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Prolonged Stays in the USA/Homeland Security/Income Taxes

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

I am not sure that the advice you gave William in B.C. is correct regarding prolonged stays in the U.S. with respect to consequences from the U.S. government. There appear to be two issues and two major U.S. agencies at stake here. One is the verbal B2 visa (Homeland Security), which is violated in any […]

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Getting a straight answer on how the U.S. counts days

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Here’s another question about the 182-day issue. We live in Vancouver and have a vacation home in Washington State. Unlike true snowbirds, we use it on many weekends through the year and most of the summer. I keep track of our days (for example, if we go down on Friday afternoon and […]

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More than 182 days in the US?

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Inadvertently, I have done something really stupid. I made an honest mistake muddling up my days spent in the U.S. for 2013 and only now realize that I was in the U.S. for more than my allotted 182 days…by six days (188). Am I the first idiot to have ever done this? […]

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American waiver needed to enter U.S.?

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I read your article about the gentleman who was stopped at Newark because of an old DUI for which he had a Canadian pardon. The offence was from 32 years earlier, but he would require an American waiver. I was alarmed, as we travel to the states frequently and my husband had […]

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Prescriptions

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, This will be our first time being snowbirds for a couple of months. We are wondering how people deal with their repeat prescriptions? Ken Cunningham Simcoe, ON Response: Ed: That’s an easy one, at least in Ontario. Simply have your doctor prescribe enough medication for your entire trip, with a little extra […]

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Is this considered “working” in the U.S.?

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, My question is about defining working in the U.S. I could ask at the border, but I’m afraid that asking will bring attention to my situation with potential negative fallout. I am a contractor for a Canadian education company providing services to Canadian businesses only. Within this role, I provide course facilitation […]

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Changes to Length of Stay

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk: Re: Changes to length of stay We keep hearing from friends that the U.S. is trying to change the length-of-stay time from 182 days to a maximum stay of 120 days for Canadian citizens. Is there any truth to this? I have been unable to find anything regarding this on the website. […]

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Canadian Goverment Health Benefits and Form 8840

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Regarding the suspension of government health benefits ,” how would they know if I was away or home if I don’t go to the clinic for two years or whenever? Next, if I fill out the 8840 form, does that allow me to stay longer? Ron Wiltshire Miniota, MB Response: Ed: Big […]

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