This should properly be read in conjunction with the April 1994 newsletter. This April 1994 newsletter was the basis for the CRA's Snowbird Pamphlet.
On 28/07/2010 6:17 PM, xxxxxx xxxxxxxx wrote:
I found your April 1994 article on Snowbirds and cabins across the border....very interesting. I was wondering if you would comment on the recent issue of the Canadian Snowbirds Association article which states
How long can I visit the U.S.?
A Canadian citizen who is granted entry into the United States under a B-2
Visitors Visa may be permitted to remain in the country for six months less
a day. This could be 181, 182 or 183 days, depending on the date on which
you enter. It is important to note that each time you enter the United States,
even just for a few hours, it counts as one day. Each day that you visit the
U.S. in a 12-month period will be counted and should be subtracted from
the “six months less a day” that you intend to visit the United States in the
Also, when you enter the U.S. for an extended period, such as six months,
shorter trips outside of the country departing from and returning to the
U.S. do not count as days that you can subtract from your “six months less
a day” count. This is the case even if you return to Canada for a week or two
during the holiday season.
It is important to note that a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer
has the authority to limit your visit to the United States to any period of
time that he/she sees fit. So, do your best to be accommodating when they
question your intentions and length of stay. The wrong attitude could cost
you days in the sun.
For more information, visit snowbirds.org and refer to the Travelers’
Information Guide. The revision dated February 1, 2010 and titled “How
Long Can I Visit?” provides specific information on this topic.
I can not find anything on the internet that supports the above concerning coming home for Xmas....that you can deduct those days from the 182 days.
I would really appreciate your opinion on this matter. And I would also like to know if your 1994 article is still accurate...or have some laws changed?