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Step by Step Application Process
The application process for the Parent Visa Canada and the Grandparent Visa Canada is the same and is summarized below.
1. Fill Out and Submit the Interest to Sponsor Form
Prospective sponsors must first fill out an “Interest to Sponsor Form” and submit it with IRCC. It should be noted that this form has been closed since November 2020 and will stay closed until further notice from IRCC.
Successful prospective sponsors who submitted this form before the closing date mentioned above and have received an Invitation to Apply can proceed to the next step.
2. Fill Out Both Applications
Prospective sponsors must then fill out a special Sponsor application, while their parents or grandparents must fill out a different permanent residence application. Not that both these applications must be submitted online at the same time.
3. Pay the Fees
The sponsor and their parents or grandparents must then pay application fees. This includes the following:
- Sponsorship fees: $75 CAD
- Processing fees for each parent or grandparent: $490
- Right of permanent residence fees for each parent or grandparent: $515 CAD
- Biometrics fees per parent or grandparent: $85 CAD
The fees mentioned above must be paid online.
4. Submit Fingerprints and Photos
Parents or grandparents will be asked to give their fingerprints and get their photos taken once they have submitted their applications.
5. Medical Exams and Police Clearance
Parents or grandparents will then be required to undergo medical exams and obtain police clearance certificates. If IRCC approves the application, they will receive permanent resident status and be allowed to come to Canada.
The processing time for sponsoring parents to Canada or sponsoring grandparents to Canada is approximately 20 to 24 months.
Is Parents/Grandparents Sponsorship the Same as a Super Visa?
The parents/grandparents sponsorship offers permanent residence for parents or grandparents, while the Super Visa is a temporary visitor visa that allows them to stay in Canada for periods of up to two years.