Visit-USA Act Retiree Visa for Canadians
B.C Vacationers can have Seven Month Absence in a Calendar Year
JOLT Act and Retiree Visa
Retiree Visa Bill
Snowbird Benefits
Snowbirds & US Economy
VISIT-USA Act Bill - Limitations
Latest Developments
Bill Walkthrough
Proposed Border fee
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Developments in Retiree Visa Bill

Track the progress in "Canadian Retiree Visa" bill is dedicated to bring you the latest developments in Retiree Visa Bill. Once this bill is passed and implemented, it will allow Canadian snowbirds to stay upto Eight months in United States. Currently they can stay for Six months.

Seven Month Absence in a Calendar Year for Longer Term Vacationers from British Columbia (B.C)
An important change has been introduced by British Columbia (B.C) government that allows B.C. residents who are outside Canada for vacation purposes for six months, to have an additional one month absence per calendar year for a total of up to seven months and still remain eligible for Medical Services Plan (MSP) coverage... Read

JOLT (Jobs Originated through Launching Travel) Act was included in the comprehensive immigration reform legislation filed April 17th in the US Senate.
Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) is a bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to stimulate international tourism to the United States and for other purposes. This bill was introduced on May 17, 2012 by Sen. Charles Schumer. JOLT (Jobs Originated through Launching Travel) Act was included in the comprehensive immigration reform legislation filed April 17th in the US Senate. "Canadian Retiree Visa" , is one of the provisions found in the JOLT Act. This would allow Canadian retirees, who meet the following requirements, to spend up to eight months in the U.S.... Read

Retiree Visa Bill would allow Canadians to stay longer in US
Discussions are happening in US and Canada related to a Bill which is under consideration of US Congress.Canadians would be able to stay in the United States longer each year under a bill being considered by Congress, which officials say could mean more business for the Grand Strand. There's a push in Washington, D.C.,....Read

Track latest development on VISIT-USA Act Bill
Visa Improvements to Stimulate International Tourism to the United States of America (VISITUSA) Act - latest developments. Here you will find the latest development in Senate on the VISIT-USA Bill. Keep tracking this page for latest updates.....Read

U.S. retiree visa - Benefits Canadian snowbirds
The Senators Mike Lee and Chuck Schumer on October 11, 2011 proposed a bill in US Congress which if made law would grant Visas to foreigners to the United States to stay upto 8 moth (240 days), if they spend at least $500,000 on residential housing in US. Currently Canadian tourists can stay upto 6 months(180 days) with out visa. Most Cnadian visits US sunshine states like Florida , Arizona, Texas and California to escape the harsh winter season at their home place....Read

VISIT-USA Bill - A Walkthrough
VISIT-USA Bill would encourage foreigners to invest at job creating projects in economically depressed regions and other tourist attractive regions of United States.Applicants could spend as little as $250,000 on one house and invest the rest in other residential real estate, which can be rented out....Read

VISIT-USA Act Bill - Limitations
According proposed VISITUSA Act bill foreigners spend at least $500,000 on residential housing in US. In the $500,000 spend, at least $250,000 must go to a primary residence in which the buyer will live for at least 180 days out of the year. Pay taxes on U.S. soil - If the foreign buyer lives in the home for 6 months or more, then they would be subject to U.S. taxes, unless the draft is changed during the legislative process. ....Read

How Snowbirds Support economy of US Sunshine States
Lower taxes and cost of living in the U.S are attracting Canadian snowbirds of all ages to live, work and invest in US sunshine states of Florida, Arizona, Texas and California. Many of the them are running their business in US and contribute their small part to help turn the U.S. economy around....Read