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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by StudentsNG: 4:42am On Sep 11
Hi mate,

From my experience, passports dispatched without medical request (unless medical was done upfront) usually mean refusal. This doesn't mean you should lose hope, I just inferred based on what I know.

You would have been able to know the exact situation should you have linked your application on cic website, which is not late yet.

In any case, I suggest you check VFS anytime this week, it may have arrived. All the best.


Aaaziz:
Hello house
Please need your help/opinion i applied on 25 May paper route via tracking it was stated passport has been dispached on 23 August but notification message was sent on 28 August that passport has been dispached but uptill this moment no notification message for pick up of passport when I contacted vfs via charting i was told my passport was in transit.
1, Is it advisable to go to vfs and check?
2, What's the possibility of medical request while passport has been dispached without request of medical?
Please i nees your experience info to calm my nave thanks

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by StudentsNG: 4:50am On Sep 11
Congrats on your TRV.

It will be advisable to come in, settle down and register courses; that way you will be able to get letter of enrolment, invitation letter from international students office and more.

Ordinarily there is no set time to apply, but spend a few months before your spouse file the application. That will show that you have a plan for what you are doing and you will be able to claim that you "miss" your wife and lay a claim of family reunion.

Finish first semester and obtain result, which proves you have an academic history in the school prior to applying. Cheers!

samjumbo:
@Markab. Here we are again. I will like to apply for my wife's SOWP. When will you advice is a good time to start that please. Immediately I arrive Canada and start studies or much later? Thanks.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Freda91: 8:19am On Sep 11
thank you paparazzi
paparazzi1987:
I got this steps from someone and it works for me: If you want to Link your SOWP Paper Application to CIC Online, please follow this steps:


(1) Go to this below listed link
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/e-services/mycic.asp
(2) Click on continue to Gckey
(3) If You've already account created, login with your Username and Password otherwise Click on Sign up to go on next page and create your username, password and security questions.
(4) After creating my CIC account, click link application to this account.
(5) Then select category as Temporary residence and subcategory as Work Permit and extension.
(6) Then select Family name, given name and date of birth option.
(7) Fill your family name(surname), given name and date of birth as per Passport or Application form.
(8.) Next in applicant personal info panel fill Passport information only and DO NOT FILL CITY AND COUNTRY OF BIRTH.
(9) In Details of intended work in Canada info, Select Open (initial application or extension) for What type of work permit are you applying for?
(10) Select applicant's Current country of residence (i
e Nigeria)
(11) Select Current marital Status
(12) Next select Spouse or common-low partner of a skilled worker if Applicant's Spouse on Open Work Permit or PGWP in Canada Or Select Spouse or common-low partner of a foreign student if Applicant's Spouse on Study permit
(13) Once you fill all information, Click on Search for my application
(14) Your application will be found and can be linked.
(15) You can get real time updates on your paper application online.

I hope this information will helps...!!!

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Markab: 3:53pm On Sep 11
Dear all, please how much does vfs charge for Open work permit application?

Thank you.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by petlaz: 8:55pm On Sep 11
Markab:
Dear all, please how much does vfs charge for Open work permit application?

Thank you.
#76,000 +. It is not up to #80,000. But you can hold up to #80,000. Good luck.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Markab: 7:53am On Sep 12
Thank you so much
petlaz:

#76,000 +. It is not up to #80,000. But you can hold up to #80,000. Good luck.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ekinado: 8:24am On Sep 12
Good morning house

am applying for the sowp early next month,please what range should be my closing balance in my account statement? (no accompanying child)

is sponsor needed?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Markab: 12:47pm On Sep 12
In my opinion, I think an equivalent of $6000CAD is OK.
Bear in mind that 1 CAD is equivalent to 297naira currently. If you can get the money in your account,
Better for you.
Ekinado:
Good morning house

am applying for the sowp early next month,please what range should be my closing balance in my account statement? (no accompanying child)

is sponsor needed?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by arrJay(f): 7:04pm On Sep 12
Amen!!! God will make a way for us all..

Markab:
Processing time drops to 21weeks. It will end in praise for us all by God's grace.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ekinado: 7:18pm On Sep 12
Markab:
In my opinion, I think an equivalent of $6000CAD is OK.
Bear in mind that 1 CAD is equivalent to 297naira currently. If you can get the money in your account,
Better for you.
thanks

but is sponsor needed?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Markab: 8:15pm On Sep 12
Check bolded for my response sir/ma
Markab:
In my opinion, I think an equivalent of $6000CAD is OK.
Bear in mind that 1 CAD is equivalent to 297naira currently. If you can get the money in your account,
Better for you
.
Ekinado:
thanks

but is sponsor needed?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ekinado: 8:31pm On Sep 12
Markab:
Check bolded for my response sir/ma
ok
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Markab: 8:31pm On Sep 12
You can pm, let's talk off here boss
Ekinado:
ok
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ekinado: 6:48am On Sep 13
Markab:
You can pm, let's talk off here boss
roseysofia@yahoo.com is my email address,

thanks alot
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by paparazzi1987(m): 9:19pm On Sep 13
hello guys,
a friend of mine that applied for SOWP for his wife in june 10. his wife got a call from canada high commision requesting for the most recent statement of account.
The problem here is that the balance on the account has dropped from over 4M to less than 300K.

please how can they deal with this?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by StudentsNG: 3:24pm On Sep 14
This is a definition of problem I must say. And it goes to show that CIC has a way of monitoring what goes on in some account statements people submit. A lesson for us all, don't be in a hurry to empty the accounts!

It is difficult to advise this person, 300k is quiet on the low side. However here's my thought.

Write CIC with a strong wordings explaining why the account was emptied, it could be due to unforeseen circumstance that befell your family or a member of such. Tell them that you have used up the money to solve that problem and that you may need some more time to beef up.

Suggest to them of suspending the visa process and reapplying when ready, or that if the visa is granted that you will stay back and save a little more before coming. Promise them that you will provide the account at POE. Then attach the statement as is.

Or better still, source an alternative account from another sponsor or family member who would vow to take care of the finances due to the emergency that befell your family.

I don't know how reasonable this is, but that's what I could think of.

Once again, the rest of us should learn!


paparazzi1987:
hello guys,
a friend of mine that applied for SOWP for his wife in june 10. his wife got a call from canada high commision requesting for the most recent statement of account.
The problem here is that the balance on the account has dropped from over 4M to less than 300K.

please how can they deal with this?

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by toluberry: 12:26am On Sep 15
Hello House,
Is there any May applicants waiting for cic decision?
I submitted my wife application on May 30th and she did biometric on 31st - online route. The good news is processing time is now 20 weeks , hope it'll continue to reduce based on the trends.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 1:29am On Sep 15
Hmm, this is serious oh! never heard this type. May it end in praise amen.
paparazzi1987:
hello guys,
a friend of mine that applied for SOWP for his wife in june 10. his wife got a call from canada high commision requesting for the most recent statement of account.
The problem here is that the balance on the account has dropped from over 4M to less than 300K.

please how can they deal with this?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Galaxxy(m): 4:35am On Sep 15
Hello everyone.

I am currently a PhD student (Mathematics) at the University of Alberta. I came to Canada in 2014 and I completed my MSc Degree at the University of Saskatchewan. I visited Nigeria this Summer (May,2017) and I got married to my long time girlfriend.

I applied for SOWP on July 5,2017 and I am yet to get anything from CIC. The mistake I made was that I should have applied for PR adding her as a dependent but I was really busy with school so I couldn't write the IELTS exam before I submitted the SOWP application.


My MSc convocation is happening this Fall, October 28,2017 and this wait is really killing me. I could not attend Spring Convocation because I was in Naija. Honestly, I wish my wife can be here so that she can watch me receive my degree. You know, I feel like she deserves to be present with all the support that I received from her.

Here is my thought: I am planning to email CIC, Ghana office to humbly beg them to do something so that my wife can attend my convocation. Of course, I am going to add every other reasons like her presence would make me concentrate squarely on school and that I have being a loner here since 2014.

I have received ITA recently but I am still waiting, hoping they can answer her first before I launch my PR app(She is included).

Please guys, what is your take on this? Thanks for your honest answers.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ekinado: 4:20pm On Sep 15
Galaxxy:
Hello everyone.

I am currently a PhD student (Mathematics) at the University of Alberta. I came to Canada in 2014 and I completed my MSc Degree at the University of Saskatchewan. I visited Nigeria this Summer (May,2017) and I got married to my long time girlfriend.

I applied for SOWP on July 5,2017 and I am yet to get anything from CIC. The mistake I made was that I should have applied for PR adding her as a dependent but I was really busy with school so I couldn't write the IELTS exam before I submitted the SOWP application.


My MSc convocation is happening this Fall, October 28,2017 and this wait is really killing me. I could not attend Spring Convocation because I was in Naija. Honestly, I wish my wife can be here so that she can watch me receive my degree. You know, I feel like she deserves to be present with all the support that I received from her.

Here is my thought: I am planning to email CIC, Ghana office to humbly beg them to do something so that my wife can attend my convocation. Of course, I am going to add every other reasons like her presence would make me concentrate squarely on school and that I have being a loner here since 2014.

I have received ITA recently but I am still waiting, hoping they can answer her first before I launch my PR app(She is included).

Please guys, what is your take on this? Thanks for your honest answers.
lunch your PR as soon as possible, in fact today!!!!

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by arrJay(f): 9:58pm On Sep 15
VEIL1234:
Hmm, this is serious oh! never heard this type. May it end in praise amen.


Amen!!!
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Jephehe: 10:16pm On Sep 15
Congratulations.

Pls what documents did you include that God pour blessing on?


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

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by DereI(f): 8:42pm On Sep 16
Galaxxy:
Hello everyone.

I am currently a PhD student (Mathematics) at the University of Alberta. I came to Canada in 2014 and I completed my MSc Degree at the University of Saskatchewan. I visited Nigeria this Summer (May,2017) and I got married to my long time girlfriend.

I applied for SOWP on July 5,2017 and I am yet to get anything from CIC. The mistake I made was that I should have applied for PR adding her as a dependent but I was really busy with school so I couldn't write the IELTS exam before I submitted the SOWP application.


My MSc convocation is happening this Fall, October 28,2017 and this wait is really killing me. I could not attend Spring Convocation because I was in Naija. Honestly, I wish my wife can be here so that she can watch me receive my degree. You know, I feel like she deserves to be present with all the support that I received from her.

Here is my thought: I am planning to email CIC, Ghana office to humbly beg them to do something so that my wife can attend my convocation. Of course, I am going to add every other reasons like her presence would make me concentrate squarely on school and that I have being a loner here since 2014.

I have received ITA recently but I am still waiting, hoping they can answer her first before I launch my PR app(She is included).

Please guys, what is your take on this? Thanks for your honest answers.


We've seen PR approved in just a month. Wait no more.....Please Launch!!!

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by lolaan: 11:16pm On Sep 16
StudentsNG:
This is a definition of problem I must say. And it goes to show that CIC has a way of monitoring what goes on in some account statements people submit. A lesson for us all, don't be in a hurry to empty the accounts!

It is difficult to advise this person, 300k is quiet on the low side. However here's my thought.

Write CIC with a strong wordings explaining why the account was emptied, it could be due to unforeseen circumstance that befell your family or a member of such. Tell them that you have used up the money to solve that problem and that you may need some more time to beef up.

Suggest to them of suspending the visa process and reapplying when ready, or that if the visa is granted that you will stay back and save a little more before coming. Promise them that you will provide the account at POE. Then attach the statement as is.

Or better still, source an alternative account from another sponsor or family member who would vow to take care of the finances due to the emergency that befell your family.

I don't know how reasonable this is, but that's what I could think of.

Once again, the rest of us should learn!


I would rather suggest he or she finds a way to fund the account back to the said balance. You can then explain that u had to invest it in a project rather than leave it in the account considering it wasn't yielding any reasonable interest having it in the account.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by lolaan: 11:18pm On Sep 16
Please are there applicants for June or July who have gotten a feedback already? Just trying to have an idea what month is being processed at the moment.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by StudentsNG: 12:06am On Sep 17
Oh sounds better that way. I think you have a better suggestion.


lolaan:
I would rather suggest he or she finds a way to fund the account back to the said balance. You can then explain that u had to invest it in a project rather than leave it in the account considering it wasn't yielding any reasonable interest having it in the account.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by StudentsNG: 12:08am On Sep 17
Yes mate, my wife applied July 14th, paper route. No feedback yet. When and how did you apply?

lolaan:
Please are there applicants for June or July who have gotten a feedback already? Just trying to have an idea what month is being processed at the moment.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Markab: 10:42am On Sep 17
Good day peeps, Let's debate! Paper or online route, which one is better with reasons?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by petlaz: 4:31pm On Sep 17
Markab:
Good day peeps, Let's debate! Paper or online route, which one is better with reasons?
Paper route is better than online route. Why..
1.application fee and biometric fee is cheaper compare to that of the online route.
2. You can submit alot of documents as many as you want.
3. During submission, your visa application documents will be preview at VAC office before submission.
4. The visa application documents is assigned to the VO at Accra, Ghana for processing immediately is dispatch at VAC office but in online route, it can be assigned and processed at different embassy across the world.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Markab: 6:15pm On Sep 17
What about speed of processing?[ quote author=petlaz post=60553841]
Paper route is better than online route. Why..
1.application fee and biometric fee is cheaper compare to that of the online route.
2. You can submit alot of documents as many as you want.
3. During submission, your visa application documents will be preview at VAC office before submission.
4. The visa application documents is assigned to the VO at Accra, Ghana for processing immediately is dispatch at VAC office but in online route, it can be assigned and processed at different embassy across the world.
[/quote]
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by petlaz: 7:13pm On Sep 17
Markab:
What about speed of processing?[ quote author=petlaz post=60553841]
Paper route is better than online route. Why..
1.application fee and biometric fee is cheaper compare to that of the online route.
2. You can submit alot of documents as many as you want.
3. During submission, your visa application documents will be preview at VAC office before submission.
4. The visa application documents is assigned to the VO at Accra, Ghana for processing immediately is dispatch at VAC office but in online route, it can be assigned and processed at different embassy across the world.

Paper route is faster than online route.

You can confirm it from Canada study permit thread.

@ Markab I hope your wife has settled in Canada.
It will surely end in praise.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Markab: 7:29pm On Sep 17
Yeah sure, she's fully settled now. Thanks for your concern bro smiley
petlaz:

Paper route is faster than online route.

You can confirm it from Canada study permit thread.

@ Markab I hope your wife has settled in Canada.
It will surely end in praise.

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