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Soft Landing/Moving to Canada

harirajmohan

VIP Member
Mar 3, 2015
6,088
1,588
Category........
Visa Office......
Sydney, NS
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
29-May-2015
Doc's Request.
30-Dec-2015 ReminderEmail(PCCs, NewPassport via cse 31-Dec-2015)
Nomination.....
SK 22-Apr-2015
AOR Received.
11-Aug-2015
Med's Request
23-Dec-2015
Med's Done....
20-Jan-2016
Passport Req..
26-May-2016 (BGC In Progress 25-May-2016)
VISA ISSUED...
PP Reached Ottawa:27-May-2016, Received:10-Jun-2016
LANDED..........
PR: 09-Jul-2016, PR Card: 17-Aug-2016
Hi @starlordavuthu, I am planning to soft land as well, Im currently on Day1 CPT and F1 visa about to expire June 6, My CoPR is valid till July 27 plus my H1b got selected this year and my application is in process. Can I reenter US via AVR with expired F1 visa - do i need anything else except I20 .
If you still have courses to be finished and enrolled for summer/fall then its easier to tell the officer that you are still continuing your studies but if you are already done with enough courses then its risky as per my understanding.
Having I20 is not enough to prove your stay requirement. You need actual necessity to enter US to finish studies.
As you filed for H1, i assume you have finished your course requirements or graduated. If so then please check with lawyer.
 
 

Ridham28

Member
Feb 28, 2022
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If you still have courses to be finished and enrolled for summer/fall then its easier to tell the officer that you are still continuing your studies but if you are already done with enough courses then its risky as per my understanding.
Having I20 is not enough to prove your stay requirement. You need actual necessity to enter US to finish studies.
As you filed for H1, i assume you have finished your course requirements or graduated. If so then please check with lawyer.
Thanks for reply @harirajmohan . yes I have just started my Day1CPT program in January and have plenty of courses left (2.5 years to go) . So what Im understanding is I should do a soft landing before my F1 visa expires , is that correct?
 

harirajmohan

VIP Member
Mar 3, 2015
6,088
1,588
Category........
Visa Office......
Sydney, NS
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
29-May-2015
Doc's Request.
30-Dec-2015 ReminderEmail(PCCs, NewPassport via cse 31-Dec-2015)
Nomination.....
SK 22-Apr-2015
AOR Received.
11-Aug-2015
Med's Request
23-Dec-2015
Med's Done....
20-Jan-2016
Passport Req..
26-May-2016 (BGC In Progress 25-May-2016)
VISA ISSUED...
PP Reached Ottawa:27-May-2016, Received:10-Jun-2016
LANDED..........
PR: 09-Jul-2016, PR Card: 17-Aug-2016
Thanks for reply @harirajmohan . yes I have just started my Day1CPT program in January and have plenty of courses left (2.5 years to go) . So what Im understanding is I should do a soft landing before my F1 visa expires , is that correct?
No, you can go after expiry as automatic visa revalidation will help return back to US as long as you have valid I94 before departing US(and you have enough courses left and already enrolled for next semester).
Take printouts of next semester enrollments, just in case the cbp officer asks on it.
 

scthuluva01

Newbie
May 17, 2022
2
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Hi guys,
I have a valid COPR and I’m traveling to canada via soft landing to validate my COPR and return to the USA. I’ll be moving permanently to Canada in December 2022.
My question : I want to get my PR validated and return the same day ( my flight is booked ) but it looks like we need to give a covid test. How can I travel back the same day if a covid test is needed upon arrival in canada?

Regards,
Sharat
 

scthuluva01

Newbie
May 17, 2022
2
0
Hi guys,
I have a valid COPR and I’m traveling to canada via soft landing to validate my COPR and return to the USA. I’ll be moving permanently to Canada in December 2022.
My question : I want to get my PR validated and return the same day ( my flight is booked ) but it looks like we need to give a covid test. How can I travel back the same day if a covid test is needed upon arrival in canada?

Regards,
Sharat
 
 

kusump

Member
Nov 23, 2021
19
12
Hi Everyone, I am planning to do soft landing via land border in Canada next weekend, are border open during next weekend as its memorial day long weekend?
Also, can we enter any day in US via land border?

Thanks in advance.
 
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FeelTheBern

Star Member
Nov 15, 2020
50
9
USA
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
0125
AOR Received.
21-12-2020
Med's Request
22-03-2022
Med's Done....
01-04-2022
Passport Req..
14-04-2022
VISA ISSUED...
12-05-2022
A few queries regarding soft landing by air:

1. Destination city in my COPR is Toronto. Can I still fly to another city (such as Calgary / Vancouver) for soft landing?
2. Is it compulsory to carry the GTC / GTF list and apply for SIN during soft landing?
3. Do I need to carry CAD if I travel from the US? Or, the US credit / debit cards work fine in Canada?
4. Do we need COVID antigen test results for flying to Canada or only for the return journey to the US?
5. Please share the document checklist for US-Canada and Canada-US flights (if anyone has traveled recently)
 

Hank2804

Newbie
May 21, 2022
4
1
Hi Folks ,

I plan to do soft landing June 4th,2022 into Windsor, ON through Detroit tunnel. I had couple of questions and appreciate any responses :

1. What is the best way to respond to the PR card question. I was hoping to avoid the scenario where CBSA Officer doesn’t agree to send the PR cards to my friends address. Any tricks / best practices ?

2. Can I do the soft landing on Saturday ? Are there any timings I should adhere to ?

3. Are there any particular Canadian banks were I can open an account without a Canadian address ?

Thanks !
 
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Apoorvkumar15

Newbie
Jun 22, 2022
1
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Is it a problem to make a soft landing at another city/state other than destination mentioned on COPR ? Also can you land in Quebec for soft landing ?
 

Ridham28

Member
Feb 28, 2022
14
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A few queries regarding soft landing by air:

1. Destination city in my COPR is Toronto. Can I still fly to another city (such as Calgary / Vancouver) for soft landing?
2. Is it compulsory to carry the GTC / GTF list and apply for SIN during soft landing?
3. Do I need to carry CAD if I travel from the US? Or, the US credit / debit cards work fine in Canada?
4. Do we need COVID antigen test results for flying to Canada or only for the return journey to the US?
5. Please share the document checklist for US-Canada and Canada-US flights (if anyone has traveled recently)
Hey @FeelTheBern Have you done your soft landing yet ? Im in the same boat of PNP and planning to land in Calgary instead of Toronto