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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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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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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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Border guards

Posted date : Dec 15, 2017

I enjoy reading the various questions and answers re: Dear Bird Talk. One answer caught my attention in the summer 2017 issue 103. It was mentioned that, sometimes, a border guard will only allow you a shorter period (for instance – only 90 days). In that case, you will have to comply with the shorter […]

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Join CSA

Posted date : Dec 12, 2017

The Canadian Snowbird Association is a national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of travelling Canadians.   We need your help! The greater the membership, the more powerful and effective voice we cast against provincial, state and federal governments when lobbying for the rights of all travelling Canadians, […]

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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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Medications Crossing the Border

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I thought that you would be interested in printing the enclosed information and, by finding out whether other seniors have experienced similar problems, take steps to enlist another voice on our side. Possibly Hon. Tony Clement, minister of health. Predictably, there has been no reply from the Foreign Affairs Department. Yours Truly, […]

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Nexus Lane

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Further to my discussions with your office about whether to use the Nexus Lane or not, I have taken your advice and talked to 2 different members of Nexus office in Blaine Washington and gotten two different opinions. My concern was that all the literature treats this lane as a commuter lane […]

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