Navigating U.S. Immigration law is a complex task. We take pride in helping Canadians, especially those entering the U.S. as non-controlled visitors, successfully obtain U.S. permanent residency or Green cards through marriage. Learn how we recently assisted one such client, a Canadian married to a U.S. citizen for over 20 years, in her successful one-step green card application process.
Canadian citizens are visa exempt and can enter the United States as visitors only with a passport. There is no need to obtain a visa. When a Canadian enters the United States without being stamped upon entry, this is referred to as a noncontrolled Canadian. We have helped hundreds of noncontrolled Canadians obtain green cards through marriage to US citizens. We discuss the recent approval of a green card for a noncontrolled Canadian here.
Understanding the unique admission process for Canadians in the United States can provide answers to questions like, “Can a ‘non-controlled Canadian’ acquire a green card without an I-94?” With the exception of E and K visas, Canadian nationals are usually exempt from the visa stamp requirement before stepping foot on US soil. Generally, Canadians visiting the US undergo a swift inspection and are admitted without a record of admission or I-94 – a term known as “non-controlled” admission. This article will delve into the transition from being a ‘non-controlled Canadian’ visitor to becoming a green card holder.
Canadian citizens are visa-exempt and generally do not require a visa stamp before entering the United States. When entering the United States via a land port, Canadians are often admitted without CBP Form I-94, a passport stamp, or any other admission record. We discuss admission to the United States as a “non-controlled Canadian” with no I-94 here.