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Forum: Canada
Nov 1st 2020, 8:16 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,848
Posted By btar

Re: Our Journey to Toronto (during COVID)

We applied to the DVLA for our driver records by post using the form but they took about two months to arrive. They are different (much more comprehensive) than those available on-line but (in BC)...
Forum: Canada
Oct 16th 2020, 3:14 am
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By btar

Re: Legal Beagle in South Surrey BC

Thanks for the suggestion, I have had another recommended by my Realtor so I shall give each a call and see who I like the sound of.
Forum: Canada
Oct 14th 2020, 6:55 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By btar

Re: Legal Beagle in South Surrey BC

We've been working with a Realtor and have had an offer on a property accepted so we're now dealing with the "Subjects" - which include a building inspection - and need a lawyer to work on our behalf...
Forum: Canada
Oct 14th 2020, 6:23 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By btar

Legal Beagle in South Surrey BC

Can anyone recommend a lawyer to provide an oversight of the house purchasing process in South Surrey BC please?
Forum: Canada
Oct 2nd 2020, 7:50 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By btar

Re: Exchanging UK Licence BC (and buying a car)

Might be too late for Friday's appointment but possibly of interest to others - I haven't had my driving history requested either when changing my UK for BC licence or when adding full insurance to...
Forum: Canada
Sep 13th 2020, 8:14 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By btar

Re: Health Insurance during waiting period

I found Best Quote https://bestquotetravelinsurance.ca through this forum and found them very helpful. I provided a description of my situation and what I needed and they sent quotes from a range of...
Forum: Canada
Sep 8th 2020, 7:25 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,937
Posted By btar

Re: Total cost (everything included)

I am pleased to report that Hurlabrick is absolutely right - they (Brittania) obviously knew what they were doing as all our stuff fitted into the 20 ft container with perhaps an 1/8th to spare. It...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2020, 8:33 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,937
Posted By btar

Re: Total cost (everything included)

So this should be interesting as we have more furniture than you mention, notably a dresser (sideboard with display cabinet on top), a small display cabinet, 4 bedside (nightstands), two bookcases,...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2020, 9:17 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,937
Posted By btar

Re: Total cost (everything included)

A recent quote from Britannia Removals is £6250 to pack, ship, and deliver from the south coast of the UK to Vancouver. GB Liners were a bit higher and Pickfords a bit lower. This is for the...
Forum: Canada
Jul 29th 2020, 9:30 am
Replies: 67
Views: 3,891
Posted By btar

Re: Experience of flying to Canada during Covid

Thank-you, that is most useful, especially the tip about using the ArriveCan and saving the code. I've seen others saying the eDeclaration is a waste of time so I don't think I'll bother with that....
Forum: Canada
Jun 19th 2020, 12:11 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By btar

Re: Vancouver car rental and trip to USA?

It's also worth noting that - in my experience - it is very difficult i.e. expensive to rent a car in Canada and drop it off in the US - or vice versa.
May 1st 2020, 2:15 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By btar

Re: COPR return

May I ask how you went about arranging a landing appointment? Was it because you were already Canada?
Forum: Canada
Apr 17th 2020, 9:17 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,924
Posted By btar

Re: 14 Day Quarantine regulation?

Yes, it was meant as a real question so sorry if I expressed it badly.
This IRCC site seems to give detailed guidance...
Forum: Canada
Apr 16th 2020, 9:30 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,924
Posted By btar

Re: 14 Day Quarantine regulation?

"An updated Order is being issued, under which any traveller arriving in Canada—whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic—cannot isolate or quarantine in a place where they would be in contact...
Mar 15th 2020, 1:39 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By btar

Re: Soft Landing - just checking

Thanks for the quick response and information - it would be the Family Sponsorship programme. We were contemplating a quick visit from the UK for a soft landing but I'm beginning to think this might...
Mar 15th 2020, 12:36 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By btar

Re: Soft Landing - just checking

That is a most useful set of posts but I wonder if glb19 could find a moment to list the documents that were needed on (soft) landing.
I've studied the wiki's and other postings on the subject so it...
Forum: Canada
Feb 12th 2020, 4:36 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,274
Posted By btar

Re: Landing at Toronto - our journey

That is most helpful, thanks for the link. I see that BC has one too which also covers a couple of points already mentioned: "Starting September 1, 2019, new B.C. residents will only be required to...
Forum: Canada
Nov 26th 2019, 3:32 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,199
Posted By btar

Re: Goods values in UK / Canada

By comparison, my annual 'energy' bill is about £1000 per year split £550 for gas which provides room and water heating and £450 for electricity. That's for a 3 bed bungalow near the south coast.
Forum: Canada
Nov 26th 2019, 3:15 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,199
Posted By btar

Re: Goods values in UK / Canada

Ah yes, sorry, I misled you. I meant the cost of shipping a bed from the UK (in addition to all my other stuff which might fit in a 20' container but I have my doubts). So we have cost of buying in...
Forum: Canada
Nov 26th 2019, 10:09 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,199
Posted By btar

Re: Goods values in UK / Canada

I'm grateful for the links and the information provided by CanadaJimmy. Now I wonder what the (extra) shipping costs for a bed would be!
Forum: Canada
Nov 22nd 2019, 12:33 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,199
Posted By btar

Re: Goods values in UK / Canada

What about beds? Certainly won't fit in a suitcase so for someone moving to Canada (BC) do I ship a bed or buy a new one in BC? I know the shipping cost must be considered but how do beds compare in...
Forum: Canada
Jan 23rd 2019, 4:03 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By btar

Re: Initial Insurance

That is helpful - as indeed is any advice at this stage. I've also just discovered Fair Pharmacare which indicates a family of two would have a deductible of $2000 after which Pharmacare pay 70% of...
Forum: Canada
Jan 23rd 2019, 10:54 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By btar

Re: Initial Insurance

That is a very useful link, thank-you.
I note that prescription/medication costs do not appear to be covered by the MSP in BC and wonder whether anyone can give advice on how older people who have...
Apr 27th 2017, 10:10 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,088
Posted By btar

Re: Bringing my lovely mother to Canada

Thanks to you all for the prompt replies and clarification. It seems that I was holding the stick by the wrong end - again!
Apr 27th 2017, 6:12 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,088
Posted By btar

Re: Bringing my lovely mother to Canada

I hope you were successful in your sponsorship Hermione as our daughter was not so we are looking into the Supervisa route.

An underlying theme in this thread seems to be that people with an SV...
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