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TopCat

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Have we got any Canadian urbs in Toronto?
My son is I'll in hospital and I need to get him phone top up card and need either a helpful local or a number of a deliver anything service?

Long shot but worth a go x
 

TopCat

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TopCat

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Got to decide tomorrow whether to go Canada or not. Any advice on the visa waiver form? Are they laxer than the US? I have limited resources, the situation could not be more urgent.
 

Edie

Well-Known Member
Got to decide tomorrow whether to go Canada or not. Any advice on the visa waiver form? Are they laxer than the US? I have limited resources, the situation could not be more urgent.
Doesn’t sound good. Can’t help you with visa knowledge but very much hope your sons alright. If the situation couldn’t be more urgent then go.
 

TopCat

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Doesn’t sound good. Can’t help you with visa knowledge but very much hope your sons alright. If the situation couldn’t be more urgent then go.
Ta Edie.
Tomorrow will bring the info on whether to go.
Bit broke up.
 

Rutita1

Council Estate Socialist
Entry requirements - Canada travel advice

Visas
British Citizens don’t usually need a visa to visit Canada for short periods, but you’ll need to get an Electronic Travel Authorisation before you travel (see below).
Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)
Visitors travelling to Canada by air are now expected to get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada.

If you’re visiting Canada you’ll need an eTA to board your flight unless you’re otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card). If you have British-Canadian dual nationality you won’t be able to apply for an eTA and you’ll need to present a valid Canadian passport to board your flight to Canada.

If you’re travelling by land or sea, you won’t need an eTA when you enter Canada. However, you must travel with acceptable travel documents and identification.

For more information about the eTA system, and to apply online, visit the official Canadian government website.
Apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) - Canada.ca

Applying for an eTA is a simple online process. Most applicants get their eTA approval (via an email) within minutes. However, some requests can take several days to process if you're asked to submit supporting documents. It is best to get an eTA before you book your flight to Canada.

Overview of the eTA application process

  • 1. Get your passport, credit or debit card ready, and read the help document.


  • 2. Use the online form to apply. The form cannot be saved. So have your information ready.


  • 3. Pay $7 CAD for your eTA right after you complete the form.



  • 4. Get an email about your eTA application. Most applications are approved within minutes.

    or


  • 5. You may need to submit documents before your application can be approved. If this happens to you, an email will be sent with instructions within 72 hours.
 

Edie

Well-Known Member
Ta Edie.
Tomorrow will bring the info on whether to go.
Bit broke up.
Dude what do you need to get there, if you need to go? Is money the issue, or work, or flights, or the blummin visa? (Think Rutita1 has answered the visa one, and sounds positive).

Can imagine little worse than being stuck the other side of the world when your son needs you. Hang in there.
 

twentythreedom

Patterdale Terrorist
R.I.P.
Canadian customs (and popo) v friendly ime, been a few times. One time I flew there for a dj gig, didn't have work permit due to a fuck up, got dropped in it at immigration by someone I was with (who had permit - generally you can blag it without) but got it sorted easily, quickly and politely. Unlike the USA from what I've heard.

If you get a chance, go up the CN Tower. Yonge Street is worth a visit, sort of like the Camden equivalent. I did go to the "ghetto" where the drugs are but no idea what it's called or where :facepalm: Canadian people generally very kind and friendly.

Eaton Center if you fancy downtown shopping - generally cheaper than here, some serious bargains to be had.

Can try to get info from a local, just need to track him down first.

Toronto is a great city. Hope your son recovers ASAP, best wishes to you both.

Hope it all goes well :thumbs:
 

Spymaster

Cockney Wanker
Any advice on the visa waiver form? Are they laxer than the US?
The Canadians are actually a bit tighter than the seps on the Electronic Travel Authorisation. They actually ask if you've ever been arrested (for anything) whilst the Americans ask if you've been arrested for a crime involving "moral turpitude" (serious damage or serious harm), so one can truthfully answer "no" in more cases with the US ESTA than with the Canadian eTA. That said, usual rules apply; just say no to all the questions and you should be ok.

Hope things work out.
 
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