Bird Talk / Issue 94


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Days in Mexico not part of 182-day U.S. limit
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
I am spending five months in Florida each year and wish to take a two-week vacation in Mexico. Is this deducted from my 182-day limit?   Read more...

Monitoring of advertisers in CSANews
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
In your last newsletter, there was an ad for the Canadian company called "Roam." Does CSA endorse this cell phone company?   Read more...

Blog contains false info about days allowed in the U.S.
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
I just read a blog that indicated that CSA says that we can stay for 183 days + 30 days if we own property and are over 55. Is this correct?   Read more...

Days in U.S. and Form 8840 specifications
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
If I wish to stay in the U.S. for 150 days every year, am I allowed to do that?   Read more...

Criminal charge from the past prohibits entry into U.S.
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
A pardon is no good. You need a waiver from the U.S. Consulate.   Read more...

Status of Canada and U.S. exchanging individual data at border
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
In the fall 2014 Issue 92, the Vice President states that the data for individuals crossing from Canada into the U.S. is not yet exchanged between the two countries.   Read more...

Getting an extension on six month Visa
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
How do we get an extension to the six-month visa?   Read more...

Cost-effectiveness of removing driving coverages
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
This may be old hat to experienced snowbirds, but it was news to us. We are newbie snowbirds planning to spend February through April in South Carolina.   Read more...

Higher premium for those with change in medication
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
Why do insurance companies that provide outside-of-Canada health insurance have you pay a higher premium for health insurance if you have a change in medication, with higher or lower dose, and you are deemed unstable for 180 days and you are not covered for this ailment?   Read more...

Cost of heating a pool with propane
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
Snowbirds who are looking at renting a house in Florida that uses propane for heating a pool should be very careful.   Read more...

Canadian homeowners in Florida having to pay more
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
The statements made in the Government Relations report of Issue 93 of CSANews are misleading. I quote the following from the Saint Lucie County Property Appraisers' website:   Read more...

Capital Gains Tax and manufactured homes
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
I believe that a manufactured home is classified as personal property, not real property. Does the capital gains tax apply to manufactured homes?   Read more...

Is the 30-day rule being enforced?
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
At a CSA presentation, we were told that we must be home for at least 30 days before returning to the U.S.   Read more...

Will cruise count as being in the U.S.?
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
As we won't have been out of the U.S. for 30 days, will all of the days count as being in the U.S. for B2 purposes?   Read more...

Shipping a car
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
While trying to arrange shipment of a second vehicle to Florida, I discovered the murky world of auto shippers.   Read more...

Bringing furnishings Back into Canada
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
We have owned a home in Florida for six years and are considering selling it. Can we just bring our furnishings back to Canada?   Read more...

Returning to Canada for short time
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
I was told that if you have coverage (we have six-month coverage Nov-Apr) and we go back to Canada for Christmas, that coverage is void and we have to reapply for more coverage when we go back to Arizona?   Read more...

Exit date given by U.S. CBP officer
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
I have been given an exit date of March 8, 2015, even though it is far fewer than 182 days for my stay in the U.S. The agent would not tell me why.   Read more...

Registering, plating and insuring a car in Florida
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
We have left our car in Florida. We use it when we go back down for the winter. I am considering having it re-registered in Florida, obtaining a Florida licence plate and getting Florida insurance on it. How difficult is this?   Read more...

Do insurance providers check with NIDUS registry?
Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.
My husband and I have completed Representation Agreements in lieu of Advance Directives. We plan to register these with Nidus. What steps can we take to ensure that our representative is involved when we are out of province and, particularly, in the U.S.?   Read more...