Substantial Presence Test

Fall 2011 CSANews Issue 80  |  Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.Back to list

Dear Bird Talk,

Re: Substantial presence test

Does anyone know whether day trips to the USA to buy gas, shop or play a round of golf are used in calculating the substantial presence test? 

Eric Zukowsky
Delta, BC

Ed: Yes, they are counted. Any day, or part of a day, is counted as one full day. If you travel for six months, then these little side trips would be another reason to hope for a proper snowbird visa.