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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

New update for super visa holders in Canada




The government of Canada has introduced a new update for super visa holders. The update will make it easier for parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents to visit Canada. The new update will allow multiple entries for a period of up to 10 years.


On July 18, 2022, the government of Canada introduced new instructions, updating the length of stay determined at the port of entry for super visa holders to the new ministerial instructions that came into force on July 4, 2022. As of July 4, 2022, for parents and grandparents who have a temporary resident super visa or letter of introduction without a stamp on their passport that indicates a handwritten date, or for even those who do not have any stamp, the period of authorized stay will be 5 years from the date of entry.


Super Visa

As of July 4, 2022, for parents and grandparents who have a temporary resident super visa or letter of introduction without a stamp on their passport that indicates a handwritten date, or for even those who do not have any stamp, the period of authorized stay will be 5 years from the date of entry.

The Super Visa is a multiple-entry visa that allows parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents to stay in Canada for up to two years at a time. It is valid for up to 10 years, and holders can come and go from Canada as they please. The Super Visa is an excellent option for families who want to spend extended periods of time together, and it provides an opportunity for families to deepen their bond. If you are interested in applying for a Super Visa, the first step is to ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria.


Eligibility


To be eligible for a super visa, you must:

  • be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada

  • have a signed letter from your child or grandchild who invites you to Canada that includes:

  • a promise of financial support for the length of your visit

  • the list and number of people in the household of this person

  • a copy of this person’s Canadian citizenship or permanent resident document

  • have medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company that is:

  • valid for at least 1 year from the date of entry

  • at least $100,000 emergency coverage

  • have proof that the medical insurance has been paid in full (quotes aren’t accepted)

The new update for holders of the super visa is great news for families who have loved ones living overseas. It will now be easier to visit them for extended periods of time. Please contact us at Mesidor Canadian Immigration Services. We would be happy to provide you with more information about the changes and how they may impact you. Our team of experienced professionals is here to help you with all of your immigration needs.




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