30-day home period

Winter 2017 CSANews Issue 105  |   Posted date : Dec 11, 2017.Back to list

Bird talk - Le Jaseur
I have heard that if we leave the U.S. during our calendar year, we have to be clear of the U.S. for at least a 30-day period, otherwise those days away are still included in our U.S. day count. Is this true?

Barry Woods
Penticton, BC

Response :
Yes, it is true. This rule is in the guidelines (not law) given to border guards. Some guards are aware of it and some are not, so you can get conflicting statements when talking to officials. CSA is trying to get a more sensible ruling from the U.S., but we are not holding our breath in anticipation.

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