Our COPR expires on July 9th 2021. We went by road in our own car to the Windsor, Ontario via Ambassador Bridge, Detroit. We did our landing on July 3rd.
Our experience with all 3 cbsa officers has not been friendly at all.
We reached the bridge at around 3 pm est. There weren’t many cars at that time and we were asked to pull up at the toll booth where we met our first cbsa officer.
Officer 1 - Show your pr card /citizenship documents.
We - Gave passports and Copr and Covid negative report and answered that we want to complete the PR process and if possible return back to USA immediately.
Officer 1 - Are you not moving today permanently.
We - We will move after finding a job and closing things in USA.
Officer 1 - Why did you come today when you have no intention to move.
We - COPR expires on 9th July 2021 and if we didn’t arrive - we have to redo our application again.
Officer 1- asked our usa address and phone numbers
We - provided the information.
Officer 1 - You are saying you want to return to USA today itself.
We - Yes, we don’t have any plans of quarantine and hoping that we could go back after completing this procedure. We want to move after things improve with Covid situations.
He called someone and then handed us an yellow slip with some info on it and asked us to drive further to the building and park our car and go inside the immigration office.
We parked our car and met officer#2 who were sitting in the parking area.
Officer 2- please sit in your car, wear masks and talk to me. Give your yellow slip. Then he asks us, why are you moving to Canada.
We - explained about Copr expiring.
Officer 2 - you have been living in USA for ** number of years. Why did you apply and you don’t even want to stay and return back immediately.
We - I was super stressed by his tone and body language. I answered him that I was looking for new opportunities and will move after we get a job.
He had some conversations regarding why folks won’t move to Canada with fellow colleagues.
Officer 2 - Any weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, fruits, vegetables, plants or anything that is not allowed to bring.
We - No
Officer 2 - Gave back our yellow slip and asked us to go inside the building.
No documentation has been asked by him.
We parked and entered the building. The officer #3 there was very rude.
Officer 3- give me the slip and Copr.
We - gave our Copr and passports.
Officer 3- why are you here today. You want to leave right now after this?
We - We want to complete the PR landing process and if possible yes that we want to return.
Officer 3 - have a seat.
She spoke with her colleagues and all of them seem to be annoyed and said most ppl are doing this frequently.
Officer 3 - called us to sign on the Copr.
We will not be issuing pr cards for you today. Please come back using this Copr by road and then we shall issue your card when you move permanently. You can leave now. Take the next left and you are going towards usa.
We were not asked about our gtf forms and ArriveCAN app etc. She didn’t bother to talk or take any questions.
The whole process took about 40 minutes.
On usa side
Cbp officer : scanned our passports and we were good to go. No i94 was issued. We have valid h1 stamping.