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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by coachellacanuck View Post
    "I drive the speed limit. Deal with it!"
    Rather than an inflammatory slogan on the back of your car - which could cause hostility - why not put your national flag in the rear window. I have my flag in the window, and I am sure it has helped. For one it shows I am not a local - not familiar with the surroundings or the traffic - though your number plate should make that clear. Not every one looks at number plates though.... a large enough flag is hard to miss.

    Lifey

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    I wouldn't let speed traps worry you. You have had some good advice. This past summer, we drove into an area that we were told to "avoid like the plague, it's a police trap, they'll pull over all out-of-state plates!" We not only drove into that area, we stayed overnight in a motel, ate dinner and got fuel there (the next morning). We not only didn't get pulled over, we didn't even see a police car except when we were walking from our hotel to the restaurant (about a block and a half away)!

    Obey the speed limit, don't call attention to yourself, don't be slower or faster than anyone else, and you'll be fine.

    BTW, I'd avoid Chicago as well. We did, this summer, by going around it. Even though we added mileage, we didn't regret it at all.


    Donna

  3. Default Point me to forum on Canadians staying in USA?

    I know this is a little off the road, so to speak, but can anyone point me in the direction of a forum where I can find out how long I can stay in the USA, as a Canadian citizen?

    Thanks!

  4. #14
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    That's easy!

    Canadian visitors are generally granted a stay in the U.S. for up to six months at the time of entry. Requests to extend or adjust a stay must be made prior to expiry to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.
    You also will need a passport.

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    Thanks!

    So six months from when I most recently entered the US early August means I can stay til early February 2015. But, if I fly home to Canada in November and re-enter the USA in December and drive back to Palm Springs, then I can stay til May?

    It has been suggested that the new tracking system between Canada and US, where passports are scanned at each entry into each country, is going to make it more problematic for Canadians who make a habit of leaving US for Mexico, for example, for a week and then re-enter US and start another 6-month stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachellacanuck View Post
    It has been suggested that the new tracking system between Canada and US, where passports are scanned at each entry into each country, is going to make it more problematic for Canadians who make a habit of leaving US for Mexico, for example, for a week and then re-enter US and start another 6-month stay.
    Surely you have checked your local US Embassy site. If it is anything like the US Embassy site here, it will have all the details. Why go by what others suggest? Get the facts, straight from the horse's mouth.

    Once upon a time anyone could cross over into Canada for a week or even a few days, and get one's visa renewed. But those days are long since gone.

    Lifey

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    The link I provided is to the US Embassy site in Ottawa. With the questions you are asking, my best advice would be to call the consulate that covers the area you are in (probably Toronto if you are near Detroit) and ask your questions directly. The consulates and phone numbers are on the site.

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