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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Nobody: 7:14am On Dec 30, 2016
It seems paper route is the way to go Ooo o
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by lekan282: 9:09am On Dec 30, 2016
now 27weeks......i just dey vex paper route going at a speed of light while online route no dey move. we need to discuss about this..something need to be done becos waiting is killing
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 10:57am On Dec 30, 2016
It's very obvious that the processing time updated on cic site ain't true.thats why I had to create a tabular list to have an idea of the amount of weeks we have to get a response. From the first person (princesspass ) to the last person here that got a response (Jden) we are looking at 30 weeks to 34 weeks . It's crazy but what can we do. The online process is too slow and it's unfair. From what I have also observed for online applicants , once called for Medicals, it almost takes another month for passport request or otherwise. My opinion tho. My prayer is that by January they should hasten their process or do something about this because they have a lot of backlogs !!!!its well
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Gymme(m): 5:40pm On Dec 30, 2016
According to the email i got from Lagos office, paper route for SOWP is processed in Lagos/Nigeria while online application goes to 'those guys' in Accra
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Pinkygrace(f): 7:30pm On Dec 30, 2016
Gymme:
According to the email i got from Lagos office, paper route for SOWP is processed in Lagos/Nigeria while online application goes to 'those guys' in Accra

True, my husband visa says issued in Lagos

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 7:31pm On Dec 31, 2016
Wow, please can I confirm? Is it still at vfs lekki one is supposed to submit the application? I intend to submit in a month's time by God's grace. Happy new year in advance!!!
Gymme:
According to the email i got from Lagos office, paper route for SOWP is processed in Lagos/Nigeria while online application goes to 'those guys' in Accra
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by yettyopy(f): 9:39pm On Dec 31, 2016
@VEIL1234 yes it's vfs lekki. Make sure you fill all documents properly before you go and submit. The cafe in Vfs is a bit pricey. Goodluck.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 9:02pm On Jan 01, 2017
@ yettyopy thanks!
yettyopy:
@VEIL1234 yes it's vfs lekki. Make sure you fill all documents properly before you go and submit. The cafe in Vfs is a bit pricey. Goodluck.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Kc4all: 11:40am On Jan 02, 2017
Happy New year to all. Good to be here, i have a question concerning CIC application forms. For those that apply through paper root, what are the CIC forms i need to apply with my daughter...i want to apply for SOWP while my daughter for visiting because she is still a toddler.

Apart from the work permit application form and family form, and visiting form for my daughter, what other CIC form do i need to apply with?

Thanks
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 1:51pm On Jan 02, 2017
HNY, I think that is about it as per cic forms. You can refer to the document checklist IMM5488E and the guidelines link http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/5487ETOC.asp for other docs. All the best.
Kc4all:
Happy New year to all. Good to be here, i have a question concerning CIC application forms. For those that apply through paper root, what are the CIC forms i need to apply with my daughter...i want to apply for SOWP while my daughter for visiting because she is still a toddler.

Apart from the work permit application form and family form, and visiting form for my daughter, what other CIC form do i need to apply with?

Thanks

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 1:53pm On Jan 02, 2017
Please house is there any need for police report for my SOWP application? I have not seen it anywhere though, just asking. Those who have submited and those who have gotten approval pls advise. Thank you.
VEIL1234:
HNY, I think that is about it as per cic forms. You can refer to the document checklist IMM5488E and the guidelines link http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/5487ETOC.asp for other docs. All the best.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by yettyopy(f): 2:56am On Jan 03, 2017
@VEIL1234 yes u do need a police character clearance certificate. Go to Alagbon for that. I did mine for 4k. Shouldn't take more than 2 hrs or less.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 2:37pm On Jan 03, 2017
Processing time now 27 weeks!

Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by eneyedan(m): 3:00pm On Jan 03, 2017
Ruth222 it will soon be updated for this new week
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 3:09pm On Jan 03, 2017
Okay! Let's see what they have in store for us this week. I hope it reduces. Lol. Am in the 26th week. Sigh
eneyedan:
Ruth222 it will soon be updated for this new week
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 8:54pm On Jan 03, 2017
Ok dear, thanks a lot.
yettyopy:
@VEIL1234 yes u do need a police character clearance certificate. Go to Alagbon for that. I did mine for 4k. Shouldn't take more than 2 hrs or less.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by kasco2pro: 1:16am On Jan 04, 2017
Happy New Year everyone! how is the wait going?...

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 6:15am On Jan 04, 2017
Happy new year oo. It's not easy at all . It's well
kasco2pro:
Happy New Year everyone! how is the wait going?...
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by moyin1010: 9:51am On Jan 04, 2017
Hello house, am new here. Thanks to everyone. I just received my trv going for may session, please can my husband apply for a visit visa to accompany me with the intention of coming back to naija for now then later apply for spouse open work permit? I need help please
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Is2bEe(m): 5:19pm On Jan 04, 2017
moyin1010:
Hello house, am new here. Thanks to everyone. I just received my trv going for may session, please can my husband apply for a visit visa to accompany me with the intention of coming back to naija for now then later apply for spouse open work permit? I need help please
hello, I advise you apply for open work permit for your husband and NOT "visit visa". From little research I have done, visit visa is rarely granted to spouse of students. Mostly refused on purpose of visit while open work permit is almost certain though might take a long time to process especially if you go online route. Please consider open work permit even if your husband doesn't have intention to stay there.... AND do paper route

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Jdenn: 6:05pm On Jan 04, 2017
Happy new year my people o!

This na the new update

Biometrics April 23
Medical Request November 22
Medical Passed November 25
Passport Request December 21
Passport submitted December 22
Application closed and approved January 4 2017.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 6:08pm On Jan 04, 2017
Congrats once again. I tap into this testimony
Jdenn:
Happy new year my people o!

This na the new update

Biometrics April 23
Medical Request November 22
Medical Passed November 25
Passport Request December 21
Passport submitted December 22
Application closed and approved January 4 2017.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Jdenn: 7:04pm On Jan 04, 2017
Thanks o..your own sef dey come.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by eneyedan(m): 7:15pm On Jan 04, 2017
Good evening all,my spouse is suppose to get her 3 years PGWP next week but we already put in for a SOWP with her student permit which expires in March, should we send the PGWP to cic and if yea how should it be sent?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by yettyopy(f): 7:34pm On Jan 04, 2017
@jdenn congrats. What hospital did you do your medical?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Jdenn: 8:50pm On Jan 04, 2017
yettyopy:
@jdenn congrats. What hospital did you do your medical?

My wife is based in PH, she did hers in PH. If you are in/close to Lag you can use any of these:

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by moyin1010: 10:16pm On Jan 04, 2017
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Is2bEe:
hello, I advise you apply for open work permit for your husband and NOT "visit visa". From little research I have done, visit visa is rarely granted to spouse of students. Mostly refused on purpose of visit while open work permit is almost certain though might take a long time to process especially if you go online route. Please consider open work permit even if your husband doesn't have intention to stay there.... AND do paper route
. Thank you so much please how soon can he apply for the spouse visa, is it immediately I start my program over there? Please kindly explain how soon it can be done. So grateful

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 11:12pm On Jan 04, 2017
I don't think that is necessary. If you have stated in your application that your wife is a student , then that won't be a problem. Once she gets her pgwp from the border,she can then apply for it to be on her passport instead of it just being on a piece of paper. That was what my husband did and it didn't take up to two weeks for the process. His passport was mailed after being stamped.
eneyedan:
Good evening all,my spouse is suppose to get her 3 years PGWP next week but we already put in for a SOWP with her student permit which expires in March, should we send the PGWP to cic and if yea how should it be sent?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 11:21pm On Jan 04, 2017
I also think the vo's know that after a student is done with school, he or she is entitled to pgwp (the number of years he/she studied)so if they are to issue you visa, they are going to give you the date your wife's pgwp will expire . But let's hear others opinions too .
eneyedan:
Good evening all,my spouse is suppose to get her 3 years PGWP next week but we already put in for a SOWP with her student permit which expires in March, should we send the PGWP to cic and if yea how should it be sent?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Is2bEe(m): 12:02am On Jan 05, 2017
moyin1010:
B. Thank you so much please how soon can he apply for the spouse visa, is it immediately I start my program over there? Please kindly explain how soon it can be done. So grateful
I believe you can apply for your husband even become you commence your studies in Canada (I stand to be corrected). I know ppl like @team12 @bossypumping made SOWP applications for their spouses before they commenced their studies in canada. @Gymme will surely have accurate answer to this
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Is2bEe(m): 12:12am On Jan 05, 2017
Ruth222:
I also think the vo's know that after a student is done with school, he or she is entitled to pgwp (the number of years he/she studied)so if they are to issue you visa, they are going to give you the date your wife's pgwp will expire . But let's hear others opinions too .
if he wants to rely on the wife's PGWP for his OPen work permit don't you think the wife must secure employment in certain category of occupation (NOC A or O). Pls look into this
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by TrippleK123: 12:12am On Jan 05, 2017
[quote author=Jdenn post=52534809]

My wife is based in PH, she did hers in PH. If you are in/close to Lag you can use any of these:

Congratulations @Jdenn. Please what hospital in PhC?

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