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Canada has introduced changes to the Super Visa program


Canada has introduced changes to the Super Visa program

Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced on June 7, 2022 about the changes to the Super Visa program, making it easier for Canadians to reunite with their parents and grandparents.


The new amendments will come into force on July 4, 2022, and allow super visa holders to stay in Canada for a longer period of time. The super visa holders will be able to stay in Canada for 5 years per entry and request to extend their stay by up to 2 years.


In addition, international medical insurance companies also will be allowed to provide the necessary medical coverage for super visa applicants. The super visa has remained a popular and accessible option for Canadian citizens and permanent residents to reunite with their parents and grandparents in Canada for over a decade.


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada issues approximately 17,000 super visas per year. Canada's super visa program allows citizens and permanent residents to spend extended periods of time with their parents and grandparents.


Due to this, parents and grandparents have been able to remain in Canada for two years at a time under this multiple-entry visa, which is valid for up to ten years.


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