Immigration Canada has made some major changes to Super Visa program which surely will bring a smile to all those who are looking to bring their parents or Grandparents to Canada for long-term stay. These enhancements will make it easier for Canadians to reunite with their parents and grandparents in Canada and will allow super visa holders to stay for a longer period of time. These changes, which come into force on July 4, 2022.
- Changes effective from July 4, 2022.
- These changes will increase the length of stay for super visa holders to 5 years per entry into Canada.
- People who have a super visa also have the option to request to extend their stay by up to 2 years at a time while in Canada.
- These changes will allow international medical insurance companies to provide coverage to super visa applicants in the future in addition to the Canadian companies.
- Currently, only Canadian insurance providers can provide the necessary medical coverage that super visa applicants are required to have.
The Super Visa Program is a Canadian immigration program that allows parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to visit Canada for extended periods of time. The program was first introduced in 2011 as a way to provide a more flexible option for family reunification, while also addressing some of the concerns associated with traditional visitor visas.
Under the Super Visa program, parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents can apply for a multiple-entry visa that is valid for up to 10 years. This allows them to visit Canada for up to two years at a time, without the need to renew their visa. This is a significant improvement over traditional visitor visas, which are typically only valid for six months at a time.
To be eligible for the Super Visa program, applicants must meet certain requirements. They must have a child or grandchild who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and who is able to financially support them during their stay in Canada. This means that the child or grandchild must have a minimum income and must provide a guarantee of financial support in the form of a Canadian government approved insurance policy.
Applicants must also undergo a medical examination and provide proof of this examination as part of their application. This is to ensure that they are in good health and will not be a burden on Canada’s healthcare system during their stay.
In addition to these requirements, applicants must also meet the general requirements for a visitor visa. This includes showing that they have ties to their home country and that they intend to return home after their visit to