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Forum: Canada
Yesterday, 7:14 am
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By adele

Re: Intro - Moving my family this Summer

Just saying hi and wishing you all the best for the move! I'm from Salendine Nook, Huddersfield and am the same age as you. Did you go to school in Huddersfield? I moved to Vancouver 12 years ago,...
Jan 3rd 2021, 7:09 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By adele

Re: Gift for someone in the UK

I sent my family in the UK some baked goods over the holidays, ordered from: https://www.lottieshaws.co.uk/ Went down really well! Hope you're feeling better :-)
Forum: Canada
Dec 30th 2020, 4:43 am
Replies: 58
Views: 8,521
Posted By adele

Re: Pension Options

My online account has now been updated too :-)

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Forum: Canada
Dec 9th 2020, 5:42 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 8,521
Posted By adele

Re: Pension Options

I mailed my CF83 in late June which they received in early August according to the online progress tracker. I received a letter back in September confirming that I was eligible for class 2. I...
Forum: Canada
Oct 18th 2020, 10:51 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 8,521
Posted By adele

Re: Pension Options

Here are the details re: eligibility: https://www.gov.uk/voluntary-national-insurance-contributions/who-can-pay-voluntary-contributions
Here's the info for applying for class 2 voluntary NICs:...
Forum: USA
Oct 17th 2020, 5:27 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,217
Posted By adele

Re: Cashing in UK pension and moving money to USA

Here's the info for applying for class 2 voluntary NICs: https://www.gov.uk/voluntary-national-insurance-contributions
Fill out form CF83 and send it (I enclosed supporting documentation) to the...
Forum: USA
Oct 12th 2020, 8:20 pm
Replies: 366
Views: 114,689
Posted By adele

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributio

When sending the CF83 form I would encourage you to send a cover letter setting out your employment history and explaining any information you do not have. I included a cover letter with a table to...
Forum: USA
Oct 12th 2020, 6:29 pm
Replies: 366
Views: 114,689
Posted By adele

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributio

I just phoned the NIC enquiry line (they are open Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) to ask about the allocation of payments across the 11 years I've sent the contributions for. I was advised that I should...
Forum: USA
Oct 9th 2020, 1:44 am
Replies: 366
Views: 114,689
Posted By adele

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributio

The wording I quoted is from the website. My letter was worded the same as ivanidea's :-)
Forum: USA
Oct 8th 2020, 7:13 am
Replies: 366
Views: 114,689
Posted By adele

Thumbs up Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributio

I just got my letter too, which states the same as yours. The website says this:...
Forum: Canada
Jul 27th 2019, 7:05 am
Replies: 38
Views: 18,786
Posted By adele

Re: Primark equivalent in Canada

Old Navy or Joe Fresh
Forum: Canniversary
Feb 11th 2019, 7:09 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,701
Posted By adele

Re: 10 years today!

Haha, no, years! :p
Forum: Canniversary
Jan 21st 2019, 7:12 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,701
Posted By adele

Thumbs up 10 years today!

Not sure where the time has gone but 10 years ago today I arrived in Vancouver, became a permanent resident and made it my home.

I got and started a job two weeks after arriving and still work...
Forum: Canada
Jun 30th 2018, 2:43 am
Replies: 65
Views: 6,295
Posted By adele

Re: Experience of moving to Vancouver

In the Cambie Village area (Broadway to Kind Edward)? I live in the area - if you need any info just give me a shout :-)
Forum: Canada
May 20th 2018, 9:03 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,471
Posted By adele

Re: Child Benefit allowance

Interesting...we live in BC and it only asks for net income, not working income. When I change it to Alberta I see the working income and the ? beside it gives a list of what is included as working...
Forum: Canada
May 20th 2018, 5:52 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,471
Posted By adele

Re: Child Benefit allowance

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/canada-child-benefit-overview/canada-child-benefit-we-calculate-your-ccb.htmlBasic benefit for July 2016 to June 2018

We...
Forum: Canniversary
Jan 20th 2018, 11:08 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,132
Posted By adele

9 years!

It's my 9th Canniversary today! :thumbsup:

Still in Vancouver and have just returned to work after maternity leave, as we now have a one year old daughter.

Although I've never been the most...
Forum: Canada
Jan 13th 2018, 5:04 am
Replies: 132
Views: 9,342
Posted By adele

Re: Jobs & locations - advice needed!

Hi Matt,

You're welcome :-) Here's the info about maternity EI: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-maternity-parental/eligibility.html

All the best with your planning!

Kind...
Forum: Canada
Jan 8th 2018, 4:41 am
Replies: 132
Views: 9,342
Posted By adele

Re: Jobs & locations - advice needed!

Given your options and the scenario you describe, I would not choose Vancouver (or suburbs). It is significantly more expensive than the other cities on your list and to live here on the one salary...
Forum: Canada
Jan 6th 2018, 6:17 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By adele

Re: CHEAPEST CANADA TO UK LANDLINE/MOBILE CALLING ??

I used to use the Cici calling card from Ontario Phone Cards, but now I just use my cell phone - my current Fido phone plan includes 1000 minutes to a select list of countries, including the UK.
Oct 28th 2017, 8:02 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,926
Posted By adele

Re: Question regarding birth certificate.

Based on my recent experience, if you have a timeline to meet I would recommend ordering the priority service with DHL courier delivery. This is just FYI - YMMV, as I'm in Canada.

I placed an...
Oct 25th 2017, 2:10 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,560
Posted By adele

Re: Moving Back to UK ASAP - Please Offer Advice!

I recently got my infant daughter's UK passport before applying for her Canadian one, no problems. The UK one was received very quickly. Sent documents via DHL.
Forum: Canada
Oct 6th 2017, 7:49 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,495
Posted By adele

Re: Renewing U.K. Passport

I just received my daughter's first British child passport. Our supporting documents arrived in the UK on September 25th and the passport left Durham on the 29th and was received here in Vancouver...
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By adele

Re: Progress for those with the October 31st e-mail

At first I thought you meant the MP had been robbed at gunpoint, but I assume you mean your wife. Hope she's ok and all the best with your application.
Replies: 2,181
Views: 645,427
Posted By adele

Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

In case anyone is reading and wondering for an application for a first British child passport for a child born and living in Canada:

Our application was submitted online and then we sent our...
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