EDMONTON, ALBERTA (Dec. 7, 2012) (PRWEB) December 07, 2012
Visas for the loved ones of Canadian citizens and permanent residents seeking extended visits to Canada are being processed faster and being allowed to stay longer than ever before under new government rules. The result is that more than 35,000 are expected to be granted visas over the next year, including 10,000 under Canada’s Super Visa program.
The Super Visa program allows the parents and grandparents of Canadians to spend up to two years in Canada without having to renew their visas – compared to the previous maximum of six months. The result is that record numbers of relatives of citizens and permanent residents are taking advantage of the opportunity to get visas.
A major requirement for acceptance into the program is that the visiting relatives purchase Super Visa Insurance. This is medical and travel insurance that covers the person visiting for medical treatment and travel-related emergencies. Each visitor must purchase at least $100,000 worth of insurance, with an initial coverage period of one year. At the end of the first year, if the visiting family member plans to remain in Canada, they must renew their insurance.
Travelinsure.ca is one of the top providers of Super Visa Insurance nationwide. These insurance specialists deal with all the top insurance companies that are offering this type of policy, including Manulife Financial, RSA Insurance, Group Medical Services, Travel Underwriters, TIC Insurance, and Travel Guard.
On the travelinsure.ca web site, it is possible to compare rates of all the top insurers. Then the choice can be made online with application being processed immediately.
“TravelInsure.ca has made the process to obtain Super Visa Insurance quick, easy, and trouble-free,” says Travel Insure president Tracy DesLaurier.
“We offer the ability to compare coverages and deductibles from all our carriers in “plain English” format, with immediate issue of policies direct to your email inbox. We also work with Licensed Immigration Consultants and Immigration Lawyers to serve their clients.”
The numbers of parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents admitted to Canada on visas has jumped 60% since 2010. According to the government, the Super Visa Program addresses the backlog of applications, which had reached as high as 165,000. Since the program was initiated the backlog has been reduced by 20,000. Super Visa’s are also issued within 8 weeks, whereas the wait under the previous plan had been up to eight years.
The Canadian government created the Super Visa program because it acknowledges that these wait times for parents and grandparents wanting to visit their loved ones in Canada have been far too long.
The most important criterion for deciding whether someone is eligible for a Super Visa (which would require Super Visa Insurance) is that they are legitimate family members of a Canadian resident or citizen and that they are willing to leave the country at the end of the two-year visa.
Detailed information about Super Visa Insurance can be found at travelinsure.ca. On this site it is possible for those looking to purchase Super Visa Insurance to consider a wide range of companies, rates, and coverage.
For more information, contact: Tracy DesLaurier, Travel Insure (855-933-7462)