Parents living in Canada can stay with their children, this country is giving super visa for them

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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There are many Indians whose children live in Canada for work or studies. The parents or grandparents of these children are not allowed to stay with them here for a long time. Because of this, parents are not able to stay with their children for long. But now there is a good news for parents. Canada is planning to issue super visas for parents from May 21, 2024. For this he will invite about 35,700 sponsors in two weeks.

Those who have submitted sponsorship forms in 2020 are advised to monitor their emails for regular updates. But for those who did not submit a sponsor form in 2020, parents and grandparents can still apply for a super visa to visit Canada for the long term. So let us know what is Super Visa and how to apply for it.

what is super visa

The process of inviting loved ones to Canada is not as simple as booking a flight ticket. Under the Canadian government's Super Visa program, a parent or grandparent can visit their child or grandchild at any time within 10 years. For this, they will not need to apply for visa every time. The visa will be valid for up to 10 years. Under this, parents will be able to stay in Canada for 5 years at a time.

How long does it take to get a super visa?

Super Visa processing times vary from country to country. If you are applying from India, it will take approximately 135 days. The processing time of your application depends on how accurate your name and all the information provided in the form is.

Who can apply?

Who can apply?

That person must be a child or grandchild of the applicant who is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or registered Indian. Only biological or adopted children can invite their parents or grandparents on a super visa.

Can people from visa exempt countries apply for super visa?

Can people from visa exempt countries apply for super visa?

People from visa-exempt countries can apply for a super visa. But on this condition they will have to stay in Canada for more than six months at a time. However, the application process is slightly different for visa-exempt travelers.

How to Apply for Canadian Super Visa

How to Apply for Canadian Super Visa
  • Applicants can submit the application online or offline.
  • Collect all the necessary documents for the application.
  • Now you can fill the super visa form.
  • Before applying, biometric fee along with processing fee has to be deposited online using debit or credit card.
  • During this time, applicants may be called for an interview at the local visa office.
  • Once the super visa is approved, parents will need to submit their passport.
  • As long as the Super Visa is valid, your parent or grandparent will be able to visit Canada as often as they want.

Can parents stay in Canada permanently through Super Visa or not?

Can parents stay in Canada forever through Super Visa or not?

Super visa is a temporary residence visa. So your parent or grandparent can only visit Canada as long as their super visa is valid. However, there is no restriction on how long they must remain out of Canada before they can re-enter the country. It is important to note that they will need legal medical insurance every time they enter Canada. Which may take some time to achieve.

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