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    04-23-2009, 09:45 AM
  #11
Yearling
When you enter America they want proof that you will return to your home country, not try and stay illegally once you are there. That is the whole ties to your home country thing. A reason to leave, basicly...
A passport is more of a form of identification, which also holds the conditions of your stay in America. Holding a passport does not give you the right to enter a country.

I know that America's Visa waiver program is only good for 90 days, any stay longer than that requires a tourist Visa (or another type of Visa if you are eligible). It may be different for Canadian's, being that the two country's are so close, but definitely look into it. Because they will turn you away at the border if things arent in order.
     
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    04-23-2009, 08:40 PM
  #12
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Miss Katie, I've never heard of that. I did ask my sister who is in the travel business and she wasn't aware of anything either.

Whipple, I suggest you contact someone "in the know". You wouldn't want to get lost out of country.
     
    04-24-2009, 02:49 PM
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I am planning on visiting a friend over next winter, from September to March. I know I will need ties to Canada to prove to border control or whoever that I will be returning to Canada. Is a return ticket enough? Or should I have something else.
Also, what about my cell phone? Can I suspend it, or can I use it? I'm planning on calling the phone company tomorrow but I'm curious if anyone here knows.
Sounds like you will have fun in the states! Contact Canadian Custom and they will let you know how many days you are allowed to be gone for. The only big issue you are going to deal with, is health care. You have to prove you reside in Canada for so many days a year or they drop your health care and you become and an Alien US resident. How old are you(you under 18?)??

As for your cell phone, depending on the company you are with, there are some great US-Canada plans. My current phone allows me to us a US sim card in my phone which means I get a local number here when I fly down (6-7 times a year). The other issue is travel insurance. I don't know of a travel insurance that covers you for more than 30 days at a time; that means you have to set foot in Canada at least 24 hours every 30 days, and you can't screw around with those days because if you were to need them, they WILL check. You are going to have to do a lot of research on that one. I had to do a lot of phoning around.

I fly back and forth from across the boarder all the time. My mom tho a Canadian Resident, lives and works in the US but makes regular trips back home to maintain her healthcare and Canadian Resident status.
     
    04-24-2009, 07:29 PM
  #14
Yearling
Thanks Kelly. Well it seems my trip is now going to be no more than 30 days. But that's okay, it will work out.
     
    04-24-2009, 08:30 PM
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Thanks Kelly. Well it seems my trip is now going to be no more than 30 days. But that's okay, it will work out.
Hey no problem! :) you can always fly over to Calgary
     
    04-25-2009, 10:55 AM
  #16
Yearling
Actually I have to visit Edmonton sometime this year, maybe I'll stop by for a visit, say hi to Cobalt. :P
     
    04-25-2009, 11:29 AM
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Actually I have to visit Edmonton sometime this year, maybe I'll stop by for a visit, say hi to Cobalt. :P
Absolutely, maybe a few of us from Calgary can come up and see you.
     
    04-26-2009, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by northernmama    
Miss Katie, I've never heard of that. I did ask my sister who is in the travel business and she wasn't aware of anything either.

Whipple, I suggest you contact someone "in the know". You wouldn't want to get lost out of country.

I didnt know either until I visited and then wanted to go back and stay. I looked into it all and its so freaking complicated. Maybe one day tho...
     

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