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    Question Moving Provinces - What has to be changed?

    I've recently moved into a different province.

    - I've changed my health care over.
    - I'm not really planning on driving for a bit and have a car registered and insured in Calgary still. How does this work when I have to swap licenses?
    - Do I have to inform my bank?
    - Rogers swapped my number no problem.

    I'm I forgetting anything? First and hopefully last time I have to do this.
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    contact bank (credit cards too) and gov't.. Insurance is usually only good for 30 days after you leave, and then you're 'sposed to get a new licence and insurance.. Other then that it's just your regular bills that have to be switched, and finally the people you know who may be sending you shit..

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    What province did you move to? I can give you info on the car and the drivers licence.

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    just go to the ICBC express and pay the 35 bucks to tansfer licence, they give you a bulky yellow copy then 2 weeks later you get the photo one... you will need a second pce of id other then your drivers licence,


    if you live in the lower mainland...there is a good ICBC thats never busy on 152nd near the mall in fleetwood area... well i think its fleetwood

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    OOP or whatever that Out of Province Inspection is called

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    Ok, for your vehicle and licence you have 90 days from the day that you maintain residency in BC to switch it all over. For your drivers licence, you will need your AB drivers licence another piece of government ID and proof of address.

    For the vehicle, you will have to undergo an inspection just like Alberta requests when a vehicle is from another province. The only thing different about the registration and insurance there is that its all in one. Its not like Alberta where your plates and insurance are seperate. You do it all in the ICBC branch. When your vehicle passes inspection, they will make you fill in a plate surrender form saying that you now have BC plates. Its super simple.

    Your insurance though will depend on the insurance co that you are with here in Alberta. Some will cover you for 30 days and some will cover you for 90 days in that new province. You need to find out which one it is. Reason being, is that if you are in BC for 5 months and didnt change anything over and got into an accident, your insurance co can choose to not pay out because you are no longer a resident and you didnt inform them of a change.

    As far as other things are concerned, my best suggestion for people would be to go thru your wallet first. Update everything in there. Rogers Video, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Drivers Licence etc. The other thing I would check on are any utility bills here in Alberta. If you had an Enmax bill, make sure you receive an inactive account statement.

    http://www.icbc.com/licensing/lic_getlic_id_reqs.asp
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    Originally posted by dannie
    Ok, for your vehicle and licence you have 90 days from the day that you maintain residency in BC to switch it all over. For your drivers licence, you will need your AB drivers licence another piece of government ID and proof of address.

    actually 2 of those are incorrect well they work and all but you dont need them to that degree

    you dont have to have another piece of government ID you can use these also
    Bank Card( if it has your name on it)
    credit card
    employee card ( with picture)
    old sin card... only if it has the signature on the back of it, the new ones cannot be used...


    and also proof af address is not needed they just ask you for your current address so they can mail out the hard copy to you... i know this for the reason i had mine switched over not to long ago...

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    If you go in without a government issued ID, your file will say that you are a MVI Candidate. This applies if he ever comes back to Alberta. If he is an MVI Candidate, he will have to provide additional ID to Alberta Registries before getting an Ab licence again.

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    Originally posted by 5000Audi


    actually 2 of those are incorrect well they work and all but you dont need them to that degree

    you dont have to have another piece of government ID you can use these also
    Bank Card( if it has your name on it)
    credit card
    employee card ( with picture)
    old sin card... only if it has the signature on the back of it, the new ones cannot be used...


    and also proof af address is not needed they just ask you for your current address so they can mail out the hard copy to you... i know this for the reason i had mine switched over not to long ago...
    When I changed my DL last year, I had to have my Birth certificate as well as my AB DL. My wife even had to have her marriage certificate to prove name change.

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    Originally posted by S4maniac


    When I changed my DL last year, I had to have my Birth certificate as well as my AB DL. My wife even had to have her marriage certificate to prove name change.
    Exact same thing for me. I even brought in my passport the first time and they said it didn't count, it needed to be something like a birth certificate. Pain in the ass.

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    Default Re: Moving Provinces - What has to be changed?

    Originally posted by Toms-SC

    I'm I forgetting anything? First and hopefully last time I have to do this.
    Depending on your income level, save some money for tax time. You may get raped.

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    Originally posted by Toms-SC
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    Originally posted by 5000Audi


    actually 2 of those are incorrect well they work and all but you dont need them to that degree

    you dont have to have another piece of government ID you can use these also
    Bank Card( if it has your name on it)
    credit card
    employee card ( with picture)
    old sin card... only if it has the signature on the back of it, the new ones cannot be used...


    and also proof af address is not needed they just ask you for your current address so they can mail out the hard copy to you... i know this for the reason i had mine switched over not to long ago...
    actually, you need your birth certificate to get your license as i just got this done about 2 weeks ago after driving around bc with my alberta license and plate for about 10 months

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    bc has lower taxes than alberta

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    Originally posted by 300rwhp
    bc has lower taxes than alberta
    Only below $125,000.

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    Change your VoIP billing/home address if u use that

    Remember that Ontario family living in Alberta, never switched their VoIP Ontario address and something happened to their child; when they called 911 (in Alberta), it automatically routed to Ontario's 911... and I think the kid past away because of the delay.


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    Good information in here. Thanks all.
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    Default Re: Re: Moving Provinces - What has to be changed?

    Originally posted by Tik-Tok


    Depending on your income level, save some money for tax time. You may get raped.
    on that note, keep all of your receipts related to anything dealing with your moving expenses.

    you may be able to claim all of your expenses on your taxes. i think the rule is that if the difference in distance between your old residence and new workplace vs your new residence and new workplace is greater than 40km you can claim it all. i'd verify this with CRA first. i was able to claim about $5000 when i moved from vancouver to here. all costs related to xfering your driver's license, registration, utilities cancellation and setup can all be claimed.
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    If you get GST rebate cheques or anything make sure to notify revenue canada, also notify elections canada of your move

    IIRC you can only claim moving expenses if your job REQUIRED you to move, not if you just pack up and move.

    If you are taking up residence in BC hurry up and change your vehicle and DL over right away (unless you seriously aren't going to be driving at all). That ticket is pretty nasty and the cops aren't very easy going about it.
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    air care inspection - you'll have to look into this a little more, but i believe all cars are required to pass a carbon emissions test in order to be insured...

    if you have a new address you should get Canada post to forward your mail - very simple form to fill out at any Canada post store. Around $40 to forward mail for 6 months. Even if you've changed all your addresses over it's still worth it just in case you missed something or the change never went through.
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