[quote=“TheGingerMan”]the Citizenship card would have done it.
yet, really it’s better safe than sorry. I would have renewed the passport anyway, money scam that it is.
It never hinders to have another impressive shiny piece of ID.
Especially going thru VCR. airport.
It’s long been a matter of fact that only the swine of the swine amongst the blue meanies that are Customs are sent to that sector. Folks that have something to prove, one way or another.
I’m gonna have to go thru that port in late July.
It’ll be late at night, so I might be ok.
I’ll try and hold my tongue this time. Yet twelve hours or more on a plane is not good for the soul, by any means.[/quote]
I’ve never had a problem with Canadian customs or any other customs (yet - knock on wood); however, I find the US customs officers (in general) to be obnoxious and rude and appear to have a stick up their collective asses. Back in 2006, when I was going through customs and on my official L1a visa application at the port of entry at YVR, there was this ass of a customs officer who tried to go over my application with a fine tooth comb. Of course my company’s counsel had crossed every T’s and dotted every i’s and I didn’t give the ass any reason to deny me entry (I was biting my tongue and basically my whole time that I was waiting). Good thing I went early (4hrs) before my flight departure as that ass just took his sweet ol’ time in processing my paperwork and looked at me like he was looking at a child rapist.
I think it behooves Customs officers of any nation to be nice or at least cordial in general. After all, they are the first impression that a new tourist sees and word of mouth goes a loooong way in helping each country’s tourist industry’s image.