Canadian Immigration News
Canadian Super Visa for Parent and Grandparent Launched
Friday, December 02, 2011
First applications for the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa to be accepted from December 1, 2011, announced Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.
The new Canadian 10-year visa, so-called Super Visa, allows parents and grandparents to stay in Canada for up to 24 months at a time without having to renew their status. The super visa is one element of Phase I of the Action Plan for Faster Family Reunification announced in November's Canadian News. It is aimed to battle an enormous backlog of about 165,000 parents and grandparents who are trying to join family in Canada.
In order to apply for this kind of Super Visa, applicants must meet these following requirements:
Eight weeks is the time period needed to process the Super Visa and after that many parents and grandparents can enjoy the company of family in Canada instead of having to wait eight years or more through the current Family Class.
If you are interested in Immigration to Canada, contact Migration Expert for information and advice on which visa is best suited to you. You can also try our visa eligibility assessment to see if you are eligible to apply for a visa to Canada.