education after-degree in the US and then work there for the next 20 years. Are there any barriers to doing this sort of thing?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello John. Thank you for writing to us, and thank you for your service. To get to the US to study you will first need to get a letter of acceptance from a US educational institution. Once you have an acceptance letter we can help you with the study visa. The study visa is a temporary visa; you have to show that you plan on coming back to Canada when your studies are over. While you are studying you can begin looking for teaching opportunities that you could begin once your studies are complete. You will need a work visa for that. Depending on the level that you will be teaching, you may qualify for a TN visa.
      Best Regards, Muag

      Reply
  59. Kimberly

    My daughter and myself have Canadian and U.S. passports living in Canada. Now divorced from Canadian. How old can she be to leave Canada and go back with me to U.S.?

    Thank you,

    Kimberly

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Kimberly. You will have to refer to the custody agreement in your divorce proceedings to see if there is any restrictions on her being able to go to another country.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  60. Jane

    Will I need a study visa for 1 year of high school studies in the us?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Jane. What is your nationality?
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  61. Grace

    HI There,
    I am a canadian citizen and planning to move and get married in USA. My boyfriend has non status in USA (ilegal). I wanted to find out what option do I have to live in USA legally and if I am able to get a green card for me and for him?
    Thank you G

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Grace. In order for you to get status to live in the US you will need to either go there to study, work, or to make a business investment. Obtaining a green card is a lengthy process. Your boyfriend will also have to address his own status issues, and may find that he is banned from the US for a period of time.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  62. Mackenzie

    Hello, I was born in the USA but was moved to Canada at a young age so I am a dual citizen. I would now like to move back to the USA. Is this as simple as buying a plane ticket and moving there? Or are there any forms I need to fill out first? Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello MacKenzie. You need to make sure that you have your valid US passport in order to go back to the US to live and work.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  63. Melissa

    My apologies if this has been discussed already.
    My boyfriend lives in Canada and I live in the States. We’re hoping to have him down here as a citizen within a year. We’re not planning on marrying for a while, but we do want to be together then eventually marry. How difficult will that be? If it makes a difference, he doesn’t have a criminal record of any kind.

    Thank you, Melissa.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Melissa. In order to sponsor your boyfriend, you would have to be married, or engaged to be married within 90 days of entry, or he can apply to study (with a letter of acceptance from a school) or work (if he has a job offer and he meets specific qualifications).
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  64. Amelia

    I am going to the USA (from Canada) for next school year, and I was wondering if I had to apply for citizenship or if I could legally be in the country for a year without becoming a legal citizen

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Amelia. You will need a US study visa in order to go to the US for 1 year of studies.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  65. Kim

    Hi! I am wondering if I qualify for Dual Citizenship!? I live in Canada, My father was born in the U.S, then around 8 years of age, his parents divorced and My grandma met and married a Canadian and moved my dad to Canada, where he is now a landed immigrant of Canada, but still holds an American Passport. I am wondering If I qualify for Dual Citizenship in the U.S, as I am currently dating someone there, who lives close to family and friends!?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Kim. You were born in Canada, and your father still hold US citizenship. You can apply for US citizenship through your father, it will probably not be a quick process. We would need to know a lot more about the situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  66. Joe

    I’ve applied a while back for a Green Card in the states, looking to move from Alberta to Florida to improve our lifestyle. I’ve been approved and have already done my interview in Montreal. My wife is American but has been living in Canada with me for almost 3 years. Because she hasn’t declared any W2 over the last few years (since she’s been filling and paying taxes in Canada), they’ve asked us to provide her Parents’ tax return to demonstrate their is an existing support to achieve the 125% of income over the poverty levels. Her parents have denied our request by scare that the liabilities are too high in case we were to divorce down the road. Without them co-sponsoring me, do we have other options to be able to get down there?

    Thanks for your advice,

    Joe

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Joe. It sounds like you are in a frustrating situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your wife. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  67. Andrew

    I’m a dual citizen, I was born in USA but I moved to Canada at a young age. I was wondering what I would have to do to move there.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Andrew. As long as you have your US Passport, and no criminal inadmissibility you should have no problems going back to the US to live.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  68. Collette

    I’m Canadian born I have 3 children I work as a bartender / server and am interested in moving my family to Las Vegas … What is the best way to do this

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Collette. Have you started looking for a job with a US company who would be willing to sponsor you?
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  69. Oliver liang

    Hey,
    My boy friend lives in US and I live in Canada and we are planning to marry. My question in fact is very simple, once we get married, can he come over to Canada and from Canada we can sponser him? If I am not wrong, sponspering will be simple right? Thanks

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Oliver. There are two forms of spousal sponsorship. You can sponsor from inside Canada.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  70. Emily Richardson

    Hello there,

    I am a Canadian citizen wanting to move to Texas to be with my boyfriend. We do not want to get married just so I can move there, so I wanted to know what my other options could be and how long it might take to go through the processes? I have an aunt and uncle who live in the United States-could that help me in anyway? Or could my boyfriend vouche for me?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Emily. The options that you have to reside in the US so that you can be close to your boyfriend are:
      Study visa – get an acceptance to a US school
      Work visa – get a job offer from a US employer
      Investment visa – make a substantial investment in a US business.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
      1. Brent O'Neill

        I have the exact same situation except I am thinking about moving to the US to be with my girlfriend. I have already completed University in Canada, am self employed and am not in a position to make any kind of investment in a US business. What can I do?

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Brent. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. We need to know all the details about your situation. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
  71. Jennifer

    I’m a Canadian citizen married to a US citizen for just over a year. We’ve spent the last 2 years living in Canada and are now relocating to the US. We’ve filled out (but not yet filed) the relevant forms to start the Immigration process for me, but my biggest concern is travel back & forth to Canada. Once the I-130, K-3 Visa & is submitted will there be restrictions on my travel back to Canada?

    Many thanks the assistance!

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Jennifer. If you are still showing residency in Canada, there should not be any problem. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to look at your case in detail and be able to adivse you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. Rasha jouhar

        Hi, Thank you for this useful website. I’m a Canadian citizen married to an American for over a year now. After our wedding, I visited the USA for 4 months and stayed with my husband. We were told by immigration agents that I had to leave the USA when we file our papers and so I did. We sent out our documents end of August 2015 and we haven’t received anything yet. not even a receipt. We then followed the advise of an American lawyer and filed our papers again a month and half ago and still got no response. We were told to wait. we’ve been waiting for a year now. Is this normal? what should we do? and how long should we wait before considering other options?

        Thanks!

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Rasha. Thank you for writing to us. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to get all the details of your application from you and figure out what your next steps should be. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
  72. matthew sedo

    Hey there! Im a dual citizen born in the US. I moved to canada when I was 15 and am considering moving back to work as a massage therapist. Is this a difficult task? Any info would be helpful.

    Thank!

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Matthew. If you are a US citizen with a valid passport, you should have no problem going back to the US.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  73. Peter Leek

    Hello,
    I recently applied for a job in the US and am going to be interviewed later this week. I have read everything above and don’t see there being a problem for my immediate family to come with me if I get this job. My question is, we have an 11 year old foster boy who is native and was wondering how difficult it would be to bring him along with us as well knowing he has no family here other than us. I realize that we would have to start here in Canada to get paper work and legalities done and then start with paper work down there. The reason that I ask is if I am selected for this job this would weigh in on my acceptance or not.
    Thank you,
    Peter

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Peter. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to look at all your details, including the type of visa that you will need to work in the US, and plan the best strategy for you and your family. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  74. Will

    Hello,

    My girlfriend and I want to live/work in California. Our plan is to get married and move down there. She has a degree in Kin and I have a degree in business. We want to be US citizens in the long-run.

    How may I go about doing this?
    If a company in the US hires me can she come as well? Is she able to work in the US?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Will. In order to move and live in the US, you will either need a job offer from a US employer of invest in a US business. The type of visa you will obtain will determine if your wife will be able to work in the US also. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to look at your situation and plan the best strategy for and your girlfriend. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  75. Connor

    Hi, I was wondering what the minimum time for someone with a spousal based PR card to be out of Canada. Is it 720 days? My wife got her PR via spousal sponsorship a year ago but went back to the states a few weeks later as she got an offer to manage a new location at her work. I came down to visit in December for Christmas but among other things had to redo her taxes for the last few years down here which took a while as I needed to get an ITIN. Anyhow, I’m wondering how does one being a Canadian citizen apply to be down here under the spousal sponsorship? I have until mid June to return as stated on my passport. Should I return to Canada to apply or can I have my stay extended if I were to apply for the spousal sponsorship route?

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Connor. The minimum amount of time that someone needs to spend in Canada is 720 days in the five years of their PR card. If your wife has been out of the country, and she has been with you, and you are a Canadian citizen, then those days count towards the 720.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
      1. Connor McFarlane

        Hmm ok thanks for the reply 🙂 Just wondering g, what do you mean by and she has been with me? Also, is there anything I can pay for to extend my stay down here or change my status without having to go back? Many thanks!

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Conner. If you are both out of Canada together (example you are both together in Texas, as apposed to your wife being in Texas and you being in Florida) those days will count towards her total of 720 required days.
          Regards, Vahe

          Reply
  76. Duniya

    Hi there I am Canadian citizenship my husband lives USA as green card holder. He sponsored me to get green card and to live and work in USA. So what I want to know is during process can I move to USA from Canada, and live my husband until my Visa interview is available. Any help will be appreciated.

    Thank you

    Duniya

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Duniya. What type of application did your husband submit? Was it a I-130 waiver?
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  77. Nathan Bisschop

    So I want to start a business as a canadian citizen but I want to start it in America so how would I go about doing that?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Nathan. Thank you for writing to us. There are several paths for people that want to start businesses, or purchase existing businesses in the US. Each path has specific requirements for the amount of money that must be invested and how many US jobs must be created. We will need to know more abut the type of business you want to start, where in the US you are looking to locate, and how much money you are prepared to invest. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  78. Mike V

    Hi there,

    I was looking to move down to California from Canada. I would like to know what i will need to get to be able to move down there. I have no children and have no wife or girlfriend that is a U.S. citizen. I was going to try to land a job before i got down there but now after reading what was above im confused on what i have to do/get.

    Thanks Mike

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Mike. If you want to move to the US and work there, you must have a job offer from a US employer before you apply for a US work visa.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  79. Dan

    I would like to move to USA from Toronto, as business ?
    what is options for that?

    I have family wife and 2 childrens!?
    Dan

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Dan. There are several options. If you want to start a business in the US, there are specific requirements on how much money you need to invest and how many US jobs you need to create. If you want to invest in an existing business, there are specific requirements on how that can be done. The other option is to have a US employer offer you a job. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your family based on your goals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  80. Antoine

    Hello

    I’m canadian my father is an American living here as a landed immigrant and I am unable to provide evidence of physical presence in order to be granted citizenship by birth right. Can I use my grandparents physical presence or is their another way for me to obtain citizenship ?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Antoine. In order to help you we will need to know a lot more about you and your father’s situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  81. Vince

    Hi,

    I am a canadian citizen and I just sponsored my wife and she recently got her PR. She has to now go to U.S. on student visa for 2 years for university. I have decided to move with her to states and my company will be sponsoring me. Will she have to renounce her PR?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Vince. Your wife does not have to renounce her PR if she intendeds to fulfill the minimum requirement for the amount of time spent in Canada in the 5 year window from the time that she received her PR status.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  82. Ali

    Hi there,
    I am moving from Montreal to North Carolina, with a J1/J2 visa. I want to bring my car (Honda civic 2009 – made in Canada) and some households with myself. I was wondering that do I need to do anything (like filing some sort of forms) before arriving to the border? if so, what should I do?
    Many thanks

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Ali. You will need to check with US Border Services on what the rules and regulations are for bringing personal property with you over the border.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  83. KaylaT

    My boyfriend lives in the US and i live in canada i want to move down there to be with him this summer but i dont know what the first step would be. When i was a kid i had permanent residency and due to situations out of my control it had to be cancelled(if this makes a difference). I want to go down there and work for the winter before going to school in the spring for nursing. What steps should i follow or what documents should i pursue to get down there?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Kayla. As a Canadian citizen you should be able to visit the US for up to six months in a year. I will need to know more about the cancellation of your permanent residency to see if there was something that happened that would now make you require a waiver due to inadmissibility. You should always know what your exact status is when dealing with immigration. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to look at all your details and determine the best strategy for you to spend time with your boyfriend. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  84. A

    Hi there. I am a Canadian citizen and my girlfriend lives in the United States but is NOT a U.S. citizen but is under some type of protective services, and we are planning to start a life together in the U.S. And we were wondering how we could go about that? What are our options?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello. In order to map out the proper steps for you, we will need to know a lot more about the situation that your girlfriend is in. Her eligibility to sponsor you will depend on her status with US immigration. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  85. matt o

    hi i am canadian but my children reside in michigan is it possible for me to live in michigan to be closer to them but continue to work at my job in canada by travelling across the border everyday

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Matt. As a Canadian you can spend up to 6 months out of the year in the US; this solution requires you to keep a residence in Canada. Your children can sponsor you for a Green Card; this is a lengthy process and US Immigration caps the number of Green Cards that it issues each year. If you travel back and forth while keeping a residence in Canada, it would be best if you have a Entry Package prepared that explains your situation so that the US and Canadian border officers fully understand your situation.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  86. Jason VanSoelen

    Hi, I am currently a medical student in the Caribbean and am planning to start rotations in the US in June 2017. I am a Canadian citizen and was planning on getting married in April 2017 just before I start rotations. What is the process for my future spouse who is also a Canadian citizen?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jason. If you are planning to obtain a H-1B visa so that you can work in the US, your spouse can accompany you, and in some cases your spouse may obtain a work visa.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  87. Denise Fowler

    Hello! My husband and I want to move to the USA from Newfoundland, Canada. We have been successful restaurant owners since 2001 and wish to start a business in Florida. I also work as a real estate agent. How do we get started in transferring/starting a restaurant? How do I become a licensed real estate agent in Florida? We also want to eventually be US citizens. Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Denise. There are specific rules and regulations for the amount of money that you need to invest and the number of US citizen jobs that you need to create to obtain a visa that would allow you to start a company in the US. There is an option of buying an existing business, but it also has a set of rules and regulations. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your husband to achieve your goal of working and living in the US. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  88. Lori

    I dont know where to start – My Boyfriend Lives in Canada and we want him to move here. He isnt going to work right away.How do I go about doing this?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Lori. As a Canadian citizen your boyfriend can come to visit you for up to 6 months at a time; he cannot work during the visit. If he eventually wants to get a work visa, he will have to find a US employer who will sponsor him.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  89. Doreen Lupaschuk

    I am nearing retirement. I plan to retire in less than 2 years when I am close to 60. I have been a teacher, school counsellor, assistant principal, cental office school division administrator, and currently a manager and director at Alberta Education, Government of Alberta. I have a B.Ed and M.Ed. I will have a good management pension and would like to work a couple of days per week. Might I be able to move to Maui to live permanently. How might I go about doing that? Is it even a possibility for me? Would I be able to draw by Canada Pension and Old Age Pension while living in Maui?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Doreen. Are you willing to invest substantially in a US business? That is one way to get permanent status to live in the US. You can also apply for the Green Card lottery, or you can spend six months in Maui in the winter, and six months of the year back in Canada.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  90. Lori

    Hello. My employer will be trying to get me an L1 visa and I will be moving into the US. How long would it take for my husband to be able to work legally and I also have a 25 yr old son that is still in University that I would like to have move with us as well….is that possible and can he work?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Lori. The L-2 visa for your husband should be applied for at the same time that your company is submitting your L-1 application so that they will coincide. The cutoff age for your son to be included in the L-2 is 21 years old. He will have to apply on his own permit.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  91. Tony

    Hi, I am a Canadian student graduating from university this summer and planning to move to the states for a career in finance. Do I have to to find a employer and get sponsored first before moving there or I can relocate to the states first and try to find an internship there? Also, J1 will be the visa I’m looking for right? Thank you.

    Reply
  92. Tony

    Hi,

    I am a Canadian citizen graduating from university this summer and planning to move to the US. Is it possible for me to move there first and try to find an internship/job or I need to find a US company to sponsor me first before moving there? Also, what types of visa would I be looking at specifically? I’m assuming TN for full time job offers and J1 for internships. Thank you for your time and any help is appreciated.

    Tony

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Tony. You will need a visa before you can go to live in the US. The first step is for you to find a US employer who will extend a job offer to you. Once you have the job offer, you can contact us again to see exactly which type of visa you will need.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  93. Kerry

    I am a Canadian living in Canada. I am alone here, no family, no friends. All my friends live in the US. I want to move to the US to be close to them and have a life. I am able and willing to work but I don’t have a company to sponsor me. What are my options if any?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Kerry. It is always hard to be away from friends. You need to find a company that will extend a job offer to you. The alternative is to apply to a US school and study in the US. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you after looking at all your specific details. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  94. Sylvia Pelosi

    My son has dual citizenship as I am American and his father Canadian. We live in Canada. He has a social security number which I attained for him when he was born, he is currently a student and would like to go and work with my brother in the states from June to August. I am wondering what is required for him to legally cross the boarder and work there for a summer job. There are always custom forms to fill out when you fly. He will be living with my parents, what else is required for him to be able to do this?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Sylvia. Thank you for writing to us. Since your son has US citizenship, he has every right to cross the border and work. He must show his US passport when he crosses the border to the US, and his Canadian passport when he crosses the border to Canada.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  95. Del

    Hello! I’m Canadian living in Canada and recently got engaged to an American. I’m planning to move to the US and we were thinking the spousal sponsorship route may be the easiest. My main concern is whether or not I will be eligible to work in the US if we go that route? If so, is there a waiting period or how does that all work?
    Thank you very much!

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Del. Once your spouse files Form I-130, you are eligible to apply for a nonimmigrant K-3 visa. This will entitle you to come to the United States to live and work while the visa petition is pending.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  96. Bryan

    My wife, children, and I are Canadian Citizens and do not want to be in Canada anymore, we want to move to Texas, I work in the Oil and Gas Industry. Both our children are under the age of 21 and still attend High School. Would like to know the best options for us to look at to move to a great state and a great country.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Bryan. Thank you for writing to us. From what you have written, your best option is to get a job offer from a US company in Texas. This will allow you to bring your wife and children with you. It does not however give you an advantage in pursuing a Green Card.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  97. Neil

    Hello,

    My girlfriend is a Canadian citizen. She is a teacher. She wants to find a way to enter the country to teach. Her cousin could sponsor her from his US based business but would she be able to teach using this visa? How can she come to this country to teach?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Neil. A work visa is for a specific job. Your girlfriend can only work as a teacher if she has a work visa for teaching. From what you have written, it seems that that you are a US citizen. Have you considered spousal sponsorship?
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  98. petra

    Hello,
    me and my partner have been living in Canada (BC) for 3 years , we permanent residence in Canada, but originally from Slovakia . We are thinking to move to USA, but we dont have a job there. What are our options please ?
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Petra. Your options are: 1. Find a job offer. 2. Get accepted to a US school. 3. Invest in a business. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your partner. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  99. Pratik Panchani

    Hi ,
    I am from India at completed my graduation from Toronto,Canada(4 years) . I want to go US for my master degree. What is my next process? After getting admission in US university? How can I get Visa easily ?? PLEASE HELP FAST

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Pratik. Once you have your US acceptance letter, contact us and we will be able to quickly help you obtain you US Study Visa.
      Best regards, Vahe

      Reply
  100. Lindsay

    Hi there,

    I am currently engaged to an American citizen ( I am from Toronto, Ontario) Wondering what my next steps will be to get married and move there? I also have a 12 year old daughter from a previous relationship. How would that work for her coming as well?

    Thank you,

    L.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Lindsay. Your partner in the US can sponsor you now on a Fiancee visa (you would have 90 days to get married), or he could sponsor you as Spouse after you get married. Your daughter can be sponsored also provided that you work out the details according to your divorce proceedings.
      Regards, Vahe

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  101. Melissa

    I am an American who lives in Canada i am considering moving to Alabama. I would like to know what my first steps should be to get paperwork started for my Canadian children, husband and mother as we will all be moving together. I have looked at the website and have seen lots of information which gives me some general ideas but i need to know specifically what paperwork i should be filling out and what steps to take. I would love to make an appointment to speak to someone about our specific situation but was unable to speak to anyone over the phone and do not see on the website where to book an appointment. Any help and direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Melissa, Thank you for writing to us. Your husband and dependent children will not be a problem provided that there are no inadmissibility on their records. If your mother is American, there is no problem there, but if your mother is Canadian you would need to apply for a I-130 waiver. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  102. Daniel

    Hi.

    I am a U.S. Citizen living in Canada as a permanent resident. My wife and 3 children are Canadian citizens.

    I have been offered another job with my company and that position us in the U.S.

    I need to start June 1. Can I bring my belongings, wife and kids across the border without paperwork? If there is forms to fill what are they?
    Can’t my wife and 3 kids go down seperatley as if they were going on “vacation”?

    Regards Daniel

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Daniel. I am glad you wrote to us before you tried bringing your family and belongs to the border without the proper documentation; you would have been refused entry. You will need to file Form I-130 for your spouse and dependent children. Your spouse is eligible to apply for a nonimmigrant K-3 visa. This will entitle her to come to the United States to live (along with your dependent children) and work while the visa petition is pending. If you want help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  103. Paul B

    I am canadian will be marrying an american.
    Due to my business in Canada and my children from my previous marriage i need to go back and forth weekly for a few years.

    Is this possible?

    I do not need to work in the USA or get citizenship. Residence is all I need i believe. I just need to be able to see my future wife and live with her there while going back and forth. In 5 or so years we may want to move to canada and get her citizenship here.

    What are my options as i need to come back and forth weekly.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Paul. Thank you for writing to us. Are you planning to work while you are in the US staying with your fiancee? or will all your work be conducted out of Canada? I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you, you do not want to do anything that will get you a refusal to enter at the border. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  104. Maryna Bertnyk

    Hello, I am 21 years of age and I’m wondering how can I move to the states? I have no family there but a few friends. How do I make this happen? I was born in Ukraine but am a Canadian citizen. I don’t seem to qualify for any visas since I’m not married to an American, I don’t have a specialized job nor do I invest in any business

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Maryna. The best way for you to get to the US is to find a job with a US employer. To do this you may need to improve your education, or work experience. If you would like, our immigration professionals can put together an Immigration Plan for you that when followed, will put you in a very good position for a US visa. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  105. christine Brown

    What if I came to the us from Jamaica at a young age my mom died before getting citizenship so I was brought back to Jamaica where my father then filed for me from Canada I fit through lived there till age 20 citizenship granted but then came to us had a child who is now 5 I now want to become a us citizen is it possible or have abandoned my Canadian citizenship

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Christine. We will need to know a lot more about the details of your situation before we can advise you on what to do. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  106. Navi

    I’m in Canada on closed work permit, and my spouse is on dependent open work permit(not working). For both, Permit/Visa expiry date is in 6 months time. But now I got a job in usa and going there shortly.

    1.Can my spouse continue staying in Canada after I leave for few months ?
    2.Can my spouse get h4 stamping (along with me) and comeback to Canada and stay by herself or stay with her friends/brother for 2 or 3 months. ?

    Thanks for the reply.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Navi. No, your wife cannot stay in Canada if you leave. Her eligibility is something that we can only assess if we know a lot more about her situation and yours. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  107. Matt

    Hi. I have a possibility to be transferred to the US for work. I am Canadian, living in Canada, married with three kids, all under the age of 11.

    My mother in law had planned to move in with us (she is single)prior to this possible job relocation. Also, she is retired, but in very good health, if that matters.

    If I move to the US with my family for work, is she eligible to come as well? There would be no financial issues at all with supporting her as this possible transfer would represent a large salary increase.

    If she can’t come, what possible steps can be taken to request that she move to the US as well? Or would I need to wait until I get US citizenship and then try to sponsor her?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Matt. Thank you for writing to us. The rules on accompanying a visa holder vary according to the specific visa that your company will be bringing you to the US with. In most cases the spouse and dependent children can accompany without needed a visa of their own. In most cases they can study but they cannot work. With regards to your mother-in-law, depending on her citizenship, she may be able to accompany you for an extended period of time. Once you have more concrete information on the type of visa that your company will be petitioning for you, get in touch with us and we will be able to set out a plan for you and your family and your mother-in-law.
      Regards, Vahe

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      1. matt

        Hi Vase. Thanks for the response. I am a Canadian citizen, and so are my wife, kids, and mother in law.

        I believe it is an L-1 type visa.

        Thanks again

        Matg

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        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Matt. If you get a L-1A or a L-1B you will be able to take your wife and children on the same visa. Your mother-in-law will not be able to be included on that visa.
          Regards, Vahe

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  108. Estelle

    I am a 41 Canadian Citizen married an American when I was 27 and unfortunately he passed away 6 months after we married, namely December 18, 2002. He had a landed immigrant status to work in Canada. He lived in New Jersey and moved to Canada when he was 11. His mother is Canadian and his father was American. We do not have any children and I never remarried nor did I fill out any type of paper work to move to the states. I know now about this deadline to apply for green card if you are a widow or widowed to an American which of course passed Oct 2011. I wanted to know has anyone still applied for a green card after the deadline?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Estelle. Unfortunately the program that you were referring to was closed long ago, and there is nothing that has taken its place.
      Best regards, Vahe

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      1. Estelle

        Thank you Vahe. Hopefully, I would be able to apply in the future if something else takes its place. Regards, Estelle

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  109. pratik

    Hello Just One question ,

    If i am Canadian Citizen and i have applied in EB- 1 A category from Canada ( Self Petition ) , if my visa approved for USA immigration in EB-1 A Category .

    After port of entry in USA , do i need to work in the same field in USA .

    Thanks ,

    Pratik

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Pratik. The EB-1 visa has specific rules and regulations. If the rules are unclear to you then I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to go through all the details so that you do not run the risk of losing your status. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  110. Blaine

    hi im a canadian citizen but i met n got engaged to a american and we plan on getting married in three but i want to move to the usa is that possible

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Blaine. Yes, your husband can sponsor you if you are married. A spousal sponsorship is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that the marriage is legitimate. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  111. Andrew

    Howdy, I am 29 years of age and I’m wondering how can I move to the states? I have no family there but a few friends. How do I make this happen? I want a fresh start. I am from toronto canada.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Andrew. There are essentially three options for you: get a job offer from a US employer, invest in a US business, get married to a US citizen. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  112. Shahid

    Hi my name is shahid I’m a us citizen and my brother is Canadian citizen what is best and quickest way to get him in us so he can live here help me with my business legally.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Shahid. There are a couple of options available that would depend on your brother’s qualifications: TN, Employment Based Immigration (EB). I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you to bring your brother to the US. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  113. Diana Ford

    I am a 70 year old woman who was born and raised in the United States. I married a Canadian, moved to Canada and have dual citizenship. I am divorcing and have been spending time in Illinois with a man I loved years ago. Do I have to fill out an 8840 form each year? Being a U. S. citizen, am I only allowed to stay in the U. S. for a certain number of days? I know I cannot be out of my province over a certain number of days or I lose my medical coverage. All information about the 8840 form has to do with Canadians in the U. S. and nothing about being a U.S. citizen. Your knowledge in this area would be greatly appreciated as I am so nervous about doing something wrong. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Diane. You are in the great position of having dual citizenship in Canada and the US. As a citizen, there are no restrictions on how much time you can spend in and out of your country; your citizenship is not predicated on attendance. As you mentioned however, each province has rules regarding benefits. This is something that you should check with the province and state that you reside. The 8840 is an IRS form and is not associated with immigration. To get a better understanding of the 8840, you should speak with a tax consultant who is familiar with both US and Canadian tax law.
      Best Regards, Vahe

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  114. China

    I have a question I am a Canadian citizen and my fiancé is a green card holder in America we have plans on getting married this year i have 3 children two are step children to him and one is my finace child we would like to relocate to America is he able to sponsor me and my children being a green card holder ??? And also for the children that arnt his ?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us. As a Green-card holder (permanent resident) he can sponsor you and his biological children. In order to sponsor his step-children, he can either legally adopt the step children, or obtain an affidavit from the biological father confirming and accepting the intent of having the children immigrate to the US. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your family; US immigration can be difficult to navigate. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  115. Afifah Ali

    Hello, I’m a Canadian citizen married to an American. My husband would like to sponsor me, however we would like to know how long the process will take and if during the process we would be able to travel back and forth between Canada and America? Or would I have to stay in either one of the countries’ throughout the process?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Afifah. The process takes between 6 and 12 months. During that time you can travel back and forth provided you fulfill certain conditions. A spousal sponsorship is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that the marriage is legitimate. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  116. Shahana Chowdhury

    Hi, my name is Shahana, I born in Bangladesh and most of my education from Bangladesh. I was graduated in 2001 from Bachelor of Medicine. Then after my internship I worked there in hospital & clinic for 10 months. And than move to Canada in 2003 with my husband and currently residing in Canada. I have passed Canadian evaluation exam, completed one year program on Physiotherapy Assistant and also a Polysomnograpy program. Currently working in a sleep clinic as sleep technologist. I am married & have a son six years old. My husband works in finance & my son is in grade one. We all are Canadian citizen. We want to move to States to start a new life and stay rest of our life there for few region. The reasons behind to move away from extreme cold weather, to get better exposure in work and main reason to give our child better education. What is the best option for us. Please advice. Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Shahana. Moving to the US is not a simple task. Acquiring a Green Card can take a very long time. You and your husband would need to have job offers from US employers as a start. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  117. Marie

    Hi there, I have a question. I was born and raised in Canada but my father was American. Giving me and my brother American citizenship as well. I have a SIN number and a US passport, as well as a consular report of a birth abroad. Now, fast forward to present time I am now engaged to an American and we have a daughter together. She also has her CRBA but not a passport (it’s not needed yet). We soon plan to make the move to the states official but I’m wondering how I go about doing this? Who needs to know.. considering I’m already a citizen of the country and not just an immigrant.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Marie. Thank you for writing to us. From what you have written, it sounds like you have both a valid Canadian Passport and a valid US Passport. That puts you in excellent standing! I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to look at all of the details of both your Canadian and US status to see if an Entry Package would be necessary to explain your dual citizenship situation to the US border officer when you and your daughter make the permanent move to the US. They will also be able to advise you on how to keep your dual citizenship valid, should you wish to do so. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  118. KP

    Hi there

    I have a couple of questions. I am a Caribbean medical student currently in Canada preparing for my US licensing exam and soon have to go to the US to complete clinical rotations for 2 years. My school provides me with paperwork to obtain what I believe is called the B1 visa. I wanted to know if I’d be eligible to begin the immigration process to eventually become a US citizen perhaps instead or along with the B1 visa. I am a Canadian citizen. Please let me know if you have any insight on my situation and the process. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us KP. You are not eligible to pursue an immigration application at this time. You would need a job offer and a company who will sponsor you for an H-1B, then from there you can perhaps apply for permanent residency should the employer wish to undertake the immigration process for you. Unless you get married to a US citizen, you have a long way to go before you can contemplate permanent residency by other means.
      Regards, Vahe

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  119. Glenn

    I read, a few years ago, that if a US citizen was living with his spouse in her country for 2 years, they could go to the US embassy and there was no waiting to process the forms and receive a green card to enter the US. The US citizen had to prove he lived a minimum 2 years in her country. I can not find anything about this today. Is this no longer an option for immigration?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Glenn. Immigration rules change all the time, and usually with no advanced notice. There is no way to bypass the spousal sponsorship process. If you are considering moving to the US with your spouse then I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  120. Jens Nielsen

    Hi, I was born in Utah and a couple years later my mom left my dad and we moved back to Canada I was told I have dual citizenship I have a sin number and did have a U.S passport so guessing I do have dual. I am now about twenty five to thirty years out of the U.S and in a common law relationship with two kids I heard my two kids can become citizens with paperwork. My common law and I want to move to California where my dad and sister are with other family we are wondering what process we would need to do in order to move down. Thank you

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Jens. You have a little bit of a complicated situation. Since you were born in Utah and have had a US Passport, there is some work that has to be done to renew your long expired passport; this is an essential first step. Your children can become naturalized citizens, and your common-law partner can be sponsored by you to become a US citizen also. There are a lot of moving parts in your situation, but nothing that we have not seen before. We have been practicing US and Canadian immigration law for over 18 years. Your situation needs to be handled properly and methodically so that nothing goes wrong during the navigation of the complex US immigration procedures. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your family. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  121. Jennifer

    A bit of a complicated question. Born in Canada but I am interested in applying for dual citizenship. My mother is American born but also holds dual citizenship and resides in Canada for decades with my father who is Canadian. I also have a sibling who was born in the US but hasn’t resided in the US since infancy. I did live in the US as a child and held a green card for two years as well. My mother left the US in her teens(16)in the late 60’s with her parents and I was born two years after that. All her family are also US citizens going well back long before the civil war. Just wondering what my odds are at applying for it as I am interested in moving to the US within the next couple years with my own family. The information I did manage to find stated that I may be eligible but wasn’t 100% clear about my mother had to live in the US 2- 5 years prior to my birth. Would be grateful for any help on this matter.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jennifer. You are right, this is a complicated question. Simply put, since your mother holds US citizenship, it is very possible for you to have US citizenship too. The complexity of your situation will make it difficult for you to do this on your own. The immigration officers reviewing your case will be asking you a ton of questions to figure out why your mother left the US and why you are deciding now to come back. We have been successfully dealing with cases such as yours for over 18 years. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can assess your entire situation and advise on the best strategy to take. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  122. Shine

    Good day! I’m an american citizen. My sister is a permanent resident in canada and is currently living there, but her country of citizenship is Philippines. Her two minor kids are both canadian citizen living with her. Can I petiton her and her kids to live with me in the US? I am thinking applying for I-130 ( sibling petition) visa. How long do you think will it take for the whole process? Thank you very much.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Shine. Yes, you can petition for your sister and her children. The wait time is from 9 to 16 months. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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      1. Shine

        Thank you very much for the reply. I would definitely contact your office for consultation whenever im ready to file.

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  123. Sherry

    Hi, my Sister is a citizen of the US and I live in Canada. She is starting the process to get me down there. How long can I go to the US while waiting for this to be completed?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Sherry. It all depends on which type of visa that your sister is in the process of applying for you. As a Canadian citizen, even though you do not need a visa to visit the US, if border officer feels that you are using your visa-free status to in effect “live” in the US, you can be denied entry. If you are denied entry, it will appear on your permanent record, and effect your sister’s application for you. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can assess your complete situation and advise on the best strategy to take to spending time in the US while your sister is completing her application. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  124. Rick

    Hi I’m a sex offender and my girl friend is a Canadian can we get the fiancé visa and get married ant then will she be a us citizen?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Rick. With a Fiance Visa, your girlfriend and you will have 90 days to get married. If you are not married in that time, she will have to leave back for Canada. Once you get married she can apply for an adjustment of status to become a permanent resident and citizenship. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  125. Brad

    My name is Brad, I am US citizen and have a gf in Canada. She has a son that is 4 and is wanting to come to the states to be with me and to get away from her ex boyfriend that is trying to do harmful things to her. So would the easiest route would be to just get married and she would have citizen ship here in the US and her son as well? Please get back to me soon. Thank you in advance.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Brad. Thank you for writing to us. The route to take would be to get a Fiancee visa that will allow your girlfriend and her son to come to the US, and give you 90 days to get married. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  126. Jamie

    Hi, I’m 22 years old and I’m currently living in the states, working as an Au-Pair (live-in nanny) I’ve been in California for 21 months now and I’m here on a J-1 visa good for 2 years. (I have to leave to go back to Canada when my job is finished mid April) I’am a Canadian citizen and I want to come back to the states. What type of visa would I need? What exactly would I need to do in order to legally live in the states and work? Thanks

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Jamie. You are correct, as soon as your J-1 expires you need to be back in Canada. In order to legally live and work in the US you will either need another job offer, or get married to a US citizen.
      Best regards, Vahe

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  127. David G

    Hello – my partner, a Canadian citizen, is considering taking a job in the US. His prospective employer will be taking care of the VISA application process for him. I may consider joining him as well. What might be my best option to secure a VISA as well as a partner (we are not married). Would the easiest route be for his prospective employer to apply for a VISA for me as well?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hi David. Thank you for writing to us. As a Canadian citizen you do not need a visa to visit the US for up to six months at a time; so that is an easy option for you. You would still have to demonstrate to the immigration officer that your intent is to come back to Canada. If your partner’s company can make you a job offer that you are qualified for, then you have the work permit option and the TN visa option. I think that you should be in good shape.
      Best regards, Vahe

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  128. Tom

    I applied for residency 8 months ago in Canada. i have lived here for 6 years under a NAFTA Work permit what happens to my pension if denied residence?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hi Tom. Your question is best directed to a tax specialist.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  129. Jacob Grenier

    Hi, my name is jacob and im 22 living in canada, im looking to move to the united states (california) to be with my girlfriend and also a job. Ive looked everywhere online to try an figure out the best way about going about this process and ive come up blank, with mere advice in between. Im trying to figure out the best possible plan, to achieve my goal. Thank you so much for your time.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jacob. Thank you for writing to us. It was not clear from your note if you already have a job offer from a company in California. It boils down to three ways to get status in the USA; have a job, make an investment, get married. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can assess your situation and advise on the best strategy to take. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  130. Wanda LeBlanc

    I am a Canadian citizen and currently reside in Canada with my boyfriend who has dual US and Canadian citizenship. We would like to move to the United States together and wondering what options are available for us to do that.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Wanda. There are basically three ways to get status in the US; have a job, make an investment, get married. If you let me know which path you think best suits you, I will be able to better advise you.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  131. Sandy

    Hi
    I Am a Canadian citizens and plan to settle in the USA. I am a vet by profession and will like to pursue a career there. I have my own practice here in Canada and plan to buy some in USA. Is there any way I can enter USA without seeking a job and start my own practice
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Sandy. You may qualify for an E-2 visa that would allow you to start your own business in the US. In order to determine if you have all the qualifications, we would need for you to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who specializes in US visas. You can make an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Best of luck, Vahe

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  132. Amanda

    I live in Buffalo, NY, my fiance is a Canadian citizen living in Canada. We plan on marrying on the states and him living here, at least for a year after the marriage. I’m having a hard time figuring out if he can still work in Canada. He has a good job and it only takes about 30mins from my house. My plan was to go the k1 visa route, but I’ve read that he won’t be able to leave once we marry until he gets PR. He also has a daughter whom lives with her mother in Canada, so he needs to be able to go and get her on his weekends. I need advice on the best process.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hi Amanda. Thanks for writing to us. You do have options!

      Option 1
      You can file the K-1, which takes approx. a 1 year. The K-1 will lead to an immigrant visa that will be valid for 90 days. You will have to get married within those 90 days and file for a spousal sponsorship and adjustment of status. You are correct that once you file the adjustment of status you cannot leave the US for up to 90 days until the travel document is issued. – The K-1 route is lengthy and very costly. Not recommended.

      Option 2
      You get married, file a spousal sponsorship through the Consulate in Montreal, and he travels back and forth while the process is pending. Entries into the US however become more risky and are at the discretion of the Officer. Careful with immigrant intent, want to demonstrate that although immigrant petition is pending, that the travel is temporary.

      Option 3
      You get married in the US, then file an spousal sponsorship and adjustment of status. Wait 90 days until the travel document is issued which will allow him to travel in and out of the US while the adjustment of status is pending. Cannot leave any earlier than the 90 days otherwise applications will be deemed abandoned.

      If you need our help on any of these matters Amanda, please feel free to contact us at 1-855-886-8472 or you can book a consultation with us directly at http://www.visaplace.com/bookonline
      Regards
      Vahe

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      1. Amanda

        Thank you so much for your response. All of this is so confusing! In theory, we can get married,he goes home, we file the I-130,he continues to visit on weekends(depending on border officer) until it’s approved, then he can move here and continue working in Canada,with no back and forth issues?

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Yes Amanda. That is it in a nutshell. Of course nothing in the world of immigration is simple, There are a lot of information that goes into the applications and the immigration officers are always checking to see that everything matches up and that it is not just a marriage of convenience. Our firm has 18 years of experience in US and Canadian immigration. If you would like to get us involved in helping you to make sure that everything is done correctly, and avoid any mistakes and missing information, please complete this form http://goo.gl/RvRtRK and someone will be in touch with you.
          Best of luck,
          Vahe

          Reply
  133. vikram

    hello…i have completed masters of computer science from cannada and currently working in a IT company. the girl i want to marry is working in USA on H1B visa. my question is that can i move to USA after marriage to H1B girl in USA??… and can i get job in USA IT company on the basis of my studies in cannada??

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for your note Vikram. You bring up several interesting questions. H-1B visa does not give your girlfriend/wife any status in the US that can allow her to bring you with her to the US. If you are a Canadian citizen, and you find a job in the US, you can apply for a TN visa that would allow you to work in the US.
      I am going to ask one of our immigration professionals to contact you to see if there is some way that we can help you achieve your long term goals.
      Regards,
      Vahe

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      1. vikram

        THANX FOR UR REPLY SIR,,,sir if i ll not get PR in cannada,,,,then in that case can i shift to usa after marrying my girl friend ???….and can i get job there on the basis of my cannada studies?

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hi Vikram, Your questions require me to know a lot more about the details. Please complete this form for me http://goo.gl/RvRtRK it will give me all the details that I will need to answer your questions.
          Regards,
          Vahe

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  134. Cherie

    Hi there,

    My wife, my daughter and I love in Canada and are considering moving to the US. Is it difficult to obtain all of the documents needed to get granted duel citizenship? Is there a website that clearly state’s the necessary steps and forms?

    Thank you in advance.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for your question Cherie. I cannot tell from your note if you have already started the process for acquiring US citizenship. You do not have to give up your Canadian citizenship when you get your US citizenship. You can hold both.
      Regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
      1. Titon Eliuk

        Hi there my name is Titon Eliuk and I am looking to relocate to the United States from Canada and was wondering what information I would need to get it started

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Titon. There are many programs that are available for Canadians looking to relocate to the US. Study, Work, Investment, are some of them. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration consultants who will be able to see what the best options are for you given your situation. You can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Best of luck, Vahe

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          1. Andrea Ward

            Titon is my fiancé and we are looking to marry in the m near future. I am a US citizen and he is Canadian. However, at this time, the US CBP is refusing him entry into the states even though he has crossed legally many time in the past. I realize it’s at the discretion of the border patrol, but this had never been an issue until 3 weeks ago when he was coming back for a visot. He has all the documentation to prove his citizenship, but they still refine to let him pass. He has no criminal record, but the US side keeps turning him back while the Canadians allow his to pass easily. What can we do to get him back in the states for a couple of month?
            Sincerely, Andrea Ward

            Reply
            1. Vahe Mirzoyan

              Hello Andrea. It is very frustrating when it appears that arbitrary rules are being applied without justification. The US CBP is always on the look out for people who they feel, might be trying to get into the country under the pretense of a visit, and then stay illegally. Unfortunately, his border refusal now appears on his permanent record, it is a serious matter. There are a couple of things that we can do. First, if you are planning to get married in the very ear future, a Fiancee Visa can be arranged. Second, a I-192 Waiver can be applied for. I do not recommend that you try to process these applications on your own. There are too many pitfalls. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your fiancee. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
              Regards, Vahe

              Reply
  135. Andy

    hi, my brother and his family are migrating to USA from Canada, and would like to bring their personal items including their 2 cars can you pls let me know what is the process they have to follow, including the time period and any taxes involved.
    thanks

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  136. a.m. bishop

    I am in love with a man who is here in the U.S. occasionally on a business visa. He is from Canada, and we would like to be married someday. We are not sure how to get him citizenship without interfering with his business Visa. How do we go about changing his status so that we might be married.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us. Love is a wonderful thing ! and US immigration will not stand in the way.
      When you are ready, you can apply for a Fiancee Visa. That will allow him to enter the US, but you must get married within 90 days. Once you get married, he can apply for an adjustment of status to become a permanent resident. Arranging these types of things is never easy. When you are ready to seriously start the paperwork, please call us at 1-855-886-8472, or visit us at http://www.visaplace.com.
      Best wishes,
      Vahe

      Reply
  137. Trisha

    Hello

    My partner is a Canadian citizen and I have UK/NZ citizenship and we currently reside in NZ.
    My Canadian partner wants to study in San Francisco and I would like to go with him.
    Is there any way this would be possible?
    I would need to work otherwise I would not be able to cover my expenses.
    I would like to study and work if possible?

    I look forward to your reply.
    Kind regards
    Trisha

    Reply
  138. maddie

    hello, my name is maddie and i am a canadian citizen living in Kelowna. Im seventeen years old and graduating this year. i have a boyfriend who lives in the US and wants to move here for school when he turns 18 in March. We both have no idea how this whole moving process would play out. if anyone can please help and answer some questions that would be appriciated.
    Since he’s still 17 does he have to wait till 18 to apply to move to Canada?
    How long does it take to get this all in order?
    What things do you need to do to become a permident resisdent?

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  139. Kenneth

    Hey, my name is Kenneth and here’s my situation. I’m a 21 years old Canadian, no marital status. For awhile now, I’ve been wanting to move to the US to live and go to school but I’m unsure if I’m able to enter because I have 2 DUI’s on my record. Also, I have family who lives down in New Mexico.
    What am I to do?

    Reply
    1. jonathan

      Hi. my name Jonathan and I have kids that have dual citizenship ( US & Canada ) , My daughter lives in US and wants to sponsor ( petition ) me inside the US ( immediate relatives)
      as a Canadian. I can stay in US for 6 months without a visa. My question is : do i need to change my status to non-immigrant visa or what . Please advise me with what I should do. Thank you!

      about me : I am canadian citizen & live in vancouver

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    2. Rick

      Hello, I have ponder this thought for the longest time.. I am a 23 year old canadian citizen and i been thinking about moving to the U.S but unsure how, I do have a family member who was Born & Raised in Midland, Texas and i do remember reading somewhere if you have family who were born in the U.S and hold a U.S Citizenship i am able to apply for Dual Citizenship? I’m hoping you can guide me in the right direction with as much information as you can thank you.

      Sincerely
      Rick.

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  140. wayne macdonald

    I would like to retire in florida or somewhere in the south Can you please advise me as the procedures to what I need to do to too be eligible to live in the us? I would like to hear asap
    Thank-you
    Wayne

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for your inquiry Wayne. I am really glad that you contacted us.

      We get a lot of questions such as yours at our firm. You may find this article to be helpful in understanding some of the myths of “snowbirding” and the complications. http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law/us-border-crossings/snowbird-travel-misconceptions-debunked/

      Please Wayne, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to get you the status that you need to retire in the U.S.

      Vahe

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  141. Trevor Nedea

    I live in Niagara Falls Canada (border town) I have a nexus and I am currently going to school in the states, I have a girlfriend of 3 years and Plan on getting engaged soon, I have been staying with her and her parents currently but on paper have no records of it, was wondering what’s the best scenario for me to start my path. Should I apply for a green card? The lady at school said I cant work while I’m in school as it violates my F1. so should I still try and apply or just wait and get married and than start the process?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you Trevor for your inquiry.
      There are many factors involved in getting a green card. We have been dealing with situations like yours for many years. In order for me to give you the most accurate advice, I would need to learn more about your qualifications. Please complete this form for me Trevor, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once your assessment form has been reviewed.
      Best regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  142. Michael

    Hello, I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction.
    I’m a Canadian Citizen born and raised, I’ve married a US citizen born and raised. my Wife who is now 5 months pregnant resides in the United states. I would like to become a US Citizen but more importantly be there for the birth of my child. What is the fastest way for me to accomplish my goals? I’m currently unemployed having thought I could just quit the military and move to the US by crossing the border with a truck full of personal items, and no lease or anything to hold me back, but I was sadly mistaken and denied at the border. I’m now looking at all of these applications and forms but all seem to take much to long to allow me the ability to see my wife and newborn come into this world. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you Michael for your inquiry.
      I can see that time is of the essence. In order for me to give you the most accurate advice, I would need to learn more about your qualifications. Please complete this form for me Micahel, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once your assessment form has been reviewed.
      Best regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  143. Chan

    Hi,

    I am in Canadian PR and moved to Canada one month back from India. I worked for leading automotive company having their headquarters in Detroit, US. My employer is ready to offer me a job in US, but i dont have H1B to legally work from US. We have offices in Canada (windsor) as well, i am allowed to work from Canada office but my payroll can be processed only in US.

    Also i have to visit the US office in Detroit for meetings once in a week so i planned to stay nearby the US border Windsor to easily pass the border in road.

    Please advise how to get my salary transferred to Canadian Account and which visa will help me for this.

    Thanks in advance

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you Chan for your inquiry.
      These situations of intra-company transfers can be complicated. In order for me to give you the most accurate advice, I would need to learn more about your situation. Please complete this form for me Chan, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once your assessment form has been reviewed.
      Best regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  144. Teena

    Hi there, I am a Canadian Citizen that was just approved for Permanent Residency in the US. I still work in Canada for the same company I have for 12 years. Do I now need a work Visa to work in Canada since I am a PR of the US? My employer is asking for written confirmation that I can legally work in Canada but I don’t think it is a problem? Any advice / comments are appreciated!! Thanks. Teena.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you Teena for your inquiry.
      Your PR status in the US does have an impact on work visas for Canada. In order for me to give you the most accurate advice, I would need to learn more about your qualifications. Please complete this form for me Teena, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once your assessment form has been reviewed.
      Best regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  145. Sherry

    Hi, My husband and I are Canadian citizens. We have two children. My husband is considering applying for a job within his same company but in the US. If he gets the job and we move there with our two children, how would we go about being able to bring my mom as well (my children’s grandmother)? She is retired.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you Sherry for your inquiry.
      That is a question that we get all the time; Parental Sponsorship. In order for me to give you the most accurate advice, I would need to learn more about your qualifications. Please complete this form for me Sherry, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once your assessment form has been reviewed.
      Best regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  146. Andy

    I am dual Canadian/Slovak citizen, born in Slovakia, working in the USA on TN permit. Can I still apply for Diversity Visa Lottery? Thanks, Andy

    Reply
  147. Crystal

    I’m currently looking into moving to the US from Canada. I have been job searching and want to know the process or even where to start. My boyfriend currently lives in the US as a US citizen and I will most likely be living with him. I am looking for a job with an insurance brokerage (does not require a degree). Suggestions/ guidance and a timeframe would be great!

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Crystal,

      Thank you for your question. I can definitely assist you with this process to determine what options are available to you. The very first step is to secure employment first and once the job offer letter is received, you can then be eligible to apply for the Work Permit. In order for me to give you the most accurate advice, I would need to learn more details about your qualifications. Kindly complete this form for me Crystal, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once your submission has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  148. David

    I have a friend who is canadian and she got married to her husband who is american and was in military. They applied for I-130, while waiting for I-130 she have baby in Canada . The petition has been approved andcan they they just applied to adjustment status or wait for their visa number? Do they thav to apply i-130 for their son as well? Thanks

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello David,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Depending on the residency of the husband/father, she can apply to have the US citizenship be passed down to the child. MF

      Reply
  149. Fannie Senécal

    Hello, I am a 24 years old canadian citizen and I very recently graduated from University in translation. Me and my girlfriend have been together for over a year and we would like to live together in the USA after we get married. We will be engaged very soon. We have read a lot about the K-1 fiance visa but we still have many questions and since we don’t want to do the wrong thing, we want to make sure we understand the process 100% before we go through with it. Is there someone we could speak to? Also we were wondering if there was any way for me to be with her in the US while we wait for the papers to come through, or just get married and then apply for my green card without going through the hassle of the fiance visa.

    Thank you,
    Fannie Senécal

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Fannie,

      Thank you for your post. In order for me to determine the best option for your fiance, I must first learn some more details about you both. Kindly complete this form for me Fannie, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will provide me with all the details I need to advise you accordingly. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  150. Destiny

    I have a cousin that is a Canadian citizen. She and her daughter would like toescape an abusive relationship and move to the US where we can offer support. What are her options for obtaining permanent or semi permanent residency here in the states?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Destiny,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I am sorry to hear about the circumstance that your relative’s daughter is seeking entry to the US under. I would be more than happy to explore all of the options available to her, but to do so I need to learn more information about her. Immigration is not an easy or straight-forward process, there are a lot of different programs and different procedures for each category not to mention different requirements to be eligible. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will provide me with all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  151. Wenylyn

    I am a PR in Canada and I have a fiance who is a US citizen and we are planning to get married in the States or in Canada. Can I apply fiancee or spousal visa when we get married while i still have a PR visa in canada?
    thank you

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Wenylyn,

      Thank you for your inquiry. You can apply for either one, under the Fiance or Spouse depending on what your desired outcome is as they both serve different purposes and differ in eligibility requirements. You would have to be careful though, as with both a PR Card and Green Card, you will have residency obligations as well as other obligations that need to be met in order to maintain your status…I can tell you that it will be difficult as the residency obligations for both would conflict. MF

      Reply
  152. Tanner

    Hello,

    I am a 20 year old Canadian citizen who wants to attend school in the USA. I am currently not financially stable and require a student loan to attend school. I will be living on my own but am afraid on not having enough money for food, phone bills, ect. Is there any way for me to get a part-time job or full-time job while I attend school? So I can make some money to support myself? I have no Visa’s of any kind except the one for school.

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Tanner,

      Thank you for your post. There are many students in a similar position to yours that have applied for a Work Visa as Students and have had it granted to them. It would be for Part-Time work, most likely on Campus. MF

      Reply
  153. Ryzel

    I have been with my boyfriend for 5 years now. Since he live in the states we’ve been planning if I could come live with him. But is it there a way I could work and stay with him for more than the six months limit. I’m a Canadian citizen.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Ryzel,

      Thank you for your question. In order for you to be able to move to the US is either through securing employment there and obtaining a Work Visa, or, if you and your boyfriend decide to get married and have him Sponsor you. MF

      Reply
  154. Raymond

    Dear Sir,
    I am a Canadian Permanant Resident (not citizen) living in Windsor. My husband lives in Chicago. He drives to Windsor every week to visit me. I would like to know if I can travel to the United States to visit him. I have a US tourist visa valid till Nov, 2017. I had applied for a K1 visa last year in India and was rejected. We got married in Toronto this year in Feb 2015.
    Would i be able to travel to the United States? Would my tourist visa still be valid. Am afraid that I would be sent back at the Canadian Border.
    Please advice.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Raymond,

      Thank you for your inquiry. If you have a valid Visa to enter the US and have not been refused entry or had any issues crossing the border in the past, I do not see a just reason for you to not be eligible to enter. MF

      Reply
  155. Kareen

    Hello,

    I would like to move to Miami and My aunt says she wants to sponsor me but from what I understand she won’t be able to do it?

    So what would be the best way from me to do it? Could I still try to get my aunt to sponsor me? Do I need to get Visa?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Kareen,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, an aunt would not be able to Sponsor you to obtain Immigrant status in the US. I can definitely discuss your options with you to determine your eligibility through many of the USCIS programs that they have available. But in order for me to do so, I would first need to learn more details about you and your qualifications. Kindly complete this form for me Kareen, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me the information I need to assess you accurately. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  156. Emily Livingstone

    HI there

    I am a dual citizen living in Canada. I am interested in going to a dental assistant school in Utah for 10 weeks. Can I just go down and take this course? Or do I need to apply for some sort of visa? Thanks

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Emily,

      Thank you for your inquiry. IF you also are a Citizen of the US, you do not require a Visa to go back and study/live there. MF

      Reply
  157. Kevin Albac

    Me and my fiance live in Canada. My fiance has a Canadian passport and a USA greencard and she would like for me to get a green card as well because we plan on moving to the states in the future. How does that work? I have been doing some research on this myself. Do i need to wait until marriage before she can apply for a spouse visa? Can she even apply for a visa for myself if she isn’t living in USA at the moment?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Kevin,

      Thank you for your inquiry. In order for your Fiance to Sponsor you to obtain a Green Card, she would need to demonstrate that she is gainfully employed there and or residing there with significantly strong ties and has a co-signer/co-sponsor in the event that her income does not meet the threshold. She can begin the application process while you are in engaged as long as she meets the requirements I mentioned above under the K-1 Visa or Fiance Visa, but the process would require you to be married in order to proceed with obtaining a Green Card or Permanent Residency to the US. MF

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      1. Zel

        Hi there, I need help. I’m a daughter of an American citizen and I am a permanent resident here in Canada. I am 24, single, and I really wanna move to California with my dad. He is willing to petition me. What should we do and how long does it take to process my migration to US as a daughter? Thank you and God bless.

        Reply
        1. Mira Freiwat

          Hello Zel,

          Thank you for your inquiry. In order for me to advise you accurately, I would need to learn more details about you and your Father to ensure that both of you as applicants are qualified to apply and have a successful response on your applications. Kindly complete this form for me Zel, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me the details I need to accurately advise you and answer your questions. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

          Reply
  158. Aya

    Hi,

    I’m a Canadian citizen and looking for some information about moving to the states.
    My fiance has been living in the states for a few years (initially on a student visa and now on a work visa). We will be getting married shortly and were looking into what the best option would be for me over there. I would like to continue my masters over there and preferably work as well!

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      HI Aya,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Congratulations on the upcoming nuptials!!! I’m sure this is an exciting time for you both! I would like to go over your options for studying there as well as Spousal Sponsorship, but before I can determine your eligibility, I would first need to learn more about you and your fiance. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the details I need to proceed. Once it has been reviewed, you will be contacted. MF

      Reply
  159. Kailey

    Hi my name is Kailey. I am
    Looking for some information about moving to the states. My boyfriend of two years lives there and I want to move to be with him. I know that being Canadian I can go over for up to 6 months and in this time I can look for a job or is their another way I can do this? Any information would help
    Me. Thank you in advance!

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Kailey!

      Thank you for your inquiry. To answer some of your questions, you do have the privilege as a Canadian to go down there and stay for up to 6 months AND be able to apply for jobs while you are there…but in order for me to determine if there are any other options available, I would first need to learn more about you and your qualifications. Kindly complete this form for me Kailey, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and once it has been reviewed, you will be contacted! MF

      Reply
  160. Silvia

    Hi there, I am a canadian citizen and I am interested in moving to the US. I want to be able to go to school and am wondering if I can have a non related sponsor so I can go to school in the US. If I do not what are the steps I can take to go to school in the US.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Silvia,

      Thank you for your post. To clarify, only a member of your immediate family or spouse is eligible to sponsor you to obtain status in the US…secondly, in order for me to advise you on your options for continuing education I must first learn more about you and your qualifications to determine your eligibility. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and once it has been reviewed, you will be contacted. MF

      Reply
  161. Steven Logreira

    I am a US Citizen living in Vancouver. We are talking about moving back to the US. My wife is originally from Venezuela, but is now a Canadian Citizen. I am self employed and my income varies. I do work on the Internet so I can work anywhere. What level of income do I need to show in order to be able to immigrate and obtain a Green Card for her eventually?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Steven,

      Thank you for your inquiry. The issue of Spousal Sponsorship can be rather tricky, especially when you have been residing and working in Vancouver, Canada, and now wanting to return back and have your family accompany you. There are many factors to consider in your specific situation, other than just the threshold for the income required to Sponsor.

      Although you have provided me with some details about your inquiry, I would still need some more information to determine your eligibility and the best route for you to take. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and you will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  162. Samantha

    Hello,

    I am a Canadian Citizen but I lived in the states since I was 6 till I was 20 and I was a perment resident in the states. Me and my boyfriend decided to move back to Canada and have been back in Canada since 2011.

    Recently we have been talking about moving back to the states with our two children.
    Now I don’t know how it works since we’re both Canadian Citizens, but I still have my Permant Residence card(which doesn’t expire till 2020) and my social security number.

    Please help I’m not sure what direction to start.

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Samantha,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I can certainly help you and your family with this process by offering you a step by step plan on how this move can be achieved successfully…but before I can proceed further, I must first obtain some more information about you and your boyfriend to be able to advise you accordingly. Kindly complete this form for me Samantha, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and you will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  163. Justin Messner

    Hi,
    My Partner and I are currently looking to move from Winnipeg Manitoba down to central Florida and are wondering what option are available to us to make this happened as we are not married yet. I was considering applying for immigration under the TN Visa programs as I am a Business Analyst by trade. However I found out through other sources that a business analyst falls under the management consultant profession and requires 5 years of experience before applying where I only have a year and a half under my belt. Also, I know that I can apply under the Computer System Analyst profession as long as I have 3 years’ experience and the position in question has significant IT work (http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-status-business-ana/). Can you please advise if there are any other options available to us? Oh, in addition we have two large dogs that we are planning to bring with us, can you please advise what steps we need to complete in order to bring them with us? Thanks for your time.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Justin,

      Thank you for your post. It can be both tricky and confusing to determine which Visa an applicant qualifies for. In order for me to determine which category or TN you fall under, I would need to learn more about you and your credentials. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will provide me with all the details I need. Once it has been reviewed, you will be contacted and advised accordingly. MF

      Reply
  164. Mike

    Hi,
    I am a permanent resident (not citizen) of Canada, I have met someone in the US and we would like to get married there. I would not be moving there as I have a full time job in Canada and he has a full time jon in the US. At the moment we both commute up and down for several days a month.

    My question is……would it be legal to marry in the USA and would I have to apply for permanent resident there or would we still be able to have both places and commute to each other?

    If I do have to apply for US permanent resident status, is there a time frame where I would have to reside in the US and not be able to leave the country for a specific amount of time.

    Thank so much, your website is great !

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Mike,

      Thank you for your inquiry. You can definitely get married and continue to commute to visit and spend time with each other…it is really up to you two how you want to make that arrangement now, and then figure out how to reside together once you are ready. Seeing as how you are still a PR here and you have a residency obligation, you should keep in mind that while traveling to see your spouse. you still need to reside in Canada for minimum 2/5 years to maintain your PR here in Canada. MF

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  165. Shayna

    I am a single 22 year old Canadian citizen with no criminal record. I really want to live in the U.S. I just absolutely love it there. All my family is from Canada, but, I was wondering how to go about obtaining dual citizenship, what I would need or who qualifies. Could i just apply for a job/college down there and then if i got it, where would i go from there? Any information would be amazing, looking for a fresh start with new opportunities.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Shayna,

      Thank you for your post. There are several options that would be available to you, but in order for me to serve you better, I would need to learn more about you. If you would like to explore all the possibilities that would be feasible Shayna, kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will let me determine what Visa you are eligible for. Once it has been reviewed, you will be contacted with the results. MF

      Reply
  166. Chris

    My mother is a US citizen who moved to Canada when she was approx. 16 years old. I was born in Canada and she has no relocated back to America. I would like to move to the US and I am wondering if, because of her status, I would be eligible to become a dual citizen? If so, what would my first step be?
    Regards
    CU

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Chris,

      Thank you for your inquiry. There is a very good chance that you would be eligible, but for me to give you an accurate answer and to advise you on what course of action to take I would need to learn more about you. Kindly complete this form for me Chris, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ once it has been reviewed, you will be contacted with the results. MF

      Reply
  167. Frank

    Hi,
    I am a CanadIan citizen and lived here my whole life. I also had a green card for the u.s. since 1994 as I was under 21 at the time my parents received their us immigration. My parents eventually got dual citizenship, but I did not apply for citizenship because I have always lived in Canada. I also have a wife and children who are Canadian citizens but have no u.s. status.
    My spouse’s family lIves in the u.s. however and she wants us all to move there. BuT my green card recently expired and and now how do I get it back and also if we decide to move to the u.s., how do I get my spouse and children green cards?

    I did not renew my green card because since I was not actually living in the states full time I didn’t want to break the rules and hold a green card.
    also on the renewal application it asks your marital status and dependants information and if I put my family information on there I felt it may open up a can of worms.

    Do you have any possible solutions to my situation?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Frank,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Although you have provided me with some details about your credentials, I would still need some more information to determine your eligibility and the best route for you to take. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and you will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  168. Olivia

    Hi, I was born in Columbus, Ohio and lived there for a few years before my parents moved the whole family back to Canada (They are all Canadian, born and raised). I have been living here in Canada pretty much my whole life and would like to move back to the States now that I am an adult. I also have a boyfriend in Washington. What do I need to do to move? Do I still need a sponsor? I have Canadian citizenship only because they told me when I was 17 that I HAD to have one to work here, and wasn’t given another choice, does that change my American status? In my heart and head I have always considered myself an American and have always wanted to go back home. Can you help?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Olivia,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Although you have provided me with some details about your credentials, I would still need some more information to determine your eligibility and the best route for you to take. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and you will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  169. BBJones

    Hi .
    I’m a Canadian Citizen whom married a U.S Citizen close to 5 yrs now.. I go down to the U.S every year for a few months to be with my husband and work on the house. We have not applied for any forms of immigration. I have no clue where to start. If i wanted to live there permanently how would i go about it ? or could i just move there permanently without applying for any sort of papers other than the fact we are married .
    Regards BB

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello BB,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I am so glad that you reached out to us! Had you just packed up and moved there without going through the proper procedure, you would have been in breach of more than one immigration law and would have been subject to a 10 year bar from entering the US! I can definitely help you figure everything out, explore your options, and advise you on what is the best route for you to take…but I would need to learn more about you to evaluate your eligibility. Kindly complete this form for me BB, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and you will be contacted as soon as it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  170. Amanda

    HI,
    My fiance & I are getting married in July and want to move to the US for a year or 2 to work & live. I’m wondering what steps we would need to take and if it would be possible. I work in accounting and have 5+ years experience, I do not yet have my degree but am working towards it, I do have quite a bit of post secondary education but again, not a degree. My fiance is a Sales Manager at a car dealership with 7 years experience in sales.

    Thanks for your help in advance!
    Amanda

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Amanda,

      Thank you for your inquiry. There are several options available to you to Immigrate to the US. But you would not be able to pursue them until you obtain your degree and get licensed. I know that you will have a better chance as an Accountant then your Fiance, so I would suggest that when you apply, you do so as you being the Primary Applicant and your husband the dependent.

      The 2 best options for you after obtaining your degree and get licensed is to either go there on an E2, which is basically a start up business, or, to apply for jobs and have your employer Petition/Sponsor you. MF

      Reply
  171. Steph

    Hi there.

    I am a Canadian citizen and I’m a college student who is almost finished her degree in Accounting. I want to live in the US. I just want a fresh start and to work in a new environment.

    I know you said the easiest way is by employment, but could I still apply with just a degree and at least 2 years of experience in my field?

    What information exactly is essential when i’m applying?

    And if my college was able to hook me up with an internship in the US, could I still apply?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Steph,

      Thank you for your reply. It really depends on what position you are going to fill and the Visa you are applying under…there are some Visas that are strictly for Temporary Work (such as a TN Nafta Visa) or others that will actually turn into a Green Card. You would need to determine which Visa is best for you, then go out and seek employment. Once you have a Job Offer from a US Employer, you are then qualified to apply for the Visa. For more information, please visit this website (along with ours of course!) http://www.uscis.gov. MF

      Reply
  172. Ashley Sawh

    Hi I am born in Canada looking to move to the U.S. And live their for the rest of my life for pretty much a new start in a new environment. I just need to know the process in doing that and what is required in doing that. I don have an uncle and a few cousins living their but I don’t think they will be able to sponsor me.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Ashley,

      Thank you for your post. The best way for a Canadian to move to the US is through employment. There are various Visas available to supplement applications for workers in all different types of industries. I don’t really have a background on your education or employment history, but there is a lot of good information on this very page as well as http://www.uscis.gov on how to immigrate through employment. MF

      Reply
      1. Ashley Sawh

        I have been working in security for the past 3 years and I have graduated from college in 2010 from police foundation. Is their like a step by step process you would be able to assist me in

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      2. Ashley sawh

        I have been working in security for past 3 years and I graduated from college in 2010 from police foundations. Is their a step by step process you will be able to help me with

        Reply
      3. Ashley

        Well I have been going in security for the 3 years and I have graduated college from police foundation. The company I’m with is unable to give a transfer by does assit in getting a work visa. So is their any way you could give a step by step on how to do that

        Reply
        1. Ashley

          Sorry is able to give a transfer but unable to assit with the transfer

          Reply
          1. Mira Freiwat

            Hello Ashley,

            Thank you for your prompt reply. We can definitely assist you with this process as we have an entire team that is dedicated to Work Visas in the US. I would just need to gather further information to firstly see if you are eligible to apply, then I will inform you of the procedure in its entirety, and from there we will get started! Please email me directly at [email protected] to schedule an appointment either by phone or Skype! MF

            Reply
  173. Raina

    I am looking for help.. This is all so confusing! My boyfriend is 16, and is looking to move to the states immediately and enroll in my high school. I just need a short and sweet list of what we need to do to get him here. It’s especially hard since he is under 18. What do we need to do?

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  174. Veronica

    Hi,
    I I have to say this website is very good!! I have a question for you about where should I start etc.. Im a canadian Citizen Im 28 I have a full time job my fiancé was born in Canada he left when he was 3 yrs old with his parents to go live in the States. He’s a resident not a citizen he has a valid green card. He stayed in Canada for the last 2 yrs 1/2 he went back once or twice for a week. Now, we’re ready to go live there!! We have our own LLC Company register in the States. Should we get married over there for me to become a resident or does it work? My goal is to keep my citizenship in Canada & US. Thank you guys

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Veronica,

      Thank you for your post and your kind words! We love getting feedback whether it’s pertaining to our website, consultations, or the work we do on behalf of our clients (even if it isn’t always positive) as it helps us serve you better! Essentially Veronica, you can get married anywhere you choose, it is important to remember though that your fiance as a Green Card holder is not eligible to Sponsor you. You must wait until he becomes a US citizen to do so.

      In the meantime, if you are looking for ways to be able to immigrate to the US, employment is a great option. I would really like to help you and give you all the information you need but first I would need some more information from you, and besides, it would be a very long and confusing post if I had to type everything up.

      Please email me at your earliest convenience at [email protected] and let me know when you are available to have a consultation and I will steer you in the right direction towards obtaining dual citizenship. MF

      Reply
  175. Stephanie Pelletier

    hello, my boyfriend is American (dual citizenship Canadian) lately we have been looking into the possibility for both of to move to the states once we are done with University. I am Canadian. I have looked at the US websites and all and I must say I am a little confused. I need advice what is honestly the best route for us to take. As a Canadian I know that I can visit for 6 months. an then what? can I use this period to find an employer who would be willing to petition for me or would it be more logical to get married? It is very hard to find information on the internet on the time frames for each the two possibilities. There is also the TN visa i guess but there is an issue with “dual intent” so that out of the question….

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Stephanie,

      Thank you for your post. You are right, you have two options which is to either find an employer or when the time is right and you and your boyfriend decide to get married he can sponsor you. Depending on the program, a Work Visa can take up to 8 months to process and the Spousal Sponsorship takes about 12-15 months. MF

      Reply
  176. Linda

    I am in a relationship with a US Citizen, not married, not engaged, I live in a border town and frequently visit him (3-4 days a week sometimes). I have strong ties to Canada as a Canadian citizen (own a home, full-time job, all my family are in Canada), and am wondering what my next step(s) to take is/are if I were to move in with him and continue to work in Canada/commute daily? I am Full-Status Canadian Native as well and am tax-exempt for income in Canada. I am looking into getting my NEXUS Card, anything else I can do to help me along for advice? For now I have been tracking my days spent in the U.S. Advice?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Linda,

      Thank you for your question. As long as you are not spending longer than 6 months per trip in the US you are not breaching any immigration laws, so moving in with him on a permanent basis could be tricky. If you wanted to have status in the US without having to get married and be eligible through Spousal Sponsorship, you can try applying to jobs in the US and once you have a Job Offer for Permanent Full Time work, you are eligible for a Work Permit. These are your options presently. MF

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  177. Linda McLean

    My husband and I are both retired and are presently snowbirds. We own a double wide mobile home in Florida and live there six months of the year and the other six months in Ontario. If possible we would like to permanently move to Florida because of the weather. I know that we would lose our OHIP but then we would purchase insurance in the USA. Are we allowed to move to the states and if so how can we do this? I would appreciate any info you could supply. Thanking you in advance.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Linda,

      Thank you for your post. Double wide mobile home??? That sounds amazing! This is a question that we get asked a LOT here at the VisaPlace and the answer is technically, no. There are essentially 4 ways that someone can immigrate or reside in the US; through work, study, investing, or through family sponsorship. The good news is, there is still something you and the hubby can try and although it is not guaranteed, it is definitely worth the shot.

      We can create a package here for you called the Entry Package. It would contain documents that would show that you still have and are going to maintain strong ties to Canada and that it is your ultimate intention to ultimately return back to Canada, but that you would like the opportunity to extend your stay in the US for a continuous period longer than 6 months. This package would be presented to the border official upon your entry and the approval would be given on the spot.

      If you would like more information on this Entry Package, do contact us and book a consultation so that we can get started on this for you. MF

      Reply
  178. Vicki

    Hi,
    My husband and I are interested in moving to the US permanently. We have 2 small children. I have my nursing degree and he owns a large business. His mother has dual citizenship but left the U.S. several years ago. My husband was born here in Canada and she didn’t fill out the proper paperwork when he was young in order for him to get his US citizenship.
    Are you able to give is an idea as to what our options would be? For me to get sponsored as a registered nurse I would be required to write the NCLEX exam which I am willing for but what are our other options if any?
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Vicky,

      Thank you for your post. If your mother-in-law received her US citizenship prior to your husband being born, then he is eligible to apply as a child born to a US citizen abroad and obtain a dual citizenship that way. If not, then he would not be eligible for the dual citizenship if he was an adult and his mother did not include him on the applications. The only other option you have to immigrate to the US is by employment. If either you or your spouse can find a US employer to hire you in your respected fields, they can then petition/sponsor you to obtain a Green Card which will lead to citizenship. MF

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      1. Anonymous

        So just to clarify….
        His mom was born and raised an American citizen but moved here and got married. She then had had my husband here in Canada. He can apply for dual citizenship? I’m unclear in your response. Sorry.
        Thanks again.
        Vicki

        Reply
        1. Mira Freiwat

          Hello Vicki,

          Just to elaborate on the comment I posted above because your original post was unclear. Even if your mother-in-law was born in America and obtained her citizenship that way (which was not stated in your original post) I would still need more information to determine his eligibility.

          I’d be more than happy to go over this information with you in a consultation. Please contact me at [email protected] to schedule one today! MF

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  179. Becky

    Hello my husband I and have completely fell in love with the Washington coast. We are Canadians and would love to be able to move to Washington. My husbands mother recently married an American and has become a citizen herself. As for my husband and I we did not go to college or obtain any post secondary education unless it counts that my husband has a Class 1 drivers license, or for me, I have courses in caring for persons with special needs. He has about 8 years experience and I worked for 5 years in my field. Is there ANY way we can move there on some type of VISA or something? would he be able to get a trucking job there and they sponsor him? or would I be able to get a job in a nursing home or with special needs and be able to get in that way? thank you for your time and If you have any other ideas please let me know as well

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Becky,

      Thank you for your post. Based upon the information that you have provided, I can see potential here that would qualify you for a Visa. I would just need more information to be able to accurately determine your eligibility, but for privacy and confidentiality reasons, I would not recommend that we share information like this in a public forum. Please contact us to book your consultation so that I can give you a full assessment and inform you of the next steps to take. MF

      Reply
  180. TO nashr

    Hi, I will be applying for I-I30 to bring my wife who is a Canadian citizen living outside of Canada but who travels to Canada frequently. I have permanent residency in the US. Can she still visit me in the US on multiple occasions while the petition is filed? What is the best way for her to avoid what is called “dual intent”. Would it best to enter the US and remain until an approval of the petition is issued? How can you help? Thanks

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Nashr,

      Thank you for your inquiry. It is best that your wife does not go to the US while her application is in process, as they would like that a foreign national be outside the US while decision is made on their application. It is best to wait until her application is approved prior to her returning back as is may cause complications. MF

      Reply
  181. farzana

    We (my husband and I)are Canadian citizens and our kids are US citizens. My husband and I both studied in the USA, ,y husband also worked in the US with H1 visa for 6 years and then we moved to Canada in 2005 since we did not have green cards. Now we want to get back to the USA. My husband is an engineer as well as a finance professional. We know we can move in the US with TN visa for NAFTA professionals, but in that case we need a job offer from the employee. So if he does not get one, we were thinking if we can move to the USA, live there for 6 months(as we are entitled to as Canadian citizens) can we look for jobs while we are there? Also for myself ( as I am an MBA degree holder from the USA) can I buy a franchise business( like SUBWAY) as a Canadian, how much do I need to invest to open my business in the US and what type of visa will I get?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Farzana,

      Thank you for your inquiry. In order for me to able to advise you accordingly on what options are available to you, I would need to gather some more details. Kindly complete this form as it will provide me with all the information I need http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and I will contact you once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  182. Lisa

    My husband and I have been looking to buy a home and permanently to the US. We would only want to become permanent residents and not citizens. We will have $300,000 set aside to invest in a home when we move. My husband has his own Canadian company and is planning on travelling back and forth to Canada to continue to consult. The company he consults for has discussed re opening their operations in the states and want him to work for them but they have not given a start up date. In the meantime what is the best way for us to move to the US and get residency? I am not currently working but have considered starting up a small business or investing in one once down there. We have lots of friends where we are going to move to and know some business owners as well. I have read that investing can help? How much would we have to invest and can it be in an existing company or does it need to be in a new company?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Lisa,

      Please do call us for a consultation so that I can firstly assess you to determine if you are eligible for an E2, and to tell you what your options are for immigrating to the US. MF

      Reply
  183. Letta

    I’ve been in a relationship with an American man for about 4 years. We met 9 years ago when I worked on a Miami based cruise line, so I have previously possessed a work visa. What are my best options/ would be my best option to become a US citizen?
    Thank you,
    Letta

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Letta,

      Thank you for your post. Once you and your bf get married, he can sponsor you as his spouse to the US and this would give you a green card once the applications are approved. MF

      Reply
  184. jennifer

    I am a canadian citizen and my fianca lives in Florida . we wish to get married here in canada and then move to where he lives in florida . I am having a hard time to find out what I have to do so this can happen . can you please tell where do I go for any paper work so I can be with him . also after we get married am I allowed to take all my belongings with me ? I have vehicles also Atv and my work tools . can you tell me any info to help me . Thank you

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  185. Hailey

    Hi, my name is Hailey and I live in Canada and its always been my dream to move out of here to the states.I’ve just always wanted to go to college there. I am currently 16 and my best friend wants to move back where she was born and that happens to be California. Could I get into the states easily with her? Since she was born there? I just want to start fresh and live my dream.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Hailey,

      Thank you for your post. Once you graduate high school and are ready to go to college there, you can apply for the F1 visa and be able to go there and study…the first step is getting the acceptance letter from your school of choice!! MF

      Reply
  186. Paras

    Hello SIr

    I am Canadian Citizen, and I want to move to USA.
    Here is my situation.

    I am working as SAP Analyst in Toronto in Bell Canada.
    I have 3 yrs. of experience.
    My Friend has a Hotel in the US me to Run the Hotel as Manager. and I don’t want to move to USA illegally

    We applied for I-130 (Family Based Immigration 6 months ago. because my wife’s sister is USA Citizen, it takes 10 yrs. to process).

    So on what Visa I can apply to move to USA.

    Please advise me. so I can contact you.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Paras,

      Thanks for the question. You may qualify for one of the H class visas. If you have a Bachelor’s degree then this would be helpful, although it may not be completely necessary as long as you have enough advanced work experience. You should also search for potential employers who are willing to sponsor you. We would be happy to help you immigrate, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
    2. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Paras,

      I believe I have already had a consultation with you in regards to this matter, and I have informed you of what steps need to be taken. I hope to hear from you soon once you are ready to proceed. MF

      Reply
  187. Alex

    Hi,
    I really want to move to the USA for business opportunities and run away from this cold…I got 2 kids (1 and 3). My wife is a social worker with college diploma and am in my final year university but taking time off. We can raise close to $70,000 from the sale of our home but we have no job offer. Is there any possibility of us moving permanently and how much chance do we have

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Alex,

      Thanks for the question. Although having a job offer will help, it still may be possible to move to the US if you want to invest in a business there for instance. We would be happy to help you immigrate, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
      1. Alex

        I do want to invest in a business but am not sure how strong our chances are with that amount of money

        Reply
        1. owen

          Hello Alex,

          We have helped people start businesses with quite a wide range of initial investments, and we can definitely help you achieve your goals in relation to growing a business and immigrating. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

          Regards,
          Owen

          Reply
  188. Jamie Walsh

    Hello, I’m currently trying to understand the process on behalf of moving to America in order to get married. I believe I need to request a K-1 Work Visa in order to get temporary citizenship as an engaged couple until we’re married and I’m officially a permanent resident. I have a few questions however which no one could answer for me:

    1.) I’m currently nineteen years of age, a permanent resident born and raised in Canada. I have no specialty or degree when it comes to post-secondary education, will this be a problem? Does this mean I have less of a chance of being accepted for the engagement visa?

    2.) Will having a large amount of money saved up benefit the chances of me getting into America? My goal momentarily is $20,000-$30,000 CAD.

    3.) What steps will I have to follow in order to meet the necessary requirements to move to America? I currently live nearly 1,000 Km’s away from Vancouver, therefore it’ll cost me quite a bit in order to go there in order to do my interviews. Will I need any paper work prior other than the information given that I will have to bring to the immigration office?

    4.) Four to five years ago I had an accident which severed three out of four ligaments in the back of my knee, while doing major damage to the interior of the calf itself. I am not in physio anymore nor do I have to go back, I do not take medication or have any problems with it other than the occasional pain from severed nerves. Will this also hold me back from moving to America? As stated, I have no physio, medication or anything which would be considered a health risk or any form of income given to me on behalf of the government.

    Please get back to me as soon as possible, thank you in advance.

    -Jamie.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      To answer your questions:

      1) This will not be problematic.
      2) This will not impact your K-1 visa application, but it may help you later down the road during the Affidavit of Support process.
      3) Once your partner with us, we will provide you with a list of documents required and we will guide your through the process step by step.
      4) This should not negatively impact your application, although our expert legal advice will be helpful in ensuring that this remains the case.
      We would be happy to help you immigrate, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  189. kinjal patel

    Hi, I am a Canadian citizen. And I want to move to us with my family and want to start my business there. What investment I need and how long it will take to be a green card holder there. I am currently have a partnership business here want to start something my own in us. Thanks

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Kinjal,

      If you are a Canadian citizen you do not need a visa to enter Canada. Any family members who want to become Permanent Residents may be sponsored by you. We would be happy to help your family immigrate, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  190. A

    I have a small business in canada and am interested in moving it to the united states. Is there a way a canadian can get citizenship in the US in order to move their small business to the states? Is it a difficult process and is it likely that citizenship would be granted to move a business to the US?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      It sounds like you might be able to benefit from an E-2 visa, which would require a substantial investment into the US business (generally at least $50,000). We would be happy to facilitate this process for you, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  191. Laenard Cajayon

    So Right now I’m 16 and a canadian citizen would I be able to go to school in America and live with my dads siblings when I’m 18 and start a new life in america?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Laenard,

      Thanks for the question. If your father lives in America, he could sponsor you to become a permanent resident. You could also obtain a Student Visa in order to attend an institution of higher education or a high school in America. We would be happy to help you immigrate, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  192. Gayle Raven

    Hi,
    My spouse and I are one year off retirement and we want to get out the cold frigid weather here in Canada, Midland, Ontario to be exact. We want to know if we can live there permanently and what we would need to collect our pensions here in Canada and our health care?
    Thank you,
    Gayle

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Gayle,

      Thanks for the question. We would be happy to help you immigrate to the US, and depending on your qualifications and whether you have a job offer, there may be a variety of options available to you. You may no longer qualify for OHIP after leaving Ontario for a certain period of time, and for information on pensions you should consult the appropriate government agency. We would be happy to help you immigrate, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  193. James Fulton

    hello…..we have a son who is married and is a united states citizen…my husband and I are retired and would like to live there to be with our grandchildren…………but by Canadian law I only can see that we can visit for 7 months…..is it possible to go visit and stay for a year…and we are on Canadian pensions and can we still draw our money out in the united states..only we now it would come out in united states dollars…thank you…

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello James,

      Your son could sponsor you to immigrate to the US and there is no quota for this category as you are an immediate relative of a US citizen. We would be happy to help you with this, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly. http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  194. Saige

    When i am 18, i would like too move to the states to just start a new life. I don’t have any family there and wouldnt be moving for a job but just moving to start fresh. Could i still move to the united states and stay there for the rest of my life but if i dont have a certain reason to be moving?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Saige,

      You could go to the US on a B1/B2 visa in order to search for potential employers who may be willing to sponsor you to immigrate permanently at a later point in time. Otherwise, if you don’t have any family connections or don’t have enough money to invest in a US business, there may be some special visa programs which you may be eligible for. We would be happy to help you immigrate, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  195. Abdilatif Mohamed

    Hello,

    I am currently a PR in Canada looking to start a whole new life in America. I do not have any immediate family in the United States but would like to settle there. Please advise what I should do.

    Thanks.

    Abdi

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Abdi,

      Thanks for the question. Although you don’t have any family in America, there still could be certain immigration schemes which you might be eligible for depending on your country of citizenship and your qualifications/experience. This could include being petitioned on a permanent basis by an employer in the US. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly. http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  196. AL Vivian

    Want to move my family to united states weather is very cold where I work in northern Alberta. Make really good money in oilfield is there anyway of becoming a U.S citizen.

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Al,

      Thank you for the question. Depending on your skills, financial situation, and any family ties you may have in the US, there may be a number of options for you to gain permanent residency status in the US, and subsequently, after a number of years you may naturalize in order to become a U.S. citizen. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our skilled immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply

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