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Old Aug 23rd 2010, 12:01 am
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My OH is in England and I am in Canada. We have been preparing our Spousal application while on Skype this evening. He is showing me his Birth Certificate that he has. It says on it that it is a copy of a certified copy and it is all filled in in hand writing. It's about 8" wide and 4" high. Would this be the correct copy of a UK Birth Certificate to include with application, or should he be sending away for another version?

Also while he was in Canada last month he got his photos taken for the Police Check as well as the Immigration Application. He got 16 for the later. They came in 8 sets of 2. In each set, one has photo shop and date printed on the back and the other is blank. Would this be ok to take 5 to the medical and 8to send with application, even if some don't have the print on the back?

One extra question to add to this......... What do I, here in Canada put on the Sponsor Application for "Country Code" with my phone number. I called the operator and he said "1" but that doesn't seem right to me
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Old Aug 23rd 2010, 3:50 am
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had it explained to me that the country code is just 1 - any other numbers that folk use when calling you are specific numbers to the country they are calling from to access a line 'outside' of their country,

Can't offer much advice on your other questions, maybe check out the registrars website for specifics on birth certs,

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http://www.gov-certificates.co.uk/
http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/
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My OH is in England and I am in Canada. We have been preparing our Spousal application while on Skype this evening. He is showing me his Birth Certificate that he has. It says on it that it is a copy of a certified copy and it is all filled in in hand writing. It's about 8" wide and 4" high. Would this be the correct copy of a UK Birth Certificate to include with application, or should he be sending away for another version?
This sounds like the right one.


One extra question to add to this......... What do I, here in Canada put on the Sponsor Application for "Country Code" with my phone number. I called the operator and he said "1" but that doesn't seem right to me
1 is the international code for USA/Canada. To call Canada from anywhere in the world you need to dial the out of country code plus 1-999-999-9999. 1-999-999-9999 is also the conventional way of writing a Canadian phone number for overseas users.
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1-999-999-9999 is also the conventional way of writing a Canadian phone number for overseas users.
Not quite. When calling from overseas it's +1, where the + denotes an international calling code. In the UK this code is 00, so it would become 001-999-999-9999, but as I stated this is only when calling, when writing the number +1 is typically used.
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My OH is in England and I am in Canada. We have been preparing our Spousal application while on Skype this evening. He is showing me his Birth Certificate that he has. It says on it that it is a copy of a certified copy and it is all filled in in hand writing. It's about 8" wide and 4" high. Would this be the correct copy of a UK Birth Certificate to include with application, or should he be sending away for another version?
It's the right one, as long as it's the long version, ie it has his parents details on it. The short version doesn't. From dimensions, sounds like it is the long verision, but worth a check.
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If your OH does not have children (ie, you're ONLY sponsoring him), there is no need for the birth certificate. You only need to include it if there are other family members being sponsored as well because it is used to "confirm the relationship between the family members." This one threw us for a loop when we did our application as well, but I had a couple people at CIC verify that because I was ONLY sponsoring my common-law partner, the birth certificate was not needed. (Which turned out to be a good thing because it was in Northern Ireland and he wasn't )
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Old Aug 23rd 2010, 3:15 pm
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None of our birth certificates detail parents - please don't tell me I have to get new copies of them too. We're living in the US at the moment, so this could turn into a nightmare. I'm already having a struggle getting course transcripts, neither mine or husbands university do them - apparently! So I've requested an official letter detailing that, we'll see
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OK - new certs ordered
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