It was many years ago when this happened to me, back then MOM extended my SVP a month at a time while my EP was under processing. In two cases, their decision was still pending after a month and I had to go down to MOM and extend my SVP another month. Not sure if it is still the same case today.
I don’t believe the ICA can help you once you have a pending EP, only MOM.
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