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Canada Parent visa
If you are a Canadian Citizen or holding a Canada PR visa and want to sponsor your Parents and Grandparents to become permanent residents of Canada, you can apply for a Canada parent visa. To apply for a Canada parent visa, you must
- support your parents & Grandparents and their dependants financially
- Ensure your parents and Grandparents don’t require social assistance from the Canadian Govt.
If you want your parents and Grandparent to join you as soon as possible, you can also invite them on a visitor visa or Canada Super visa.
Check are you eligible to sponsor a parent or grandparent?
You can sponsor your parents and grandparents if you meet the following eligibility requirements
- You must be a Canadian Citizen or Canadian PR holder. You must be at the age of 18 years or above
- live in Canada
- you must have sufficient funds to support your parents and Grandparents
- You must able to provide undertaking for financial support of your parents and Grandparents for 20 years.
You may in- eligible to sponsor your parents and grandparents if you are
- declared bankruptcy
- getting social assistance from the Canadian Govt, for a reason other than a disability
- If you were convicted of a violent criminal offence, an offence against a relative or any sexual offence inside or outside Canada
- Unable to pay immigration loan, Court-ordered family support payments such as alimony or child support
- Don’t able to provide financial support
- are in jail, prison, or penitentiary
You Parents and Grandparents must meet the below requirements to be eligible as an applicant:
- Must be fit medically
- Must have good character
- Need to provide Biomedical
How much income do I need to sponsor my parents and grandparents?
To become an Eligible sponsor, you need to show that you have sufficient income to support all the family members you are financially responsible for. The income requirements depend upon the number of family members you have.
Please find below the minimum income requirements, also known as low income cut off.
Income required for the 3 tax years right before the day you apply (sponsors applying in 2021)
|Total number of people you’ll be responsible for||2020||2019||2018|
|If more than 7 people, for each additional person, add:||$6,985||$8,876||$8,740|
Please note to prove you meet the income requirements, you must include your Notice of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for the last three tax years before you apply.
How to apply for a Canadian Parents and Grandparents visa?
To apply for a Canada Parent visa, you need to follow the below steps carefully
- Check Eligibility:
The first step to sponsor your parents or grandparents is to check eligibility you both ( Sponsor and parents & Grandparents) are meeting eligibility requirements.
CIC assess only those family applications satisfying eligibility criteria’s. if you are not sure about eligibility, please coordinate with our experience consultant for professional guidance
- Submit interest to sponsor form:
Once you are sure that you are meeting all the parameters, you can submit an interest to sponsor form. Please note. In 2021, CIC will open the interest to sponsor form to accept 30,000 new applications. Post submission of your form, you will not be allowed to do modification, so be careful before submitting your sponsor form.
So keep ready your required supportive documents in advance to avoid unnecessary delay.
- Get an invitation to apply (ITA):
The Citizenship Immigration Canada (CIC) randomly selects and invite potential sponsors to complete their sponsorship applications. Please note that you will get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) through E-mail, so don’t forget to check your mails and spam.
If you don’t get an invitation, then don’t disappoint yourself; Canada also offers a Super visa for parents and grandparents. Canada super visa is valid for ten years. This visa allows your parents and grandparents to stay in Canada for up to 2 years at a time.
- Apply for Canada parent visa:
Post receiving Invitation, you have 60 days to apply for a Canada Parent visa, with all supportive required documents. Please avoid using the outdated form, old instruction or checklist. It not only delays your application, but it may lead to rejection as well. Once you gather your documents (including PCC and Medical), submit your application by paying the Canada parent visa fee.
To know case-specific documents or professional guidance, please coordinate with our experience consultation
- Canada Parent and grandparent visa Decision:
Once you submit your Canada parent visa application, please wait for processing. CIC conducts verification of sponsorship and may also interview the sponsor. If the decision comes positive, CIC will notify you in writing, and now you can start preparation to fly to Canada.
Suppose your application found insufficient information or lack of documents or any false claim. Your application will be rejected in that case, and due to misrepresentation, your sponsor will be banned for five years to sponsor any further application.
Please note: Canada parent visa application fee is non-refundable.
Canada Parent and Grandparent visa fee
To apply for a Canada parent and grandparent visa application, you need to pay the applicable Canada parent visa fee/ charges. Please find the below Canada parent visa fee in the Canadian dollar and Indian rupees as well.
You Can pay Canadian parent and grandparent visa fee by credit card ( Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB and UnionPay.)
|S.N.||Application type||Fee in CAD $||Fee in INR (approx.)|
|1||Sponsorship charges||CAD 75||Rs. 3750|
|2||PR processing fee for primary applicant||CAD 475||Rs. 23,750|
|3||PR processing for spouse of parent or Grandparent||550||Rs. 27,500|
|4||RPRF fee ( per adult)||CAD 500||Rs. 25,000|
|5||Biometric charges (per person)||CAD 85||Rs. 4250|
|6||Medical charges||CAD 100||INR 5000|
|7||PCC charges||CAD 20||INR 1000|
Canada Parent and Grandparent visa processing time
Canada parent and grandparent visa processing time show how long Citizenship immigration Canada expect to complete the process and announce application decision. Canada parent and Grandparent visa processing time depend upon numbers of factors such as:
- Application mode ( online or Paper-based) how quickly you respond to the ADR
- how easy CIC can verify your records and documents
- have you submitted a complete application
Please note the current processing time of Canadian parent and Grandparent visa is 18- 24 Months from the date of application received
Canada parent and Grandparent visa important tips
Once your Canadian parent and grandparent visa approved and When you arrive at the port of entry to Canada, they carry the following documents to show the border services officer:
Documents you need to hold at the time of arrival:
- Permanent resident visa
- Confirmation of Permanent Residence
- Valid passport
Boarder interview preparation:
The Canada border service agency (CBSA) officer will follow the below routine
- First, he/ she will greet you
- Ask to show your visa and travel documents
- Will ensure that you and any family members travelling with you have the proper documents
- May I ask you about your health
Post this routine, may ask you the following possible questions:
General possible questions
- Are you travelling with your family?
- Have you been convicted of a severe crime in your home country?
- How long do you plan to stay in Canada?
- How much money do you have with you?
- Have you been to Canada before? Were you required to leave?
The post above questions, the CBSA officer will direct you to custom areas where a customs officer will ask to show the list of goods you are carrying with you and may ask the following questions
- What are you bringing with you to Canada?
- Do you have any live animals or plants with you?
- Do you have any firearms, ammunition or fireworks with you?
- Do you have any meat or dairy products with you?
- Do you have any fresh fruits or vegetables with you?
- Do you have any items from endangered species?
Please note Don’t give false answers It’s a serious crime to make a false statement. If you make a false statement, you may not be allowed to enter Canada.
If you’re well prepared and you have no items that are not allowed in Canada, the process will go quickly.
Special note: the CBSA officer will sign your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and authorize your entry into Canada as a permanent resident. So you need not take panic, relax and smile and take exit from the airport,
Canada Parent visa
- Canada Parent visa
- Check are you eligible to sponsor a parent or grandparent?
- How to apply for a Canadian Parents and Grandparents visa?
- Canada Parent and Grandparent visa fee
- Canada Parent and Grandparent visa processing time
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