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Understanding LICO for Super Visa Applications

Imagine a sunny morning in Vancouver, the city’s skyline reflecting off the calm waters of the Pacific. You sip on your morning coffee, but something feels amiss. The laughter and stories of your parents are thousands of miles away, leaving a void no video call can fill. This narrative is far too common among many newcomers to Canada. However, the Super Visa program offers a shimmer of hope, acting as a bridge to bring families closer. At Ansari Immigration, we’ve had the privilege of assisting many individuals in reuniting with their loved ones. Here's what one of our satisfied clients had to say:

“With Ansari Immigration’s guidance, the Super Visa process was a breeze. Now, my parents can visit me anytime, and the joy they bring along is priceless.” - Ayesha M.
Comparison chart illustrating the differences between a Super Visa and a Visitor Visa for Canada, featured as a cover photo for the blog post on LICO for Super Visa.

LICO for Super Visa Queries Unveiled


Q: What is a Super Visa and who is eligible?

A: Super Visa allows parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents to stay in Canada for up to two years on initial entry. Eligibility hinges on several factors, including having a child or grandchild who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, possessing valid travel insurance, and meeting the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) criteria.


Q: How does LICO impact the Super Visa application?

A: LICO is a financial threshold below which a person or family is considered low income. For Super Visa applications, the sponsor in Canada must have income at or above the LICO to ensure the sponsored individuals are well-supported during their stay.

As a Vancouver Immigration consultant, we at Ansari Immigration have a wealth of experience guiding clients through the nuances of LICO and Super Visa applications.


Q: What is the difference between a super visa and a visitor visa?

A: A visitor visa is a type of temporary resident visa that allows eligible foreign nationals to visit Canada for up to six months at a time. A visitor visa can be valid for up to 10 years and can be used for multiple entries. However, each entry is subject to the discretion of the border officer who may grant a shorter stay.

A super visa is a type of visitor visa that allows eligible parents or grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents to stay in Canada for up to two years at a time, without having to renew their status every six months. A super visa is valid for up to 10 years and can be used for multiple entries. However, each entry is subject to the discretion of the border officer who may grant a shorter stay.

Detailed list of costs associated with a Super Visa application to Canada, providing a clear breakdown of expenses for potential applicants.

Seizing the Canadian Dream: Other Immigration Pathways

Canada's immigration landscape is vast. Canadian Immigration pathways like the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), Express Entry, and others offer various routes for hopeful individuals and families. Each program comes with its unique set of eligibility criteria and processes.

If you’re an international student or job seeker, exploring options like the Student Visa, Study Permits, or Work Permits could be your ticket to starting a new chapter in Canada.


Your Compass in the Immigration Journey: Ansari Immigration

Choosing the right immigration consultant is paramount in navigating through the Canadian immigration maze. At Ansari Immigration, we pride ourselves on being that reliable compass for our clients. Our blogs covering topics like healthcare, work permits, PNP, and Express Entry are resources ripe for picking.

With our expertise, the path to securing a Super Visa or exploring other immigration avenues becomes less daunting. Your dreams are within reach, and we're here to help you grab them.


Your Thoughts Fuel Our Journey

We value the power of community and shared experiences. Share your thoughts, ask questions, or suggest topics for future blogs in the comments below. Your interaction enriches the immigration conversation, making the path clearer for all.

Embark on your immigration journey with Ansari Immigration, where dreams meet destiny. Our doors are always open for inquiries and assistance. Together, let’s make Canada your new home.

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