The Super Visa is a visa category (PG-1 visa) that is opened for parents and grandparents only (since Canada has accumulated a large number of parents’ immigration applications every year that are not passed). Out of these considerations, IRCC started accepting applications for super visas from various places since January 2012. A super visa grants five years of residency per entry, and they have the option to request to extend their stay by up to two years while in Canada. This means current Super Visa holders will now be able to stay in Canada for up to seven consecutive years. Also, when applying for a super visa, the visa officer will first check whether inviter meet minimum income requirement and whether the information is complete and real. The applicants’ immigration tendency and financial status, travel history and other common reasons for refusal will be put into consideration later. Therefore, if you are unsuccessful in applying for an ordinary visa many times, you may wish to apply for a super visa for your parents. If the conditions are met, the success rate is as high as 90%.
- The inviter must meet the minimum income of the year
- The inviter must be a Canadian citizen or resident
- The inviter needs to support all living expenses of the applicants
- Applicants need to purchase one-year medical insurance with an insured amount of 100,000, also called super visa travel insurance
- The applicants must be the parent or grandparent of the inviter
- Applicants must pass the official Canadian medical examination
- Same as the temporary resident visas, there are also two ways to apply. One is to apply online on the official website, and the other is via paper application. The super visa must be applied outside of Canada.
Super visa documents-applicant (parents or grandparents)
- IMM5257 Temporary Resident Visitor Visa Application Form. An application form is required for each applicant and each accompanying child
- IMM5645 Family Information Form, please use Chinese, English or Chinese and French to fill in
- The original passport, valid for more than six months, and the passport needs to have at least one blank page
- IMM0104 Education Employment Form
- Two photos taken within six months. The phonetic alphabet of the name and the order of birth date, month and year are written on the back of the photos. The photo size is 35X45. Click here to see IRCC Photo Requirements.
- A copy of the applicant’s Chinese ID card (front and back).
- Hukou Certificate.
- A sticker with the applicants’ name, address, and zip code written on it, so that the visa center can return documents via mail.
- Copies of receipts for visa application fees, cash or cheques not accepted for mailing.
- The applicants’ leave letter from jobs. If retired, please submit your retirement certificate. The leave letter has to use paper with the company’s header.
Documents for the inviter (child or grandchild)
- Copy proves the inviter’s Canadian identity, front and back copy scan of the permanent resident visa Card.
- The invitation letter, which focuses on a written commitment to bear the applicants’ expenses for food, clothing, housing, transportation, tickets, and the second year’s renewal premium, and return to China on time if it expires.
- The list of initer’s family members in Canada, including dependent children under the age of 18.
- The relationship/birth certificate between the inviter and the applicants, which can be issued at the local police station, hospital of birth, or committee of the living neighborhood.
- The NOA (NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT) and T4 form of that year are the most important documents and they can be requested from the Canada Revenue Agency
- Employer letter (optional)
A: Monthly payments are not allowed. Applicants need to purchase at least one year of medical insurance with a coverage of 100,000.
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