Canada Parents and GrandParents Visa | Super Visa – Eligibility and Requirements
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- 1 What is a Super Visa?
- 2 What is a PGP or Parent and Grandparents Program?
Are you a Canadian resident who wants to know how to bring parents to Canada permanently or even temporarily?
The Parent and Grandparents Program and the Super Visa are the two types of visas offered for Parents PR Canada.
What is a Super Visa?
The Super Visa is a document that permits your parents or grandparents to visit you in Canada for a period of up to two years. In addition, the Super Visa is a multi-entry visa that allows your parents and grandparents to visit for up to ten years without renewal.
How is a super visa different from a multiple entry visa?
The main distinction is that a Super Visa permits an individual to stay in Canada for up to two years, whereas a 10-year multiple entry visa only provides for a six-month status term for every entry.
Who is eligible for the Super visa?
The parent or grandparent must be eligible to enter Canada and fulfill additional requirements. For example, a letter of financial assistance from a child or grandchild in Canada who satisfies the minimum income requirement is necessary. In addition, applicants must obtain and provide proof of Canadian medical insurance that fulfills the minimum standards and covers them for at least one year. The process is slightly different if the parent or grandparent is from a nation where a visa is necessary to enter Canada as a guest.
What are the requirements for a Super Visa?
The sponsor must write a letter of invitation, and it must include the permanent residency or citizenship paperwork. In addition, sponsors have to clearly state that they will financially assist their parents during their stay. They must also show that income is equal to or more than the Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO). Because the LICO is primarily influenced by family size, you’ll need a list of everyone in your household. Your Notice of Assessment, T4, or T1 for the most recent tax year, employment insurance stubs, an employment letter with salary and date of hire, pay stubs, and bank statements are some of the papers you may provide as proof of money.
In addition to the other requirements, your parents and grandparents must have medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company valid for at least one year. At the very least, $100,000 as insurance coverage is required. Only if the parents or grandparents stay outside of Canada then they apply for a Super visa. Applicants must also fulfill additional procedures, such as medical exams and other requirements.
How to prove income for a super visa application?
Any of the following can be used to show the host’s income:
- Most current Notice of Assessment.
- Tax information that is processed straight from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
- Most recent T4 or T1 from your employer (if you are self-employed, you may obtain a letter from an accountant confirming annual income).
- Original employment letter outlining your title, work description, and compensation.
- Proof of additional sources of income, such as a pension statement, investments, or other sources of income.
What is a PGP or Parent and Grandparents Program?
The Parent and Grandparent Program, or PGP, allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parent(s) or grandparent(s) under Canada’s Family Class immigration category. Parents and grandparents who are sponsored become permanent residents of Canada, with all the advantages it entails. This includes the freedom to live and work anywhere in Canada, regardless of time, place, or industry, as well as access to publicly financed health care and other services. In addition, sponsored parents and grandparents can eventually become Canadian citizens.
What are the requirements for potential PGP sponsors?
The Parent and Grandparent Program makes use of a lottery-style random invitation method that has been in effect for a few years. First, potential sponsors have to fill out an ‘interest in sponsoring’ form beforehand. After that, potential sponsors are randomly chosen from the remaining pool of interest and encouraged to submit sponsorship applications. The IRCC then sent out enough application invites to meet its applicant intake goals.
What is the eligibility for the parent sponsorship Canada PGP?
Both the sponsor and the person(s) being sponsored must meet specific conditions to be eligible for the Parent and Grandparent Program.
Sponsors must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, satisfy specific income standards, and provide financial assistance for the sponsored person(s) and their family.
The sponsor and the sponsored person(s) must sign a sponsorship agreement that states that the sponsor will provide financial support to the sponsored person(s) and any other eligible relatives accompanying them for a period of three to twenty years, depending on their age and relationship to the sponsor, beginning on the date they become permanent residents.
Parent and Grandparent Program Quebec
The Parent and Grandparent Program in Quebec has several different criteria. Residents of Quebec are required to sign an ‘undertaking’ with the province. This contract binds the sponsoring. After being authorised as a sponsor by IRCC, sponsors in Quebec must additionally fulfil Quebec’s sponsorship standards.