If you do not qualify for Parental PR sponsorship because you do not meet the MNI for the 3 year period, you can apply for a Super Visa as the income required is only for 1 year and it is about 30% lower. Read more about Super Visa.
|Each additional person||$8,876||$8,616||$8,522|
* Important information on Refused Spousal Sponsorship applications
Visa-exempt countries only require an eTA (electronic travel authorization) which typically is easy to obtain. Non-visa exempt countries, however, require a TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) which is a much more thorough screening process and have a much higher rate of refusal- especially when individuals apply on their own. Typical processing times for TRV visas can be between 2 weeks to 4 months, depending on the visa office that is responsible for processing.
TRV Visa: non-visa exempt countries
A TRV visa is a type of travel authorization, much like the eTA. Individuals from non-visa exempt countries require a TRV visa in their passport before they are allowed to board a plane at an airport. The Canadian government has placed many countries on a non-visa exempt list to ensure individuals are screened properly before being permitted to travel to Canada.
TRV visas are refused for many reasons. They are refused for all the same refusal reasons as an eTA (see below), plus an additional 12 reasons which normally only apply to the screening process for TRV applications.
Individuals from visa-exempt countries are usually refused on grounds of inadmissibility:
Depending on the citizenship of the sponsored person, a TRV (Temporary Resident Visa)may also be required for non visa-emempt countires. If a TRV is required, please be advised that there is a rigorous screening process and there is a high rate of refusal when individuals apply on their own. To find out if a TRV is required, refer to the list of TRV required countries. In addition, refer to the common reasons for refusal of a TRV visa.
|Family Members||MNI 2017|
|Each additional person||$6,723|