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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 7:31am On Nov 19, 2016
Even if they have a lot of back logs! Come on ,study permit applicants are already getting responses. Even those that applied August are getting responses. Honestly I am getting really worried. If I track it now it says it's still
Processing. I don't understand ooo, 5months now. Sigh
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by justwise(m): 7:33am On Nov 19, 2016
Ishilove:

Iron Man grin

.. madam what brought you to this section today? grin
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ishilove: 9:36am On Nov 19, 2016
justwise:


.. madam what brought you to this section today? grin
I wanted to say kudos for a job well done smiley
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by justwise(m): 9:50am On Nov 19, 2016
Ishilove:

I wanted to say kudos for a job well done smiley

Awww!! very thoughtful of you grin
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Nobody: 9:52am On Nov 19, 2016
I think that 17 weeks is from the day they received your biometric from biometric office in Nig, the wait is killing me
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Nobody: 10:12am On Nov 19, 2016
I applied on July 1st
Biometric was done on the 8th July
Got confirmation email from VAC about completing my biometric on the 22nd of July
Do not start counting from the day you submitted online application or the day you did your biometric
Start counting from the day IRCC received your biometric from VAC
So in my case I'm currently on the 17th week and yet nothing ☹️Still waiting for medical request
The wait is killing me
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 11:01am On Nov 19, 2016
Hello house,

Good Morning. I am so happy this thread was created. I tried unsuccessfully several times to create a thread on SOWP.

I am a bit scared with the timelines I am seeing oooo. I do not have a timeline yet but intend to submit my SOWP application in the first quarter of 2017. Please can someone also share the documents they submitted so we can learn while gathering docs.

We will share testimonies on this thread by Gods grace. Please lets keep this thread alive.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by eridemilade: 2:08pm On Nov 19, 2016
Applied May 11th, biometrics May 13th
Nothing yet.......
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 3:00pm On Nov 19, 2016
Wow, this is serious o! was it online or paper route?
eridemilade:
Applied May 11th, biometrics May 13th
Nothing yet.......
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by eridemilade: 3:23pm On Nov 19, 2016
VEIL1234:
Wow, this is serious o! was it online or paper route?




Online oooo
Seriously tired, thinking of withdrawal as well.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 9:04pm On Nov 19, 2016
It is well. Just hang in there, we will all testify by Gods grace.
eridemilade:





Online oooo
Seriously tired, thinking of withdrawal as well.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Gymme(m): 9:42pm On Nov 19, 2016
Basically, the most important document is your spouse permit in Canada (Study permit or Post Graduate Work Permit). As in PGWP, they require your spouse to have a job in NOC Level O, A or B to qualify.

Other required documents are your international passport, photograph and IMM form.

You would need to provide a LOE where you could include your spouse issued permit (Study or Work), your marriage certificate, wedding pictures etc to prove your relationship.

VEIL1234:
Hello house,

Good Morning. I am so happy this thread was created. I tried unsuccessfully several times to create a thread on SOWP.

I am a bit scared with the timelines I am seeing oooo. I do not have a timeline yet but intend to submit my SOWP application in the first quarter of 2017. Please can someone also share the documents they submitted so we can learn while gathering docs.

We will share testimonies on this thread by Gods grace. Please lets keep this thread alive.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Nunu16: 10:00pm On Nov 19, 2016
I think online applications are actually the culprit here....anyone applied through paper and still waiting beyond processing time?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by eridemilade: 10:10pm On Nov 19, 2016
VEIL1234:
It is well. Just hang in there, we will all testify by Gods grace.



Amen to that!!!

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by bosypumpin: 10:43pm On Nov 19, 2016
My husband applied since May 18th, upfront medicals and nothing till now.
How does one contact the MP in my province cos I think I am more than vexed.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Nunu16: 11:23pm On Nov 19, 2016
http://www.lop.parl.gc.ca/ParlInfo/compilations/houseofcommons/memberbypostalcode.aspx?Menu=HOC

You can get the name of the member of parliament by following this link....you need your postal code. Call them and they will explain how you will go about doing it

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by jpepper: 11:39pm On Nov 19, 2016
Hi people,

Does duration of marriage matter when applying for SOWP? Do people who have been married for less than one year have a slimmer chance ofr getting approval?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Gymme(m): 12:07am On Nov 20, 2016
No. Marriage duration does not matter.

jpepper:
Hi people,

Does duration of marriage matter when applying for SOWP? Do people who have been married for less than one year have a slimmer chance ofr getting approval?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by jpepper: 12:12am On Nov 20, 2016
Gymme:
No. Marriage duration does not matter.


Thanks alot Gymme, my husband applied in August, waiting for CIC. I see there are people who applied earlier than us with no response yet. Let is hope for the best

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by easyxtan: 12:27pm On Nov 20, 2016
Gymme:
Basically, the most important document is your spouse permit in Canada (Study permit or Post Graduate Work Permit). As in PGWP, they require your spouse to have a job in NOC Level O, A or B to qualify.

Other required documents are your international passport, photograph and IMM form.

You would need to provide a LOE where you could include your spouse issued permit (Study or Work), your marriage certificate, wedding pictures etc to prove your relationship.


What about bank statement , is it not part of the requirement? if it is, where do you include it? Also is the applicant education qualification also a factor to determine SOWP approval?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 3:12pm On Nov 20, 2016
@ Gymme thank you very much. I am also applying with our kids (5 and 2). My husband is still on the study permit (started this fall).

Any specific docs for the kids? I have also read up somewhere that they are not so strict on pof, but what will be your advise regarding the amount I should save up to print out a six month statement? Thanks ahead!
Gymme:
Basically, the most important document is your spouse permit in Canada (Study permit or Post Graduate Work Permit). As in PGWP, they require your spouse to have a job in NOC Level O, A or B to qualify.

Other required documents are your international passport, photograph and IMM form.

You would need to provide a LOE where you could include your spouse issued permit (Study or Work), your marriage certificate, wedding pictures etc to prove your relationship.

Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 3:14pm On Nov 20, 2016
Yes I share your view. I know someone on nairaland who applied via paper and his processing took about 10 weeks.
Nunu16:
I think online applications are actually the culprit here....anyone applied through paper and still waiting beyond processing time?

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Moafconsulting: 4:44am On Nov 21, 2016
Hello there,

i was just reading the thread. What did you apply for with CIC that is taking so long?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Gymme(m): 5:41am On Nov 21, 2016
Bank statement is not part of the requirement but including a 6-month or so statement will cause no harm.

It can be included in your LOE. The applicant's qualification is not a determinant. It is the status of the spouse in Canada that is important in SOWP.

easyxtan:


What about bank statement , is it not part of the requirement? if it is, where do you include it? Also is the applicant education qualification also a factor to determine SOWP approval?

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Gymme(m): 5:56am On Nov 21, 2016
You can include your kids' birth certificate and any other required documents (international passport).

As per POF, i'm not too sure of what amount to save up because i don't know of anybody that included it.

VEIL1234:
@ Gymme thank you very much. I am also applying with our kids (5 and 2). My husband is still on the study permit (started this fall).

Any specific docs for the kids? I have also read up somewhere that they are not so strict on pof, but what will be your advise regarding the amount I should save up to print out a six month statement? Thanks ahead!
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 11:17pm On Nov 21, 2016
Alright thank you so much.
Gymme:
You can include your kids' birth certificate and any other required documents (international passport).

As per POF, i'm not too sure of what amount to save up because i don't know of anybody that included it.

Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by jpepper: 3:44pm On Nov 23, 2016
This SOWP/OWP process is a real test of patience. I hope some people's spouse will not have finished school by the time CIC decides to review their file (for those whose spouse is in school). Sigh
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 4:50pm On Nov 23, 2016
Update? Anyone? Everyone is just quiet
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 4:52pm On Nov 23, 2016
Sigh! But what is cause of the delay. It wasn't like this last year. I was delayed last year and it took just 2 months and 2weeks to get a response. But now it's over 7months
jpepper:
This SOWP/OWP process is a real test of patience. I hope some people's spouse will not have finished school by the time CIC decides to review their file (for those whose spouse is in school). Sigh
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Nunu16: 5:11pm On Nov 23, 2016
online work permit applications are processed in Ghana....I just confirmed. They are probably just overwhelmed with all online application from both Nigeria and Ghana going through them
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by easyxtan: 5:42pm On Nov 23, 2016
Ruth222:
Sigh! But what is cause of the delay. It wasn't like this last year. I was delayed last year and it took just 2 months and 2weeks to get a response. But now it's over 7months


@Ruth222 what was Your delay reason, can you share?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 6:32pm On Nov 23, 2016
Ofcourse! It has to be Accra
Nunu16:
online work permit applications are processed in Ghana....I just confirmed. They are probably just overwhelmed with all online application from both Nigeria and Ghana going through them

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