Helpful Information for Seasonal Residents

Home and Car

When you head back North you need to be worry free about your home in Florida.  The best way to do that is to have somebody checking your home weekly.  There are numerous full time residents in Forest Lake Estates that are willing to provide this service.

There are also some very good documents available to help you prepare your home and car for the summer.

Leaving Your Florida Home Vacant - University of Central Florida

Mold and Mold Control - University of Central Florida

Closing your seasonal home - University of Florida

Storing a car for the summer - Greggauto.net

Canadian Snowbirds

Seasonal residents from Canada are in the USA on a special visitor Visa and they need to be aware of their responsibilities to both the US Government and the Canadian Government.  The Canadian Snowbird Association is a wealth of information and resources.

Canadian Snowbird Association

Canadians Volunteering in USA - Duke University Hospital

 

IRS form 8840 - Closer Connection Exception Statement for Aliens 

(required if you are in the USA more than 122 days each year for three years in a row)

Bringing Food into the US (for personal use) - US Customs & Border Protection