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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by drdams: 7:26am On Jun 25
Good morning all,

I am a newcomer to this group.

I am currently running my PR and last I checked, all criteria has been met and just waiting for final approval. I have a fiance and we have been unable to do a legit wedding as all courts (almighty Ikoyi). I am aware that some used LGA council cert but I am yet to see anyone adding spouse PR PPR using this.
Another worry is the fact that there is very high likelihood files will be transferred to Ghana and if there is need for interview, wont hold until after this whole lock down is 100% complete.

We thought of the option of waiting patiently for my application to be approved and PPR issued and worse case scenario, travel and go through the sponsorship route, at least we are certain one foot is already there irrespective of the uncertainty around covid. I might now have to spend resources in travelling back after getting the PR card to conduct and official wedding then return.

We are actually confused and the major point of confusion is :
a. usage of local council cert (now that I am adding him) - people advise that since such applications are overly vetted, best we use Ikoyi
b. fear of AVO and the risk of interview which might delay unnecessarily due to this covid
c. stress of going and returning immediately and the ease of sponsorship (is it always within 12 mnths as stated)

Confused! need advise
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by hayqinsbFX: 12:24pm On Jul 01
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by AMNEXT: 11:06am On Jul 03
I will advice that you go ahead and get married. Then raise a we form to inform IRCC of your change in family composition. Of course this will mean that your spouse will have to do medicals, biometrics, PCC and provide additional POF. There is a probability that your files might/ might not be moved to Accra. Which ever way, I feel that it is much better, faster and less expensive than going through the spouse sponsorship.


drdams:
Good morning all,

I am a newcomer to this group.

I am currently running my PR and last I checked, all criteria has been met and just waiting for final approval. I have a fiance and we have been unable to do a legit wedding as all courts (almighty Ikoyi). I am aware that some used LGA council cert but I am yet to see anyone adding spouse PR PPR using this.
Another worry is the fact that there is very high likelihood files will be transferred to Ghana and if there is need for interview, wont hold until after this whole lock down is 100% complete.

We thought of the option of waiting patiently for my application to be approved and PPR issued and worse case scenario, travel and go through the sponsorship route, at least we are certain one foot is already there irrespective of the uncertainty around covid. I might now have to spend resources in travelling back after getting the PR card to conduct and official wedding then return.

We are actually confused and the major point of confusion is :
a. usage of local council cert (now that I am adding him) - people advise that since such applications are overly vetted, best we use Ikoyi
b. fear of AVO and the risk of interview which might delay unnecessarily due to this covid
c. stress of going and returning immediately and the ease of sponsorship (is it always within 12 mnths as stated)

Confused! need advise

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by gbjobs1: 9:33pm On Jul 07
Any one got any update?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by hayqinsbFX: 2:52pm On Aug 02
Anyone with updates in the houseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by demoBaba: 4:14pm On Aug 08
Biometric since February 12, no update yet.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by hayqinsbFX: 4:19pm On Aug 09
Do you have eligibility review?
demoBaba:
Biometric since February 12, no update yet.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by adegbitetunji(m): 7:40am On Aug 22
Seems SWOP apps are on indefinite hold...it’s really quiet here

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by yomeximas: 3:14pm On Aug 22
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Opemipo21: 2:02pm On Aug 27
Passport request from IRCC. Online profile was not updated rather a call was received directly from the Canadian High Commission Lagos to submit passport for Stamping via Courier!
Just encouraging everyone to keep the hope alive!

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by yomeximas: 5:03pm On Aug 27
Congratulations
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by abbyode(m): 10:50pm On Aug 27
Opemipo21:
Passport request from IRCC. Online profile was not updated rather a call was received directly from the Canadian High Commission Lagos to submit passport for Stamping via Courier!
Just encouraging everyone to keep the hope alive!
When did you apply?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Opemipo21: 12:04am On Aug 28
abbyode:
When did you apply?

I applied January 27,2020
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Opemipo21: 12:05am On Aug 28
yomeximas:
Congratulations

Thanks
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Prudento: 1:22am On Aug 28
Opemipo21:
Passport request from IRCC. Online profile was not updated rather a call was received directly from the Canadian High Commission Lagos to submit passport for Stamping via Courier!
Just encouraging everyone to keep the hope alive!

Hi, sorry I'm just new here and I have not followed your story. Is that a SOWP application approved? Thanks.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Opemipo21: 3:48am On Aug 28
Prudento:


Hi, sorry I'm just new here and I have not followed your story. Is that a SOWP application approved? Thanks.

Yes, it’s a spouse open work permit application.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by demoBaba: 6:10am On Aug 28
Opemipo21:
Passport request from IRCC. Online profile was not updated rather a call was received directly from the Canadian High Commission Lagos to submit passport for Stamping via Courier!
Just encouraging everyone to keep the hope alive!


Congratulations bro.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by nike4luv(f): 5:29pm On Aug 28
Congrats! Please share your timeline (application month etc). Did you have to do medicals?

Opemipo21:
Passport request from IRCC. Online profile was not updated rather a call was received directly from the Canadian High Commission Lagos to submit passport for Stamping via Courier!
Just encouraging everyone to keep the hope alive!

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Anndav: 8:52pm On Aug 28
Congratulations..am happy for your SOWP and praying . I sent in my passport for visa after it was approved in March 12th up until now I have not heard from the embassy, I sent a mail and they said it was still under processing....just wondering when they will pass my passport back
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Opemipo21: 12:18am On Aug 29
nike4luv:
Congrats! Please share your timeline (application month etc). Did you have to do medicals?


Submitted January 27,200- upfront medicals
Medical Passed: February 17,200
ELigibility review: May 13,2020
Requested GCMS-July 1,2020
Email for COVID Exemption- May and July 2,2020
Correspondent letter: August 21,2020
Passport request- August 23,2020

Note that application moved after sending email for COVID exemption.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Opemipo21: 12:20am On Aug 29
Anndav:
Congratulations..am happy for your SOWP and praying . I sent in my passport for visa after it was approved in March 12th up until now I have not heard from the embassy, I sent a mail and they said it was still under processing....just wondering when they will pass my passport back

We didn’t submit our passport to a VAC, we couriered it to Canadian High Commission Abuja per the phone call received and correspondent confirmed passport will be returned between 10-14 business day.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by teejay2018: 5:05am On Aug 29
Congratulations to you
Please did you submit medicals in advance?

Opemipo21:


We didn’t submit our passport to a VAC, we couriered it to Canadian High Commission Abuja per the phone call received and correspondent confirmed passport will be returned between 10-14 business day.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by zill001: 6:44am On Aug 29
Opemipo21:


Submitted January 27,200- upfront medicals
Medical Passed: February 17,200
ELigibility review: May 13,2020
Requested GCMS-July 1,2020
Email for COVID Exemption- May and July 2,2020
Correspondent letter: August 21,2020
Passport request- August 23,2020

Note that application moved after sending email for COVID exemption.

Congratulations! Pls, what did you request for in the email for covid exemptions? Thanks

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by demiiii(f): 2:27pm On Aug 29
Congratulations Opemipo

Opemipo21:
Passport request from IRCC. Online profile was not updated rather a call was received directly from the Canadian High Commission Lagos to submit passport for Stamping via Courier!
Just encouraging everyone to keep the hope alive!
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by nike4luv(f): 4:47pm On Aug 29
Thanks for this.

Its interesting, we werent asked to submit medicals. Last webform we raised just said the delay is due to COVID.
We requested GCMS notes recently as well.

Might look into your point re: 'email for COVID exemption'.

Was this just a webform?

Thanks again!!


Opemipo21:


Submitted January 27,200- upfront medicals
Medical Passed: February 17,200
ELigibility review: May 13,2020
Requested GCMS-July 1,2020
Email for COVID Exemption- May and July 2,2020
Correspondent letter: August 21,2020
Passport request- August 23,2020

Note that application moved after sending email for COVID exemption.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Opemipo21: 5:37pm On Aug 29
zill001:


Congratulations! Pls, what did you request for in the email for covid exemptions? Thanks

I just told them why it was an essential application and also included documents to the email to proof and confirm that.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by nike4luv(f): 6:26pm On Aug 29
Hi Opemipo,
So we can send this email even before we get the approval? Wouldnt we need to provide proof that we have the Visa?

Do you mind sharing the email address please or any relevant guidance as i havent heard of this before?

Thanks again!




Opemipo21:


I just told them why it was an essential application and also included documents to the email to proof and confirm that.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Opemipo21: 7:23pm On Aug 29
nike4luv:
Hi Opemipo,
So we can send this email even before we get the approval? Wouldnt we need to provide proof that we have the Visa?

Do you mind sharing the email address please or any relevant guidance as i havent heard of this before?

Thanks again!

No, the email is to inform them that your application is essential and should be attended to. The email can also be used to get a letter that you can use to travel to Canada if your family member is on temporary resident permit. The email address is IRCC.COVID-TravelExemptions-Exemptionsdevoyage-COVID.IRCC@cic.gc.ca



Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Opemipo21: 7:24pm On Aug 29
nike4luv:
Thanks for this.

Its interesting, we werent asked to submit medicals. Last webform we raised just said the delay is due to COVID.
We requested GCMS notes recently as well.

Might look into your point re: 'email for COVID exemption'.

Was this just a webform?


Thanks again!!



No, you have to send an email to this address IRCC.COVID-TravelExemptions-Exemptionsdevoyage-COVID.IRCC@cic.gc.ca informing them of why your application is essential and attach supporting documents of same.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Lekiboboe: 10:19pm On Aug 29
Opemipo21:


No, you have to send an email to this address IRCC.COVID-TravelExemptions-Exemptionsdevoyage-COVID.IRCC@cic.gc.ca informing them of why your application is essential and attach supporting documents of same.
Tanks for this wealth of information.. God bless you & Congratulations on your PPR request.

I sent you a PM, would love to make an enquiry from you. Thanks for the acknowledgment
of my PM in Advance
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by demiiii(f): 6:17am On Aug 30
Kindly let us know why your case was different, so one
can apply it strategically to ours.


That is if it applies.
Opemipo21:


No, you have to send an email to this address IRCC.COVID-TravelExemptions-Exemptionsdevoyage-COVID.IRCC@cic.gc.ca informing them of why your application is essential and attach supporting documents of same.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by nike4luv(f): 3:45pm On Aug 30
Echoed... Thanks again Opemipo!


Lekiboboe:

Tanks for this wealth of information.. God bless you & Congratulations on your PPR request.

I sent you a PM, would love to make an enquiry from you. Thanks for the acknowledgment
of my PM in Advance

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