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Daily commute (Detroit-Windsor) (H1b and Canada PR)

ustocanada49

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Jan 6, 2017
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HI ,
I am planning to live in Fort Erie aswell. Were you able to find any apts? How is the area in general?


Hi,

How did this work out for you? I am planning to move to Fort Erie and looking for inputs.

Others' inputs are also welcome.
1. Are there convenient apartments/condos close to Peace Bridge?
2. Would it be a hassle without a car? (I am thinking to sell my car rather than importing and paying high insurance, as I have one at fault 2 years ago.

Thank you.
 
 

palak.pandya

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Sep 24, 2014
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HI ,
I am planning to live in Fort Erie aswell. Were you able to find any apts? How is the area in general?
Not too sure about Fort Erie as didn't explore that area. It might be better to live in Niagara Falls instead. There are a lot more options in terms of apartment/stores etc. Commute from Niagara falls to buffalo is not bad.
I would recommend getting a Nexus though.
It would be a hassle without a car.
 
Jul 12, 2018
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Thanks for starting this thread and sharing valuable insights.

About me:
- Living in US, H1b, i140 approved
- Sales, remote Full time job
- No Canadian PR yet

Requesting experts here to chime in (kindly excuse if this thread is not the right place to ask below Qs):
- what does it take to work from Canada remotely and travel to US occasionally to visit clients? My question is focused towards employer obligations, immigration requirements, and applicability to keep GC process running.
- Has anyone experienced it and doing it successfully?
 
Jul 12, 2018
16
2
Thanks for starting this thread and sharing valuable insights.

About me:
- Living in US, H1b, i140 approved
- Sales, remote Full time job
- No Canadian PR yet

Requesting experts here to chime in (kindly excuse if this thread is not the right place to ask below Qs):
- what does it take to work from Canada remotely and travel to US occasionally to visit clients? My question is focused towards employer obligations, immigration requirements, and applicability to keep GC process running.
- Has anyone experienced it and doing it successfully?
I realized there are other threads that are discussing on the same topic. I will follow up there.Thanks
 

sumit8383

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Apr 20, 2017
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I haven't started doing the daily commute, but planning on starting doing it soon. I understand that it can be done on H1B visa( which is what i have right now), but in case the H1 extension get denied in current environment, is it possible to get a business visa and continue commuting? I am guessing one would be commuting less frequently to justify business trips as compared to working on H1B. Any thoughts on this would be useful.
 
 

DEEPCUR

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Apr 12, 2016
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I haven't started doing the daily commute, but planning on starting doing it soon. I understand that it can be done on H1B visa( which is what i have right now), but in case the H1 extension get denied in current environment, is it possible to get a business visa and continue commuting? I am guessing one would be commuting less frequently to justify business trips as compared to working on H1B. Any thoughts on this would be useful.
Responded in other thread.. you cannot do this. You need H1 to work in US.
 
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gtvisa2020

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Dec 17, 2014
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Anyone has room/apt in Buffalo/Niagara Falls on the U.S side? I would like to share (and pay my portion) a place for address for mails and H1B work location? Thank you.
 

Cubicrootofthee

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Jan 10, 2018
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USA
NOC Code......
2173
VISA ISSUED...
13-08-2018
Anyone has room/apt in Buffalo/Niagara Falls on the U.S side? I would like to share (and pay my portion) a place for address for mails and H1B work location? Thank you.
Since Buffalo had a university, might be worth exploring student accommodation?
 
 

Cubicrootofthee

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Jan 10, 2018
133
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USA
NOC Code......
2173
VISA ISSUED...
13-08-2018
So, can we also pretty much conclude that working across the border in the US, will likely complicate your chances at getting a Canadian citizenship and also the GC in the US? It's a shame because I think I can make it work in my case.
 

amit.r

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Feb 23, 2017
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Canada
Visa Office......
Ottawa
App. Filed.......
20-07-2016
AOR Received.
20-11-2016
Med's Request
11-12-2016
Med's Done....
05-01-2017
Passport Req..
14-06-2017
VISA ISSUED...
06-07-2017
LANDED..........
08-26-2017..
So, can we also pretty much conclude that working across the border in the US, will likely complicate your chances at getting a Canadian citizenship and also the GC in the US? It's a shame because I think I can make it work in my case.
Why do you say that.. I did not understand
 

APPNOV2014NY

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Nov 21, 2014
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So, can we also pretty much conclude that working across the border in the US, will likely complicate your chances at getting a Canadian citizenship and also the GC in the US? It's a shame because I think I can make it work in my case.
Canadian Citizenship might get delayed but eventually you will get it.
US GC would be on track without issues.
 
 

Cubicrootofthee

Star Member
Jan 10, 2018
133
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USA
NOC Code......
2173
VISA ISSUED...
13-08-2018
="rakakatoofaan, post: 6949131, member: 522495"]For H1, yes, your attorney needs to be aware. My attorney takes special care of me in H1 renewals. Example, she said, since we cannot do renewals as you have to be in the country, they will make consular application, since I will live in Canada.
Is your attorney in-house or an independent one whom I can possibly consult?