October 11, 2020

You may wonder, who can travel to Canada with visitor visa at this time. As you know, Canada travel restriction has increased due to COVID-19 .This travel restriction applies to all the non-essential travels to Canada after the breakout of Corvid 19 Pandemic.

No foreign national could travel to Canada on a visitor visa for few months since the start of travel ban to Canada.

All the borders even US border was closed to visitors and people could not enter Canada even with a valid visitor visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). After controlling the first wave of COVID-19 Canada started to ease the travel restrictions by letting the immediate family member of the Canadian Permanent residents or Canadian citizens to come to Canada.

Until 2nd Oct 2020 only immediate family members of a Canadian Permanent resident or a Canadian Citizen could travel to Canada .

Today, youou can travel to Canada if you have visitor visa or ETA and eligible under any one of the following 3 categories.

1-If you are an immediate family member of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

who can travel to Canada with visitor visa as an immediate family member ?

2-The second category is the extended family member of a permanent resident or Canadian citizen, this the latest updates made on oct 2nd 2020 ,

Extended family member may define depending on how you are related to your family member in Canada.

As a direct extended family member, and Under the following circumstances you can be exempt from the border restrictions

If you are related in any of the following ways to a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, you can apply for a authorization and statutory declaration.

who can travel to Canada with visitor visa as an extended family member of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident?

  • someone who have been in a romantic relationship for at least 1 year and you were presented physically by each other at a point in your relationship
  • a non-dependent child
  • a grandchild
  • a sibling, half-sibling or step-sibling
  •  a grandparent

You will be extended family member if you are have the following relations with the spouse or common-law of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

You are:

  • an adult child;
  • are a grandchild (dependent child of a non-dependent adult child);
  • are a sibling, half-sibling or step-sibling; or
  • a grandparent.

You will be considered an extended family member if you are have the following relations with the dating partner of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

  • a dependent child;
  • an adult child; or
  • a grandchild (dependent child of a non-dependent adult child).

You need written authorization from IRCC and declaration  signed  by the Canadian citizen or permanent resident that confirms your relationship. This rule applies whether you’re travelling from the (US) or any other country if you fly to Canada.

You should not book a flight until you get This document as it is one of the requirements To board your flight to Canada

3- The 3rd category who can travel to Canada on Visitor visa is the family members of a Temporary visa holders.

The first requirement under this category is to travel for an essential reason. And if you are traveling from any country except US, you must have written authorization from IRCC to fly to Canada.

If you are traveling to Canada from any country except US, as a family members of a Temporary visa holders, You need the followings to board your flight

  • a valid visitor visa or eTA
  • a valid passport
  • necessary documents to show you’re exempt from the travel restrictions
  • and you’re travelling for essential reason, such as living with family member
  • and be checked by airline to make sure that you don’t have symptoms of COVID-19,

 

if you wish to travel to Canada on a visitor visa under any category , your travel duration must be more than 15 days and you must have a quarantine plan for at least 14 days upon arrival.

So there is still chance to travel to Canada as a visitor, if you need further assistance in this regard please contact us by email, WhatsApp or through the chat box on our website. We have the best immigration consultant in Vancouver and best immigration lawyer in Canada. We work in a team of highly expert professionals to exceed your expectations and help you to achieve your goal of immigration to Canada.

 

October 8, 2020

You wish to sponsor parents and grandparents to come to Canada as permanent resident?

This article gives you all the necessary information about Parents and Grand parents Immigration program in 2020

Immigration refugee and citizenship Canada IRCC ,released the opening time for the parents and grandparents immigration program. After waiting for a long time, now Canadian citizens and permanent residents have the chance to support parents to come to Canada ,obtain permanent residency and reunite with their family members. The program opens on October 13th at 12:00 p.m. EDT and closes on November 3rd at 12:00 p.m. EST, so if you wish to sponsor your family member to Canada, this may be your only chance in 2020.  

IRCC has promised to accept 10, 000 applications for parents and grandparents sponsorship program in 2020 . 

To apply for parents and grandparents sponsorship program, you must submit an interest to a sponsor form on IRCC’s website between October 13th and November 3rd 2020.

The candidates who submit an interest to sponsor parents to Canada will be randomly picked by IRCC.

If you receive an invitation to apply from IRCC, you must submit your complete application within 60 days.

Although IRCC has promised to to accept another 30, 000 PGP immigration application next year in 2021, it is unknown when the program will open for the submission of interest to sponsor.

 

Eligibility criteria to sponsor parents and grandparents to Canada

The sponsor must 

  • Be Canadian citizen or permanent resident or registered Indian
  • Meet the minimum necessary income according to your family size
  • Reside in Canada
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Agree to sign an undertaking form which oblige the sponsors
  •  Support their family member financially for 20 years 
  • Repay any of the social assistance their family member collects from the Canadian government during 20 years after obtaining Canadian PR.

Note: residents of Quebec require to sign an extra undertaking form for the province of Quebec.

 

You Can use the help of your spouse or common law partner as a cosigner to meet the minimum necessary income to a sponsor  family member to Canada. If your Partner is the cosigner on the family sponsorship application, he or she must meet the other eligibility criteria as well and sign the undertaking form for 20 years.

 

To show that you can financially support your family member in Canada in the next 20 years , you must submit your tax returns (notice of assessment) for the last 3 years prior to the application submission date .

Note: residence of Quebec required to only show one year of tax returns to meet minimum necessary income.

By asking you to sign the undertaking form, Canada wants to Ensure that your family member will not be a burden on Canadian Government after becoming a Canadian permanent resident

Steps to sponsor parents or Grandparents to Canada

  1. Complete the interest to a sponsor form on IRCC’s website after 13th Oct 2020 and not later than November 3rd 2020
  2. Wait for the invitation to apply from IRCC
  3. Submit your sponsorship application not later than 60 days after receiving your invitation to apply

Note: Quebec residents must obtain a Quebec selection certificate CSQ as an extra requirement and submit it to IRCC with their application.

If you need any help in this regard please contact our team of best immigration lawyer and immigration consultant in Vancouver. We will exceed your expectation to reunite you with your loved ones.