Family Class Sponsorship Program – Parent and Grandparent Super Visa
One of the five different streams under the Family Class Sponsorship Program is the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa.It allowseligible parents and grandparents to visit their family for up to two years.They can apply for a renewal afterwards, which can grant them re-entry in Canada for up to 10 years! This alone makes this visa much, much more advantageous than the regular visitor visa. To know more about the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa, read on below!
Who can qualify for this Program?
The very basic eligibility requirement is that the applicant must be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Plain and simple!
However, do note that dependents of eligible parents or grandparents cannot qualify for the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa.
Tell me about the procedure for this Program.
Sure! In order to apply for the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa, the applicant must provide a letter of invitation – along with proof of the relationship – from their Canadian citizen or permanent resident child or grandchild.
The child or grandchild must then sign a contract to ensure that they will provide the necessary financial support to the Super Visa applicant, and show that they meet the minimum income necessary.
The applicant also has to undergo a medical examination to prove that they will have Canadian medical insurance for a period of at least 1 year.
Most importantly, though, the applicant needs to ensure to the visa officer that they will leave Canada voluntarily upon the expiry of their visa.
When making the visa decision, the visa officer will refer to the following factors regarding the applicant’s:
- Invitation by the Canadian citizen or permanent resident child or grandchild
- Family and financial situation
- Ties to their home country
- Reason(s) for visiting Canada
- Overall economic and political stability of their home country.
Great! Is there anything else that I need to know?
One additional thing you should be aware of is that Super Visa applicants will also need to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) before they can be issued a Super Visa. This will allow the applicant to travel freely between Canada and their home country as they please, without having to re-apply for a TRV every time they want to return to Canada.
Applicants can request for a multiple-entry visa for up to ten years, and pay the multiple-entry fee along with their visa application.
Perfect! Can you recommend some good immigration experts?
We’ll recommend the best – eduaid! When it comes to global leaders in immigration, nobody can hold a candle to eduaid! An experience of more than 18 years, the highest qualified immigration consultants and agents, the best priced packages, and the fact that our consultants will go the extra mile to ensure you get your Super Visa is what sets us apart from everyone else!
Visit our website to know more, or give us a call to set up an appointment!