Canadians Who Have Been In The US For Over 6 Months Could Be Breaking The Law
Travellers could be breaking the rules without even realizing! 👇
Canadians in the United States could be breaking immigration laws without even realizing it, according to the federal government.
In a notice shared via Twitter, the Government of Canada's travel department urged Canadians who have been in the U.S. for longer than six months to double-check entry and exit requirements ASAP.
Have you been in the U.S. longer than 6 months? \n\nYou may be in violation of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services laws without knowing it! \n\nFor more information about entry and exit requirements visit: https://ow.ly/v8VA50EQA58\u00a0 #Covid19pic.twitter.com/OpIgxTf7M0— Travel.gc.ca (@Travel.gc.ca) 1621448104
It explained that Canadians "may be in violation of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services laws without knowing it."
While Canadian visitors can "usually" stay in the States for six months without a visa, a traveller's intended duration of stay must be declared upon their entry.
"Requests to extend or adjust a stay must be made prior to expiry to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service," explained the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Canada.
It's also worth keeping in mind that the Canada-U.S. border remains closed to all non-essential travel, with the current restrictions set to end on June 21, 2021.
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