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(Super Delay) Work Permit Extension (inland) Timelines Here...

gongsunyanghao

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Aug 7, 2018
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yes, I made a mistake when I said I applied for both in August. I applied for the PR first, in June. and I received the AOR in August.
Then, I applied for the WP extension, and here I am... 4 months of wait to get the new permits until the PR is processing.
Honestly, I don't know what is going on, it's killing me to wait that long. But, fingers crossed. let's hope...
I think you can apply for BOWP after you got AOR.
 

enigma.canada

Newbie
Dec 7, 2018
2
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Hi Guys,

Below are my timelines.
Applied on 21st August 2018 for WP and Dependent visitor Extension
Called IRCC helpline on 23rd Nov 2018(Friday). Customer care representative mentioned, ideally it need to be approved by 29th Oct 2018. And he informed me that he is keeping note on my case to pick it on high priority.

Approved on 26th Nov 2018(Monday).

So my suggestion would be, please call IRCC, then only they are processing it.

Note: Dont worry about visitor extension timelines. If it is combined application and WP holder is primary applicant then they need to consider only the primary applicant timelines for dependent visitor extension also. (This has been informed me to IRCC customer care represntative)
Thanks a lot nage.sai94. I created this account to thank you :)
I applied for BOWP on Sept 16 (AOR -15 Sept). No updates after till yesterday. I read your post and called CIC today at 11 am. first call failed. 3-2-0 option worked second time. After 35 mins, I spoke to an agent. He did not give anything useful info, but said he sent a note the case officer. By evening online status updated to "Approved."

Big relief :)
 
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Zahida

Star Member
Jul 23, 2011
142
10
Calgary Alberta
Category........
PNP
App. Filed.......
06-10-2016
AOR Received.
03-01-2017
Med's Request
06-11-2018
Med's Done....
13-11-2018
I just read somewhere that to get bowp, eligibility should be "passed" for PR application.
I think this could be one the reasons for this much delay for bowp.
I just send a screenshot of my gcms notes to them, saying eligibility is "passed".
With my application for bowp, i sent them the status of my PR application from my cic account, which said that eligibility was in progress.

Its so frustrating. I am on a verge of losing my job. I have struggled a lot to get this job and i dont have any more stamina to start from scratch if i lose this one. Its almost 4 months now ( i applied online).
 

Queen Esther

Full Member
Aug 8, 2017
38
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Hi , any update on BOWP ? my application is 66 days today. Thinking of doing the same closed work permit i had before. My employer is willing to pay the compliance fee so i can go to the border before my current WP expiration. Any suggestions?
 

Zahida

Star Member
Jul 23, 2011
142
10
Calgary Alberta
Category........
PNP
App. Filed.......
06-10-2016
AOR Received.
03-01-2017
Med's Request
06-11-2018
Med's Done....
13-11-2018
Wow. Did you send a web form to CIC? What did they say?
I called them today. They said for some reason, my file need additional review and it wont be in "normal processing" time.
I am applying with a dependent. For my PR application, eligibility is not passed yet. Its still in process. This might be the reason in my case.
 
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Mar 4, 2017
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Hi All,

My wife applied for her work permit extension from inside Canada (same employer) along with my temporary resident visa extension. Our status is currently implied. The application was submitted on Sept 25, 2018. For the work permit extension, the days elapsed has crossed the normal processing time. For my application, the processing time is mentioned as 100+ days. So does the online status update or her work permit extension will happen only when mine is also processed? Since both our applications are together, I am curious.
 

gongsunyanghao

Full Member
Aug 7, 2018
39
7
Hi All,

My wife applied for her work permit extension from inside Canada (same employer) along with my temporary resident visa extension. Our status is currently implied. The application was submitted on Sept 25, 2018. For the work permit extension, the days elapsed has crossed the normal processing time. For my application, the processing time is mentioned as 100+ days. So does the online status update or her work permit extension will happen only when mine is also processed? Since both our applications are together, I am curious.
you should be approvaled at the same time.
 

Debret

Star Member
Mar 27, 2018
80
34
Nomination.....
04/04/2018
AOR Received.
20/08/2018
Med's Request
02/05/2019
Med's Done....
21/05/2019
Passport Req..
02/07/2019
I called them today. They said for some reason, my file need additional review and it wont be in "normal processing" time.
I am applying with a dependent. For my PR application, eligibility is not passed yet. Its still in process. This might be the reason in my case.
I'm trying to call them today, again, to hear something.
I'm on my 125th day of wait, and I think it's something similar to your case... the PR application might be the reason it's taking so long... Let me know if you hear anything different. I'll try to keep you posted too.
 

niah

Full Member
Mar 14, 2018
22
1
I am on my 164th day for a renewal from Quebec.
I have also my PR application in progress with dependent.

Why differentiate one with a PR application and the others cases.
 

Debret

Star Member
Mar 27, 2018
80
34
Nomination.....
04/04/2018
AOR Received.
20/08/2018
Med's Request
02/05/2019
Med's Done....
21/05/2019
Passport Req..
02/07/2019
I am on my 164th day for a renewal from Quebec.
I have also my PR application in progress with dependent.
Why differentiate one with a PR application and the others cases.
I'm not too sure, and actually, they say the delay is not related to the PR application. However, for me, it's pretty obvious that they check information on both applications before any the final decision.
We have a unique UCI, and the two applications must be connected somehow. I just don't know exactly why this is affecting our extension request so much.

I called them this afternoon and I just got vague responses and the promise that an update will occur in my application any time now.
This is very annoying and very exhausting... but let's hope for the best and maybe who knows if this will speed up our PR application somehow? :)

Keep me posted! I'll come back to this thread if I hear anything else.