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Canada visitor visa denied

I can provide some advice here, the same thing happened to my parents on one of their Canada visa applications. At the time of the application they had previously visited Canada on a visitor visa and ...
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Travelling to North Korea with Canadian passport but worried about U.S.A. immigration status

There is no objective rule in statute or regulations that your visit to North Korea will have any effect on your entry to the US as a Canadian citizen. There is no ban based on having visited North ...
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Can I bring 500 grams of gold while travelling to Canada for 2 weeks on a visit visa?

I am not a lawyer, and the language of Non-Taxable Imported Goods (GST/HST) Regulations is a bit thick, but it looks like gold (a precious metal) could be tax exempt, if it's imported temporarily, ...
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Why was there no US Passport Control Arriving by Air from Canada?

You experienced USA Preclearance, where US Immigration and US Customs agents are deployed in some foreign countries; currently, fifteen non-US airports have US Preclearance facilities. You can read ...
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Must I declare all items in my vehicle when crossing from the U.S. to Canada, or only those inquired about?

If an agent were to ask you "what do you have with you?" then you would have to answer that truthfully. However: I don't believe they ask you that - I've never been asked that in an airport ...
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Day trip to Canada while under ESTA

When you travel under the Visa Waiver Program (which most people call "using an ESTA"), you get an I-94 when you enter the US, which specifies an end date, normally 90 days later. Normally, ...
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Visiting U.S with ESTA during our around the world trip

That itinerary is perfectly valid under the Visa Waiver Program (ESTA) rules. On your first entry on January 28th you will be given 90 days to remain in the US, which will give you until (around) the ...
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Why was my Canadian visit visa rejected due to deadline, despite deadline extension?

Could anyone provide clarity on why the rejection was issued before the extended deadline? Like the comment said, it is likely just an administrative mistake, which unfortunately is quite common with ...
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Can I have a vacation to Canada, while living in France for 3 months?

Speaking French is not a requirement for visiting Canada. In most of Canada they hardly speak it at all and even in the French speaking area(s) you can survive without French. In Quebec they speak a ...
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Visiting Canada as UK citizen after arrest, but no charge

As a UK citizen, you are eligible to apply for a Canadian eTA. One of the questions on the form is: Question 2: Have you ever committed, been arrested for, been charged with or convicted of any ...
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Scratch on a Canadian passport

I would be extremely surprised if this caused you any trouble. The passport is holding together and everything is readable. I traveled for years with a much more damaged Canadian passport then this, ...
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At Dublin airport, is preclearance available for flights to Canada, or just to the USA?

Preclearance is for flights to the US, for all passengers on those flights. It is not guaranteed to be available for all flights to the US, but it seems to be for most. There is no preclearance for ...
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Is 1 hour 19 minutes long enough to transfer in Toronto (YYZ), international to domestic?

As usual with actual connections (two flights on a single ticket, as opposed to self-transfers where the two flights are booked separately), if the airline sold you this connection, they are ...
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Can you travel to Canada and back to the US using a Nevada REAL ID?

No. Driving into Canada is possible with enhanced driver license, but Nevada doesn't issue those. EDL is not the same as Real ID.
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Tax refund rules in the UK (London) after Brexit

Since 2021, VAT-free shopping is usually only available in the UK if the goods are not picked up in person but shipped immediately to an address outside the UK. There are some additional exemptions if ...
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Slight cut on finger during biometrics

I've had this issue in a couple of countries, and they were resolved in a variety of ways, depending on the place: • In Korea they sent me to secondary, took my fingerprints again, played with their ...
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Retrying visa application with a different intent

Yes, it's a materially different reason to go, so it's definitely worth a shot. This assumes your company is headquartered or otherwise has a significant operation in Canada, generally reputable (many ...
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Canada visitor visa denied

What is the logical next step? As I see it the options are: have the daughter take the baby to India to visit her parents. accept that the father will not be visiting this time. Have the mother ...
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Canada eTA or Visa?

Unfortunately, it looks like you'll need a regular visitor's visa for the cruise ship stop. eTA's are multi-entry, but only for arrival by air. From Canada.ca page on electronic travel authorization: ...
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Travelling to North Korea with Canadian passport but worried about U.S.A. immigration status

I haven't been able to find any direct evidence, so this is a bit of me reading between the lines. From the Visa Waiver site it states that people who would normally use the VWP, but have been to ...
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Documents needed by German citizen traveling by land from the U.S. to Canada and back to the U.S

I think for the way back we need some kind of form? Yes, ESTA or some other paperwork allowing you entry to the US: Effective October 1, 2022, all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travelers intending to ...
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What does "admit until date" on I-94 mean?

Yes. The Admit Until Date is the date that the traveler’s immigration status in the US expires. Source: CBP fact sheet I-94 expiration dates
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Bulgarian citizens travelling to Canada through USA airport. Do they need a transit visa?

All passengers traveling through the US will go through passport control in the US, and will need appropriate paperwork: Either be a US citizen or US permanent resident For citizens of countries ...
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How can a Russian mobile number receive texts in Canada?

I've been locked out of SMS 2FA in another country with no way to quickly restore the phone number. F*** that. A few things you can do before that happens: Some carriers let you send and/or receive ...
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Must I declare all items in my vehicle when crossing from the U.S. to Canada, or only those inquired about?

We actually just did that 2 days ago. All we had to do is answer the questions of the (rather grumpy) immigration officer, which were Where are you going? (Pike River and On to Montreal) What are you ...
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Must I disclose a previous cannabis possession incident that resulted in a fine, when applying for my eTA to visit Canada?

One of the questions you will be asked during the eTA Application is : Have you ever committed, been arrested for, been charged with or convicted of any criminal offence in any country/territory? ...
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Can I bring 500 grams of gold while travelling to Canada for 2 weeks on a visit visa?

Depending on the purposes you are bringing the goods for and depending on your country of origin, you may be able to use an ATA Carnet to import your goods duty-free, as long as you plan to re-export ...
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Must I declare all items in my vehicle when crossing from the U.S. to Canada, or only those inquired about?

Must I declare all items in my vehicle when crossing from the U.S. to Canada, or only those inquired about? You must declare all items obtained outside Canada. In reality this means that you must ...
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Documents needed by German citizen traveling by land from the U.S. to Canada and back to the U.S

My wife and I did the trip the other way round in May this year, we are from Europe. We had our passports and ESTA (USA) and ETA (Canada). We flew to and from Canada and visited Buffalo in the USA by ...
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Canadian ETA - does upper/lower case in my name matter?

If the name itself is correct, don't overthink this. Your name isn't a password and is not case-sensitive
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