What is a Grandparent Super Visa and how to apply for it ensuring a smooth stay?

Posted by Haseeb Ullah on December 18th, 2018

A Grandparent Super Visa allows the grandparents of Canadian permanent residents as well as Canadian citizens to come to the country as respected visitors for a certain period of time, preferably two consecutive years at the first visit sans renewing their status. It is sort of a temporary resident permit that allows multiple-entry. This visa remains valid for up to 10 years and the entries are allowed during this time. The visa helps older generations of the family to visit their grandchildren staying in Canada for quite a lengthy period of time without having work rights.

Who can apply for this visa?

Grandparents of Canadian permanent residents and citizens are eligible to get Super Visa. The applicants of the visa can’t be denied to enter the country owing to health and security issues. However, they need to meet particular conditions set forth by the Canadian visa office through which the visa is being applied for.

It’s important to know that the application allows no dependant to be included. Only grandparents together with their common-law-partners or spouses can be included to the application of Grandparent Super Visa Toronto.

What is the application process for the applicants from TRV as well as TRV-exempt countries?

Super Visa is perfect for the grandparents living in a country that requires a Temporary Residence Visa or TRV to enter Canada. By getting such a visa, they can travel between Canada and their home country, freely without requiring to reapply for a TRV.

They can also apply following the usual application process. Rather than being issued a visa, they would be given an official letter from CIC or Citizenship and Immigration Canada to authorize their visits for as long as 2 years during their initial entry.

How to apply

The application process for Super Visa is regular to the TRV. Nevertheless, extra documentation is needed ensuring that the grandparents would be supported during their stay in Canada. An Immigration Lawyer Toronto may help with the documentation. Things that are needed at the time of application are as follows:

  • An invitation letter from the grandchildren staying in Canada
  • Documents to prove that the grandchild meets LICO (Low Income Cut-Off) minimum
  • Evidence to prove parental relationship with the grandchild
  • Evidence of medical insurance for a minimum of one year with any recognized Canadian medical insurance company

Now the completed application form has to be processed at the visa office liable for the applicant’s home country outside Canada. According to the need to respective visa office, additional documents may be needed to produce. Once the application is submitted, it will be assessed thoroughly to check a number of factors. The reasons for the visit will be checked along with whether or not the grandparents will keep maintaining adequate ties to their original country of residence. The applicants can prove this by showing their family ties as well as finances and other connections outside Canada. All the applicants of Grandparent Super Visa need to undergo a thorough medical check.  Instructions for the medication examinations usually get issued by the visa office after the application is being submitted.

Author’s Bio:

Law Office of Zeeshan Ullah Is an Immigration Law Firm in Toronto, Canada. It is well-versed of entire immigration law related matters. It helps clients with different types of visa applications including Grandparent Super Visa Toronto.


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