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Super Visa Questions

Super Visa Questions

What is a Super Visa?

A Super Visa is an application process where you, as a child of the primary applicant, can apply for your parents or grand-parents to come and visit you in Canada. Your parents and grand-parents will be the primary applicants; they do not hold Permanent Residency in Canada and are not Canadian citizens, rather they are nationals of foreign countries and will thus require a visa to enter and/or stay in Canada.

What are the basic Eligibility requirements for a Super Visa?

To be eligible to apply for the Super Visa, the primary applicant (the parent or the grand parent), must meet the following basic requirements:

  • The primary applicant must be either a parent or a grand-parent of a Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada

  • The primary applicant (the parent or the grand-parent) must be allowed entry into Canada. this means that the parent or the grand-parent applying for the super visa must not have any admissibility issues for which they could be denied entry; i.e.: the parent or the grand-parent must not have any criminal background records.

  • The primary applicant must also be able to meet other special requirements and conditions for a successful super-visa application.

Documents for Super Visa Application?

Immigration officers who will assess your application will consider several factors when deciding the outcome of your application. The officer will consider the following as a basis for deciding whether your application for be super visa will be successful or not;

  • The reason and purpose for which you want to enter Canada (such as visiting family, children, or relatives)

  • Your family and your finances. This includes the family that you are travelling with (your passenger and travel group), the family and relatives in your home country or your country of residence, and the family you intent to visit in Canada (such as you grand-children, or your children). The finances of your family are also a contributing factor towards your application. You and the grand-children or your own children that you are visiting must meet certain financial benchmarks before being allowed entry into Canada

  • The overall economic and political stability of your home country

  • An invitation from a Canadian host such as you child, or your grandchild.

An immigration officer will require further proof regarding your intent and purpose of visit and financial capabilities to support the above requirements further;

  • You must be able to prove that the child or grandchild you are visiting meets the minimum income requirements threshold

  • Provide a valid and written statement from the child or grandchild you are visiting, that he/she will support you in all matter financially

  • Provide a valid and written statement from the child or grandchild you are visiting, that he/she will support you in all matter financially

  • You must have valid Canadian medical insurance for a period of at least one year commencing on the when you land in Canada

  • You must have taken a valid immigration medical exam from an a medical practitioner or physicians who has been cleared for performing such exams and is accredited and approved to do so by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. To find a complete list of all the medical practitioners and physics who are approved to perform immigration medical exams, check the online list of approved physicians on Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

What is the Difference between the Parent and Grand-Parent Super Visa and the Visitor’s Visa?

As of now, most visitors coming to Canada may visit the country for a period of up to six months when they first enter Canada. Those visitors who wish to stay longer in Canada must apply for an extension for their visitor’s visa, and must also include the new fee payment for the new application.

The parent and the grandparent super visa is a multi-entry visa; this means the super visa provides multiple entries for up to 10 years. With the super visa, parents and grand-parents can visit their family, children, and relatives, for up to two years without the need to renew their status. The main difference between a Parent or Grandparent Super Visa and the Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa, TRV) is that the parent and grand-parent allows an entry and authorised period of stay for up to two years when first initially used, however, the 10 year multiple entry visitor’s visa only has a status period for each entry at just six months.

The parent and grand-parent super visa will allow holder multiple entries of two years each for up to 10 years. Single entry super visas are also available. These remain at the discretion of the immigration officer who will decide your case.

Can I extend my Super Visa beyond the two year authorised period of stay

No, under the super visa, you cannot extend the duration of your stay beyond two years. Once the two years of your authorized duration of stay is over, you will be required to exit Canada.

Do I have to travel back to my home country once my two years of authorized stay are over?

No, you do not have to go back to your home country once your authorized stay of two year is over. The only requirement is that you exit Canada once your period of two years has ended.

Contact Akrami & Associates

For a successful parent or grand-parent super visa application, you will have to provide an abundant and sufficient amount of paperwork and documentation that will convince the immigration officer that you will obey the law while you are in Canada that your reason for entry is valid, that you will respect the terms of your stay in Canada, and that you will leave Canada once your authorised period of stay is over. Remember, unlike the visitor’s visa which only allows entry for a period of six months, while the parent and grandparent super visa allows you to stay in Canada for 2 years at a time and is valid for a total period of 10 years. Contact us at Akrami and Associated today to book a consultation and determine what next steps you should take.

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