People worldwide are feeling the long-term effects of fatigue due to the global pandemic. News of the reported new strain of COVID-19 is threatening people to prepare for another lockdown period. Like the previous lockdowns, embassies may be harder to reach for families applying for immigration purposes.
Applying for a Super Visa
A Super Visa is a versatile multi-entry visa that lets a traveller go through multiple entries in and out of Canada for up to 10 years. Many people compare a Super Visa with a 10-year multiple entry visa since it generally has the same expiration date. However, a Super Visa has the advantage of allowing a person to stay for two years at a time instead of the limitation of six months per visit that a 10-year multiple entry allots. Like any visa application process, you’ll need to provide various personal and legal documents to secure your chances of getting approval.
In this article, we’ll share three tips to secure a Super Visa.
1. Time your passport renewal with a Super Visa application
A Super Visa grants a holder the benefit of travelling back and forth in Canada for a maximum of 10 years. Unfortunately, this benefit may be complicated if it exceeds a passport’s expiration date. Since it doesn’t apply after your passport expires, you won’t be able to maximize the period of your visa’s eligibility. Getting a new passport is much easier than going through a visa application process, so it’s best to ensure that your passport will last longer than your visa.
2. Extend the visit when possible
Since travel restrictions will be hard to predict, it’s advantageous to get the most out of your visa. Doing so will lessen your travel expenses while allowing you to spend more time with your family. Although the restrictions of a Super Visa limit travel to 2 years at most, you can apply for an extension. Since a Super Visa qualifies as a regular visitor visa, it also benefits from the advantage of an extension. Instead of a regular extension for 6 months, Super Visa holders have the benefit of extending their visit for 2 more years. Beyond the initial 2-year period, they can remain longer as long as they can apply for an extension before their status expires.
3. Prepare all your necessary documents
Owning a Super Visa gives you the opportunity of staying in Canada for a generous period. However, it still classifies as temporary immigration status, requiring you to demonstrate ties to the country through legal and personal documents. Supplementing your application with previous international travel, savings, and close family contacts are some of the proof you can present that you’re financially fit to travel to and from Canada. You must remember that you’re temporarily travelling to Canada and have a primary home to come back to. It’s better to research all the necessary documents to prevent getting denied. It can implicate a tougher approval for all subsequent applications.
It’s important to note that all visa types have a particular purpose. A Super Visa is primarily for visitation reasons for parents and grandparents and cannot function similarly with a work or student permit. This means that Super Visa holders have similar restrictions to a regular tourist visa holder. It’s best to consult with an immigration agency to confirm if applying for a Super Visa is the best visa option for your travel and immigration objectives.
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