Soft Landing via Road


#1

Hello All,

I am currently on H1B visa and planning to do a soft landing this month via Road ( Windsor City in Ontario, Canada)

I have a couple of questions:

(1) Can I complete the PR process within 3-4 hours and then return back to the USA on the same day?
(2) List of the documents I need to carry with me?
(3) Can I travel during weekend as well?

Thanks in advance !!

Regards,
Aditya


#2
  1. Yes you can turn right back to the US after confirming PR. For re-entry to Canada in future you will need to apply for PR travel document (takes a week) or wait for someone to mail you the PR card from the address you give during landing (can take 2-3 months).

  2. Someone with H1-B experience should answer this*.

  3. As far as I know, the border is open 24 hours so there should be some CBSA officer to address your landing procedure. (e.g. https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Congestion/border/Info.htm) Most likely you will travel during daytime so that should be OK. Google for the congestion hours at your favorite border crossing to avoid delays.


#3

For 2, I’ve required passport (with valid visa stamped) and I-797 in the past but you probably also want to keep I-129 (if applicable), job offer letter and a few recent paystubs just in case. Good luck!


#4

In addition, if you can include the reference letter from your current company/boss that you got for EE, then you should carry that as well in case CBP asks for description of duties :stuck_out_tongue: