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Post Graduate Work Permit Processing Time (PGWP)

RedTree

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Biometric fee

If you meet one of the above 2 exemptions, you don’t have to pay the biometric fee when you submit your application, even if the system tells you to pay it.

If you paid the fee, we’ll automatically refund it once we finalize your application.
Thanks.. I had to pay for a bio fee, unfortunately. There was no button to change the amount when paying with credit card
 

chiar0n

Member
Jul 8, 2019
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Just got my permit approved for a year and half after only 12 days from the submission day. Like other people in this forum, i haven’t got any notification via email from CIC regarding this.
 
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captainarabiia

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Mar 17, 2015
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Bahrain
Visa Office......
Riyadh Visa Office
App. Filed.......
22-02-2018
Passport Req..
11-03-2018
Just got my permit approved for a year and half after only 12 days from the submission day. Like other people in this forum, i haven’t got any notification via email from CIC regarding this.
Why so short? How long did you study?
Congrats!
 

Jsprtk

Member
Jan 18, 2021
17
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Hi
I have applied for my pgwp with restoration receipt on oct 28.
Any one on the same boat or waiting for pgwp applied in October?
 

santzapaul

Star Member
Aug 8, 2016
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I studied for a year (3 semesters) and my passport expires in June 2022 so i guess that’s why they gave me a year an half
Yes, the same thing happened to me. They gave me a work permit for 1.5 years and even though I was eligible for 3 years. They added a note to my work permit that I can apply for an extension after my passport renewal.
 
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captainarabiia

Champion Member
Mar 17, 2015
1,629
242
Bahrain
Visa Office......
Riyadh Visa Office
App. Filed.......
22-02-2018
Passport Req..
11-03-2018
I applied on january 10th, today (january 9th) my application changed to reviewing your eligibility. It's only been 9 days.
Expect an update before Friday, hopefully !
I do remember you had issues with your passport expiring right?
 
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drsamu

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Dec 10, 2020
10
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Hi everyone.
I got approved 3y pgwp today.
It took them only 10 days.
I took 2 semesters off because my passport expired and I was off status and almost everyone told me I have little to no chance of getting approved. I submitted a LOE with my application and they approved it.
Thanks everyone for your help