After Citizenship and Immigration, Canada announced the suspension of new parent and grandparent sponsorship applications on Nov 5, 2011, a new visa category called the SuperVisa was introduced. This visa is a temporary visa which allows one to bring their parents/grandparents to Canada and lets them stay for up to 2 years at a time.
Lalani & Associates has already successfully completed SuperVisa applications and can help make sure that your parents/grandparents’ applications are complete and professionally handled.
To be eligible to apply, the applicant must:
Show that they are the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
Have sufficient funds available and ties to their home country such as a job, family or property.
Be in good health and willing to complete an upfront medical examination.
Obtain medical insurance (Min Coverage CAD $ 100,000) from a Canadian insurance company having a valid for at least one year
To be eligible for Family Class sponsorship, the sponsor in Canada must meet the following requirements:
The sponsor must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
The sponsor must be 18 years of age or older;
The sponsor must exceed the minimum necessary income level for this program (if married or in a common-law relationship, the income of both can be included);
The sponsor must sign an undertaking to repay any provincial social assistance benefits paid to the sponsor and accompanying family member(s), if any, for a period of 20 years, if necessary; and
If the sponsor resides in Quebec, an additional “undertaking” must be signed.
Maximum validity up to ten years, or one month prior to the applicant’s passport’s expiry, whichever is earlier.
Freely travel between Canada and your country of residence without the hassle of re-applying.
Minimum Necessary Income:
Size of Family Unit
Minimum necessary Income
1 person (the sponsor)
More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add
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