While we all love to visit foreign countries, we all need special permission, which we all know as a Visa. So, in order to visit Canada, you too will need a Visa. Through this document, the authorized person will know the fundamental purpose of your visit to any particular country. Meanwhile, in this article, we will not discuss just the regular Visa; instead, we will explore the Canadian Super Visa, and the steps to get one.
What exactly is a Super Visa?
Unlike the regular Visa, a Super Visa is for your children or grandchildren. While a typical Visa has an expiration period of 6 months, a Super Visa can be of up to 2 years at a time. The idea is to let your children or grandchildren get an education in Canada, and the government supports the concept. The Super Visa authorization can allow your children to stay in the country for up to 10 years. However, you must renew it every 2 years. As of now, the fee for availing Super Visa is $100.
Who are eligible to apply?
Here are the eligibility criteria to acquire a Super Visa:
- You must be a permanent resident of Canada for availing Super Visa for your Children or Grandchildren.
- The applicant must provide a signed letter to you, assuming you are a Canadian resident. The letter must contain requests for financial support for the tenure of stay, information on the number of residents, and your ID & Address proofs.
- You also must have a Medical Insurance plan from any Canadian company, which is valid for at least a year and has a coverage value of $100,000 or more. Of course, you must submit the subsequent medical insurance documents.
- Super Visa can only be applied from outside Canada.
- The applicant must surpass an immigration medical exam.
What are the steps to apply?
To apply for a Super Visa, you must physically be outside the Canadian Territory. There are two primary information that you must submit – the Letter of Invitation, which we have discussed in the eligibility criteria, and your Income proof, which is essential to support your child or grandchild financially. You must also take care of the formalities related to medical insurances.
Once the necessary formalities are finished, you must make two choices: either apply online or visit a Visa Application Centre (VAC), and apply offline. Follow this link, http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/visa.asp, if you wish to apply online. We also suggest the same as the whole process will be faster compared to the offline process. Of course, you can still check out the list of nearest VAC by following the link, https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/contact-ircc/offices/find-
The Conclusion: What to do after you apply?
After you apply for the Super Visa, the next formality is to submit your biometrics (fingerprints and photo). Note that there is a fee involved in this, which varies from the country you are applying. There are some other formalities that you need to take care of like, an interview with your country’s officials, medical exam reports, a police certificate, and many more. One more thing that you should know is upon arrival in Canada; the officials will perform an Identity check. So, be handy will all the documents. Of course, for better information, contact a nearby VAC.