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Feb 26th 2015, 9:05 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By britsnake

Re: Crossing the border from Canada to USA - Questions

An advantage of having an ESTA is that you don't have to fill out the I-94W by hand.

When you go to get your visa they will print it for you.

It does save a little bit of time that way.
Forum: Canada
Jan 23rd 2015, 4:41 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,095
Posted By britsnake

Re: snail mail passport application

There is of course the option of applying in person. A friend of mine did this. He made the appointment, flew in and got his new passport the same day. He used the time to visit relatives in the...
Jan 23rd 2015, 3:52 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,825
Posted By britsnake

Re: Offshoot of Faithphobia thread: athiests only 1% of criminals

This report is just bad science at the end of the day.

In the US only 0.7% of people explicitly describe themselves as Atheist (ARIS 2008: Mapping America’s shifting religious landscape). The...
Forum: Canada
Jan 21st 2015, 3:29 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,686
Posted By britsnake

Re: paying for passport without credit card

Another option is to ask a friend to pay it for you and just give them the cash.
...
Dec 18th 2014, 8:15 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,319
Posted By britsnake

Re: Citizenship whilst in UK....?

I received only one weeks notice of my ceremony and two weeks of the citizenship test.

I know a few people who left the country and then had to come back at very short notice for their test and...
Nov 19th 2014, 3:03 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By britsnake

Re: Two Weddings?

There is nothing suspicious about having a small Ceremony.

I have been to many small ceremonies and they are just as married as those who invite the world and his dog. Many people have small...
Oct 22nd 2014, 7:13 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By britsnake

Re: PR card renewal

You keep your old PR card until you get your new one. Then you destroy it.

Sometimes they ask you to pick up your new PR card. In that case you will hand in your old PR card at this time.
...
Sep 30th 2014, 2:52 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,980
Posted By britsnake

Re: Do you still have to wait 2 days after your Citizenship Ceremony before Passport

I did not use the card in the intervening week whilst waiting for the new one, but I believe could have as they told me to destroy it after I received the new one rather than straight away.

After...
Sep 29th 2014, 8:33 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,980
Posted By britsnake

Re: Do you still have to wait 2 days after your Citizenship Ceremony before Passport

I recently got Canadian citizenship and I also have a nexus Card.

The nexus Card for a Canadian citizen and that for a PR is slightly different.

If you check your Nexus it says your country of...
Forum: Canada
Aug 27th 2014, 4:04 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,021
Posted By britsnake

Re: Anyone recommend a USD account?

I also have an RBC US account.

When I went to open it, the staff in the Canadian bank had no clue what it was or how it worked. I had to explain it all to them.

In the end they traced all the...
Apr 11th 2014, 7:41 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By britsnake

Re: Taking the oath at Citizenship ceremony

When my wife did it she was told she could do it in English or French or both Languages.

We are in Quebec, So there is no way that they could insist that you had to do it in both languages. ...
Mar 21st 2014, 5:50 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By britsnake

Re: Citizenship Issues - Is this normal ?

I sent off a smaller package with a rude covering letter asking them why they are wasting my time and money making me copy all those documents.

I said we had been working, paying taxes, claiming...
Forum: Canada
Mar 21st 2014, 2:37 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,534
Posted By britsnake

Re: Police check / background check

Some support info

FAQ Section
(http://www.acro.police.uk/Police_Certificates_FAQs.aspx#Can_I_use_the_ACRO_Police_Certificate_for_employment_purposes_or_for_security_checks?)
Can I use the ACRO...
Apr 8th 2013, 2:03 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,446
Posted By britsnake

Re: Made redundant in Quebec with a TWP

As you have been Quebec selected you need to check it out here
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/quebec/index.asp

Quebec Selects their applicants, they do not just nominate as with other...
Mar 18th 2013, 8:24 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 4,441
Posted By britsnake

Re: Your Claim to fame ?!

I have had a few claims to fame.

When I was at the civil service, my supervisor told me it would be a good idea for me to find another job as he had been told to find a way to get rid of me (I was...
Forum: Canada
Mar 14th 2013, 7:24 pm
Replies: 149
Views: 40,875
Posted By britsnake

Re: Do you regret moving?

I do not regret moving to Canada. My only regret was not moving earlier.

I did not base my move on just hope, but on lots of careful research, and it has exceeded my expectations.

For the...
Forum: Canada
Feb 5th 2013, 5:03 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,847
Posted By britsnake

Re: Deciding between America and Canada.

I live in Montreal.

We do get hot summers here and very cold winters often with lots of snow. Recently we had 45cm of snow in one day. We also had near -30C which can come down to around -40C...
Jan 10th 2013, 12:05 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,040
Posted By britsnake

Re: Canadian Citizenship from outside Canada

You are right in that this has been the way it was previously been dealt with, but the situation regarding citizenship is changing in Canada and the federal government has tightened up the processing...
Jan 9th 2013, 9:04 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,040
Posted By britsnake

Re: Canadian Citizenship from outside Canada

The bottom line is that you can apply, but you would need to be resident in Canada for them to grant you Citizenship.

They expect you to have 3 years out of 4 not just at the time of application...
Jan 9th 2013, 8:23 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,040
Posted By britsnake

Re: Canadian Citizenship from outside Canada

If you check section 4 of the consular manual http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/manuals/cp/cp17-eng.pdf

It says that adult applicants are expected to be resident in Canada.



It would be...
Jan 9th 2013, 1:49 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By britsnake

Forum: Canada
Dec 21st 2012, 2:18 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By britsnake

Re: Entering Canada via the U.S

It is not a choice between being British and getting canadian citizenship, you can have and be both.

I applied for Canadian citizenship because it makes it easier to travel beween the US and...
Dec 10th 2012, 6:57 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 5,235
Posted By britsnake

Re: Christmas Bonus.

When I worked in the public sector in the UK, I was responsible for Compulsory Competitive tendering which then became Best Value. I was also involved in Public Private Partnerships. Much of it was...
Forum: Canada
Dec 10th 2012, 6:11 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,598
Posted By britsnake

Re: Hiring a car in UK with a Canadian Licence of less than 1 year?

In Quebec, when I exchanged my licence, they credited me with all my deiving experience from the UK. The dat that they have recorded for me passing my driving test, is the date I passed in the UK,...
Dec 10th 2012, 5:21 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 5,235
Posted By britsnake

Re: Christmas Bonus.

Where I work, the term sick leave is not used for anything less than three day off. Instead we use the term wellness. We are entitled to 1.25 days of wellness per month. We can use this time untill...
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