How to apply for a Super Visa for your parents or grandparents
The Super Visa allows parents and grandparents to visit Canada many times over ten years.
The Super Visa permits Canadian citizens’ parents and grandparents to visit their children and grandchildren. They can stay for up to two years without needing to renew their status, and they can stay for up to ten years.
This visa is available throughout the year and is an option to the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) for people who want to briefly reconnect with their parents and grandparents. The Super Visa provides more assurance of family reunion than the PGP, which has a high demand and limited space. It is especially beneficial for nationals of countries requiring a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to visit Canada because it eliminates the need to regularly reapply for a visitor’s visa.
Who qualifies for a Super Visa?
The Super Visa may be available to parents or grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. They cannot be denied entry to Canada on the grounds of health or crime, and they may be needed to fulfill additional visa office requirements.
Only Canadian parents or grandparents are eligible for the visa. Spouses or common-law partners may be listed on a Super Visa application but not dependents.
What is the procedure for obtaining a Super Visa?
Applicants must submit their applications from outside of Canada. The Super Visa application procedure is comparable to the normal TRV application process; however, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) must prove that the parents and grandparents would be adequately supported while in Canada. A signed letter from their Canadian kid or grandchild, as well as medical insurance worth at least $100,000 from a Canadian insurance firm, are among the other documentation required.
A pledge of financial assistance for the length of the visit must be included in the letter. The Canadian must provide papers to confirm their citizenship or permanent resident status, as well as a list of their household members. From the date of admission, the medical insurance must be valid for at least one year. Because IRCC does not accept quotations, the applicant must show that the insurance has been paid to obtain the visa.
Immigration authorities will also assess if the applicant intends to depart the country after their permitted stay. According to the government website, they will look at the applicant’s links to their home country, the reason for their travel, their family and money, and the country’s general political stability.