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Spouse Open Work permit

silent_river

Newbie
May 14, 2019
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Good day everyone,

Need some advice regarding renewing my work permit as follows below:

My passport expires on August 25, 2019 and by virtue of that, my Canadian Visa and work permit. I am in the process of renewing my passport at the moment. I am considering renewing the work permit via visiting the border but am concerned about re entering Canada as my Visa would have been invalidated (because I renewed my passport). Should I expect any issues re entering Canada via the flagpoling process/renewing at border?
 

Arch94

Member
Jun 29, 2019
11
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Hi to all in this forum,
Just wanted to enquire the current processing time of spouse open work permit. I've applied on April 5 2019 but I haven't received any updates yet. Please may I know what's the current processing time for SOWP within Canada?
Thanks !
 

BuzzLightYear

Member
Jul 2, 2019
16
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Hello guys,

I've applied for my wife's work permit on May 16th. Medical cleared on 20th, biometric on 21st. And since then it's showing background check in process.
Online processing time shows 5 weeks. And it has been 6 weeks.

Can someone please update everyone who gets their spouse open work permit approved so everyone gets an idea on the timeline to process the application?

Thank you in advance.
 

BuzzLightYear

Member
Jul 2, 2019
16
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Hi to all in this forum,
Just wanted to enquire the current processing time of spouse open work permit. I've applied on April 5 2019 but I haven't received any updates yet. Please may I know what's the current processing time for SOWP within Canada?
Thanks !
From what I've noticed, multiple factors affects processing time. Spouse's status in Canada and I believe the balance we show.
 

BuzzLightYear

Member
Jul 2, 2019
16
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Mine is also pending since April 26 (from pakistan) paper based application
Actually we did online application for tracking purposes. During my study permit, i applied via paper and couldn't link my file to my GC key. Didn't take that chance this time.
But the thing in paper application is there's no limit on size of documents.

Anyways, thanks for the update.
Waiting all together.
We also called Canadian office but as the file's being processed in India, they cannot access. And there's no number to call in India.
 
May 10, 2019
11
2
Hi to all in this forum,
Just wanted to enquire the current processing time of spouse open work permit. I've applied on April 5 2019 but I haven't received any updates yet. Please may I know what's the current processing time for SOWP within Canada?
Thanks !
Hey , i applied for my wife on 3rd april , haven't received yet.
Currently processing time is 95 days to expecting next week

let me know if you get is first
 

GuptaNe

Member
Jul 2, 2019
17
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Hi, I have applied for my husband's OPW on 14th May from within Canada.. No updates yet.
Application of work permit from within canada says 7 weeks.
The applications for extension of WP says 95 days for online applications.

Which is applicable for us who have applied from within Canada. ?

Also , I have one doubt. While applying i haven't uploaded my WP document ( its a closed WP). But in form 5710e I havr mentioned my application ID. Will that be sufficient for them to verify my WP?
Or it may lead to rejection.
If I email them now through Web form, what are the chances of acceptance. Or it will lead to a negative impression?

Please help.
 

BuzzLightYear

Member
Jul 2, 2019
16
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Hi, I have applied for my husband's OPW on 14th May from within Canada.. No updates yet.
Application of work permit from within canada says 7 weeks.
The applications for extension of WP says 95 days for online applications.

Which is applicable for us who have applied from within Canada. ?

Also , I have one doubt. While applying i haven't uploaded my WP document ( its a closed WP). But in form 5710e I havr mentioned my application ID. Will that be sufficient for them to verify my WP?
Or it may lead to rejection.
If I email them now through Web form, what are the chances of acceptance. Or it will lead to a negative impression?

Please help.
It's very much likely to get approved. If they'd need it they'll ask for it rather than rejecting it. The only reason to reject SOWP would be if they do not have sufficient documents/proof for your relationship.

Also, uploading document via web firm wouldn't make any negative impression.
 

BuzzLightYear

Member
Jul 2, 2019
16
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Hey , i applied for my wife on 3rd april , haven't received yet.
Currently processing time is 95 days to expecting next week

let me know if you get is first
When i called Canadian number, the processing time they gave was time taken to approve within Canada, which was 93 daya..

Is your wife's file being processed outside Canada?
 

BuzzLightYear

Member
Jul 2, 2019
16
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Applied 17 may from india
20 may medical updated, upfront
21 biomatric updated
Still reviewing your eligibility
Mostly applications are processing very fast.. Today one month completed, is there negative to my application?
Did you hear anything from IRCC? I have also applied on 16th May, 20th May medical and 21st May bio-metrics.
 
May 10, 2019
11
2
When i called Canadian number, the processing time they gave was time taken to approve within Canada, which was 93 daya..

Is your wife's file being processed outside Canada?
No , my wife is on visitor visa in canada and we applied within canada.

Yes you are correct , within canada its 93-95 days. mine 90 days are completed today

What about u?
 

BuzzLightYear

Member
Jul 2, 2019
16
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No , my wife is on visitor visa in canada and we applied within canada.

Yes you are correct , within canada its 93-95 days. mine 90 days are completed today

What about u?
My wife is in India. Will keep you guys posted about updates.
Btw are you working or a student?
If you are students, and if I may ask, how much fund did you show?
 

GuptaNe

Member
Jul 2, 2019
17
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It's very much likely to get approved. If they'd need it they'll ask for it rather than rejecting it. The only reason to reject SOWP would be if they do not have sufficient documents/proof for your relationship.

Also, uploading document via web firm wouldn't make any negative impression.
Hello,
Thanks for your reply.
As a proof of relationship, I have provided my marriage certificate.
Will that be enough?
We got married 4 months back.

My husband travelled with me on a dependent visa to Canada. When I applied for his dependent visitor visa, we were just 15 days married. They approved.
I am scared if they reject it this time for less years of relationship.