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Consider the two ways you can be wrong here: you can omit it when the right thing is to include it, or include it when the right thing is to omit it. One is much worse than the other. If you include it when you should omit it, you believe (without evidence, you've just heard horror stories) that it might delay your application. ("I will have to provide ...


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There is no automatic ban for Canada if you are banned from the United States. However, because you have to apply for a visa to visit Canada, you will be asked to provide any information about visa denials, refusal of entries as well as deportation/removal proceedings against you in other countries. Because your incident happened fairly recently, you will ...


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No, the CETA free trade agreement applies to duty/tarifs not VAT. VAT is consumer tax and when you are the final consumer, you must pay that tax. Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Important Taxes. CETA applies to duties, but not taxes; therefore, any applicable GST/HST for imports into Canada, and any applicable VAT for ...


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Logically speaking they have to allow last minute form submissions because someone living in Blaine or Point Roberts could literally be less than 1 minute away from the Canadian border. So you should be fine doing it at the very last second though keep in mind that there’s barely any cars waiting in line to cross into Canada meaning that you won’t have ...


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You should include your birth name in the application. It may seem like an unnecessary complexity, but really it's just filling in one line of a form. On the other hand if you ever have to reveal that you in fact had a different name at birth (after having said you didn't) this will hugely increase the level of suspicion that you are not being open and ...


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Your best bet is to use U-Haul, although for some reason their prices are highly unreasonable if you choose Chicago rather than Seattle as the pickup location. They currently quote me $343 for a move from Seattle: But a whopping $2,796 for a move from Chicago: So the solution is to drive/fly to Seattle, hop on a UHaul truck and then drop it off in ...


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The announcements of these regulations state they apply to all air travellers arriving in Canada, with very limited exceptions I would assume you have to comply with these regulations unless you have specifically been told you do not.


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I checked again, and I’m fairly confident this wasn’t showing up last night, but it now seems that Avis has exactly one “Mystery Car” option to go from Seattle to Vancouver. (Maybe not anymore, as I’ve just booked it.) The issue, then, seems to be one of inventory management instead of blanket policy changes. I also called Service BC and confirmed that it’s ...


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One way to check if what you're finding is a reasonable price, is to search in Google Flights, where they tell us that $1585 (presumably what you found when you said "$1600") is $1193 cheaper than "usual", and that it "usually" would cost between $1650 - $3900 CAD. However you can see that if you booked it 49 days ago it would ...


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Your ETA needs only to be valid on the day of entry. Of course, to avoid unforeseen itinerary changes, you should always renew beforehands if you expect to travel to Canada near or after the expiry. However, the general rule that the passport should be valid for the whole of expected stay (for short-term visitors) still applies independent of eTA (except ...


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There are no exit immigration checks in airports in the US: You will leave without seeing anyone from CBP The airline will notify CBP of your departure CBP will know you have overstayed (a lot) CBP won't let you in again You'll have to ask for a visa to enter again, and expect a lot of difficulty getting one. Canada doesn't care how long you were away.


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Yes. A holder of a valid work permit who has a confirmed employment or has their ordinary residence in Canada is exempt from the general entry ban, as their entry is considered non-discretionary. However, in general, other public health restrictions (testing, quarantine and reporting obligations) will still apply after your entry unless you qualify for an ...


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First, the caveat. I am not a lawyer. Your personal history is complicated enough that using one would definitely be recommended. However, as you say you cannot really afford one, then you must go by risk. I will give you what I think I would do in your case. Whether or not you choose to view the facts the same as me, is up to you. Remember, I am some ...


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The legal definition for wine under the Customs Act, which refers to the definition under the Excise Act, 2001, is: wine means (a) a beverage, containing more than 0.5% absolute ethyl alcohol by volume, that is produced without distillation, other than distillation to reduce the absolute ethyl alcohol content, by the alcoholic fermentation of (i) an ...


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Yes, making a U-turn without entering Canada is possible. That being said, it is not easy to do; here is what you would go through if your experience is like mine. Upon arriving to the Customs, you have to ask them to do a U-turn, then they summon a person who is authorized to allow you to make one. Then, you have to fill out a form that says, among other ...


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You exclusion from entering the USA will NOT, in and of itself, make you inadmissible to Canada. Every country has different criteria and standards for entry, so it is not uncommon for a person to be refused entry to one country whilst being still welcomed into another. The US has a number of "acts" and "offences" that are deemed to make ...


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Mead is a fermented beverage, exactly like wine except that it contains honey instead of grapes or other sugary fruits. It uses the same types of yeast that is used in wine and alcohol percent cannot exceed 18% (wine yeast cannot function in more than 18% alcohol). So the logical option would be wine. It cannot be beer or ale (alcohol is ~5%) and it cannot ...


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...don't want it to look like I'm going to be working remotely in the US... You're right to be concerned about that. I don't suppose that there is much documentation that could counter that concern, unless possibly a bank statement showing enough money to live on for 5 or 6 months without working. Does Border Control keep a record of interactions...? Yes....


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I would be surprised if the answer to the question: How do I upload a digital document? was Take a photo/scan For me it isn't surprising. If they had asked for a digitally or cryptographically signed document it would be another matter. But they don't. Canada does not even say "digital document", but "upload digitally" (one might even ...


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Yes, if you're a US citizen, persistent, and lucky. (1) quarantine location I followed the slightly snarky but always constructive advice from @JonathanReez and filled out the CBSA client support contact form. No human responded, but a bot reply had a phone number for ArriveCan app support 1-833-283-7403 where I eventually got to a human. After a check with ...


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Yes Having made the trip I can report on my experiences. I was asked for my ArriveCAN and PCR test result on several locations including the departing airport check-in counter and various checks before and after boarding, but I was asked once for the proof of vaccination, at a special transit Corona check site on Toronto airport. The attendant accepted my ...


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If you were named on your birth certificate, that is one name you officially used. If you changed your name later, so you now have a different name on your passport, that is a different name so yes, you should mention your name from your birth certificate. At a later date you may need to use your birth certificate for something and if the name is not on your ...


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When you leave the United States, you are not generally subject to inspection by a US immigration officer. Rather, the US will know that you have left (and the date) because the airline will transmit a list of passengers leaving a country to the US government. So they will not stop you from leaving, but they will likely know that you have overstayed because ...


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As a VWP traveler who is generally entering the US in transit to another country, I'm rather absent-minded at immigration, usually sleepy and jetlagged, just going through the motions. You don't have to give a lot of thought to what you're saying, because you just have to answer each question truthfully and move on. Once, I was asked by the immigration ...


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I picked up my friend on foot crossing peace arch border today, there is visitor parking adjacent to the staff parking. You will see you when you drive on left lane before the duty free shop. Don’t use the duty free shop parking as it will force you to go to the US custom. When in doubt just call Canada border office - they are very helpful +1 204-983-3500 ...


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As a Canadian citizen, you are entitled to enter Canada and do not need to obtain any permit. However, there are at least three problems with your plan: Your refusal to get vaccinated puts you, your family, and the communities you will travel through and stay in on both sides of the border at unnecessary risk. Many people, not least including many in Canada,...


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Thanks to @jcaron, I was able to figure out what I needed to do and got in touch with an agent at a POE. I was told that it doesn’t matter which POE you come in or when, as long as the border crossing is open, you can get the visa. P.S. I was told by someone else it’s best to cross into the province where you need the work visa, e.g., if you are working in ...


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I don't know about in the line itself. I forgot to fill the forms out until I saw a highway sign in upstate NY reminding me to do it. Filled out/uploaded the ArriveCAN forms while sitting in a Tim Horton's in Lewiston, NY (in order to use wi-fi and A/C power) within <30 minutes of arriving at the Queenston-Lewiston border crossing. Everything turned out ...


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The New York state webpage you cite in your question contains this: All tests performed at these sites are PCR-based laboratory diagnostic tests The Canada webpage you cite in your question contains this: Types of Accepted Molecular tests These test methods are considered acceptable molecular tests: PCR - Polymerase chain reaction So the answer is "...


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You can quarantine at your final destination. If you are cleared to fly, you may board a connecting flight to reach your final destination. You do not need to quarantine (self-isolate) before connecting, unless your final destination requires you to quarantine at a designated location first. https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/provinces#...


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