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UK to Canada Common Law Spouse Visa

Discussion in 'General - All Canadian Immigration' started by Tidalwave, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Hi everyone, I have what I hope is an easy question.

    Me (UK citizen) living in the UK with my Canadian girlfriend (In a relationship for more than 3 years, living together more than a year and a half).
    We are planning to move to Canada around September 2020 and understand that processing times for a common law spouse visa can be up to 12 months.

    My question is, if the visa application is successful, how much time do I have to actually land in Canada after the visa is approved?
    (I think when she got her ancestry visa to move to UK she had to land in UK within 4 weeks or something of the visa being approved.)

    Also, has anyone emigrated with a pet dog and could provide any advice on that process?

    Thanks in advance for any help or advice you might have :)
  2. The COPR will be valid for one year from the date of the medical, which is done a few months into the process. UK apps are generally around 8-10 months.
  3. Emigrating with a pet into Canada is easy. Have a rabies certificate available for inspection at the airport, or a promise to get the shots within a month. Pay the fee. I'm not sure if the UK have exit requirements for pets.

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