Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- The Canadian Snowbirds Association is closely watching one debate in the Senate.

Lawmakers are looking at a proposed piece of legislation that would allow Canadian snowbirds to spend a couple more months in the United States.

"We actually been lobbying for the past couple of years to have Congress pass a Canadian Retiree Visa," said CSA Research Officer Evan Rachkovsky.

According to Rachkovsky, Canadians citizens are only allowed six months in the U.S. The proposal would allow retirees aged 55 and older to stay and additional two months for a total of 240 days.

Supporters of the new Visa suggest that, under the current policy, snowbirds exhaust their allotted time in states like Arizona, California and Florida. Unfortunately, they are then barred from making day trips to northern states, which means communities are losing out on tourism dollars.

Sandra Haros , Reporter

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.