Heading off trouble at the Peace Bridge
October 6, 2009 10:57 AM Subscribe
My I-94W visa waiver, given to me at the US border, was not collected when I crossed back into Canada. Will this be a problem if I want to come back?
posted by randomination to travel & transportation (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am a British citizen and permanent resident of Canada. On a weekend trip to northern New York state in early July, I was given an I-94W at the Buffalo/Fort Erie border, for which I had to pay $6. The US border official told me that I could keep the form in my passport if I wanted to make any more short trips in the following 90 days.
On the way back two days later, I was waved on through into Canada, and the I-94W was not removed from my passport.
I thought nothing more of this, but idly Googling around this morning, I saw this
and it alarmed me.
The waiver expires in 48 hours, and understandably I don't want anybody at the US border next time I cross to conclude I stayed longer than 90 days when I only stayed a weekend. Am I worrying about nothing, or do I need to send them a bunch of proof to show I came back?