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by Bill_S
Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Experience with CRA
Replies: 8
Views: 4056

[quote="nelsona"]ta-da!

You've grasped the pebble, grasshopper.[/quote]

LOL! You're showing your age...
by Bill_S
Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Canada resident/citizen working in US .....
Replies: 5
Views: 2202

The employer has to sponsor you for an appropriate immigration status. You will need an immigration status that allows you to work in the US. Without knowing what the job is, we have no way of knowing what status would be appropriate. Without knowing more about you, your education and your experienc...
by Bill_S
Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Canadien/Quebec on TN in US since 07/2006
Replies: 11
Views: 4007

[quote="nelsona"] And the test you are referring to is the Substantial presence test not the Green card test. She was allowed to file 1040NR, and I told her just that. The reason she should have filed 1040 is (a) because she is allowed to by IRS rules (it's called the first-year choice) and, (b) eve...
by Bill_S
Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to Canada
Topic: TD visa to Permanent Resident in Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 13292

LOL... forum shopping. That's almost as bad as POE shopping. This exchange reminds me a bit of one on the old Grasmick forum: the H1 who was switching to a TN job and insisted that she was going to get TN and then give 2 weeks notice at H1 job... refused to believe she couldn't have both H1 and TN s...
by Bill_S
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to Canada
Topic: TD visa to Permanent Resident in Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 13292

Nobody has to come up with any strong arguments for you. I didn't sponsor anybody for Canadian PR, you did. If you don't like the rules, that's your business. When your wife formally activates her PR visa and "lands" in Canada, she is going to be asked a number of questions. There is nothing CIC tol...
by Bill_S
Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to Canada
Topic: TD visa to Permanent Resident in Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 13292

Further to Nelson's post, how did you complete Part F of the application: F – Residency Declaration This section is to be completed by Canadian citizens living exclusively outside of Canada and sponsoring a spouse, a common-law or conjugal partner, and/or dependent children who have no children of...
by Bill_S
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to Canada
Topic: TD visa to Permanent Resident in Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 13292

What is the basis for her Permanent Residence in Canada? Did you sponsor her as a family member, or did she apply on her own?
by Bill_S
Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Move to US
Replies: 6
Views: 3787

Canuck, there are 50 states, hence 50 sets of rules for how new residents get driver's licenses. Check the State of Michigan's web site for links to their Motor Vehicle dept, and look for the "new residents" link. You will find out what MI requires. Even if they let you keep your ON license, it will...
by Bill_S
Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Move to US
Replies: 6
Views: 3787

Everything Nelson has said is correct. I would add that when he says "If you live in MI, you need MI DL..." you should read that to mean that those things are required by state law if you are a resident of MI. Every state has a time limit for getting fully converted, typically 30 days. You have noth...
by Bill_S
Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Canadian had U.S. parents: is she a U.S. citizen?
Replies: 1
Views: 2362

The rules for deriving citizenship from parents who naturalize are complex, and are described in the USCIS Guide to Naturalization. Questions 25 and 26 deal with this matter. A lot of important details are missing from your description of the situation, but if she was over 18 when the parents natura...
by Bill_S
Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: Maintaining a Canadian residency as a requirement for TN
Replies: 6
Views: 3073

If you read the NAFTA TN handbook, it says nothing about maintaining Canadian ties while on TN status. However, there have been reports on some of the forums claiming that some POE officers have been hassling TNers about this. Renew your TN by mail to avoid border inspectors who are creatively inter...
by Bill_S
Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: TN: Significant Other following me 3 months later.
Replies: 8
Views: 4538

If she has the necessary degree, and can find a TN-eligible job, then of course she can get her own TN. Whether or not she has a TD first doesn't matter.
by Bill_S
Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Canadian wanting information on moving to the USA
Replies: 6
Views: 4255

It might be possible for you to establish a business in the USA; E2 is one of the visa categories for this. However, this route is not easy or fast. To echo Nelson's responses: there's no way this is a DIY project; you need a good lawyer with E2 experience; you can't operate your renovation/resale b...
by Bill_S
Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Canada / United States Tax & Accounting
Topic: TN: Significant Other following me 3 months later.
Replies: 8
Views: 4538

The two of you must be married for her to qualify for TD status. Of course, if she qualifies for her own TN, then she could accompany you that way without marrying you. Keep in mind that she will not be able to work as a TD; she will be Totally Dependent on your income.
by Bill_S
Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to Canada
Topic: US Citizen married to CAN wants to emigrate
Replies: 6
Views: 8069

Karen, Cindi gave you the most complete answer. Realistically, as you have described your plan, you are several years away from completion. First, husband has to get GC. Second, three years in US as GC holder. Third, he must naturalize. Finally, he sponsors you as a spouse for permanent residency in...