You will be fine.I am a consultant working for a client through my employer in the US. I know for visa stamping consultants are given hard time, wanted to get an idea if it matters when it comes to AVR entry. I have expired h1b visa (different employer name on it) and valid I-94 (with current employer name) valid till Feb 2020. I need to enter Canada by year end to obtain the Canadian PR. Also, anyone who has entered recently using AVR, if you can share your experience and let me know what all documents the immigration asked in addition to expired visa and valid I 94, would be of great help. Thank you.
That will be fine.Dear Experts,
I am planning to land Canada and will be using the AVR option, My question is I am having copy of I-129 (not the original approval notice), Is copy of approval notice will work or do we need the original copy.
My employer has only provided me the approval notice Copy
I have a similar situation.typically for visa stamping you need to carry client letter, SOW, etc. Do we need those for AVR too?You will be fine.
Generally, they will not ask for any documents other than the approval notice. However, each time you enter the US (irrespective of AVR), you may be asked to provide supplemental documents such as client letters. It is completely at the discretion of the CBP officer.I have a similar situation.typically for visa stamping you need to carry client letter, SOW, etc. Do we need those for AVR too?
I am planning to cross the land border. Have valid i797 and i94 with LCA.
Anyways at my position I work for multiple clients but am a full time employee with my US based company.
Am I ok without a client letter?
Yes, that should be ok. Do you have a valid F1 Visa? (you will be able to use AVR anyway)my situation is that my OPT is valid until February 2020
Enrolling into the new school from January and sevis transfer date is January 1, 2020. Employment termination date Dec 31, 2019
So planning to visit Canada from Dec 21 and re-enter the USA on Dec 26. I am really tensed about it. Technically it should be okay though
1. No, new I94 can be issued anytime by cbp(doesnt matter if its avr). Technically you are seeking new entry whenever you enter the country hence they can very well process you as a fresh candidate.1. I was under the impression no new I-94 is given when entering USA using the AVR feature.
2. Is getting a new I-94 normal for getting into USA from Canada using the AVR feature?
Thanks harirajmohan, you kind of guessed my concern. I just filed for my extension and got receipt notice from my employer when I was in Canada. I told about my extension to the VISA officer too, but he said I have no choice, and said my extension would be in trouble if he did not give me a new I94, plus said he would be fired too. My company lawyer is out on vacation, will try to convey ASAP.1. No, new I94 can be issued anytime by cbp(doesnt matter if its avr). Technically you are seeking new entry whenever you enter the country hence they can very well process you as a fresh candidate.
2. No difference(except not sure what would happen if there is any pending applications with uscis - not heard much of stories of that kind)