Frequent question: How can I invite my parents to Canada?

If your friend or family member wants to visit Canada, they must apply to the Canadian visa office responsible for his or her country or region. A visa officer will review the application and decide whether to issue a visa. You can help your friend or family member by writing a letter of invitation.

What documents do I need to invite my parents to Canada?

If you state that you will be supporting your family and friends during their visit to Canada you will need to show proof of financial support using documents such as a bank statement and/or pay stubs or a letter of employment. This letters is to support the Temporary Resident Visitor Visa application of my parents.

Can I bring my parents to Canada on visitor visa?

If they need a visitor visa, you may provide your family member or friend with a letter of invitation in support of their visa application. A letter of invitation can help, but it does not guarantee the person will get a visa.

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How much does it cost to sponsor a parent to Canada?

Family sponsorship

Fee Price ($CAN)
Include the spouse or partner of your parent or grandparent Processing fee ($550) and right of permanent residence fee ($500) $1,050.00
Include the spouse or partner of your parent or grandparent (without the right of permanent residence fee) Processing fee ($550) $550.00

Can parents stay permanently in Canada?

If you submitted the interest to sponsor form in 2020 and were invited to apply to the 2021 intake, you can sponsor your parents and grandparents to become permanent residents of Canada.

Can parents work on Super Visa?

It should be noted that Super Visa holders are not allowed to work in Canada. There is a permanent residence program for parents and grandparents; however, there is a limited supply of visas under this program, and applications can take a long time to be processed.

How long does it take to sponsor parents to Canada?

Invited candidates will need to pay their application fees to IRCC and submit their sponsorship applications within 60 days. The current processing time for the PGP is 20 to 24 months, according to IRCC.

How long can parents stay in Canada?

With the parent and grandparent super visa, eligible parents and grandparents can visit family in Canada for up to two years without the need to renew their status. The Super Visa is a multi-entry visa that provides multiple entries for a period up to 10 years.

How can I apply for parents visa?

To apply for a visitor visa, your parents will need complete the Online Non-immigrant Visa Application (Form DS-160). It needs to be completed and submitted online and is available on the Department of State website: https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/.

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How can I sponsor my parents to visit Canada?

If your friend or family member wants to visit Canada, they must apply to the Canadian visa office responsible for his or her country or region. A visa officer will review the application and decide whether to issue a visa. You can help your friend or family member by writing a letter of invitation.

How many people apply sponsor parents?

Application targets in previous years:

Year Target
2019 20,000
2018 17,000
2017 10,000
2016 10,000

What documents do I need to sponsor my parents?

Sponsor Documents

Copies of your birth certificate (with the names of your parents). Copies of your US passport, US citizenship certificate or naturalization certificate. Copies of the adoption decree (if you are sponsoring your adoptive parents).

How much bank balance is required for Canada visa?

How much money you’ll need

Number of family members Funds required (in Canadian dollars)
1 $13,213
2 $16,449
3 $20,222
4 $24,553