Apart from the Family Class Parent and Grandparent Visa Sponsorship Program, Canadian citizens and permanent residents may also be able to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada through the Super Visa program. Although this program does not guarantee permanent residence, it nevertheless allows parents and grandparents a much more prolonged period as long-term visitors. The successful applicants through the Super Visa are granted multiple entry visitor’s visas which are valid for a period of up to ten years.
Unlike the standard Canadian Visitor’s Visa that has to be renewed every 6 months, the super visa program comes with a validity of two years at a given time. Another advantage of the Super Visa is that the processing times are much shorter, as they take approximately 8-12 weeks to completely process them.
Canadian authorities and immigration officials consider a number of factors to determine a person’s inadmissibility, such as:
It is important to understand that the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa is still a Temporary Visa, and does not come with permanent residency.
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