2011may Arizona to Ontario

Sites useful for this move. First of all Google. Second of all MapQuest.
  1. Driver's licence


    1. Driver's licencing in Ontario
    2. Out of Province, but Arizona counts as a province.
      1. Do I need both an Arizona driving abstract and US IRE (Interprovincial Record Exchange) search? The page implies not, but is ambiguous.
      2. Arizona issues a certified driver record and does not explicitly call it a driving abstract, but that is what is generically as the Arizona MVD informs. Is that acceptable without further ado? Will there be no objection because it does not say on it driving abstract?
      3. What constitutes proof of 2 years of driving experience? My Arizona licence and driving abstract only go back 9 months. I have an old invalidated Idaho licence that goes back 4 years and other old licences for various periods back to the 1990s. Will they suffice or is something else needed? Well FAQ 18 manages to continue the ambiguity. It doesn't clarify if old licences are acceptable or if driving abstract has to be called that.
    3. Ontario Government service locations
    4. Ontario Government services Port Colborne Services in Port Colborne include driver, vehicle, and health.


    1. Arizona Motor Vehicle Division
    2. MVD office Flagstaff
    3. Motor Vehicle Record Request But is the certifed driver record the same thing as a driving abstract? Does it say driving abstract on it? How long does it go back for? Only my Arizona record or further back into records from other states? If I go ot the MVD office, do have to wait in the long line for it? If I mail for it, how do I pay? Ordinary check made out to whom? How long to receive it if by mail?
    4. Notaries in Flagstaff
    5. Driving Records in Arizona A commercial site with access somehow to government records.
    6. How to Get a Driver's Abstract A general page.


    1. Idaho DMV
    3. Idaho Motor Vehicle Driver's License Record Request This is probably the document that I need to have. I need the certified version. How do I make a self request and verity? Just sign for myself. Probably with notarized signature, but it doesn't say. No. How long is the processing time? Just a day or so. Cost? 7+14=21 dollars. Will they mail it to my Canadian address? Not needed now.

  2. Car Importation and Registration---no, it's not simple.

    1. Ontario: Licensing a Vehicle that is Registered in Another Jurisdiction "To Do" Checklist
    2. Welcome to the Registrar of Imported Vehicles For crying out loud. More rules for more fees.
    3. Admissable vechicles from Toyota All Toyotas manufactured before 2007sep. So Baby is OK.
    4. Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) Customer service calls 1-800-461-9999 from in Canada; 204-983-3500 from outside and long-distance fees apply.
      1. Directory of CBSA Offices
      2. Queenston-Lewiston Bridge port of entry It's says traveller and commercial services 24-7.
      3. Border Information Services (BIS)
      4. CBSA's car import page Leave it to Canada to have car import agencies.
    5. US CBP ports of entry
      1. Buffalo, NY Lewiston is crossing. Scroll down.
      2. WHTI (Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative A passport will do.
    6. Kelley Blue Book
    7. 2007 Yaris value Private seller value $11655 for excellent, 10,980 for good. For Flagstaff, ZIP 86001.
    8. 2007 Yaris value Trade-in value $10150 for excellent, 9525 for good. For Flagstaff ZIP 86001.

  3. Car Insurance

    1. State Farm Main site.
    2. Tabor Barrick, Flagstaff State Farm agent 1800 S Milton Rd Suite 12, Flagstaff, AZ (928) 779-9900, tabor@taborbarrick.com.
    3. Mark Guilbeault State Farm Insurance 220 Main Street West, Port Colborne, ON L3K 3V4, Canada 905-835-0521, Toll Free: (866) 748-7062
    4. Canadian Non-resident Inter-provincial Motor Vehicle Liability Card An explanation. I'll need one again.

  4. Boxes of books, etc. to be shipped

    1. UPS shipping Expensive (I calculate about $700) and tricky to arrange to held at a convenient place for me to pick up. The closest store to Port is The UPS Store THE UPS STORE 286, 200 FITCH ST, 26, WELLAND, ON L3C4V9, 905-788-9993.
    2. Canada Post General Delivery addressing
    3. General Delivery Explained But not thoroughly. Will the 20 30 lb packages be held for 30 days or 4 months? Probably the former, but I need to know.
    4. Find a Canada Post post office Need to contact Port Colborne office to be sure they can handle my boxes.
    5. Port Colborne post office PORT COLBORNE STN MAIN, 184 ELM ST, PORT COLBORNE ON L3K 4N0, 905-834-3331

  5. Change of address

    1. USPS change of address info
    2. USPS Forms
    3. online change of address form Internet change does not work for international changes.

  6. National Weather Service

      NWS good site for 7 day forecasts But only works for far west US. Flagstaff, AZ