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    Custom duty on Goods to follow upon moving (after 2 years of soft landing).

    Indeed. Residency has never been established. I will be 'relocating' to Canada for the very first time. Therefore, no duty shall be levied. Thank you for your valuable inputs and research done for me.
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    Custom duty on Goods to follow upon moving (after 2 years of soft landing).

    Hi, During my soft landing ~2 years ago, the CBA officer advised that I have one year to move my goods without having to pay duty on these. I am planning to move to Ontario soon and obviously the goods to follow window is now expired. I would be bringing my personal items like clothes...
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    UAE Police Clearance Certificate

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    UAE Police Clearance Certificate

    UAE Police issues only current dated PCCs. If the PCC has been issued today, it implies that till today, there has been no Criminal Record in the UAE Govt database in your name. Your Emirates ID number remains the same throughout your stay in the UAE through a unified ID number (that is your GCC...
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    UAE Police Clearance Certificate

    PCC Is required for all countries lived in for more than 180 days, in the past 10 years. Here is an excerpt from the CIC website for quick reference: Police certificates are required upfront and are mandatory for each country (except Canada) where an individual has spent 6 months or more in a...
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    UAE Driving license acceptance in Canada April 2018

    I have attached what the certificate looks like. It is an e-certificate.
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    UAE Driving license acceptance in Canada April 2018

    All UAE Driving Licenses are now Federal. You may go to RAK Police and ask for the certificate.
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    Cellular Data Plans

    Hello! I have reviewed so many wireless providers from a data perspective and none of them seem to match in terms of value for the dollar. I was wondering how Canadians manage with 500mb - 1GB at 3G speeds? I have even seen 2 yr contracts with a maximum of 3GB on a 3G network. This means, no...
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    Am I eligible for Oversease Citizen of India (OCI) Card ?

    Hi Raju, Many people during that time did not have birth certificates. However, most people had a Ration Card. The Ration card has details of all members of the family. In your case, since you father willfully gave up his Indian citizenship, you will need the Ration Card (or Voter...
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    UAE Driving license acceptance in Canada April 2018

    As an immigrant who landed from Dubai to Ontario last year, I can confirm that the information shared by me is from my own experience. The certificate does not need to be attested, as it already states how to check the authenticity on the RTA Website, which implies that there is no need for...
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    Goods to Follow-- Duty to be paid or not

    Hello Nicolas, There was no specific criteria (at least in my case) where I had to do this. As I invest in physical gold (in form of jewelry as it keeps the wife happy), I have a considerable chunk. My intention was only to declare that we have all this jewelry as assets and not necessarily...
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    UAE Driving license acceptance in Canada April 2018

    Police Clearance Certificate is based on your overall conduct in the UAE. It does not have your driving History. For your Driving History, you need a Driver Experience History Certificate. http://bfy.tw/KMTk There are two ways to get the 'Driver Experience History Certificate'. 1. RTA...
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    Landlord forcing me to buy tenant insurance

    Asking to be listed as an entity in your renter's insurance defies the whole premise of insurance. Tenant Insurance: broadly provides protection to home contents (moveable items) and third party liability (common coverage in both tenant and owner's insurance). Tenant's insurance normally does...
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    UAE Driving license acceptance in Canada April 2018

    haha no! The lady at the counter looked at it as asked why it was nor 'orginal'. I assumed she was looking for the stamp. I merely pointed to the footer of the document where is states that it can be verified online. She looked at that and moved on to the other documents. The whole thing...
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    UAE Driving license acceptance in Canada April 2018

    Attestation is not required. Driving Experience letter is available in RTA under Drivers and Licensing. It is a e-document and does not require any signature. The certificate comes with a code to verify authenticity - works easily.
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    UAE Police Clearance Certificate

    Technically, the systems are linked under the Federal System because you have to input your Emirates ID details. Dubai is convenient and it usually arrives online (through the app) within 24 hrs. In rare cases, you may need to visit the Policy Station where it is a 5 min process - you show...
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    UAE Driving license acceptance in Canada April 2018

    TBH, when I got my Ontario License, they didn't even check online (there is an authenticator link on RTA website). Literally took 2 min and I was already taking the MCQ Test for the Ontario License.
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    Unlimited Data Plan - Using a US Cellphone carrier in Ontario

    So it's no surprise that the mobile data plans in Canada suck. Here's the plan - for about the same price, I can get a second line from a friend of mine in the US. They have unlimited talk, text and most importantly - UNLIMITED Data (including streaming). I have some questions: Does having an...
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    UAE Driving license acceptance in Canada April 2018

    All of these services are now online with instant issuance of the Experience Certificate. This can be found on their website under "Driver License Services" Here's the link: https://traffic.rta.ae/trfesrv/public_resources/public-access.do?switchLanguage=en
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    UAE Driving license acceptance in Canada April 2018

    Hi! UAE Licences need a letter from RTA (Driving experience letter) which can be downloaded from the Dubai Police app. With that document, you can easily apply for the G1 License at Drivetest.ca (pass a MCQ test of 20 questions). The license takes 10 days to arrive to your postal address. Once...