If you are a Parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident intending to obtain temporary residence visa to visit your close relatives, you can apply for extended visitors’ visas, which is known as Super Visa.
The maximum validity period for the multiple entry Super Visa is ten years, or one month prior to the expiry of the applicant’s passport, whichever is earlier. Within that time, Super Visa holders can remain in Canada for periods of up to 2-years. In comparison, a regular visitor visa is usually valid for a maximum period of 6-months.
The processing time for Super Visa is approximately 8 weeks.
The application for this visa is made to a visa office outside of Canada. Your sponsor must meet certain criteria.
The immigration officials need to be satisfied for the issuance of the Super Visa. You as an applicant should meet certain criteria. The true intention of the applicant, family ties to the home country and the employment details of the sponsor are some of the factors play an important role in the issuance of such visas.
If you are interested in applying for a Super Visa or are unsure if your family member qualifies for a Super Visa, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org