I am a dual citizen of Jordan and Canada. I have a J1 student visa on my Jordanian passport that expires along with the DS 2019 on May 31st. I am planning to leave the US by crossing the borders by car to Vancouver (Canada) from Seattle before that date. and will probably return again to the US on a Canadian Tourist Visa later in June to visit few friends. I was wondering how will the US know that I left the US before my J1 Visa expires as I will not be using my Jordanian passport at all for the trip to Canada (I only need to show my Canadian passport to enter Canada)? Could that be a problem to prove on the i94 a date of departure before my visa expires as to show that I didn't break J1 rules?
You can simply turn in your I-94 when you exit. Your stamp returning to Canada will also help prove you departed.
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There are so many ways that US authorities would know. That is why you always need to be truthful. No matter which passport/visa you use, your entry will be recorded.
Oh... They will know. Do not worry. If you want to be absolutely sure, pay a visit to a US consulate in Canada and file the form reporting you are in Canada.
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Turn in your I94 and keep documentation of your trip if questions arise in the future.
you will be living in Canada and generating paper trail there. Present this evidence to USCIS if and when asked to prove that point.
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