I am a teacher and I told them I was up here for summer break, but I'm actually staying the duration. It wasn't technically a lie, the IO just assumed this when I told her my profession.. and I will be in the US in August but I will be coming right back. Doing something like that is ok. Honestly, as long as they don't give you a 'leave by' date on your passport, you won't get in trouble for staying longer than you say you will as long as it is less than 6 months. If it did ever come up, just say that your plans changed.
You shouldn't really volunteer any proof, paperwork, or information at all until THEY ASK YOU. When I crossed over I had a huge file full of information, but she just asked me if I had a job and house in the US but didn't ask for proof. She also looked in my car to make sure I didn't have too much stuff, so be careful with that. She also didn't ask anything about a PR application or anything. Just answer the questions they ask, nothing more or less. I also crossed alone, which isn't ideal, but I had no trouble at all.
I actually always cross in Buffalo because the one time I crossed in Niagara Falls was the only time in two years of bimonthly crossings that I was sent to secondary.
So in you guys opinions I shouldn't say anything til I was asked...so I shouldn't provide the invitation letter from my husband til they ask me more about it? (I think its kinda weird to have an invite letter from my own husband but I will have it on me if it is going to help)
You are in Canada right now right without a stamp on your passport, right? Are you planning on to stay while PR is in process as well since you said you would be coming right back in August? I am asking this since my major concern is that if I don't get a stamp on my passport, how hard it is for them to see my entry date since CIC site said to have a photocopy of the stamps which I won't get without a VR. (sorry if I am repeating myself in all my posts)
So when you come back in August, how long would you tell them that you are intending to stay? I am debating on how long I should tell them I would stay. Last time I crossed, I told them 3 weeks and they had no problem but if I tell them like 6 months they might be taken back a bit more. I will never overstay and I don't want them to think I would but if I say I don't know for how long or as long as they let me then they might get very suspicious...so...hmm.
Any input appreciated!