July 2018 Archives

US immigration: Be prepared for taking children across the border

British Columbia parents who want to take their children along on a trip across the border will ease the process by gathering knowledge about passports and other requirements at the start of their planning. Because of the ever-increasing problem with child trafficking, parents can expect extra scrutiny and questioning by border officials. Although the preferred travel documents are passports, U.S. immigration laws allow Canadian citizens who are not older than 15 years to cross the border with certified birth certificate copies.

How to keep US Immigration officers happy at a border crossing

When British Columbia residents plan to travel across the border, it is a good idea to be prepared. U.S. Immigration officials can ask as many questions as they like, and there are ways to avoid unnecessary delays. Advisers say the first step is to have the correct documentation ready for presentation to the customs and border protection officers.

Cross-border personal injury can come in many forms

Most people do not consider the possibility of being involved in car accidents as they travel around in British Columbia, knowing that their auto insurance is in place to take care of the financial consequences of such incidents. However, matters could become complicated when they suffer a cross-border personal injury while on a trip south of the border. Even a collision at a slow speed can cause serious injuries with long-term consequences.

US Immigration laws for Canadian business owners carrying sampl

A business owner in British Columbia who is planning a trip to the United States to market a company's products must ensure the appropriate documentation is in place for any commercial samples he or she will take across the border. Business travellers might find that the complexities of the U.S. immigration laws increase the complexity of such a business trip. Several options exist to facilitate the transportation of commercial samples across the border into the United States.

How will you deal with hit-and-run cross-border personal injury?

Accidents can happen to anybody at any time. It is never easy to deal with injuries, but if a British Columbia resident is involved in a crash while on a trip south of the border, things can get complicated. Dealing with doctors, hospitals, medical expenses, insurance and other cross-border personal injury issues could be overwhelming.

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