Documents required of international students when buying a sim card?

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Can you tell me what are the documents required by international students to be issued a SIM card. I already have an unlocked phone.
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Subhan Hameed

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That depends on whether you want a monthly plan or prepaid service.

On prepaid, you buy the SIM, activate, that's it that's all. No documents required.

With a monthly plan you'll need something to do a credit check. If you have a Canadian credit card already that'll work, I assume you probably don't have a driver's license or a Social Insurance Number being an international student, but I've seen accounts activated in store using a passport number.
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Hi there... You can approach the store with your Passport and Landing papers, then you will see if you are eligible to have the services, and if you are going to open a Bank account in Canada, you may inquiry with Scotia Bank for the StartRight program.