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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Otn34: 3:28pm On Oct 22
pheoebe:
Hi everyone. I've been silently following this thread. I've been sent a medical request. Has anyone gone for their medical test recently? Which of the centres can I go to and be attended to quickly? Please I will appreciate a quick response �

Congrats Phoebe!. Please, what type of visa did you apply for? Study or work permit? When did you submit your application?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Pheisharah: 6:42pm On Oct 23
Any news on here fam?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by emmy3131(m): 6:12am On Oct 24
No news o....
I applied since June for sowp online but my page has not been updated atall ,even the upfront medical I did was not updated.The processing time has passed already...can anyone advice me on how I can contact CIC.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Pheisharah: 9:02am On Oct 24
emmy3131:
No news o....
I applied since June for sowp online but my page has not been updated atall ,even the upfront medical I did was not updated.The processing time has passed already...can anyone advice me on how I can contact CIC.

Go on their website to use the CSE webform.

Trust me you will keep getting the "under active review" response.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Pheisharah: 9:29am On Oct 24
Long post alert!!!

So my canny journey started in 2016, please see my TL below.

First app: SOWP

Applied, August 2016 and refused September 2016 (paper)

Husband NOC: C

Second app: visit

Applied October 2016 and refused November 2016 (paper)

NOC was updated from C to B (2017 Long story of preparation)

Third app: SOWP

Applied January 19, 2018 and Refused February 24, 2018. (Paper)

Fourth app: SOWP

This application came with a lot of surprises.

Online route
Applied: February 26, 2018
Biometrics: February 28
Upfront medical updated: March 29
Approval and ppt request: October 19 (33weeks)
Ppt submitted: October 22 (the rest is history).

After using the whole of my family's documents in my previous apps, I decided to go for @dodoyemi's formula (by just using the required docs stated online), the statement we submitted was 3 months old and I uploaded it in a very scattered manner. When we started getting worried, I submitted CSE and got a response from Lagos embassy, hubby called IRCC and he was informed that the app was in London (U.K), I sent them a mail and was told "under active review". After 4 weeks hubby sent a mail to London but Lagos replied, my last mail to London two weeks later was very long and should have pushed any angry VO to make a decision because at that point i gave up hope and just wanted them to either reject or approve the app but i got the same one lined response. Eitherways, I was already preparing for EE.

Hubby submitted our EE profile on October 16, we were hoping to meet the October 17 draw, only for CIC to have conducted the draw on the 15th and the approval message came to my profile on October 19. Are this preparations tied? (I'm still trying to phantom the psychology of IRCC). Plus hubby's work permit expires January (due to passport expiry) and CIC issued me a 2 months visa till January (I'm still surprised).

A lot of intertwined stories but as always God is still on the throne....@dodoyemi thank you for everything.

My one penny to spouses of workers on here is that;

1.) IRCC's priorities are students and PR applicants (if I had known this, I won't be in this country by now instead of all d shakers I gave)

2.) Please start something towards EE, a step in the right direction is better than no step.

Abeg I they go pack my bag before dem change their mind.

Taink you and all the best to everyone.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by mikel88: 10:52am On Oct 24
Pheisharah:
Long post alert!!!

So my canny journey started in 2016, please see my TL below.

First app: SOWP

Applied, August 2016 and refused September 2016 (paper)

Husband NOC: C

Second app: visit

Applied October 2016 and refused November 2016 (paper)

NOC was updated from C to B (2017 Long story of preparation)

Third app: SOWP

Applied January 19, 2018 and Refused February 24, 2018. (Paper)

Fourth app: SOWP

This application came with a lot of surprises.

Online route
Applied: February 26, 2018
Biometrics: February 28
Upfront medical updated: March 29
Approval and ppt request: October 19 (33weeks)
Ppt submitted: October 22 (the rest is history).

After using the whole of my family's documents in my previous apps, I decided to go for @dodoyemi's formula (by just using the required docs stated online), the statement we submitted was 3 months old and I uploaded it in a very scattered manner. When we started getting worried, I submitted CSE and got a response from Lagos embassy, hubby called IRCC and he was informed that the app was in London (U.K), I sent them a mail and was told "under active review". After 4 weeks hubby sent a mail to London but Lagos replied, my last mail to London two weeks later was very long and should have pushed any angry VO to make a decision because at that point i gave up hope and just wanted them to either reject or approve the app but i got the same one lined response. Eitherways, I was already preparing for EE.

Hubby submitted our EE profile on October 16, we were hoping to meet the October 17 draw, only for CIC to have conducted the draw on the 15th and the approval message came to my profile on October 19. Are this preparations tied? (I'm still trying to phantom the psychology of IRCC). Plus hubby's work permit expires January (due to passport expiry) and CIC issued me a 2 months visa till January (I'm still surprised).

A lot of intertwined stories but as always God is still on the throne....@dodoyemi thank you for everything.

My one penny to spouses of workers on here is that;

1.) IRCC's priorities are students and PR applicants (if I had known this, I won't be in this country by now instead of all d shakers I gave)

2.) Please start something towards EE, a step in the right direction is better than no step.

Abeg I they go pack my bag before dem change their mind.

Taink you and all the best to everyone.

woooowww...I am super happy for you. Your effort paid off finally. Go and flourish in Canny land and Amen to the prayer.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by nitrogen(m): 11:51pm On Oct 24
[quote author=bigmove post=71635427][/quote]

Hello Bigmove, please did your husband apply for his student visa first before you and your child applied for Sowp or what?

Just curious, my situation is similar to yours, I therefore need all the help in this world from you and other people in here.

Thanks.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by emmy3131(m): 5:37am On Oct 27
Pheisharah:


Go on their website to use the CSE webform.

Trust me you will keep getting the "under active review" response.
Really,nawa o....does it mean any message that is sent through the webform will not be acknowledged ....
I remember sending a message through this webform but no response...my spouse school has finished and in fact they just did their convocation yesterday but her study permit expires November and we have a baby in Canada ,meanwhile we applied for a second program and her extension for study permit is still ongoing from Canada. I really don't know what to do at this point ,kinda confused
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by emmy3131(m): 6:42am On Oct 27
[
Congrsts o...its been a tough one nd a long journey.
Please can u advice me ,my spouse study permit expires novenmber ending and i applied since june but no respinse yet meanwhile she just applied for an extension of stay from canada in preparation for a second programm in january ,pls how do i tackle this pls. Secondly,can u give me the number your hubby called ircc on,maybe my wife to can call them.
Thanks .
quote author=Pheisharah post=72365173]Long post alert!!!

So my canny journey started in 2016, please see my TL below.

First app: SOWP

Applied, August 2016 and refused September 2016 (paper)

Husband NOC: C

Second app: visit

Applied October 2016 and refused November 2016 (paper)

NOC was updated from C to B (2017 Long story of preparation)

Third app: SOWP

Applied January 19, 2018 and Refused February 24, 2018. (Paper)

Fourth app: SOWP

This application came with a lot of surprises.

Online route
Applied: February 26, 2018
Biometrics: February 28
Upfront medical updated: March 29
Approval and ppt request: October 19 (33weeks)
Ppt submitted: October 22 (the rest is history).

After using the whole of my family's documents in my previous apps, I decided to go for @dodoyemi's formula (by just using the required docs stated online), the statement we submitted was 3 months old and I uploaded it in a very scattered manner. When we started getting worried, I submitted CSE and got a response from Lagos embassy, hubby called IRCC and he was informed that the app was in London (U.K), I sent them a mail and was told "under active review". After 4 weeks hubby sent a mail to London but Lagos replied, my last mail to London two weeks later was very long and should have pushed any angry VO to make a decision because at that point i gave up hope and just wanted them to either reject or approve the app but i got the same one lined response. Eitherways, I was already preparing for EE.

Hubby submitted our EE profile on October 16, we were hoping to meet the October 17 draw, only for CIC to have conducted the draw on the 15th and the approval message came to my profile on October 19. Are this preparations tied? (I'm still trying to phantom the psychology of IRCC). Plus hubby's work permit expires January (due to passport expiry) and CIC issued me a 2 months visa till January (I'm still surprised).

A lot of intertwined stories but as always God is still on the throne....@dodoyemi thank you for everything.

My one penny to spouses of workers on here is that;

1.) IRCC's priorities are students and PR applicants (if I had known this, I won't be in this country by now instead of all d shakers I gave)

2.) Please start something towards EE, a step in the right direction is better than no step.

Abeg I they go pack my bag before dem change their mind.

Taink you and all the best to everyone.

[/quote]
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by pheoebe(f): 9:04am On Oct 27
Otn34:


Congrats Phoebe!. Please, what type of visa did you apply for? Study or work permit? When did you submit your application?

O dear. I'm sorry, I haven't read this thread in a little while. Applied for work permit. September applicant.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Bab5: 12:29pm On Oct 27
Good morning all. @emmy3131. If the purpose of your wife applying for another program is majorly so she can stay more further in CA...I think she can apply for post graduation work permit, as long as she as finished her studies, she will just go to the border with the evidence within 90days of finishing her study and she will get PGWP for 2/3 years depending on her year of duration of study. With her PGWP and a required NOC job you can still get your work permit and when she works for a year she can apply for PR for you guys. I stand corrected


emmy3131:

Really,nawa o....does it mean any message that is sent through the webform will not be acknowledged ....
I remember sending a message through this webform but no response...my spouse school has finished and in fact they just did their convocation yesterday but her study permit expires November and we have a baby in Canada ,meanwhile we applied for a second program and her extension for study permit is still ongoing from Canada. I really don't know what to do at this point ,kinda confused
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by bigmove: 4:23pm On Oct 27
nitrogen:


Hello Bigmove, please did your husband apply for his student visa first before you and your child applied for Sowp or what?

Just curious, my situation is similar to yours, I therefore need all the help in this world from you and other people in here.

Thanks.
Hi, yes he applied for his student visa before application of my sowp
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Otn34: 6:35pm On Oct 27
pheoebe:


O dear. I'm sorry, I haven't read this thread in a little while. Applied for work permit. September applicant.

Thanks Phoebe! Do you mean last month September?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Tolytomenia(m): 8:24pm On Oct 27
Hi guys, just new to the forum. Thanks a lot for the great job here.
My wife is an international student in Canada. I applied for a visiting Visa in February but refused 5 weeks later.
She applied for me online from Canada for a SOPW on the 4th July using David Cohen attorney. I received request for Biometric on the 9th of July. Did Biometrics on the 12th of July. Today is 27th of October but no news.
Pls can someone tell me the timeline and possible causes of this delay.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by nitrogen(m): 9:24pm On Oct 28
bigmove:

Hi, yes he applied for his student visa before application of my sowp

Thanks Bigmove!

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by gabrola: 11:14am On Oct 29
3 months plus, I guess. Some even takes up to 5 months. If I may ask, what was the reason given for your visitor's visa refusal? Just asking because I myself wanted to go that route lol
Tolytomenia:
Hi guys, just new to the forum. Thanks a lot for the great job here.
My wife is an international student in Canada. I applied for a visiting Visa in February but refused 5 weeks later.
She applied for me online from Canada for a SOPW on the 4th July using David Cohen attorney. I received request for Biometric on the 9th of July. Did Biometrics on the 12th of July. Today is 27th of October but no news.
Pls can someone tell me the timeline and possible causes of this delay.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by gabrola: 11:17am On Oct 29
gabrola:
Hello my people, just a quick question for you all. Is the marriage certificate from Ikoyi the only recognized cert or the ones from given in churches are also acceptable?
Help!!
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by EglintonWest: 8:49pm On Oct 29
Those in Canada who submit application via to Mississauga or Nova Scotia how do you send the document is there like a special file I am supposed to use or Canada post envelop is enough ?

Thanks
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by KlausMike: 2:44am On Oct 30
Good day everyone,

how long do we have to wait before we are able to link our paper application to the CIC account...my wife applied on the 19th and i am still not able to link it to her account?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Pheisharah: 6:57am On Oct 30
[quote author=emmy3131 post=72444784][
Congrsts o...its been a tough one nd a long journey.
Please can u advice me ,my spouse study permit expires novenmber ending and i applied since june but no respinse yet meanwhile she just applied for an extension of stay from canada in preparation for a second programm in january ,pls how do i tackle this pls. Secondly,can u give me the number your hubby called ircc on,maybe my wife to can call them.
Thanks .
quote author=Pheisharah post=72365173]

Hi well @Bab5 already responded. If your spouse already did a 2 year program, then she has qualified for PGWP. However, if she wants to renew, you'll have to wait till she gets the new study permit and send it to IRCC using the webform. As for the number, it's on CIC's website, I don't have it.

All the best
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mrtoke: 4:39pm On Oct 30
Can anyone please tell me the amount in Nigeria naira to apply for my wife spouse open work permit. I’m planning to apply via paper route
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by KlausMike: 9:00pm On Oct 30
Mrtoke:
Can anyone please tell me the amount in Nigeria naira to apply for my wife spouse open work permit. I’m planning to apply via paper route

my wife paid #95250 at vfs lagos office
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mrtoke: 11:00pm On Oct 30
KlausMike:


my wife paid #95250 at vfs lagos office
Thank you
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by nkay1888(f): 10:37pm On Oct 31
Hello every one. Please I'm actually looking for a thread on Canada family or spouse sponsorship but can't find any.My hubby sponsored me on December 2017, I got reliable information that December applicants are currently been contacted for PPR (passport request) Please can anyone tag me to the right thread
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by nkay1888(f): 11:23pm On Oct 31
RedDoor:
hi nairalanders, my husband applied for the canadian Family Sponsorship Visa for me in December 2017 but i haven't received any update from them since then.

no biometrics or medicals request yet, is it normal?

He is a Canadian citizen and lives in Canada while I live in Nigeria.

Please how long do family sponsorship visa take to be ready?

Have u heard from them now I'm also a December applicant . Passed medical since May, waiting for PPR. A friend was contacted yesterday, AOR (December 8th) mine is December 20th. Hope to hear from you
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by nkay1888(f): 11:26pm On Oct 31
[quote author=marisule post=71861396]same me my husband is filling gor me since Dec 2017
but have done musr things
I have done my medicals and passed it ,but since May I having heard from cic Accra what going home


Any similar case


[/quote
Have you heard from them now. Mine is December 2017 and medical passed since May. What's your AOR
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by nkay1888(f): 11:30pm On Oct 31
waya1:




This is really unusual. Have you tried sending a message to them? Or your spouse in canada contacting an MP to write to them?

It's not unusual. It's still within the 12 months processing time. I'm in the same situation as well. However they've started contacting December applicants, ours is different from sowp peeps
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by RedDoor: 7:06pm On Nov 02
nkay1888:


Have u heard from them now I'm also a December applicant . Passed medical since May, waiting for PPR. A friend was contacted yesterday, AOR (December 8th) mine is December 20th. Hope to hear from you

Yes my husband went to immigration office in Quebec and the booked an appointment for them to attend to him a week after,

on the appointed day he was told my application (Family Sponsorship) was returned because he didn't include his job details. They also said he won't pay another fee for me while reapplying.

I was unaware I spent 10 months waiting for nothing.



Please which other way can one migrate to Canada fast that won't keep one waiting for a year??

Should I use the study root or open work permit

Gurus in the house please help.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by RedDoor: 7:10pm On Nov 02
Please which other way can one migrate to Canada fast that won't keep one waiting for a year??

Should I use the study root or open work permit

Gurus in the house please help.

Is there anyone who did Family Sponsorship, how long did it stay before your approval?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by RedDoor: 7:30pm On Nov 02
My husband is a Canadian Citizen and reside in Quebec. Please does Quebec stay longer than other province before approving PR / visa??

Please someone with info about this question should kindly answer me.
Cheers.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by RedDoor: 8:20pm On Nov 02
marisule:
same here
application Dec 2017
police report done
medicals passed May 2018
application still in queue
is this normal also
and it online application
husband Canada
wife nija
pls I Need reply
thanks .

Where did you get your police clearance certificate? On the CIC website the mentioned State CID Lagos, I don't stay in Lagos I don't know if the one I will get from my state CID will be approved of if it will be a problem...
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by RedDoor: 3:16am On Nov 03
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