Super Visa

Now Bring your Parents/Grandparents to Canada - Super Visa

Are you planning to invite your parents to Canada?

You might have applied for your Family Sponsorship to get your parents to Canada, and you might have not got the invitation from the draw. But you can still invite them to come Canada through Super visa.

A super visa let your parents and grandparents visit their children or grandchildren for up to 2 years at a time. It's a multi-entry visa that provides multiple entries for a period up to 10 years. The "Super-Visa" is a 10-year multiple entry visa is available for parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The Super-Visa allows the visitor to stay for up to two years at a time without having to apply for an extension.

You must meet some basic requirements to get a Super Visa. You must:
•    Usual requirements as those previously discussed under "Visitor Visa Requirements"
•    Proof of family relationship.
•    The visitor must prove there is a child or grandchild in Canada.
•    The visitor must provide a written promise of financial support from the child or grandchild in Canada.
•    The visitor must prove private health insurance coverage in Canada for a one year minimum.
•    Citizens of most countries will require an immigration medical examination to apply for a visitor visa. This is an examination by a medical doctor approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. For more information, see the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website "Visit" "Parents and Grandparents" "Immigration Medical Examination" to find out whether you will require an immigration medical examination and how to locate approved doctors in your country.
•    7. The Super-Visa requires the Canadian child or grandchild to meet minimum income thresholds, the idea being that the Canadian child or grandchild must be able to pay all the expenses of the visitor.

How does the parent and grandparent super visa differ from a multiple entry visa?
The Super Visa is a multi-entry visa that provides multiple entries for a period up to 10 years. The key difference is that the Super Visa allows an individual to stay for up to two years at a time in Canada, while a 10-year multiple entry visa would only have a status period for each entry of six months only.Currently, most visitors to Canada may visit for up to six months when they first enter Canada. Visitors who wish to stay longer must apply for an extension and pay a new fee.With the parent and grandparent super visa, eligible parents and grandparents can visit family in Canada for up to two years without the need to renew their status.

Who's eligible for a parent and grandparent super visa?
To be eligible for a super visa, you must:
•    be the parents or grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents and
•    meet other eligibility requirements.
Your dependents are not eligible for a super visa. They can still apply to visit Canada for up to 6 months with the right travel document.

Use of Super Visa 
Super-visas are useful for long visits in Canada of parents and grandchildren. They are multi-entry, long-term visitor visas and have some added requirements not required for an ordinary visitor visa, such as minimum income for the Canadian child or grandchild, a written promise of financial support, proof of family in Canada, immigration medical examination and private health insurance.

Other conditions we consider for Super Visa 
We consider several things before we decide if you can come to Canada. You must be a genuine visitor to Canada who will leave by choice at the end of your visit.
We'll look at these things when you apply:
•    your ties to your home country
•    the purpose of your visit
•    your family and finances
•    the overall economic and political stability of your home country
You must also:
•    apply for a super visa from outside Canada
•    be allowed to enter Canada
•    take an immigration medical exam
•    meet certain other conditions
You can't include dependents in this application.

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