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Length of Stay

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

I travel to Arizona for six months every winter and also cross the border to shop in the summer months. A friend told me that every border-crossing for shopping counts as a day in the U.S. and that I cannot exceed six months’ total in the U.S. or risk being banned from the U.S. for […]

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Changes to Length of Stay

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, We keep hearing from friends that the U.S. is trying to change the length-of-stay time from 182 days to a maximum stay of 120 days for Canadian citizens. Is there any truth to this? I have been unable to find anything regarding this on the website. Karyn Farthing Speargrass, AB Response: Ed: […]

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Changes to Length of Stay

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk: Re: Changes to length of stay We keep hearing from friends that the U.S. is trying to change the length-of-stay time from 182 days to a maximum stay of 120 days for Canadian citizens. Is there any truth to this? I have been unable to find anything regarding this on the website. […]

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Staying past the 182-day limit if 8840 submitted

Posted date : Dec 15, 2017

I have faithfully submitted my IRS 8840 Form for quite a few years now. My question is, can I stay past the 182-day limit by filling out the form? Or am I not protected by the friendly country alliance after the 182 days is up? Alex B. Victoria, BC Response: Ed.: Congratulations on regularly completing […]

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Stay at Nevada / Las Vegas – few questions

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

We have just joined and find the snowbird site interesting. We are going to be buying a mobile home in a 55+ park in Las Vegas. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of Bird Talk from Nevada. But we have some basic questions to help us get started. Any info you can provide would […]

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Six-month stay being reduced to four for Quebecers?

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I am told that in the Harper budget, it would make changes for long-term stays in the United States, four months instead of six months. True or false? Daniel Gouvrette Mirabel, QC Response: Ed.: We felt that these two letters should be answered together. The Harper budget will have nothing to do […]

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Beyond the Border

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

On February 4, 2011 the Canadian and U.S. governments issued a declaration known as Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness. The purpose of the program is to enhance security and increase the legitimate traffic of people, goods and services.

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Canadian Retiree Visa Progress

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Toronto – The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) applauds the passage of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act in the U.S. Senate.

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Closer Connection Form 8840

Posted date : May 14, 2019

My wife and I filed a Closer Connection Form 8840 this year (2018) relative to our seasonal stay in Florida. Having done so, does this extend the length of time for which we are entitled to stay in the U.S. this calendar year and, if so, by how many days? Thanks for your help. Maxine […]

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U.S. duration limits

Posted date : Dec 15, 2017

I would like to know how many months we can be in the U.S. every year and when does the year start? All this in plain English. Thank you. Joe Hall Niagara Falls, ON Response: Ed.: The year starts on the day you cross the border. You may stay for up to six months during […]

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