What is Super Visa?
The Super Visa is a type of multi-entry visa that allows parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents to come to Canada for an extended period of time, typically up to five years at a time with one extension for another two years. The Super Visa is a visitor visa that allows the holder to stay in Canada for up to five years without the need to renew their status. After five years you can renew it for another two years. This means that the parents and grandparents do not need to apply for an extension (Visitor Record) of their first five years stay and are able to come and go from Canada as they please, as long as the visa remains valid.
The requirements for the Super Visa include:
1. The applicant must be a parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
2. The applicant must have a valid medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company that covers them for at least one year.
3. The applicant must provide a written commitment of financial support from their child or grandchild who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
4. The applicant must pass a medical examination to demonstrate that they are not inadmissible to Canada on health grounds.
5. The applicant must meet the general requirements for temporary resident visa, such as providing valid travel documents and photographs, paying the application fee, and providing biometrics (if required).
The main benefit of the Super Visa is that it allows parents and grandparents to stay in Canada for up to five years without the need to renew their status. This means that they can stay in Canada for an extended period of time, which can be beneficial for families that want to spend more time together. Additionally, the Super Visa allows parents and grandparents to come and go from Canada as they please, which can be beneficial for those who want to travel to other countries or return to their home country for a visit.
Its important to note that even though the Super Visa is valid for up to 10 years, it does not automatically grant the holder a permanent residency status. The holder will have to apply separately for a permanent residency status in Canada. Also, its always recommended to check the immigration website of Canada and consult with the Canadian embassy in the applicants country to get the most recent and accurate information and requirements.