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Moving to UNB

  • May. 18th, 2017 at 6:09 PM
thewickedlady: (Default)
I'm moving to Canada!!

Omg, why is it so hard to move to Canada?!

As I have discovered, while calling every moving company between here, Montreal, and New Brunswick, that the Dear Leader has pissed off the Canadians with all of his railing on NAFTA, and it is now super hard to get your stuff across the border. Because hardly any moving companies are now paying the cost to be 'bonded' to move across the border. The ones that are, hardly any of them go to the tiny province I'm moving to. And of the two that would go there, only was available. ONE.

You can guess how expensive that quote was. ;_; I don't think my stuff is worth that much.

I managed to find one of those fill up & ship pod-like services, but NONE of them deliver to the New Brunswick province. As I am learning, trying to do anything outside the big, main provinces is hard! I could get it into Quebec City or Montreal, but I haven't been able to find any movers that could then take it to New Brunswick. Not a question of cost: I can't find anyone to do it. July is apparently their crazy month, and they are already filled up.

I'm at the point of either going entirely over budget on move to get it across border, or doing what I was trying to do and getting a u-haul.

I'm just old and also, I can't do it by myself. It's the 4th of July weekend. Everyone's busy. Shit.

I'm also running into problems with student visa: will I have it by then and can I get into Canada with it then? I wasn't planning on doing that! I didn't think I needed to use my student visa to move my stuff across then. But because of Trump and his poking at NAFTA, Canada is now extremely strict on rules when before they weren't. I'm talking with uni now to see what are my options because I'm in the process of getting my visa. I don't know if I will get it by the start of July, and if so, can I even use it that early? Classes don't start until Sept.

I haven't wanted to get myself across my student visa check the first time at a land crossing: they are supposed to be harder. Ug! I had a plan! UUUUUUG!

I had done all my stuff back in Feb. Damn all the transcript hell. I could have planned this ages ago!

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in_the_blue: (DA boys)
[personal profile] in_the_blue wrote:
May. 20th, 2017 03:47 am (UTC)
Nothing is easy, but everything you have to do will be worth it ultimately.

(Go to an embassy and see if they can help expedite?)
thewickedlady: (Default)
[personal profile] thewickedlady wrote:
May. 21st, 2017 04:21 pm (UTC)
It will!! It's just being stupid right now. Ug!

The Boston embassy can't, as they don't do visas, as I discovered. They were super nice, but couldn't help. I'm stuck waiting until this coming Tuesday, as it's a Canadian holiday that everyone takes several days off. Then the immigration officer at my uni will be back and I can try to get her help on the big question the visa issue.
jothra: (Default)
[personal profile] jothra wrote:
May. 21st, 2017 04:07 pm (UTC)
If you do the pod ship thing, what are the legalities of someone other than an Official Moving Company picking it up, do you know?
thewickedlady: (Default)
[personal profile] thewickedlady wrote:
May. 21st, 2017 04:24 pm (UTC)
I... don't know? I doubt it would be an issue, honestly? I would probably have to physically be there to sign off, yes, these people can take my stuff, I think.

I hadn't gotten that far with it, since I then hit a block on the student visa issue, since I wasn't sure if I could get everything approved that early before my program started.

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