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Super Visa-Stay longer with your family

Do you plan to stay between 6 months and 2 years with your child/grand child?

Depending on your nationality, you may need to give your biometrics:

  • Starting July 31, 2018 – applicants from Europe, Middle East and Africa.
  • Starting December 31, 2018 – applicants from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

For most Canadian visitors, they are allowed to only stay for a maximum of six months after their first entry into Canada. With the Super Visa, you can visit your child or grandchild in Canada for up to two continuous years without the need to leave and re-enter Canada every 6 months.

This article will let you know if you are eligible for the Super Visa and how to apply for it.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Super Visa, you have to:

  • be the parent or grandparent of a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen,
  • prove that you are a real visitor and are planning on leaving Canada at the end of your visit,
  • provide proof of minimum income requirements (LICO, see below) of your child or grandchild in Canada,
  • receive a written statement your child or grandchild support you financially,
  • subscribe to a minimum of one-year medical insurance from a Canadian-based insurance company, and
  • go through a medical exam for immigration purposes.

Application Fees

The fees are the same as for a visitor TRV, which are a $100.

Medical Exam Requirements

You will need to pass a Medical Exam with an IRCC approved doctor.

Processing Times

Processing times for a Super Visa depend on the country from when you are applying.

Documents Required to Apply Super Visa

The application process is pretty similar to that of a Temporary Resident Visa for visitors. However, you will need to provide additional documents:

  1. An invitation letter from your child or grandchild, that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  2. You will need proof from your child or grandchild that he or she meets the low income cut-off (recent Notice of Assessment, T4 or T1 form, pension statement, investments, etc.).
  3. You will need a document confirming your medical exam.
  4. You need proof that you subscribed to a minimum one-year medical insurance coverage by a Canadian insurance company, that:
    • covers health care, hospital costs and your return to your home country,
    • covers you for at least $100,000,
    • is valid for multiple entries into Canada, and
    • that you can show an immigration officer upon entry in Canada.

Why Seeking Expressway Professional Immigration Help is Important

While the procedures for applying for a TRV may seem uncomplicated, some applicants apply without seeking any help from an immigration lawyer, thinking that they can ‘do it themselves’. For TRV applications or Any Immigration Application, there is actually a higher risk of refusal in cases where the application is not properly prepared. The standards are very high. We find that the number one reason why applications are denied is due to forms not being correctly filled out and application not being properly prepared. It is a shame when someone can not fulfill their dreams because of one missed ‘dotted i’ or ‘crossed t’. You can increase your chances at getting an approval on your TRV / Immigration applications with the assistance of Expressway professional immigration experts.