Super Visa for Canada: Entry Solution for Parents and Grandparents!
Parents and grandparents can apply for a Super Visa for Canada which offers more advantageous conditions compared to a regular visa. There are some factors that are considered when you apply for a super visa and once the application is complete and approved, you can stay in Canada for the determined period and enjoy your time alongside your children and grandchildren.
The Difference between a Super Visa and a Visitor Visa
A Super Visa differs from a regular visa in the conditions of stay in offers to parents and grandparents. For example, a visitor visa grants permission to enter Canada for a period of six months whereas a super visa allows for a parent or grandparent to remain in Canada for a period up to two years at a time. Furthermore, the validity is usually of 10 years and allows for multiple entries in Canada.
Eligibility for the Super Visa
There are certain requirements that determine your eligibility for being able to apply for a super visa. First of all, you must be the parent or grandparent of a permanent resident of Canada or a Canadian citizen. You must also obtain a Letter of invitation from the child or grandchild that invites you to Canada. You must also show proof of medical insurance from a Canadian company for the duration of your stay and you must be allowed to enter Canada. Other conditions that are considered include: ties to your home country, purpose of your visit, family and finances, and the overall economic and political stability of your home country. For more information about the requirements, you can consult the CIC website.
Application for Super Visa
You may apply online or by paper to obtain a super visa for a parent or grandparent. If you do not need a visitor visa to enter Canada, you can still apply for a super visa in order to be allowed to remain in Canada for a period of two years (visa exempt visitors). You will need to fill out and sign the appropriate forms and to prepare the required documentation in support of your application. The Immigration authorities will evaluate whether you are eligible to obtain a super visa. You may need to go for an interview with a visa officer. You will need to pass a medical exam before entering Canada. If your application is approved, you will be allowed to enter Canada.
After the Application
You must make sure your passport and other travel documents are in order. You will also need to show the proof of your medical insurance to the officer. If your contact information changes during the processing of your application, you must inform the visa office.
This section contains general immigration information and does not constitute a legal opinion. For legal advice regarding your personal situation, contact the Jurinovo team.