Invite your Parents to Canada on a SuperVisa
February 9, 2021
You’re getting ready to immigrate to Canada, maybe you’re already here. You want your parents to join you, but the wait for the Parent or Grandparent Program can be long and success is by no means guaranteed. The program gets over 100,000 applications every year, and they can only grant around 20,000 applicants the opportunity to apply for permanent residency. So, while you apply and hold thumbs that your parents applications will be selected, why not have them join you on a Canadian SuperVisa? The first thing to be aware of is that for both visa programs, you must become a permanent resident of Canada yourself before you can sponsor your parents to join you in Canada. Start the process below.
The Canadian SuperVisaThe Canadian SuperVisa was created specially for parents and grandparents to be able to live with or visit their children in Canada for extended periods of time. With a SuperVisa, your parents can stay in Canada for up to two years at a time, and the visa is typically valid for a period of ten years. So they can just pop across the border to the United States (which they will need a US visitors visa to do) or take a short trip back home and then they can stay in Canada for a further two years, hassle-free.
The Requirements for a Canadian SuperVisaTo be eligible for a SuperVisa as opposed to the regular 6 month visa, the applicant/s must:
- be the parent or grandparent of a permanent resident or Canadian citizen;
- have a signed letter from their child/grandchild guaranteeing:
- full financial support for the entire duration of their time in Canada under the SuperVisa;
- a complete list of people already residing in the household you will be living in; and
- a copy of their Canadian permanent residency or citizenship document.
take out medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company that must be:
- valid for at least one year from the date of entry;
- able to cover at least $100,00 CAD in medical expenses; and
- have the physical policy (been paid), quotations are no acceptable.