Canadian citizens and permanent residents, those are intending to obtain temporary residence for their parents and grandparents may apply for extended visitors’ visas known as Super Visas. The 2020 IEC season was open as of December 11, 2019, and followed by delay until April 2020 due to technical issues by IRCC. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have updated the required documents to apply for the Super Visa which allows your family to come to Canada as visitors for an extended period of up to 10 years. The paramount of Super Visa an individual to stay for up to two years while a 10-year multiple entry visitor visas with an extended period for each entry of six months into Canada. Even with a delay, the Super Visa program can still be useful for citizens of visa-exempt countries. Under the new Super Visa program, 2020, parents or grandparents visa can apply from outside of Canada with a Letter of Introduction, which they can then present to a border official which will allow the individual to enter Canada for a period of 2-years.
New document requirement
From now on, the new program required the tax documents from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in order to assess income level, which applicants can access themselves from their ‘My Account’. It reflects this new change in the list of required documents for the Super Visa program 2020. Another change comes into effect immediately that firstly the applicant must be eligible for a visitor visa. Besides all this, the applicant must satisfy Canadian immigration officials about their good health sufficient ties to their home country, in the form of the proof of a job, family or property, and most required sufficient funds to support themselves for the length of their stay. This means that the applicant needs a valid travel document to fulfill the formality of super visa program processing. Below we enclosed a detail list of other documents required for processing the Super Visa program in 2020.
• Biometrics: Biometrics including electronic fingerprints for applicants for Canadian visa programs, including those applying under the IEC program.
•Invitation Letter: A letter of invitation from the child or grandchild which includes full name, date of birth, passport details, visa details, and the low-income cutoff with the personal details, duration of stay of the applicant. The letter should also include the details of the family unit and names and dates of birth of spouse and dependents.
•Proof of relationship: To apply for the Super Visa, the applicant must either be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. But the eligibility of Super Visa is invalid till the parent or grandparent relationship to the Canadian citizen or permanent resident i.e., birth certificate, official documents naming you as a parent, etc.
•Passport: Copy of the sponsor’s passport, and applicant passport with minimum valid for six months from the date of applications.
•Photos: Two photographs for each applicant need to be attached to the name and birth date of the individual on the back.
•Proof of Financial Support: Proof of income includes occupation proof, evidence of sufficient funds with necessary Income meeting or exceeding the low-income cutoff (LICO) for the total number of people visiting Canada.
|Size of Family Unit||Minimum Necessary Income|
|1 person (your child or grandchild)||$24,328|
|7 or more persons||$64,381|
|More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add||$6,555|
• Police certificates: It’s known as background checks or as police clearances report from the country where the applicant has lived for six or more consecutive months since the age of 18.
•Proof of Insurance: Proof that the applicants have private medical insurance valid for a minimum of one year from a Canadian insurance company (we refer Retirement Shield Canada Insurance) and that covers health care, hospitalization, and repatriation, provides a minimum coverage of $100,000 and is valid for each entry to Canada and be available for review by a port of entry officer. You may by now know that taking out medical insurance is obligatory under the Super Visa Insurance but it’s not required to enter Canada as a visitor. It is strongly recommended to take out an insurance policy before activating your Super visa. Some people try to circumvent this requirement with shorter validity and end up receiving no visa permit at all.
Apart from this Immigration Documents, proof of travel documents for minors are important for the Super Visa Program eligibility requirement. Parents and Grandparents Super Visa has an advantage over other visa programs, its relatively short processing time of approximately 8-weeks. Rest you are subject to the terms and conditions of the policy if no one has explained to you exactly what this is in the policy, then read the documents thoroughly at the time of purchasing the insurance. Each insurance company different terms and conditions to serve you best but if you want a clear picture of your Super Visa Insurance here’s is the link to clear all your doubts https://supervisa.travelshield.ca/2019/10/07/step-by-step-guide-to-super-visa-insurance/. Benefits mean that the insurance company will pay for you. Travel Shield Super Visa Insurance plan provides more coverage for more emergencies, for more details https://supervisa.travelshield.ca/2019/09/28/checklist-for-super-visa-insurance/. A great way to determine your eligibility for the Super Visa insurance is to visit this site https://www.travelshield.ca/ or email at firstname.lastname@example.org where you can apply or consult for super visa insurance. To claim at the time of the medical emergency or injury, please Call at 1-866-517-0606 24/7 Emergency Assistance Center as soon as possible.