The Super Visa allows parents and grandparents of permanent residents or Canadians to move to Canada. At the initial stages, they can stay up to two years without renewing their visa status. It also allows multiple entries over a period of 10 years.
The Super Visa is an alternative to the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP), which enables all the families to reunite in Canada. As the PGP has high demand and is limited to a few of them, the Super Visa offers certainty in availing the chance.
This Super Visa will be useful mostly for the citizens of countries that need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to travel to Canada. This will save the individuals from constantly re-applying for a visitor’s visa.
Eligible for the Super Visa
Below is the list of criteria that are eligible for applying for the Super Visa:
They also need to meet specified conditions by the visa office. They are not allowed to Canada if they have any health or criminal records.
Process to apply for a Super Visa
Applicants can apply to the Super Visa by staying outside Canada. The Super Visa process is like a regular TRV process. But you need to remember that IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) needs to ensure that the parents and grandparents will be well supported during their time in Canada.
The documents required to apply for the Super Visa include:
The letter should include a promise of financial support during their stay. The Canadian or the PR should prove their citizenship or permanent residency status with documentation and include a list of their household members.
The medical insurance should be valid for more than one year from the date of entry. IRCC will not accept quotes, so the applicant needs to ensure that the insurance is paid.
As per the records, IRCC will examine the ties of the applicant with their families in their home country. It will also check the purpose of their visit, family and finances, and the overall political stability of their home country.
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