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How can I apply for my mother to get her super visa, while

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How can I apply for my mother to get her super visa, while she is here in Canada on a visitor visa now? Her passport is issued from Egypt and the Canadian Embassy in Egypt is closed now due to the current internal turbulence . Please advise ASAP how I can have my mom stay with me. She entered Canada Jan 5th 2013. And her visitor visa on the passport ends March 2013....Please
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She is permitted to apply for this super visa from within Canada.

The information from Canada Immigration that explains how this works is set out here:

Let me know if you need further clarification.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi Deborah, I skimmed through the link you sent, but there was no where the details I needed to apply for my mother to get her a super visa. The only relevant information in the link is about the Extension of Stay which I have already known before. I need please the exact way on how to apply for the super visa from within Canada. OR

Second: Where can my mother renew her visitor visa which was issued from Egypt,but now the Canadian embassy is closed there????


She applies from within Canada to extend her visa and as the page says she can do that by way of a supervisa.

Here is the form that she uses:
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

As I already sent you the reply, I checked the form you sent me of IMM5257E but there is not mention of the supervisa in the form. Please advise


The two year extended stay is the supervisa.

Start reading here:

You will see there the supervisa is discussed. But that's the nickname really. The form will not say supervisa.

It is a visa that is for a long time.

So if you start reading the page then you will see that it shows you how to apply and then you will get to the form and the guide I already provided.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

So if we use the form of IMM5257 you sent me, can we do this online? or I have to send it to a certain visa office here in Canada?


Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Relist: Incomplete answer.
Sorry for the delay.

It's Family Day and my kids were hungry.

Here is where you send it:
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you and happy family day to you.

I will go through the links in the morning and get back to you with probably more queries, cause I need to do this right.


Have a good night.



You too!
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Good morning,

Can you please help me with this one? I went through the Temporary Resident Visa Application which is the form required in order to apply for the Parent Supervisa. My question is on the form, under Details of Visit to Canada: how should I fill this part out i.e. for ex. in part 2) Indicate how long you plan to it here we state the 10 year period????

Awaiting your advice. thanx

Yes you can state that there.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

OK thank you. As for the question on page 1 number 7) Current Country of Residence, should I fill this for my mother as Canada-Visitor-and the period she entered Canada on Jan 5th 2013? or they mean I should fill it with her Egypt information?


They want her info about Egypt as they are asking for her country of residency and not her current address.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Great I was confused there.

Now to summarize because it is a lot of information out there.

1) the only thing we need to do is fill out for IMM5257E for Temporary Residence Visa (requesting a 10 year period of stay)

2) provide proof of parent for my mother

3) provide letter of invitation from me to my mom explaining that she will stay with me and my family

4) provide a proof that I (the inviting daughter) meet the low-income cut-off ...but here is the problem, I do not work, but my husband does. Can his proof of income work?

5) get my mother a one year Canadian medical insurance

6) undergo a medical exam, but would this be communicated to us by the CPP -Ottawa office?

7) Submit the Temporary Residence Visa application by mail to the address of CPPin Ottawa.


Did I get the process right? I am very scared to make a mistake. and what about point 4 above, what if I am not employed????


I believe that is correct but don't forget, this is very new, and they change things all the time.

You can use your family income. But your spouse will have to agree of course.
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