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    Do I need to temp import?

    Thanks. I emailed ICBC earlier today and they confirmed what was said above about surrendering the license and IDP, but thankfully it’s likely that neither a knowledge nor road test will be required. I just wish I would’ve known about this earlier because my wife didn’t need an IDP or to get her...
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    Do I need to temp import?

    I didn’t mean any offense. My point is that we’re not permanent residents and surrendering her US license seems unusual to me, especially because foreign licenses are okay in the US, including Canadian licenses. I thought this was reciprocal. I would also worry that police back home wouldn’t...
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    Do I need to temp import?

    Thank you for all that info. I don't see your point about needing to import my 2003, however. As I said, it's 16 years old, provable by the title, and according to RIV's website: Vehicles over 15 years old All vehicles (except buses) that are 15 years old or more from the date of manufacture...
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    Do I need to temp import?

    Hello all, My family and I are moving to Victoria on August 19. I have a study permit visa and my wife has an open work permit visa, and we will be in Victoria for 2-2.5 years. We are driving two cars from Oregon and taking the ferry from Port Angeles. My 2003 Subaru is exempt as it's 16 years...
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    What should I expect at the border?

    Thanks for the info. Do you know about temporary imports and the RIV? I’m not sure when or if I need to do that for my wife’s 2011 Subaru. I’ve heard agents will insist it does and doesn’t need to be done at the border, or sometimes not at all. My 2003 should be totally exempt.
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    What should I expect at the border?

    Hey neighbor We are coming up on a Monday specifically to avoid any traffic or ferry rush. And yeah, just about visas issued and have us through. Another thing—I didn’t know if we’d need an authorization letter for our daughter because we’ll be in two cars. I ask because if we have the letter...
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    What should I expect at the border?

    Hi all, Thanks again for all the info. My wife and I secured our visas—study permit for me, open work permit for her—and we’re moving in 2 weeks along with my 4 year old who will get a visitor record. We’re driving 2 cars and taking the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria. How long will it...
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    Cell Phones

    Sorry if this isn’t the right spot for this, seemed like the most appropriate category. We’ll be moving as TRs in a month to Victoria BC and I’m struggling to find an affordable international cell plan. My research shows that Canada plans are just as expensive as the US. We’re on ATT right now...
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    Health Coverage for Temp Res Family

    Hey Folks, So I need some advice for healthcare in Canada. My family and I will be living as temporary residents in Victoria BC around August 1. I will have emergency coverage through UVic for a semster, but the coverage doesn't start till September 1. So my whole family needs emergency...
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    Rental Leads for Family

    Exactly. Except we’re looking at going earlier so we can get settled. As early as July 1. I’m going to be as flexible as possible, even looking at sublets, in order to get us up there. While there is less family housing, I feel like I’m at least not in competition for it with the other students...
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    Rental Leads for Family

    Yeah I’m unfortunately searching from Oregon via the Internet, and our move date is uncertain. This rental market makes me really nervous between the prices and availability.
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    Rental Leads for Family

    Oof. That does sound difficult. Yes my wife and I came 10 years ago on vacation but housing wasn’t on our radar back then. At best I could leave my pets behind with family, but my child is a dealbreaker LOL.
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    Rental Leads for Family

    Hey All, I am looking for leads on family housing in Victoria (close to UVic), especially with a cat and dog. I am having great difficulty finding places at all, let alone in my budget. I’ve been searching Craigslist but I can’t seem to find websites with a lot of listings, let alone with...
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    Daycare / Preschool Questions for Temp Res.

    Hey All, So my family and I are moving to Victoria soon as temp residents and my 4 year old daughter needs daycare / preschool. Has anyone gone through this an American expat? What’s involved? I read about the affordable daycare benefit and didn’t know if I’d qualify as a temp resident on a...
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    Study permit and moving with a child

    Fantastic! Thank you so much. I’ve been scouring the Internet and getting so much conflicting data from gov websites.
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    Study permit and moving with a child

    So the TRV and visitor record aren’t required if she has a passport? Then do we just omit her from our visa apps? I did mention my situation in my letter of explanation for my own study permit visa app. Thanks again!
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    Study permit and moving with a child

    Thanks for the info! I’m from Oregon, USA and I will be in Canada for 2.5 years.
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    Study permit and moving with a child

    Hey All, I’m moving to Victoria with my family this summer to attend UVic on a study permit. My daughter is 4 and I have no idea if she needs a visa or not. I was told by UVic’s Int’l Studies that she just needs “visitor status,” as she is obviously not old enough to work nor study, but IDK...