Parents and grandparents are one of the greatest blessings in life. Wouldn’t it be nice if they can visit you in Canada and see all that you have achieved? They can see the beautiful life you have built for yourself, your family members and your friends here in Canada. Give them a chance to visit and tour this picturesque country, including all of the sights and sounds; take them out for dinner at their favourite restaurant, and show them around your favourite places. The Canadian government believes in family reunification and assists those eligible to unify through the Super Visa. With our Super Visa Program, thousands of parents and grandparents from across the world have been able to visit their children or grandchildren in Canada for extended periods of time!
Our Super Visa Service is one of the most straightforward applications, with very high rewards. Our professionals are there to guide you through this process and ensure that it runs smoothly for all parties involved.
What is a Super Visa?
A super visa Canada is a temporary resident visitor visa specifically for parents and/or grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents. This visa allows the parents and/or grandparents to visit their children and/or grandchildren here in Canada for extended periods of time.
What is the validity of the Super Visa?
If you have an elderly parent or grandparent living abroad, the Super Visa can allow them to stay in Canada with you for a longer period of time. The Super Visa is valid for ten (10) years with multiple entries and can be renewed as long as you are still eligible as a sponsor.
Super Visa vs. Temporary Resident Visa
The Super Visa is a type of Visitor Visa (TRV) and falls under this category. However, there are many differences between the two. The Visitor Visa (TRV) can be valid for ten (10) years but only allows a stay of up to six (6) months per entry and must be applied for outside Canada. Whereas the Super Visa is typically issued for ten (10) years with a stay of up to two (2) years per entry and can be obtained within Canada.
Under the Super Visa, you as the inviting child or grandchild have certain requirements you must meet to be eligible to extend the invitation. In addition, the Super Visa allows elderly parents and/or grandparents living abroad to have multiple entries into Canada in order to visit over a longer period of time. The purpose of the Super Visa is to alleviate some of those specific requirements so that parents and/or grandparents qualify to visit you in Canada
Super Visa vs. Sponsorship
The Family Class Sponsorships: Parents and Grandparents program allows you to apply, as a sponsor, to bring your parents and/or grandparents to Canada under this stream of the immigration system. As a sponsor, you would be responsible for supporting them financially in Canada.
The Super Visa is a much simpler, predictable and efficient application process. There is no limited window to apply, a lottery system or a first come first serve process. If submitted in the appropriate manner and meeting all the requirements, the Super Visa applications are often issued expeditiously.
Super Visa and Visa-Exempt Visitors
The super visa Canada applies to individuals from a visa-exempt country who plan to stay in Canada for more than six consecutive months. This can be a great option for parents and grandparents who may have initially planned a short visit but ended up extending their stay. The super visa Canada allows for this flexibility without worrying about overstaying your welcomed stay.
Application process and processing time
The Super Visa application can be submitted online or on paper in the parent’s and/or grandparents’ country of residence. The application can only be submitted from outside of Canada.
To be eligible, you as the individual extending the invitation must: Be the child or grandchild of the invitee Provide a letter to your parents and/or grandparents that include: A promise of financial support for the length of their stay list and the number of people in your household provide a copy of your Canadian citizenship or Canada permanent resident visa document.
Get your qualified parents or grandparents the Super Visa. They must be your parent, grandparent, sibling or child. This visa is valid for up to 10 years, allowing them to live in Canada and visit you every two years.
The super visa Canada is a very popular option for people who have elderly parents or grandparents that wish to visit their family in Canada. As this is a temporary resident visitor visa, it is essential to prove to the officer that your parents and/or grandparents are genuine visitors. There are additional supporting documents that must be included to show proof that the visit is of a temporary nature.