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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by wealth360: 9:14pm On Aug 15
accra.immigration@international.gc.ca



Toluwaase:

Please how do I send them email?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by sjunad: 6:14pm On Aug 16
Hello friends,
Let me share my good news with you. After a delay in my SOWP application in March 30 to be precise, I reapplied on May 10, 2017 and got notification to pick my passport yesterday evening. I was scared to go because of all the delay reported on this forum over the weekend. Went today anyway and saw that it was approved. I return all the glory to Jesus. Olowogbogboro has turned things around for my good. He can do it for you too if you believe. #ItHasEndedInPraise

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by paparazzi1987(m): 8:15pm On Aug 16
sjunad:
Hello friends,
Let me share my good news with you. After a delay in my SOWP application in March 30 to be precise, I reapplied on May 10, 2017 and got notification to pick my passport yesterday evening. I was scared to go because of all the delay reported on this forum over the weekend. Went today anyway and saw that it was approved. I return all the glory to Jesus. Olowogbogboro has turned things around for my good. He can do it for you too if you believe. #ItHasEndedInPraise

Congrats!!


Please is your spouse a Work permit holder or Study permit holder ?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by paparazzi1987(m): 8:16pm On Aug 16
sjunad:
Hello friends,
Let me share my good news with you. After a delay in my SOWP application in March 30 to be precise, I reapplied on May 10, 2017 and got notification to pick my passport yesterday evening. I was scared to go because of all the delay reported on this forum over the weekend. Went today anyway and saw that it was approved. I return all the glory to Jesus. Olowogbogboro has turned things around for my good. He can do it for you too if you believe. #ItHasEndedInPraise

Congrats!!

Please is your spouse a Work permit holder or Study permit holder ?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by sjunad: 9:21pm On Aug 16
My spouse is on study permit. 2 years master program which was why I was able to reapply.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Markab: 9:52pm On Aug 16
Congrats sir/madam.


Indeed, it has ended in praise. Endeavour to share your full profile and documents submitted.

Thank you and congrats once again
sjunad:
My spouse is on study permit. 2 years master program which was why I was able to reapply.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 11:24pm On Aug 16
Congratulations! kindly share your entire story i.e from your first application to this one. It will help others. The land is yours to possess. Congrats once again.
sjunad:
Hello friends,
Let me share my good news with you. After a delay in my SOWP application in March 30 to be precise, I reapplied on May 10, 2017 and got notification to pick my passport yesterday evening. I was scared to go because of all the delay reported on this forum over the weekend. Went today anyway and saw that it was approved. I return all the glory to Jesus. Olowogbogboro has turned things around for my good. He can do it for you too if you believe. #ItHasEndedInPraise
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 11:28pm On Aug 16
You don't say!
DrNeoCortex:


Our immigration horror story continued. And yet again she was rejected for the fourth time. This time, there was no reason stated at all. There is no point reapplying anymore, we will just wait for the EE to kick in the next few months.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 11:37pm On Aug 16
I had this same experience and I mailed them, when they responded, they gave me a date and time to come pick them up at the embassy. Make sure she picks it up as the hospital told me they were not going to attend to us without that stamped passport page( Again this could depend on the hosp). All the best.
Toluwaase:
Thank you sjunad,
Eventually, she was able to recieve another call from the CIC after she called them back and it entered voicemail again. They called to confirm her email. She received an email to proceed for medical test. Now, we face a challenge: the data page of her passport was not attached. What do you advise us to do, bearing in mind that the CIC sent the stamped data page of my passport when they asked me to proceed for medical test when I applied for study permit. She does not have all the required IDs with her right now, the only option we are considering is getting the her IDs scanned to her so that she can print and take them along for the test.

Please, I need your candid advise.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by wealth360: 2:56am On Aug 17
sjunad:
Hello friends,
Let me share my good news with you. After a delay in my SOWP application in March 30 to be precise, I reapplied on May 10, 2017 and got notification to pick my passport yesterday evening. I was scared to go because of all the delay reported on this forum over the weekend. Went today anyway and saw that it was approved. I return all the glory to Jesus. Olowogbogboro has turned things around for my good. He can do it for you too if you believe. #ItHasEndedInPraise
Olowogbogboro indeed at work. Congrats dear. Please kindly share your profile ma.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Toluwaase(m): 4:36am On Aug 17
sjunad:
Hello friends,
Let me share my good news with you. After a delay in my SOWP application in March 30 to be precise, I reapplied on May 10, 2017 and got notification to pick my passport yesterday evening. I was scared to go because of all the delay reported on this forum over the weekend. Went today anyway and saw that it was approved. I return all the glory to Jesus. Olowogbogboro has turned things around for my good. He can do it for you too if you believe. #ItHasEndedInPraise
Congrats oh. Praise God
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Toluwaase(m): 4:42am On Aug 17
VEIL1234:
I had this same experience and I mailed them, when they responded, they gave me a date and time to come pick them up at the embassy. Make sure she picks it up as the hospital told me they were not going to attend to us without that stamped passport page( Again this could depend on the hosp). All the best.
Yes, you are absolutely right. The first hospital we called, which we discovered was too expensive later, said they will not do the medical test without the stamped passport page. We called another hospital which was way cheaper, the asked us to come with a copy of the data page of our international passports. So, we did not bother to inform the CIC about the omission.
Thank you.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by sjunad: 1:23pm On Aug 17
Hello guys, this is my profile

First application - Online
Timeline (submitted online 17th November and biometrics 18th November 2016). Refused 30th march 2017)

Documents attached to lawyer

* Scanned international passports
* Upfront eMedical
* Marriage certificate
* Spouse enrollment letter
* Spouse student visa
* Spouse study permit
* Spouse Canada bank account statement with closing balance of $10,000 CAD
* Sponsor's 2 Nigeria bank account statement with combined closing balance of 12.5m
* Sponsor's business documents
* Use of rep form.

When it was close to submission, our lawyer now said they didn't require bank statements for online application and there was no place to attach it. We weren't comfortable​ with it but didn't want to be arguing with professional since that was why she was employed to give advice. We followed her advice and didn't attach bank statements. It was later I now found out that there was a section on the online application to attach other documents where she should have made use of.

On the refusal letter they ticked personal assets and financial status. Other reason: You did not demonstrate that you and your spouse have sufficient financial resources to support one year of study and your presence in Canada.

I requested the GCMS case note and they wrote
reason for rejection:
Refused for lack of financial sufficiency.

Second application - Paper
Timeline (submitted and biometrics 10th May 2017. Passport pick up email 15th August 2017)

Documents submitted​:

My documents
* Required CIC forms
* Refusal letter from previous application
* Representative submission letter
* Use of rep form
* My letter of explanation
* International passports
* Previous upfront eMedical (still within a year validity)
* Nigeria police report
* UK police report (I've lived in the UK for more than 6months)
* Marriage certificate
* Change of name documents (newspaper publication, affidavit for name change)
* BSc and MSc certificate and transcripts
* My car documents (as proof of Personal asset)
* Deed of gift of a property (as proof of Personal asset)
* Birth certificate
* Confirmation of employment
* CV

Spouse documents
* Spouse bio data page
* Spouse enrollment letter
* Spouse student visa
* Spouse study permit
* Spouse tuition fee statement of account from school showing no outstanding fee as at the time of application
* Tenancy agreement with rent payment receipts
* Transcript
* Unconditional offer letter

Sponsor's documents
* Two Nigeria bank account statement with combined closing balance of 21m
* Sponsor's business documents
* Affidavit of support
* Bio date page of sponsor

My Dad was my sponsor. I didn't submit my own statement of account and hubby's own as the balance was not satisfactory so I wanted it to be clear that he was the one sponsoring my stay in Canada.

I used lawyer the second time but we all did the thinking together.

I hope this long post helps someone. Wishing everyone success.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Jejelaye01: 2:50pm On Aug 17
sjunad:
Hello friends,
Let me share my good news with you. After a delay in my SOWP application in March 30 to be precise, I reapplied on May 10, 2017 and got notification to pick my passport yesterday evening. I was scared to go because of all the delay reported on this forum over the weekend. Went today anyway and saw that it was approved. I return all the glory to Jesus. Olowogbogboro has turned things around for my good. He can do it for you too if you believe. #ItHasEndedInPraise

Congrats and I tap into this testimony for my wife.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by wealth360: 6:48pm On Aug 17
Jejelaye01:


Congrats and I tap into this testimony for my wife.
Me and my wife are smiling at your post.....Amen. I tap it too.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by wealth360: 6:50pm On Aug 17
sjunad:
Hello guys, this is my profile

First application - Online
Timeline (submitted online 17th November and biometrics 18th November 2016). Refused 30th march 2017)

Documents attached to lawyer

* Scanned international passports
* Upfront eMedical
* Marriage certificate
* Spouse enrollment letter
* Spouse student visa
* Spouse study permit
* Spouse Canada bank account statement with closing balance of $10,000 CAD
* Sponsor's 2 Nigeria bank account statement with combined closing balance of 12.5m
* Sponsor's business documents
* Use of rep form.

When it was close to submission, our lawyer now said they didn't require bank statements for online application and there was no place to attach it. We weren't comfortable​ with it but didn't want to be arguing with professional since that was why she was employed to give advice. We followed her advice and didn't attach bank statements. It was later I now found out that there was a section on the online application to attach other documents where she should have made use of.

On the refusal letter they ticked personal assets and financial status. Other reason: You did not demonstrate that you and your spouse have sufficient financial resources to support one year of study and your presence in Canada.

I requested the GCMS case note and they wrote
reason for rejection:
Refused for lack of financial sufficiency.

Second application - Paper
Timeline (submitted and biometrics 10th May 2017. Passport pick up email 15th August 2017)

Documents submitted​:

My documents
* Required CIC forms
* Refusal letter from previous application
* Representative submission letter
* Use of rep form
* My letter of explanation
* International passports
* Previous upfront eMedical (still within a year validity)
* Nigeria police report
* UK police report (I've lived in the UK for more than 6months)
* Marriage certificate
* Change of name documents (newspaper publication, affidavit for name change)
* BSc and MSc certificate and transcripts
* My car documents (as proof of Personal asset)
* Deed of gift of a property (as proof of Personal asset)
* Birth certificate
* Confirmation of employment
* CV

Spouse documents
* Spouse bio data page
* Spouse enrollment letter
* Spouse student visa
* Spouse study permit
* Spouse tuition fee statement of account from school showing no outstanding fee as at the time of application
* Tenancy agreement with rent payment receipts
* Transcript
* Unconditional offer letter

Sponsor's documents
* Two Nigeria bank account statement with combined closing balance of 21m
* Sponsor's business documents
* Affidavit of support
* Bio date page of sponsor

My Dad was my sponsor. I didn't submit my own statement of account and hubby's own as the balance was not satisfactory so I wanted it to be clear that he was the one sponsoring my stay in Canada.

I used lawyer the second time but we all did the thinking together.

I hope this long post helps someone. Wishing everyone success.
so sweet. That's why we encourage people to do it themselves. Thank God you are wise anof to brainstorm with the lawyer the second time. Congrats ma.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by paparazzi1987(m): 7:35pm On Aug 17
Jejelaye01:


Congrats and I tap into this testimony for my wife.

I tap into this for my wife too. By Allah's grace we will we get good news

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Jejelaye01: 10:47pm On Aug 17
paparazzi1987:


I tap into this for my wife too. By Allah's grace we will we get good news


Amen and Amen

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by adedoyen: 1:39am On Aug 19
BE811APP:


Hello everyone, got my notes few days ago.
The VO stated that we didn't put wedding photos to support my application that it was only marriage certificate, SOP and letter from my spouse. Then no evidence of previous travels which could demonstrate a history of having travelled and returned, limited ties to Nigeria . On balance, VO is not satisfied that ties to Nigeria are sufficient to ensure departure from Canada.
I actually included the wedding photos and wedding IV but they were removed at VFS
Please I need help on how to tackle all these and I wantto know how soon I can reapply.
Thanks in advance
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Markab: 6:46am On Aug 19
Well so sorry once again for the delay. I will try to advise with my little knowledge on OWP

The VO has made your application simpler and easier.
1. It's true that Vfs does not accept pictures you could done things differently especially by printing those pictures on A4 and give it nice captions like I did for my wife when she applied. Attach like 4-5 strategic pictures of your wedding showing large attendance.
2. Travel history is not a major reason for refusal and can be cleared once you convince the VO on your proof of relationship and home ties.
3. I think the best way to tackle home tie is by writing a convincing SOP explaining your executable plans after your spouse's study. You can also include personal assets like car, pension statement, and landed property documents. In addition, you can explain a very important role you play in the family that you feel is convincing enough which could trigger your return as you would not want the vacuum you're leaving behind be left open for a long time.

4. You can apply anytime you're convinced that you properly addressed the VO's concern.

Wish you well in your next application.

Thank you
adedoyen:

Hello everyone, got my notes few days ago.
The VO stated that we didn't put wedding photos to support my application that it was only marriage certificate, SOP and letter from my spouse. Then no evidence of previous travels which could demonstrate a history of having travelled and returned, limited ties to Nigeria . On balance, VO is not satisfied that ties to Nigeria are sufficient to ensure departure from Canada.
I actually included the wedding photos and wedding IV but they were removed at VFS
Please I need help on how to tackle all these and I wantto know how soon I can reapply.
Thanks in advance

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by kessandra(f): 11:25am On Aug 19
Hello gurus,

Im new on here. I need your assistance..do anyone have someone that can assist with genuinue account statement i dont mind to pay.
Here is my email beckmittes216@yahoo.com.

Thanks
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by adedoyen: 6:23pm On Aug 19
[quote author=Markab post=59614981/quote]
Thank you @Markab my spouse is on PGWP. Please can I PM you on the SOP?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Easthood5(m): 6:41pm On Aug 19
Please any one living in Quebec City here
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Markab: 6:47pm On Aug 19
Ok you can go ahead sir/ma[quote author=adedoyen post=59634062][/quote]
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Markab: 6:50pm On Aug 19
We don't do that here please
kessandra:
Hello gurus,

Im new on here. I need your assistance..do anyone have someone that can assist with genuinue account statement i dont mind to pay.
Here is my email beckmittes216@yahoo.com.

Thanks

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by paparazzi1987(m): 5:47pm On Aug 20
kessandra:
Hello gurus,

Im new on here. I need your assistance..do anyone have someone that can assist with genuinue account statement i dont mind to pay.
Here is my email beckmittes216@yahoo.com.

Thanks
The bank will assist you with that. They will print out your statement once you show them your account number. grin

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by ladylco: 11:04pm On Aug 20
paparazzi1987:


I tap into this for my wife too. By Allah's grace we will we get good news


Amen and so shall it be IJN

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 11:58pm On Aug 20
Nawa o! I do not understand this picture thingy o! It has been said severally that vfs doesn't accept photos, I personally did not apply with any pictures myself. What was your closing balance? Please do not lose hope, re package and re-fire. Good luck with that...
adedoyen:

Hello everyone, got my notes few days ago.
The VO stated that we didn't put wedding photos to support my application that it was only marriage certificate, SOP and letter from my spouse. Then no evidence of previous travels which could demonstrate a history of having travelled and returned, limited ties to Nigeria . On balance, VO is not satisfied that ties to Nigeria are sufficient to ensure departure from Canada.
I actually included the wedding photos and wedding IV but they were removed at VFS
Please I need help on how to tackle all these and I wantto know how soon I can reapply.
Thanks in advance

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 12:02am On Aug 21
Assist how? Just walk into your bank and ask for your statement, you will be charged a small fee which will be debited from your account immediately. We do not encourage falsified docs here. You will be found out anyway, and that can earn you a ban.

You do not need a stain on your passport. Take it easy pray for direction and surrender all to God there must surely be a way i.e If you are truly interested in this journey. All the best!
kessandra:
Hello gurus,

Im new on here. I need your assistance..do anyone have someone that can assist with genuinue account statement i dont mind to pay.
Here is my email beckmittes216@yahoo.com.

Thanks

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 12:07am On Aug 21
@ Markab, you are very good at this home tie thing o!I see have to keep thanking God over again because I didn't do justice to it in my sop at all. I was concentrating on my work experience and giving reasons why I would be valuable in the Canadian economy.

For this particular application, I honestly think the VO was a bit too strict. We have seen approvals here without all this plenty story.
Markab:
Well so sorry once again for the delay. I will try to advise with my little knowledge on OWP

The VO has made your application simpler and easier.
1. It's true that Vfs does not accept pictures you could done things differently especially by printing those pictures on A4 and give it nice captions like I did for my wife when she applied. Attach like 4-5 strategic pictures of your wedding showing large attendance.
2. Travel history is not a major reason for refusal and can be cleared once you convince the VO on your proof of relationship and home ties.
3. I think the best way to tackle home tie is by writing a convincing SOP explaining your executable plans after your spouse's study. You can also include personal assets like car, pension statement, and landed property documents. In addition, you can explain a very important role you play in the family that you feel is convincing enough which could trigger your return as you would not want the vacuum you're leaving behind be left open for a long time.

4. You can apply anytime you're convinced that you properly addressed the VO's concern.

Wish you well in your next application.

Thank you
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 12:09am On Aug 21
Exactly!
Markab:
We don't do that here please
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 12:12am On Aug 21
Kindly take this question to this thread http://www.nairaland.com/3617393/living-canada-life-canadian-immigrant
Easthood5:
Please any one living in Quebec City here

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