Category Archives: Super Visas

Update on the Super Visa Program for Parents and Grandparents

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi. My name is Michael Niren. I am an immigration lawyer and founder of Today I’m going to talk to you briefly about the Super Visa program. An update, as some of you know it’s a ten year visa issued to parents and grandparents. It was enacted […]

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2014 Parental and Grandparent Sponsorships Has Reached Cap

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren and I am an immigration lawyer and founder of  Just an update on the parental sponsorship procedures no longer accepted for 2014 as well as a grandparent applications. Parental and Grandparent Sponsorship Update Five thousand applications have been reached, meaning that there […]

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Parental and Grand Parent Sponsorship Reaches Quota of 5000 for 2014

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hello, this is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of It was just announced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada that the parental and grandparent sponsorship has met its quota of 5,000 for the year. That didn’t take very long; it’s only February. That means no […]

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How to bring my Parents or Grandparents to Canada

We are dedicated to helping families come together. Citizens and permanent residents are now able to bring over their parents or grandparents on a Super Visa. As of December 1 2011, you may be eligible to apply for the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa. The Super Visa could be valid for up to 10 years […]

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Backlog of Canadian Permanent Resident Applications Reduced

According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the massive backlog of Canadian permanent resident applications has been reduced by forty per cent since 2008. How the Backlog Changed the Canadian Permanent Residence Application Process This massive backlog has been partly responsible for a number of different changes to Canada’s immigration system, namely the introduction of the SuperVisa […]

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Super Visa Application Case – Study

Type of Case:  Super Visa Application for A Parent Details of the Super Visa Case: The applicant is a citizen of Pakistan who has a son who is a permanent resident in Canada. The applicant’s son recently had a new born child and as he and his wife both work very demanding and time consuming […]

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Immigration Lawyer Michael Niren on the new Super Visa

According to Canadian Immigrant, the new Super Visa for parents and grandparents is getting mixed reviews from applicants. After the sponsorship program stopped accepting applications for parents and grandparents, the government of Canada compromised by introducing the Super Visa: A long-term visa that would allow parents and grandparents to visit their children and grandchildren in […]

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Super Visa for Parents to be in Canada for new baby

Q. I want to apply for a Super visa. My Parents live overseas and I want them to come to Canada to be here for the birth of our baby. How can we get them here. A. Parent and Grandparents can come to Canada under the Super Visa category. Below are the requirements. To apply […]

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Is The Super Visa Program For Parents And Grandparents A Success?

Last year as a part of their effort to clear a massive immigration application backlog, the Government of Canada announced they would not be accepting any new applications to sponsor parents and grandparents to Canada. Some of these permanent residency applications were taking up to eight years to be processed.  Instead, the Government of Canada […]

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Canada Denying Lots of Super Visa Applications

In spring of this 2012, the Canadian Government put the family sponsorship of parents and grandparents on pause, but at the same time introduced the Super Visa – a 10 year, multiple entry visa that parents and grandparents could use to come to Canada for two years at a time. However, multiple media outlets are […]

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