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Forum: Back Home
Dec 21st 2020, 6:34 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 6,346
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Forum: Canada
Jul 2nd 2019, 5:19 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,283
Posted By jimmydean

Re: Nurse and GP (and a puppy) looking to move to Nova Scotia/Ontario

We also have one of those and despite low temperatures she loves the snow and ice (Rural nova Scotia)..... with the same comments as dbd33 regards bobbling ;-)...
Replies: 13
Views: 937
Posted By jimmydean

Re: Which passport to use? 🤔

That is how you should do it...... at least that's how I do it with my Canadian and UK Passports. Most UK Passports just let you scan a UK Passport and you walk through (saves a lot of hassle) ...
Jun 10th 2019, 4:48 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By jimmydean

Re: License exchange question?

Almost certain you can just apply for a UK driving licence using this link BUT only once you are a UK resident again. Your DVLA record will still be held on computer and as regards the answer to...
Forum: Canada
Jun 4th 2019, 5:57 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,707
Posted By jimmydean

Re: Things you’re glad you brought to Canada..?

Should have left everything behind in hindsight (Still got 5 unopened boxes in basement from our move 8 years ago) !! Crucial documents only, a sense of humour and any toiletries you can manage to...
Forum: Canada
May 22nd 2019, 5:27 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,385
Posted By jimmydean

Re: Car Insurance NOVA SCOTIA 2019

We were insured (home and auto) with Wawanesa through Caldwell Roach insurance brokers in Truro NS. (Our UK no claims was recognised) However, 2 consecutive 40% hikes despite no claims being made...
Apr 9th 2019, 11:11 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By jimmydean

Re: Period of Canadian Residence Counts towards UK Pension?

Yes I used my Gov log on I created before coming over here and before I came to Canada it was 100% old age pension but Need to do it again but I’ve been told my 30 years NI will now only provide 6/7...
Apr 9th 2019, 5:05 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By jimmydean

Period of Canadian Residence Counts towards UK Pension?

I came across this on a Canadian Govt Website relating to Old Age Pension. Apologies if this has been asked before.

The Consolidated Arrangements allow residents of the United Kingdom (U.K.) to...
Apr 9th 2019, 3:52 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 7,578
Posted By jimmydean

Re: Greggs or Tim Hortons?

Absolutely..... I'm very proud of my avoidance of Tim Hortons (now up to approx 13 months) in a small rural town with 9 separate Tims !!! On my 3 trips back to UK in last 8 years I would estimate...
Forum: Back Home
Apr 9th 2019, 1:52 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 6,346
Posted By jimmydean

Re: 5 years Britiversary!

Lorry! Just logged back on here after many years away........ we used to swap a lot of info back in the day and I remember you coming to NS It is really nice to see your update and so glad you are...
Apr 9th 2019, 1:24 pm
Replies: 1,996
Views: 178,200
Posted By jimmydean

Re: Goggle box- anything worth watching on TV?

I do the same Bristol, old laptop with everything ready to go. I use SaferVPN (Multiple devices) 100% success rate for BBC IPlayer now for about 9 months ( I think their tech team pro-actively...
Apr 8th 2019, 1:30 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,773
Posted By jimmydean

Re: Looking at moving back to the UK next summer

Almost exactly same position as you but from the other coast. We moved to NS in 2011, eldest daughter in Uni her, youngest has last 2 years at High School but we have decided to move back to UK in...
Mar 31st 2015, 1:36 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 3,563
Posted By jimmydean

Re: Celebrity sightings.

Mostly football related but over the years have met and chatted with Sir Matt Busby, Trevor Francis, Brian Clough, Derek Dougan, Archie Gemmill, Ian Porterfield, Brian Kidd also David Baddiel outside...
Feb 26th 2015, 6:06 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By jimmydean

Re: Crossing the border from Canada to USA - Questions

I see now. I wasn't aware of the automatic generation of an I94 on entry to US, I thought the creation of the ESTA in the first place was the trigger..... useful to know thank you.;)
Feb 25th 2015, 12:34 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By jimmydean

Re: Crossing the border from Canada to USA - Questions

From my recent experience a valid ESTA removes the requirement for the I94 visa waiver to be completed.

Several relatives of mine have flown to the US and then travelled by car to Canada and then...
Feb 23rd 2015, 4:23 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By jimmydean

Re: Need Citizenship Application Advice

Kaz

We did exactly the same as you are proposing....... We used our very first date we landed in Halifax and on our list of absences we including a very long one back to UK of several hundred...
Dec 20th 2014, 3:34 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 6,940
Posted By jimmydean

Re: I so miss working in the UK

The almost total inability for work colleagues (or anyone else for that matter) to understand any form of sarcasm is the most amusing thing I have encountered in Canada. People actually believe...
Nov 14th 2014, 1:19 pm
Replies: 1,167
Views: 262,517
Posted By jimmydean

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

I now know my full timeline. Applied 10 June 2014, Citizenship Test 22 October 2014, Ceremony Invite 25th November 2014 at Halifax so approx five and a half months in total
Oct 28th 2014, 12:41 pm
Replies: 1,167
Views: 262,517
Posted By jimmydean

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

Not sure if it is the same everywhere but our interview took place directly after the test and took the form of a chat with an Immigration Officer who asked if we had been in trouble with the law or...
Oct 22nd 2014, 7:13 pm
Replies: 1,167
Views: 262,517
Posted By jimmydean

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

Citizenship Test completed in Halifax this morning...6 persons in total in the test room........ very basic questions compared with the online tests I looked at..... you would have to try really...
Oct 15th 2014, 2:47 pm
Replies: 1,167
Views: 262,517
Posted By jimmydean

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

Our friends took the test in June were offered a ceremony in July which they couldn't attend and were then offered a ceremony in August which they did
PS there was a citizenship ceremony in Halifax...
Oct 15th 2014, 12:22 am
Replies: 1,167
Views: 262,517
Posted By jimmydean

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

No the test is stand alone in Halifax but through friends who have recently gone through the process.....we expect that the request to attend ceremony will follow a few weeks later
Oct 12th 2014, 12:55 pm
Replies: 1,167
Views: 262,517
Posted By jimmydean

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

Seems to have speeded up out here in NS ... We applied second week in June this year and will be completing the test next week in Halifax. It should mean a 6 month processing total from application...
Jul 22nd 2014, 12:59 pm
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