British Expats

British Expats (https://britishexpats.com/forum/)
-   Immigration & Citizenship (Canada) (https://britishexpats.com/forum/immigration-citizenship-canada-33/)
-   -   Supervisa Fees (https://britishexpats.com/forum/immigration-citizenship-canada-33/supervisa-fees-938790/)

jigneshpadia May 27th 2021 2:48 am

Supervisa Fees
 
Hi There,

I am really struggling with completing supervisa application. When I go through the supervisa application it is telling that the Fees will be $0. Which is usually a good thing! I am not sure if I am completing the application correctly.

Can anyone please confirm if indeed the fees for Super visa for british national is zero?

Thanks for your help

christmasoompa May 27th 2021 5:53 am

Re: Supervisa Fees
 
No, it’s not free. See here - https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/fees/fees.asp

And -
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration...isa/about.html

It doesn’t sound like you’re completing it correctly. Are you definitely using the official link to apply? And are you definitely eligible?

Former Lancastrian May 27th 2021 9:56 am

Re: Supervisa Fees
 
As far as I am concerned he/she is not eligible for the Super visa as he/she is currently in Canada as a visitor as indicated in the 2 other threads she has started.

christmasoompa May 27th 2021 10:03 am

Re: Supervisa Fees
 

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 13011064)
As far as I am concerned he/she is not eligible for the Super visa as he/she is currently in Canada as a visitor as indicated in the 2 other threads she has started.

Ah, hadn't seen that. Yep, that'll be it then.

jigneshpadia May 27th 2021 2:29 pm

Re: Supervisa Fees
 
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...0032798de3.jpg

Okay here it is. It says I can apply from Within Canada. This is from CIC website. Please help me understand what am I doing wrong.

Former Lancastrian May 27th 2021 2:44 pm

Re: Supervisa Fees
 
Applying for a Super Visa when you are not eligible to apply for one.
Those who entered Canada on a Super Visa which is normally valid for 2 years can apply to extend their stay up to a maximum of 10 years. That is why that box is on the website.

You did not enter on a Super Visa so you cannot apply to extend your stay using that box and MUST use the one above it.

jigneshpadia May 27th 2021 3:12 pm

Re: Supervisa Fees
 
There was a question where it asked my current country of residence. I selected Canada. That is when they gave me this option. If I select England, there is a different set of option. I do agree with your comments that it is possible that the box is related to someone who is in Canada on Supervisa. However, the application never clarified if that is what it is assuming. The online form asked my status in Canada. I said visitor. Then it asked me if I wish to stay longer than 6 months and then after answeing several other questions it presented these options.

If I select England then the supervisa process shows no fee. If I select Canada as residence there is a fee of $100. This is so confusing.

jigneshpadia May 27th 2021 3:20 pm

Re: Supervisa Fees
 
Is there a number to call CIC that can answer? I googled but not sure which number gets me to right area. If anyone has had any success calling particular number, kindly share.

christmasoompa May 27th 2021 3:47 pm

Re: Supervisa Fees
 

Originally Posted by jigneshpadia (Post 13011177)
There was a question where it asked my current country of residence. I selected Canada.

But you're not resident in Canada. You're only visiting there. You're resident in the UK. The eligibility criteria does tell you you're not eligible to apply from inside Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration...igibility.html

When are you returning to the UK? You're best off just waiting and applying from there.


Originally Posted by jigneshpadia (Post 13011186)
Is there a number to call CIC that can answer? I googled but not sure which number gets me to right area. If anyone has had any success calling particular number, kindly share.

You can call the CIC 'misinformation line', but as the nickname suggests, it's staffed by call members reading off a script and has a reputation for giving out duff info!

Good luck.

jigneshpadia May 27th 2021 3:54 pm

Re: Supervisa Fees
 
Thanks again for all your support. I was hesitant to select resident. But it said that if you are presently in Canada, then select Canada as a resident. I am losing my mind over this.

jigneshpadia May 27th 2021 3:57 pm

Re: Supervisa Fees
 
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...70acb11976.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...fbd2fc538b.jpg

I also tried their 1800 number but no luck. It is soooooooooooooooo frustrating.

jigneshpadia May 27th 2021 3:59 pm

Re: Supervisa Fees
 
If selected England (assuming that I will apply when I get there) the fees is coming to $0.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...516edc7633.jpg

Siouxie May 27th 2021 11:00 pm

Re: Supervisa Fees
 

Originally Posted by jigneshpadia (Post 13011177)
There was a question where it asked my current country of residence. I selected Canada. That is when they gave me this option. If I select England, there is a different set of option. I do agree with your comments that it is possible that the box is related to someone who is in Canada on Supervisa. However, the application never clarified if that is what it is assuming. The online form asked my status in Canada. I said visitor. Then it asked me if I wish to stay longer than 6 months and then after answeing several other questions it presented these options.

If I select England then the supervisa process shows no fee. If I select Canada as residence there is a fee of $100. This is so confusing.

You are NOT resident in Canada - you are a visitor. selecting your actual country of Residence (UK) - you will recieve a different set of options.

The option to extend Super Visa status is ONLY for people that already have a Supervisa.. Not those who are here as visitors without SV status.

Have your children given you a letter for the Supervisa application - and have you submitted a SUPERVISA application previously? If not, that doesn't apply to you, no matter what you wish!

:D

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration...igibility.html

jigneshpadia May 28th 2021 1:13 am

Re: Supervisa Fees
 
I agree. Its just however doesn't add up. Why would they say that if you are presently in Canada, select Canada. Also, as I said, if selecting UK/England the fees is coming to Zero! Made a few calls to agencies here in Canada. One of them said that they have successfully processed applications of visitor to Supervisa. They do charge hefty fees though. Not sure why. But given this complicated forms, I feel it might be worth it.

Jerseygirl May 28th 2021 1:33 am

Re: Supervisa Fees
 
Unless the process has changed drastically in the last 7 years, you do not need an agency. We completed the application ourselves.

jigneshpadia May 28th 2021 5:54 pm

Re: Supervisa Fees
 
Thanks for your note. Could you please share a bit more infomation? Did you apply from within England or while in Canada? What were your fees if you applied from within England. I have reached out to the IRCC again. Expecting a call back today. Hope it will shed some more light on this situation. My son also spoke to his friends who seem to have applied for Supervisa from within Canada. More to be figured out. I will keep you all posted and in the mean time, THANK YOU so much for everyone's guidance and help.

Jerseygirl May 28th 2021 6:15 pm

Re: Supervisa Fees
 

Originally Posted by jigneshpadia (Post 13011658)
Thanks for your note. Could you please share a bit more infomation? Did you apply from within England or while in Canada? What were your fees if you applied from within England. I have reached out to the IRCC again. Expecting a call back today. Hope it will shed some more light on this situation. My son also spoke to his friends who seem to have applied for Supervisa from within Canada. More to be figured out. I will keep you all posted and in the mean time, THANK YOU so much for everyone's guidance and help.

I was living in the US at the time, therefore applied from there. We are dual UK/US citizens. I can’t remember the details, apart from the fact that we did the application ourselves, the medical was done in the US and we entered Canada before we obtained the visa. We entered as US citizens, therefore we did not need any type of electronic authorization. You cannot apply from within Canada. You must retain your home even though the visa allows you to stay in Canada for 10 years. The visa is renewable every 2 years during the 10 years. You must also purchase health insurance from a designated company, this does not cover annual tests/exams/vaccinations, ie mammogram, flu shot etc. Also check that it would cover treatment for a serious illness, ie cancer/cardiac etc.

A problem with the SV is that it does not allow you to live in Canada permanently. It is not a path to perm. residency or citizenship. We were lucky and applied for PR immediately. After our application the process became much more difficult and I believe it has been changed yet again. You need to be aware that after the 10 year period you may have to return to the UK. It’s a bit of a crap shoot. We were leaving the US anyway, so we had nothing to lose.

Siouxie May 28th 2021 8:57 pm

Re: Supervisa Fees
 
Hi,

Unfortunately as mentioned upthread by Christmasoompa and Former Lancastrian (a CBSA Officer) you can't apply for the SuperVisa from within Canada.

Your son will give you a letter of invitation and then you apply from outside of Canada.. provided he has all the documents required and you have the insurance and medical evidence, biometrics etc., it shouldn't take too long to get it.
Perhaps your son's friends applied for Parent/Grandparent Sponsorship for PR or they applied (and were given) an extention to the original visitor visa/ (or TRV) - or it was a long time ago and requirements have changed since they applied.
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration...nts/apply.html)

Do be aware that the RCIC 'information line' isn't called the 'Misinformation Line' for nothing.. they often give incorrect information... the clerks who respond by phone are not Visa Officers, it's a call centre and they are not allowed to give immigration advice.

Also be aware that you should not pay for immigration advice unless it's from an Immigration Consultant approved by RCIC> https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration...uthorized.html It's a simple application that you should be able to complete online / on paper.. our members can help you if you have questions :)

See also the OFFICIAL word about applying for the Super Visa .. :)


https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration...isa/apply.html

Apply for a super visa

You must apply for a super visa from outside Canada. You can apply online or on paper.
I'd strongly suggest putting in an application for an extension of Visitor Status as soon as you can - so you are able to stay longer... fingers crossed :fingerscrossed:
You can extend your current visitor status from within Canada, just not apply for the Supervisa.
:)


All times are GMT. The time now is 7:31 pm.

Powered by vBulletin: ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.