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Parents and Grandparents – Super Visa Program

Parents and Grandparents – Super Visa Program

Parents and Grandparents – Super Visa Program

If you were unable to submit an application to sponsor your parents and grandparents under the Parent and Grandparent Program for some reason, there is another option available. Canada’s Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship allow you to bring your parents and grandparents to Canada and have a happy reunion under the Super Visa Program.

If approved, your loved ones can stay in Canada for up to two years from their initial entry into the country. The validity of the Super Visa is for ten years. It means your parents and grandparents can return to Canada multiple times till the validity of the visa. Applicants can stay in Canada for two years without renewing their visas.

This program stands apart from the Parent and Grandparent Program on a few counts.

  • It is not a permanent residence program.
  • Applicants must get private medical insurance
  • They must not work in Canada unless otherwise authorized

The plus points are that the processing time is faster, which means families can look forward to a quicker reunion in Canada than under the Parent and Grandparent Program. Also, they do not have to wait to be invited.  Eligible applicants can apply at any time and get the approval to come to Canada.

The Applicants Must Satisfy the Following:

  • They must be the parent or grandparent of a permanent resident or Canadian citizen
  • They must be admissible to Canada and have ties with their home country
  • The reason for the visit must be clearly stated
  • The authorities will look at the family and finances of the applicant
  • The country’s economic condition and political situation will also be considered
  • They should provide a written commitment for financial support
  • They must present proof of having obtained medical insurance coverage for at least one year
  • They must clear the immigration medical examination

The Application Process:

The first step is to get all the required documents ready. Before you apply for a super visa, you must have a letter of invitation from your child or grandchildren. They must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Other conditions are:

  • They must promise financial support to you during your stay in Canada
  • Provide a list of the number of people in the household where you will be staying
  • They must provide proof of their Canadian citizenship or permanent residence
  • They should provide proof of minimum income through Notice of Assessment (NOA), Employment Insurance stubs, employment letter, bank statements, salary details, pay stubs, duration of employment, etc.
  • They must produce proof of payment for medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company with a validity of at least one year, and coverage of at least CAD100, 000
  • They must also provide a document confirming that you had undergone an immigration medical exam

The Next Steps

You can apply online or on paper. When you apply online, the department will get the application instantly. You will save on courier charges and time. Online applications are processed faster. It also helps you ensure that the application is complete because incomplete applications are returned quickly for rectification. You can get the status of the application in your online account conveniently.

You may be asked to go for an interview with the Canadian officials in your country as the next step of the process. The applications are processed in a few weeks. After that, the passport and all other original documents are returned.

Passports of approved applications are stamped. For applicants from visa-exempt countries, a letter is issued to be presented to the border services to ensure a smooth entry to Canada. Refused applications are provided reasons for the same.

If you need any assistance in applying for a Super Visa to visit Canada and unite with your children and grandchildren, contact us. ASI Immigration is one of the leading and reputed immigration consultants. We can make your Canadian immigration journey smooth and painless with our unmatched expertise. Call us or visit us now for a consultation.

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