Thanks.. I had to pay for a bio fee, unfortunately. There was no button to change the amount when paying with credit cardCopied from the website:
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.
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.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