Canada Super Visas will facilitate immigrants
Canada, 23rd November: The decision of Canadian government to introduce Canada Super Visas for parents and grandparents of immigrants in Canada is being welcomed by all.
It is being claimed as a best move for making lives easier for many immigrants in Canada.
Canada Super Visa—Canada Super Visa is a multiple entry visa having a validity of up to a period of ten years. As per the Canada immigration rules, a Canada super visa will facilitate family members of immigrants to stay in Canada for two years at a time.
The new Canada Super Visa will become effective from 1st December 2011 onwards. It will be issued to aspirants within a record average time of just eight weeks after the date of application.
This is a significant improvement over the usual processing time of as many as eight years for Canada visas. So, this means parents as well as grandparents of immigrants in Canada will now be able to reunify with their family members in a short span of two months only.
Canada super visas will make things easier for parents and grandparents—Considering current statistics, the number of parents and grandparents awaiting their turn to get Canada PR(permanent residency) is said to be 165,000.
The number of applicants under the category of parents and grandparents seeking Canada Permanent Residency is around 38,000 each year on an average.
That’s because getting Canadian PR helps them visit their children living in Canada. Among them, majority were those who had earlier been robbed of meeting their children in Canada by denying them Canada visitor visas,
Canada immigration officials feared that if such applicants were granted Canada visitor visas, they may continue to stay in Canada even after their visas get expired due to attachment with their families in Canada.
However, for immigrants whose sole aim is to spend a quality time with their grandchildren and children in Canada, getting Canada PR was proving taxing since it involved travelling back and forth to Canada for maintaining their PR status. No wonder, this caused undue stress.
New Canada Super Visas are aimed to solve this problem of those wanting to go to Canada to be with their loved ones.