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Old Feb 13th 2013, 2:44 am
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Friends I am a new immigrtant.I would like to bring my mother on visit but I think that will take some time.Is there anyway I can ask a friend of my to bring her on visit.What I mean is, can a person who is unrelated bring someone on visit ? If so,what is the condition for that?
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Not sure what you mean by 'bring someone'? You mean accompany from her country? She can travel with anybody, or on her own, no problem.
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sorry christmasoompa for the words,I meant invite and sponsor an unrelated person on visit visa.

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Not sure what you mean by 'bring someone'? You mean accompany from her country? She can travel with anybody, or on her own, no problem.
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No they can't.

Have you looked into the parent supervisa?
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I am a new immigrant and financially I may not meet that criteria.
I was under the impression that anyone can send a "sponsorship/support invitation" to her...(my mother) only that person needs to be in good standing here, financially and lawfully.
Please clarify if I am wrong.
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No they can't.

Have you looked into the parent supervisa?
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Originally Posted by mathewpsimon
I am a new immigrant and financially I may not meet that criteria.
I was under the impression that anyone can send a "sponsorship/support invitation" to her...(my mother) only that person needs to be in good standing here, financially and lawfully.
Please clarify if I am wrong.
You are wrong. You can only sponsor family, and pretty specific family at that.


Minimum income for the parent/ grandparent 2 year supervisa is only $23.3k if its just you and them to support, I hope to God you are not living in Canada on less than that.

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Sponsor again is a wrong words used.Can X who is not related to my mother send invitation for my mother to visit X in Canada.Since I dont meet the LICO criteria for visit visa invite,I am thinking this option.
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You are wrong. You can only sponsor family, and pretty specific family at that.
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I dont get why she cant just apply for her own visitors visa if she just wishes to visit, but then this isnt really my area anyway...

Maybe if you explained what country she is trying to visit from and whether you are looking at a short term visit, or long term stay, someone will know what is required.

If you just wish her to come for a short visit then I dont understand why an invitation from yourself would not be suffient to get a visa issued, your income is only a factor if you wish to sponser her for a longer term stay.

If you wish a longer term stay then having a third party write a letter is not relevent to that situation.

I suspect you are worried that if a recent immigrant with low income invites a relative to visit then a visa will not be issued because cic may consider the visitor a poor risk to leave at the end of their visa period... I dont know if there is any truth in that sort of profiling. Either way, having a visa issued based on a third party invitation where there is no intent to actually visit or stay with that party seems to be inviting trouble to me.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/letter.asp

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Sponsor again is a wrong words used.Can X who is not related to my mother send invitation for my mother to visit X in Canada.Since I dont meet the LICO criteria for visit visa invite,I am thinking this option.
Yes but not under the grandparent/parent supervisa criteria unless they of course are related to her.
Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents have a new option for visiting Canada. As of December 1, 2011, you may be eligible to apply for the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa - which is valid for up to 10 years and allows an applicant to remain in Canada for up to 24 months at a time without the need for renewal of their status.
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/supervisa.asp

Doing it the other way may not be simple as CIC might be suspicious of why she is not visiting you her son and she will want to remain permanently.
BTW what is your mothers citizenship?
She could of course just travel on her own and apply for a visa if required and maybe be granted 12 months providing she satisfies CIC/CBSA that she will go back under the normal visitor requirements.
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/tourist.asp
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She is an Indian.Yes she can apply her own tourist visa but my invite will make it stronger for her to get the visa.
My concern is me with $2500 job with 2 dependents whether it is fine financially for her to tourist visa of 6 months?
Also Can she stay on tourist visa for 12 months(6+6)?

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Yes but not under the grandparent/parent supervisa criteria unless they of course are related to her.
Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents have a new option for visiting Canada. As of December 1, 2011, you may be eligible to apply for the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa - which is valid for up to 10 years and allows an applicant to remain in Canada for up to 24 months at a time without the need for renewal of their status.
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/supervisa.asp

Doing it the other way may not be simple as CIC might be suspicious of why she is not visiting you her son and she will want to remain permanently.
BTW what is your mothers citizenship?
She could of course just travel on her own and apply for a visa if required and maybe be granted 12 months providing she satisfies CIC/CBSA that she will go back under the normal visitor requirements.
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/tourist.asp
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Originally Posted by mathewpsimon
She is an Indian.Yes she can apply her own tourist visa but my invite will make it stronger for her to get the visa.
My concern is me with $2500 job with 2 dependents whether it is fine financially for her to tourist visa of 6 months?
Also Can she stay on tourist visa for 12 months(6+6)?
She is the one who has to show she can afford to visit you, not you. You only have to show you can support her if you are sponsoring her for a longer stay.

6+6 might happen, but its not a certainty, nothing is where visas are concerned..

Heres a link I added to my earlier post regarding the letter of invitation.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/letter.asp


You are braver than me, three weeks living under the same roof as my dad is about as much as I can stand at a time, good luck with 6 or 12 months...
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What is a long stay?more than 6 months?
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She is the one who has to show she can afford to visit you, not you. You only have to show you can support her if you are sponsoring her for a longer stay.

6+6 might happen, but its not a certainty, nothing is where visas are concerned..

Heres a link I added to my earlier post regarding the letter of invitation.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/letter.asp


You are braver than me, three weeks living under the same roof as my dad is about as much as I can stand at a time, good luck with 6 or 12 months...
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Originally Posted by mathewpsimon
What is a long stay?more than 6 months?
Id say anything in excess of the standard tourist visa allowance.

The supervisa covers up to 2 years and requires your supporting income, as does anything beyond that, not that CIC are accepting parental sponsorships at present anyway.

In the case of my parents anything more than a couple of weeks seems interminable, but YMMV and thats not what you were asking I guess

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Originally Posted by mathewpsimon
She is an Indian.Yes she can apply her own tourist visa but my invite will make it stronger for her to get the visa.
My concern is me with $2500 job with 2 dependents whether it is fine financially for her to tourist visa of 6 months?
Also Can she stay on tourist visa for 12 months(6+6)?
Much as I hate to say it she will need to provide proof to CIC that she has ties to India (house, family, job etc etc a reason to return) before they will grant a visa regardless of what visa is issued. She will need to apply to a Consulate responsible for the country she is currently living in.
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/apply-how.asp

Citizens of India require a visa if travelling on an Indian passport.
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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian
Much as I hate to say it she will need to provide proof to CIC that she has ties to India (house, family, job etc etc a reason to return) before they will grant a visa regardless of what visa is issued. She will need to apply to a Consulate responsible for the country she is currently living in.
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/apply-how.asp

Citizens of India require a visa if travelling on an Indian passport.
The question is regarding a TRV ..in which case, yes a support letter from Canada should help when applying (I don't think it needs to be family), but some ties should be shown (does this person know her?)
But as before mentioned, she will also need to show enough ties to India, that the Officer is convinced she will return at the end of the visit...which could weigh heavier than all the rest.
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