Travelling from seattle to vancouver by road

Dec 7, 2019 18 Comments

Plan to travel from seattle to vancouver by road. I am currently on h1b visa in USA and have a valid Canadian visa.
Planning to take my personal car to canada. Any things i need to keep in mind?

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 18 Comments
  • Airbnb liFu43
    Eat some good food while you're there!
    Dec 7, 2019 2
    • Microsoft jiggyjig
      Eats lots of chaat
      Lots of fusion Chinese restaurants in surrey
      Dec 7, 2019
    • Airbnb liFu43
      Sushi is great there too
      I love Minami 🤤
      Dec 7, 2019
  • Microsoft / Eng kuber
    Cannabis is legal in Washington state. Cannabis is legal in Canada at a federal level.
    Cannabis is illegal at/across the USA federal border.

    Do not take any cannabis products or remnants thereof across the border.
    Dec 7, 2019 3
    • Microsoft / Eng kuber
      You can move it freely across provincial borders within Canada. You can’t move it across state or federal lines in the USA.
      Dec 7, 2019
    • Expedia Group gVMe85
      Right, sorry I meant any borderline in the US
      Dec 7, 2019
  • Expedia Group / Strategy _rand
    Know what the specific job title is that's attached to your visa. One of my Canadian reports got stranded in Canada trying to return to the US after a trip because he told the border guard he was a "Program Manager" when the NAFTA designation was "Computer Systems Analyst." They yanked his visa right there at the border, and he had to take a forced 3 months off work while lawyers tried to sort it out.
    Dec 7, 2019 3
    • Expedia Group / Strategy _rand
      It was TN, yes. I figured other visas might jave similar limitations.
      Dec 7, 2019
    • Airbnb liFu43
      TN is a pain in the butt. I have an 'engineering' degree designation, which is a NAFTA type .. but if you have a computer science degree (or something else) it's much trickier
      Dec 7, 2019
  • Expedia Group / Strategy _rand
    Know how to convert from mi to k in your head (unless your car can switch)
    Dec 7, 2019 0
  • Microsoft kick9
    Anything which may have a seed is prohibited in and out.
    Clear your car before going. Your entire stuff excluding phones are subject to inspection either side.

    Have a safe trip. Enjoy the food and sight seeing in Vancouver.

    Take your work batch and insurance card with you.
    Dec 7, 2019 2
    • Yahoo d@rkweb
      May be his work BATCH won’t fit in his car ?
      Dec 7, 2019
    • Microsoft kick9
      In that case just take a picture :)
      And I meant health insurance. If OP is pregnant, Canadian officers might want to ask for it. :)
      Dec 7, 2019
  • Amazon jhp
    I have heard you should avoid coming back into the US through Blaine and instead come back through Sumas. Apparently fewer problems at Sumas.
    Dec 14, 2019 0
  • Google Gogle36
    Nothing to worry, I just did road trip from Seattle to Vancouver with family last week, everything was fine, enjoy! Don't forget to visit Capilano suspension bridge. And keep your approved petition as well along with Visa.
    Dec 7, 2019 0
  • Microsoft hairyballs
    Have your H1B pétition with you, at least the copy
    Dec 7, 2019 0

Salary
Comparison

    Real time salary information from verified employees