Going home for a week at Christmas and return to the U.S. - Will this be counted as time in U.S

Spring 2012 CSANews Issue 82  |   Posted date : May 05, 2012.Back to list

Bird talk - Le Jaseur
Dear bird talk,

I understand that if I go to the U.S. in October and say that I am going for six months and then go home for Christmas for a week, that time is considered to be spent in the U.S. What if I go in October and tell them that I am going for two months, then go home for a week at Christmas and return to the U.S. for a second trip from January to April? is my week at Christmas still counted as time in the U.S.?

Myrna Cashman
battersea, ON

Response:
Ed: Yes! And the same thinking would apply to a cruise or a visit to Mexico. Remember that the border guard has your passport details in front of him so never, ever, tell a little white lie. Also let them ask the questions and give short, correct answers for best results.

Back to list | More articles