Applying for Canada’s Super Visa has now become easier for those who wish to invite their parents and grandparents to the country!
Significant changes have been made recently to the Canada Parent and Grandparent Super Visa laws by the government. Due to these changes, which took effect on September 15, 2023, it has become easier for Indians living in the country to invite their parents or grandparents.
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What is the Super Visa From Canada?
This is a multiple-entry temporary resident visa (TRV) for citizen’s and permanent resident’s parents and grandparents. This visa allows them to stay in the country for up to 5 years at a time and is valid for up to 10 years.
This visa is much longer than a regular visit visa, which allows only a stay of 6 months. If a visitor wishes to stay longer, they are required to apply for an extension and pay additional charges.
What is the Eligibility Criteria?
The following are the criteria for being qualified for the Super Visa. The invitee must:
- Apply from outside Canada
- Meet the requirement for temporary residence as a visitor in the country.
- Have a host who is their child or grandchild provide proof of their status, a Canadian citizenship certificate or permanent resident document. If the host is a registered Indian, they can provide a Certificate of Indian Status.
The Main Differences
The Canada Super Visa is different from the regular visitor visa. Through a Super Visa, parents and grandparents can stay in the country with their families for up to 5 years on each entry.
Moreover, only biological or adopted children can call their parents and grandparents through the Super Visa. The spouse or common-law partner of the parents or grandparents can also come to Canada with them.
Financial and Health Requirements
The host must show that they can afford to support the person they are inviting to Canada by having an income that is at least equal to the low-income cut-offs set by Statistics Canada.
The parents or grandparents must have valid health insurance issued by a Canadian insurance company or an approved foreign insurer. The changes to the Super Visa, especially the Canada PGP (Parent and Grandparent Super Visa) and Canada Super Visa, are making the process easier for families wishing to meet in Canada.
This shows that Canada is committed to keeping families together.
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