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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by walerules22: 11:18pm On Jun 18
I applied on the 26th Jan 2024 changed to in progress 29th Jan 2024
Biometric completed
Medical exam Not started
Eligibility Not started
Background verification in progress
Any suggestion on what to do will be much appreciated gurus in the house
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by sunwintrav: 12:43pm On Jun 19
walerules22:
I applied on the 26th Jan 2024 changed to in progress 29th Jan 2024
Biometric completed
Medical exam Not started
Eligibility Not started
Background verification in progress
Any suggestion on what to do will be much appreciated gurus in the house

i have faith you will get your PPR soon.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Bobomaigida: 12:52pm On Jun 20
obawale:
Thanks for the response. I will also like to ask if I can be included as one of her dependants when she is applying for her Post graduate work permit, thank you

Yes when she is approved for PGWP and has a job offer, you can then apply SOWP.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Jeboy(m): 5:55pm On Jun 21
I really found out something strange today. I was earlier refused Open Work Permit for attaching insufficient documentation about my spouse full-time study last year. I just decided to order my gcms notes only for me to find out the visa officer could not state the so-called missing document that he used to decide that my document is insufficient.


IRCC are big yahoos. If I knew earlier, I would have appealed.


Please if you have similar reasons just order the gcms note and find out the truth at least for your knowledge sake that the fault may not be you.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Frankuzo22: 8:01am On Jun 27
I’ve been learning silently since I found this platform. Time to share guys.

Application/BIL: November 6, 2023
Upfront Medical: completed on Nov. 15, 2023
March 7, 2023: I contacted local MP who contacted IRCC on my behalf.
IRCC asked local mp to check back if we don’t get response by… Infact local mp had to follow up many times.
June 3: Request for additional documents(recent 6 months statement from couple, we added updated employment references from both and payslips.
Passport request: June 14, 2023
*NOTE*
May11: I had my wife send an emotional email to the bunch of addresses I found on this platform. RROC acknowledged the email and responded thus
“Good day,

We acknoledge receipt of your mail. note that your email address does not match with what we have on rec, and that we will be unable to…
Reason for the above response: I used RCIC consultant.
However, their system generated a sort of gcms notes which was included in their response( I guess they know the sender is the legitimate person being represented).
The gcms showed “REVIEW REQUIRED” on eligibility and that gave me sleepless days and nights.

It ended in praise. I sincerely hope this inspires someone.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by AdoChel(f): 8:29am On Jun 27
Hi, please what emails did your wife send the message to? Thank you

Frankuzo22:
I’ve been learning silently since I found this platform. Time to share guys.

Application/BIL: November 6, 2023
Upfront Medical: completed on Nov. 15, 2023
March 7, 2023: I contacted local MP who contacted IRCC on my behalf.
IRCC asked local mp to check back if we don’t get response by… Infact local mp had to follow up many times.
June 3: Request for additional documents(recent 6 months statement from couple, we added updated employment references from both and payslips.
Passport request: June 14, 2023
*NOTE*
May11: I had my wife send an emotional email to the bunch of addresses I found on this platform. RROC acknowledged the email and responded thus
“Good day,

We acknoledge receipt of your mail. note that your email address does not match with what we have on rec, and that we will be unable to…
Reason for the above response: I used RCIC consultant.
However, their system generated a sort of gcms notes which was included in their response( I guess they know the sender is the legitimate person being represented).
The gcms showed “REVIEW REQUIRED” on eligibility and that gave me sleepless days and nights.

It ended in praise. I sincerely hope this inspires someone.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by AdoChel(f): 8:33am On Jun 27
Hi everyone,

Does a study permit become invalid (even if it has not expired) once one submits their PGWP application? Also, what if the student graduates and submits their PGWP application while their spouse's SOWP is still being processed? Will that affect the application in anyway?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Bobomaigida: 9:37am On Jun 27
AdoChel:
Hi everyone,

Does a study permit become invalid (even if it has not expired) once one submits their PGWP application? Also, what if the student graduates and submits their PGWP application while their spouse's SOWP is still being processed? Will that affect the application in anyway?

The SP has an expiry date, that date is when it becomes invalid, your PGWP application is processed on its own merits, however, when you are approved for PGWP permit then there will be no need to use the SP any more.

It is advisable to have your PGWP approved before SOWP is submitted, because IRCC now wishes to see the PA employed or having a job offer before submitting their spouses SOWP.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Urrch: 3:53pm On Jun 28
Hello guys,

I applied for SOWP on the 11th of February, today I received an email to submit PPR.

No medical request yet. Do I need to be worried?

N:B I just completed my studies in the UK, I plan to join my wife and travel to Canada.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Kcenyimbk: 4:59pm On Jun 28
Pls has anyone used airfrance of recent and paid excess baggage…
From Nigeria to Canada…
Who knows what the cost is?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Bobomaigida: 5:58pm On Jun 28
Urrch:
Hello guys,

I applied for SOWP on the 11th of February, today I received an email to submit PPR.

No medical request yet. Do I need to be worried?

N:B I just completed my studies in the UK, I plan to join my wife and travel to Canada.

You are resident in the UK so need for medical.

Congratulations

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Bobomaigida: 5:59pm On Jun 28
Kcenyimbk:
Pls has anyone used airfrance of recent and paid excess baggage…
From Nigeria to Canada…
Who knows what the cost is?

Their site will have the applicable cost for excess luggage. Please Check
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Kcenyimbk: 10:02am On Jul 01
Bobomaigida:


Their site will have the applicable cost for excess luggage. Please Check
they dont
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Wonder1844(m): 1:40pm On Jul 01
Please, I sent you a message.

Bobomaigida:


POF can either be in his account or yours, you need to show that both of you have access to the funds and the funds is available.
You can apply before be travels or wait after he has landed, each of the options will require you explaining your decisions why you have chosen the option and try to convince the VO to believe your reasons.
It will be good he pays his fees, so that he can get ENROLMENT LETTER, which is a compulsory doc for SOWP application.
He can apply under his portal- SOWP application is only available on the GCkey portal.
Home ties will not only be the businesses, you need to spread it to your family and other personal relationships
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Bobomaigida: 10:10pm On Jul 01
Wonder1844:
Please, I sent you a message.


Sorry, I have responded

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by ianian: 4:00am On Jul 02
Kcenyimbk:
they dont

They do
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ibukun06: 4:56pm On Jul 02
Hi everyone. Please what can one use in place of Enrollment letter when applying for Spousal Work Permit. The student is still in Nigeria to resume in January and school is saying they don't issue enrollment letter till one resumes and registers
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by AgEcon: 8:52am On Jul 03
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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Bernyone: 11:38am On Jul 03
Thank you

Bobomaigida:


POF can either be in his account or yours, you need to show that both of you have access to the funds and the funds is available.
You can apply before be travels or wait after he has landed, each of the options will require you explaining your decisions why you have chosen the option and try to convince the VO to believe your reasons.
It will be good he pays his fees, so that he can get ENROLMENT LETTER, which is a compulsory doc for SOWP application.
He can apply under his portal- SOWP application is only available on the GCkey portal.
Home ties will not only be the businesses, you need to spread it to your family and other personal relationships
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Bobomaigida: 9:34pm On Jul 03
Ibukun06:
Hi everyone. Please what can one use in place of Enrollment letter when applying for Spousal Work Permit. The student is still in Nigeria to resume in January and school is saying they don't issue enrollment letter till one resumes and registers

You can use LOA, however, this will be a risky move without the enrollment letter. In the alternative, you can attach the correspondence from the school which shows that enrollment will not be given till resumption.- Not advisable sha
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by walerules22: 6:03pm On Jul 04
sunwintrav:


i have faith you will get your PPR soon.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by walerules22: 6:14pm On Jul 04
walerules22:
I applied on the 26th Jan 2024 changed to in progress 29th Jan 2024
Biometric completed
Medical exam Not started
Eligibility Not started
Background verification in progress
Any suggestion on what to do will be much appreciated gurus in the house
I got PPR on 24th of June 2024
I sent in PP via Vfs 2nd of July 2024
PP received back 4th of July 2024 Instead of W1 visa I got V1 visa is this an error ?
Please what can I do I need urgent help
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Jeboy(m): 12:20am On Jul 05
If u applied for Work visa (sowp) that is what you should get and not visitor visa.

However most time what they give you is a visit visa for the time of work permit your spouse have.

Your work permit authorization will be given to you at the Canada airport by CBSA officers.

I don't think there is any issue here.


walerules22:

I got PPR on 24th of June 2024
I sent in PP via Vfs 2nd of July 2024
PP received back 4th of July 2024 Instead of W1 visa I got V1 visa is this an error ?
Please what can I do I need urgent help
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by AgEcon: 12:43pm On Jul 05
Please what vfs office did you use? Lagos or Abuja?

walerules22:

I got PPR on 24th of June 2024
I sent in PP via Vfs 2nd of July 2024
PP received back 4th of July 2024 Instead of W1 visa I got V1 visa is this an error ?
Please what can I do I need urgent help
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Goodluck2294: 3:12pm On Jul 05
Good day everyone , please i submitted SOWP along side with biometric and medical report on 9th of march , it will be 4 months by 9th July , background check in progress , getting scared because the first one I did that was not approved doesn’t take time like this , kindly assist , your guidance and guidelines will be much appreciated.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Goodluck2294: 3:37pm On Jul 05
Good day everyone , please i submitted SOWP along side with biometric and medical report on 9th of march , it will be 4 months by 9th July , background check in progress , getting scared because the first one I did that was not approved doesn’t take time like this , kindly assist , your guidance and guidelines will be much 🙏appreciated.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Pweety3333(f): 3:48pm On Jul 05
Goodluck2294:
Good day everyone , please i submitted SOWP along side with biometric and medical report on 9th of march , it will be 4 months by 9th July , background check in progress , getting scared because the first one I did that was not approved doesn’t take time like this , kindly assist , your guidance and guidelines will be much 🙏appreciated.

Hello what was the reason for your initial refusal
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Goodluck2294: 5:42pm On Jul 05
The initial refusal was that i don’t have enough funds to cater for myself when i get to Canada , but my agent didn’t add my account to it that time , but the new application my statement of account has been added to it including some certain amount of money in it .
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by AgEcon: 5:25am On Jul 06
Hi Ladies and gentlemen,

Has anyone sent passport for processing to Lagos VFS recently? How many days did it take for it to be processed for you.

Thank you.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Goodluck2294: 1:55pm On Jul 06
Good day everyone , please i submitted SOWP along side with biometric and medical report on 9th of march , it will be 4 months by 9th July , background check in progress , getting scared because the first one I did that was not approved doesn’t take time like this , The initial refusal was that i don’t have enough funds to cater for myself when i get to Canada , but my agent didn’t add my account to it that time , but the new application my statement of account has been added to it including some certain amount of money in it . kindly assist , your guidance and guidelines will be much 🙏appreciated.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Bobomaigida: 9:23am On Jul 07
Goodluck2294:
Good day everyone , please i submitted SOWP along side with biometric and medical report on 9th of march , it will be 4 months by 9th July , background check in progress , getting scared because the first one I did that was not approved doesn’t take time like this , The initial refusal was that i don’t have enough funds to cater for myself when i get to Canada , but my agent didn’t add my account to it that time , but the new application my statement of account has been added to it including some certain amount of money in it . kindly assist , your guidance and guidelines will be much 🙏appreciated.

Just be patient, processing time for work permit is 4 and half months presently, so it still within processing time. Just hope for the best.

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