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Old 16-04-2010, 09:31   #1
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Canadian Cruisers ?

Sorry this is probably a newbie question and I did try and search the boards - how long can Canadian cruisers stay out of Canada? Is there a limit to the amount of time you are out of the country?
How do people cruise for a couple of years?

Thanks - still in the research stage as you can tell..........
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Old 16-04-2010, 13:32   #2
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You can go as long as you like, no requirement to return, ever. You will have to get you passport renewed at embassies or consular offices as required.
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Old 18-04-2010, 10:34   #3
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You lose your provincial health care in most provinces if you are not in country for 6 months of the year.
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Old 18-04-2010, 11:27   #4
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If you are going to carry yacht insurance you'll need to arrange for coverage in the area you'll be cruising I believe - which is to say the coverage I have requires that.
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I also suspect there is an 186 day issue with Revenue Canada, worth checking out.
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The health insurance can be a big deal for Canadians especially if transiting the USA where health care costs can be astronomical. I was told a decade ago that Canadians visiting the USA for more than "x-months" had to pay a "sur-charge" to keep their Canadian coverage valid while inside the USA. Does anyone know if that is still in effect?
- - In any case, you might want to investigate "International Medical Insurance" type coverage from outfits like I.M.I.S.
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