To all sponsors/sponsored spouses, Q.s at border

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Subject: To all sponsors/sponsored spouses, Q.s at border
  Please share your experiences as to what kind of questions you/your spouse has been asked by CIC Officers when you/your spouse landed at the port of entry? How are the attitudes of the officers, and in general, what impression have you left with. I used to have an uneasy feeling when I was an international student everytime I cross the border - not guilty, all legit but still a bit scared for no reason.

I greatly appreciate and thank you in advance.

Lighthouse Family

[09-07-2005,12:46]
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Lighthouse Family
(in reply to: To all sponsors/sponsored spouses, Q.s at border)
Lighthouse,

One thing I have found over the years, is to keep your answers to as few words as possible.

One thing customs people love, is when people start forking over information that was not asked for. They are trained to look for this... the more someone says, the more likely they are trying to hide something.

When coming home from visiting my wife in Colombia, I get the special treatment (Colombia has a bit of bad reputaion I am affraid).

CIC: What were you doing in Colombia?
Me: Visiting my wife. (Silence)

CIC: Where did you meet her?
Me: USA (Silence)

Don´t be nice, don´t be mean, don´t be scared, don´t be relaxed.

A good rule is to keep your answers shorter than the questions. They look for openings to ask you confusing questions, and see how you react.

If you can answer a question with one word, than do so. Stop talking as soon as you have answered the question. They will stare at you as if begging you to blurt out something more, but don´t. Make them ask you another question.

Trust me... this makes it MUCH easier for you.

Dave

[10-07-2005,17:30]
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dave
(in reply to: To all sponsors/sponsored spouses, Q.s at border)
Can´t agree more
[28-07-2005,11:56]
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