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Old Jun 14th 2012, 4:54 pm
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Apologies if this has already been covered but I can’t seem to find any information on it.

Is it possible to get a SIN number without a permanent address or using a hotel address and get my SIN card sent out at a later date? As I’m flying into Calgary and would like to get everything sorted out before i leave Calgary as I will be doing a bit of travelling before I settle down and find somewhere to rent and odds are I’ll be a few hundred k from the nearest service Canada centre.
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Originally Posted by Oaken View Post
Apologies if this has already been covered but I can’t seem to find any information on it.

Is it possible to get a SIN number without a permanent address or using a hotel address and get my SIN card sent out at a later date? As I’m flying into Calgary and would like to get everything sorted out before i leave Calgary as I will be doing a bit of travelling before I settle down and find somewhere to rent and odds are I’ll be a few hundred k from the nearest service Canada centre.
I did it using my work address IIRC, either that or my hotel... it was a while ago.


Frankly though there is no need to rush to get it if you are leaving the country shortly after arriving.
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we used the hotel address we stopped in. They were really good and kept our mail for me to collect it after I got a place to stay. It was easier in the interim, giving me time to get addresses changed.
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Originally Posted by Oaken View Post
Apologies if this has already been covered but I can’t seem to find any information on it.

Is it possible to get a SIN number without a permanent address or using a hotel address and get my SIN card sent out at a later date? As I’m flying into Calgary and would like to get everything sorted out before i leave Calgary as I will be doing a bit of travelling before I settle down and find somewhere to rent and odds are I’ll be a few hundred k from the nearest service Canada centre.
When I applied they gave me the number right away and they had the actual card sent to their own Services Canada office (where I applied for SIN), which I picked up from them after 2 weeks. If you are going to be in the same area, you can request that they hold the card for you and you can pick it up from them.

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Old Jun 19th 2012, 12:54 pm
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When we arrived, we applied and left with our cards the same day. IIRC, there was no need to provide them with any form of address.
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Originally Posted by raymasa View Post
When I applied they gave me the number right away and they had the actual card sent to their own Services Canada office (where I applied for SIN), which I picked up from them after 2 weeks. If you are going to be in the same area, you can request that they hold the card for you and you can pick it up from them.

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When we arrived, we applied and left with our cards the same day. IIRC, there was no need to provide them with any form of address.
Sounds good either way is perfect thanks for the info.
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