I got clocked speeding in an area of Montreal with an 18 mph speed limit (that I didn't know about). I got a ticket and was sent on my way. As a US citizen and resident, I have questions about what impact (if any) this ticket will have on my license, insurance, and--if I choose not to pay the ticket--my ability to return to Canada. (Note: I am not seriously considering ignoring the ticket, I'm just curious.) [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy
on Aug 19, 2014 -
I would like to register copyright for four works to fulfill a funding agency administrative requirement. They do not require that the registration be done in any particular country. I am registering solely to fulfill this requirement so I would like to do it in the simplest and cheapest way possible. Unless registering somewhere will somehow abridge my rights in an irrevocable way, I do not care about the legal aspects, only that registration is done by 15 September, if possible. [more inside]
posted by grouse
on Aug 19, 2014 -
We're about to move from Toronto to San Francisco. (Yay!) But we have to move our things. (Nightmare!) We live pretty lightly, and aren't moving furniture, so we're thinking the best thing to do is ship a big pile of boxes using UPS or FedEx. Any thoughts on which is preferable? I have the impression that FedEx can be a bit nightmarish when borders are involved, but have zero experience with UPS international shipments.
posted by kaibutsu
on Aug 8, 2014 -
The short of it: (1) Do you have any personal experience getting into Canada and re-entering the US with only a driver's license and birth certificate? (2) What is the drive like between Toronto and Ogdensburg for someone who has really only spent time in cities and driving on major highways up and down the East and West coasts? (3) What should we do in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by anthropoid
on Jun 27, 2014 -
Technically I have dual Canadian/US citizenship as my father was a US citizen living in Canada when I was born. I had a passport in the mid-1980s as a small child, but it's long gone now. Who should I talk to about getting another one? (details inside) [more inside]
posted by jess
on Oct 10, 2013 -
I will be crossing the Blue Water Bridge border crossing at Sarnia-Port Huron the Friday evening starting the July long weekend. Anyone know how much of a wait to expect going into the States? Alternatively, is there a place where I can search historical (not current) border wait times? [more inside]
posted by Capt. Renault
on Jun 11, 2013 -
Dual U.S./Canadian citizen here. I want to change my name. This is not a marriage-related thing. But. I want my name change to be valid in both countries. If I go to the U.S. embassy with a Canadian name change certificate, will that be sufficient for a U.S. name change, or do I have to go through the paperwork on the U.S. side, too? [more inside]
posted by Miss T.Horn
on Apr 20, 2013 -
I moved back to Canada in November 2012 after living in the US for the past five years. Last year I had a CPA prepare my 2011 US and Canada returns and was shocked when I was billed $2,200 for what I see as a relatively simple tax situation. (W2, 1099-INT from the bank, statements of 401K and RRSP contributions and charitable donations)
I still haven't recovered from paying so much last year and well, it's that time of year again.
What are my options of having my US and Canadian returns prepared for a more reasonable amount? Can I get a US tax preparer in the States and a different one in Canada or is there some sort of connection that's required? Can I do the taxes myself using a TurboTax package from the US and one from Canada? I have my 2011 returns to use as a guide. I'm scared I'll miss something or do something wrong, but it's awfully tempting under the circumstances.
posted by Babushka
on Feb 17, 2013 -
If I'm ordering something online and they're based in Canada, will I have to pay customs when they ship to the US? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade
on Jan 28, 2013 -
What is a cheap yet secure way to send money from Canada to the US on a regular basis? [more inside]
posted by yawper
on May 22, 2012 -
I'm interested in having a requester account with amazon turk.
I live in Canada...But I am physically close to the US border.
Can anyone tell me of an acceptable workaround to accomplish this?
I've considered driving to the US to open an account but I don't want to do that unless I know for sure it will allow me to run a requester account.
posted by anewnormal
on Apr 5, 2012 -
Asking for friend: Chinese passport with US Visa expiring in less than six months, will we get trouble crossing the border from Canada to US for a trip? [more inside]
posted by cyml
on Mar 10, 2012 -
As a US citizen, living and working abroad for many years, I recently heard of a new law that I must file tax returns on the US by Aug 31, 2011 or face a penalty. Anyone know about this? If US citizens live and pay taxes abroad, they generally are exempt up to $91,500.
posted by foxinsocks
on Aug 27, 2011 -
I moved to Canada in 2008, but I haven't paid US taxes for the past three years. How much trouble am I in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 16, 2011 -
What laws would govern the use of a fake Canadian ID in the USA? [more inside]
posted by 932
on Aug 12, 2011 -
I was recently in Canada (from US) and tried to use my debit card to buy some groceries. Two different cards were rejected, for different reason codes. I would have experimented more, but I was standing between a rapidly angering Canadian woman and her beer. I see by Googling that Canadian debit cards use a different network, Interac. Are there any banks/credit unions that issue debit cards usable in both Canada and USA. I know I could've used ATMs and cash, but this would make for a less hassling cross-border experience.
posted by ackptui
on Jul 3, 2011 -
So, my awesome great aunt passed away, and she left me a bequest! It's coming this week. Snowflake: She was Canadian, I am an American citizen resident in the UK. It's a Canadian cheque, how long will it take to clear and will I have to pay US or UK tax on it, or both? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God
on Oct 18, 2010 -
I would like to buy an iTunes Gift Certificate for someone in Canada. I'm in the US. Can I do this? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen
on Sep 19, 2010 -
My 83-year-old mom is thinking of moving to BC to be near me, which I would love. She's a US citizen. (I'm a US citizen, too, but I'm a Permanent Resident of Canada) Does anyone know how my mother would deal with issues such as insurance and health care? I don't think she'll ever be eligible for health care in Canada, so she would have to have something to fall back on if/when she needs health care.
posted by otfence
on Jul 29, 2010 -
I'm a U.S. citizen flying from NYC to Canada via Houston: in which airport will I do immigration and customs? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man
on Jul 7, 2010 -
In Australia, to be a chiropractic you need to study formal chiropractic degrees
(Bachelors and Masters at least) and do years of pracs that are pretty similar to other medical courses. Chiropractic is also recognised as a Skilled Profession under Australian immigration, and are generally considered amongst the same league as physiotherapy and other musculo-skeletal therapists. However, in the US and the UK, chiropractics are often considered quacks and charlatans. Why the huge discrepancies? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Apr 2, 2010 -
How can I find the 60 minutes of legal advice I need, on a very specific visa/immigration question? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit
on Feb 25, 2010 -
What effects does the U.S. embargo on Cuba have internationally? Specifically Canadian imports/exports and trade. I know Canada still trades with Cuba; however, does the U.S. put enough political and economic pressure to change our own policies? What are the details? How much importance does the embargo have now (excluding U.S. trade)?
posted by Knigel
on Feb 15, 2010 -
I'm about to finish second year of Software Engineering at my mid-tier Canadian university and have no intention of continuing any further. I'd like to transfer into one of the more prestigious colleges in the US, although getting in seems like a complete crapshoot given my current circumstances. What course of action can I take in the coming months that would greatly increase my chances of being accepted? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 3, 2010 -
My I-94W visa waiver, given to me at the US border, was not collected when I crossed back into Canada. Will this be a problem if I want to come back? [more inside]
posted by randomination
on Oct 6, 2009 -
My husband and I are U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Are we required to file for divorce in Canada because we're legal residents there? If it's permissible to file in either country, anyone know of pro's or con's for either choice? [more inside]
posted by otfence
on Sep 16, 2009 -
Why do cans of beans usually come in 19 fluid ounce cans in Canada, and 15 ounce cans in the US? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche
on Aug 20, 2009 -
I was born in the US, lived in Canada for ten years, and moved back to the States last year. While I was in Canada, I built up a solid credit rating- I had two credit cards, an unsecured line of credit with low interest (7%) and overdraft protection on my checking account up to $3,500. At one point when I was underemployed I built up some credit card debt, but I payed it off. Last year, when I moved back to the US for grad school, I got into a bad pattern of leaning on my credit cards and low-interest line of credit to pay for moving and start up expenses. This June, the world financial collapse coincided with one of my own- I was employed super part time, was making around $750 a month and was struggling to pay rent and buy $20 worth of groceries a week. I just couldn't pay my debt, and I paid very minimally, then not at all. I know I probably should have called the bank and tried to work something out, but what can I say- I panicked and froze. Currently, my total debt load is $14,000 on the line of credit, $3,700 on the overdraft and $1,400 on my Visa. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 13, 2009 -
Are there any organizations directly supporting something analogous to a North American Union that people can join at a grassroots level?
If not, what's the most integrationist? [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol
on Jan 9, 2009 -
I'm a US/Canadian citizen moving to the US by car with personal items (clothing, books, computers) accompanying me, via Michigan boarder crossing - Any tips and advice on how to declare my personal goods, Boarder Official communication, etc? Thanks
posted by strangelove
on Dec 31, 2008 -
I work for the US division of my company; there are also divisions in Canada and the UK. Recently we laid off a few people, and were told that the work they did would be handled by the Canadian division. But we work with large video files (up to 10GB) so transferring them electronically is reasonably time consuming and often results in transfer failures. So why would my company do this? Why is it desirable for them to lay off people in the US and "send" the work to Canada? [more inside]
posted by The_Partridge_Family
on Mar 8, 2008 -
I need to easily transfer finds from the US to my Canadian bank account. What's the easiest way to do this? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero
on Feb 25, 2008 -
Is this illegal? I'm a Canadian living in the US legally but not allowed to work. I run an online business based out of Canada (use a Canadian address for all payments, bank account etc...). I suppose I'm working for a Canadian company (my own) but living in the US. Additionally, and I haven't done this yet, would importing revenues from the business to use for living expenses affect the legality?
posted by anonymous
on Nov 23, 2007 -
I'm a Canadian living in the US with an outstanding Canadian student loan. Getting paid in US dollars was working in my favour with regards to making monthly payments on the loan, but not so much anymore with the Canadian dollar on the rise. Is it predicted that the Canadian will stay up and keep rising in value, or this a temporary blip? I'm wondering if I should bite the bullet and pay my loans off now, in one go, or ride it out for a few months to see if the US dollar manages to pick itself back up.
I realise that there is no one, scientific answer for this question, but educated guesses are appreciated.
posted by picea
on Oct 9, 2007 -
I live in Canada and do contract work for a US company. How do I get the best exchange rate for regular currency exchange transactions? [more inside]
posted by Emanuel
on Aug 1, 2007 -
Are Canadian citizens flying from one US city to another required to show a passport?
My friend wants to go from Toronto to New York next weekend for work.
Complication: her Canadian passport has expired.
There is, of course, [more inside]
posted by elkerette
on Jul 27, 2007 -
Canadian moving to Louisiana, won't have a SSN, can I get a bank account? [more inside]
posted by JPDD
on Jul 9, 2007 -
How hard and expensive it would be to import a Toyota from Canada into the US? We're looking at the Yaris, but the love of my life
wants the 5 door hatchback and Toyota only sells the 3 door in the US. This is new for us, so please help out! [more inside]
posted by NortonDC
on Aug 21, 2006 -
How's the market for mid-level political professions in Canada? I'm hoping to emigrate from the US and politics is about all that I do.
posted by willie11
on Aug 3, 2006 -
Please help me find more information on the US government's take on the softwood lumber dispute with Canada. [more inside]
posted by ykjay
on Nov 18, 2005 -