Aventura, Florida (PRWEB) January 12, 2012
Canada Visa Solution, located in Montreal, Canada, and Aventura, Florida, have announced that they have strategies in place to deal with the new policies being introduced by the Canadian government concerning family reunification and the “Supervisa”.
On November 4th, 2011 the Canadian government outlined their Action Plan for Faster Family Unification in hope of decreasing the ever growing backlog of applications to sponsor parents and grandparents. The government claims that there is a wait of almost 7 years for processing of applications.
Canada Visa Solution (CVS) agrees that the processing time for admission of parents and grandparents to the country is excessive, although they found the claim of 7 years to be excessive.
“Yes the processing time for parents and grandparents can take a few years. I am not sure about 7 years; the average is more likely 5 years.”
Whatever the time span is, it is simply too long; especially in the case of aging grandparents.
CVS is a company that offers help to all new immigrants to Canada, from a free preliminary assessment of the applicant, to dealing with housing, work, and education once the applicant has arrived in Canada. As in the case of any company dealing with the government, they have set procedures in place to expedite the processes. These processes are sensitive to changes in government policy and all consults in the private sector must be able to rise to the challenge of accommodating these changes with minimal affect on the immigrant.
The government has placed a moratorium of two years on requests to sponsor parents and grandparents, allowing them to process the log jam of applications already filed. Canadian Visa Solutions are optimistic that while the 24 month “pause” may aggravate the situation in the short term, especially for those who have not yet made a request for sponsorship, that the Canadian government may be successful in solving the backlog.
A “Supervisa” has been created to serve as a stopgap, allowing parents and grandparents to visit their families up to 24 months at a time on a temporary visa. This solution is geared toward allowing family members to be reunited even during the time it will take for the government to process the stunning 165,000 application backlog.
Canadian Visa Solution is sensitive to the impact that such changes in policy will have on how they do business, and have risen to the challenge by instituting plans and strategies to handle the new processes.
“We will introduce more files under the “Supervisa” program than files for sponsored parents and grandparents in the next 24 months. This pause can positively affect our business. A temporary visa takes a couple of weeks to be approved unlike a permanent residence application processed in a minimum of 24 months.”
Canada Visa Solution is owned and operated by Mr. Laurent Abitbol, who has more than 22 years of experience in the field as an immigration practitioner. He is a member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and the Quebec Register of Immigration Consultants kept by the Quebec Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities.