My Wife and I are English and are considering buying a house in your area (Tarpon Springs).

Asked by Philip Birleson, Torrevieja, Spain Mon Jun 30, 2008

What are the restrictions on time spent in USA , even though we own a property in USA??
As English we have Visa-Waiver rights but have been told that although property owners, we have no right to extra time spent in USA. We are Pensioners, so are definitely not looking for employment.

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Michael W. M…, Agent, Clearwater, FL
Mon Jun 30, 2008
I have helped others from the UK find and purchase homes here in Tarpon Springs and surrounding areas. Based on what I've been told, if you are from the UK. or other visa waiver country, you can come for 90 days at a time, must return home and may come for another 90 days, up to 180 days n a year. There is no specified waiting time between trips. If a person has a b2 tourist visa, he may come to the U.S. multiple times during the 5 or 10 year duration of the visa, just must convince the immigration officer that he can support himself , and will return home ..there is no specified time between visits. If you would like I's be glad to ask one of my past clients from the UK to contact you via e-mail regarding this question. I know they would be able to answer any questions in detail for you.
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Fri Nov 7, 2008

Have you found a home in Florida? Since your posting, many prices have dropped considerably, making the time to buy even better.

Let us know if we can assist you.

The "Eckler Team"
Michael Saunders & Company
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Bibi Zanella, Agent, Clearwater, FL
Sun Jul 6, 2008
Hi Philip,
As Realtors and not immigration attorneys, it would be unwise to offer legal advice. My sister Beatrice Dusheiko and myself have gone down the immigration path ourselves and specialize in International Relocation. We know a very good immigration attorney that would have the specialized knowledge to give you sound legal advice. Please let us know if you would like us to forward you his contact details. Once you've received the information you're looking for from the attorney, then perhaps you will consider allowing us to help you find the perfect home in beautiful Sunny Tarpon Springs.
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Kathleen, , New Albany, IN
Mon Jun 30, 2008

I don't believe we are out of bounds when we give specifics from a website. We would be out of bound to answer any questions off the cuff without a reference to the actual information. I apologize for forgetting to put my reference website in my post. This is for information purposes only and I do not claim to be a specialist in this field.
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Mon Jun 30, 2008
It would be outside of our boundaries to discuss the length of time for you visa check with the department who has issued that to receive confirmed answers.
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