Can a Super Visa Help Your Family?

Aug 06, 2015 (0) comment

In 2011, the Canadian government introduced the Canadian super visa. Since the introduction of this new initiative, it has gained great momentum with over 50,000 applications issued and an approval rating of 82%.

Eligible parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents can remain in Canada for up to two years at a time without having to renew their status. This multi-entry visa is valid for up to 10 years.

The super visa program provides a number of positive benefits and flexibility to both visitors and their Canadian families.

Visit Canada without Waiting for a New Visa Approval for Each Trip

Citizens of some countries are required to apply for a visa prior to coming to Canada. Completing an application can be a lengthy process and create delays in plans for departure. With relatively shorter processing times, a super visa applicant could make plans for the immediate future more readily. Super visa holders could attend special events, like the birth of a child, tend to a sick relative or deal with family emergencies.

Those Who are Visa Exempt can also Benefit

Most visitor visas only allow entrance to Canada for 6 months, at which time the visitor must apply for an extension and pay additional fees. Super visa holders are able to visit Canada for up to two years at a time without having to renew their status.

Super Visa Application Requirements

To be eligible for the super visa, as per the Candian government, applicants must satisfy several requirements including the following:

  • provide proof that your child/grandchild in Canada meets minimum income thresholds
  • provide a written statement from your Canadian child/grandchild indicating that they are willing to provide you financial support during your stay
  • undergo a medical examination by a Canadian approved doctor
  • have Canadian emergency medical insurance with at least $100,000 of coverage for at least one year

Travelance’s Visitors to Canada Emergency Medical Insurance policies meet the super visa insurance requirements when purchased for a period of at least one year with a minimum sum insured of $100,000.

Benefits of Visitors to Canada Emergency Medical Insurance

No one expects to have an accident or get sick while travelling. Visitors to Canada Emergency Medical Insurance (super visa insurance) offer benefits for losses arising from sudden and unforeseen circumstances. With the high cost of medical services in Canada, a serious illness or accident could pose a financial crisis to the family.

Example Medical Costs in Canada

  • A 70 year old visiting Toronto was diagnosed with pancreatitis and gallstones.
    Emergency treatment was required.
    Approximate cost: $25,000
  • A 75 year old visiting British Columbia came down with pneumonia and was hospitalized.
    Approximate cost: $27,000

For more information about the super visa, visit the government of Canada website or contact your local immigration consultant/lawyer.

To get a quote or information on Visitors to Canada Emergency Medical Insurance, super visa insurancecontact Travelance today on our website or call 1-855-566-8555.

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