Canada strongly believes in family reunification and they have the most liberal policies for family immigration amongst the developed nations. To help citizens and residents of Canada to reunite with their families, Canadian government offers a number of visas.
Necessities for such visas are that the applicant should be a Canadian and should be above the age of 18. The applicants held responsible for the relatives who are offered Canadian resident visas.
Some of the most popular visas are -
A dependent child is offered visa through The Dependent Child Sponsorship Program. The visa allows dependent children, natural and adopted, to live with the parents permanently in Canada.
The Canadian resident parents have to sponsor the visa of their child. Proof of application is needed on application. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship of Canada (IRCC) scrutinize such applications. Once approved, the child has the right to study and work in Canada, permanently.
Any Canadian citizen can sponsor a visa for their partner. The applicant should be of 18 years or above, and should prove the relationship to sponsor this visa.
The application process includes two steps. First is - both the applicant and his partner simultaneously need to apply for the visa. Second is - the partner who arrives on such visa, cannot sponsor a new partner for the period of 5 years.
There are two different program to help Canadians apply for parent visa.
• Family Class Sponsorship allows the individual to bring their parents and grandparents to live with them. If approved, they shall be granted permanent residence in Canada and they are allowed to apply for the citizenship after 4 years.
• Super Visa Program grants a long-term residence to parents and grandparents. If approved, they can stay or revisit Canada multiple times, for up to 10 years. Their children or grandchildren, living in Canada, should financially support them.