The title is hopefully self-explanatory, but I'll provide more details.

I had a round-trip flight from Canada to the US booked for a three month visit (Oct through Dec), but had a family member become ill two weeks into the trip and I returned by bus (only cheap next-day option) back to Canada. My family member's health complication stabilized and is doing well, so I would like to complete my trip. My question is: a) Can I still use the return ticket?, and b) Does it count as a return ticket when crossing the border/will the return to Canada and coming back throw any red flags?


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    If you took the flight from Canada to the USA, you can use the return ticket from the USA to Canada.
    – R-traveler
    Nov 16, 2015 at 17:00
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    Yes. People do this all the time. Nov 16, 2015 at 17:13

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A) it does. You're taking your original trip back. What you do between arriving and departing does not matter.

B) that is not a problem. What matters is that you have the intent to leave. You obviously do as you have a ticket. If anyone does ask questions, tell them the truth.

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