In Transit or in U.S.
Posted date : Aug 9, 2019.
We spend 180 days in Florida, but are considering cruising home to Vancouver via a cruise leaving Florida, going through the Panama Canal and finishing in Vancouver. Are the days on the ship counted as U.S.?
We understand that if we leave Vancouver and go to a U.S. destination and then return to Canada, that we are “in transit.” But if we have been in the U.S. for close to 180 days before departure, are we still in transit? Thank you very much.
West Kelowna, B.C.
Ed.: You are deemed to have left the United States on the date of the ship’s departure and should be fine. However, if the ship does not go directly back to Canada and makes a stop in the United States after leaving, then the days must be counted.