Hey there, fellow Canucks and international family enthusiasts! 🍁
Hold on to your maple syrup, because Canada just dropped some fantastic news for families far and wide. Remember the Parents and Grandparents Super Visa? That golden ticket that let your folks or grandparents come over and bask in the glory of Canadian landscapes and maybe babysit the kids once in a while? Well, it just got way better.
Super Duper Visa!
Previously, this Super Visa allowed eligible parents and grandparents to stay in the country for up to 2 years per entry without the need to renew their status. Now, in a move as sweet as a Tim Hortons’ double double, Starting June 22, 2023, the Canadian government has bumped that number up to a whopping 5 years per entry. That’s half a decade of quality family time!
Why the Change?
There’s no denying that family matters. The government has recognized the value and importance of keeping families together. This new extension not only supports this ideal but also eases the process and reduces the administrative burden. It’s a win-win!
In addition, there’s the added benefit of cultural preservation. Let’s face it, nobody tells stories or passes down traditions quite like our elders. With this extension, families have a better opportunity to bridge generational gaps and keep traditions alive.
For those of you who love the nitty-gritty, here’s what you need to know:
- The visa is still a multi-entry visa, valid for up to 10 years.
- The only change? Now each entry allows for a stay of up to 5 years before there’s any need to renew the status or exit Canada.
- All the other requirements, including the need for medical insurance and the income criteria, remain the same.
So, What Now?
If you’ve been thinking about inviting your parents or grandparents over, now’s a fantastic time! For those with family already here on the Super Visa, it might be worth checking the exact terms of their visa. And if they need to make a trip abroad, rest assured they’ll have a comfy time slot of 5 years when they come back.
To wrap it up, this is fantastic news for families across the country. It’s a testament to Canada’s commitment to strengthening family bonds and valuing cultural diversity. Here’s to more family gatherings, grandparent spoiling, and, of course, extra hands for those snowy days!
Stay warm and connected, folks! 🍁❄️👵👴❤️
Do you need a hand in applying for that Super Visa, for your parents or grandparents, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a qualified immigration professional for assistance.
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