Last updated on October 20th, 2023
On August 2nd, 2022 the IRCC announced that they will no longer accept policies that are not paid in full for the Super Visa applications for parents and grandparents. For more information, please check the official IRCC website – Super Visa Requirements.
Therefore, effective immediately the monthly and installment Super Visa plans are no longer accepted. This news is bound to disappoint many, as the monthly plan has been a great tool since 2013 assisting people in paying the insurance bit by bit instead of all at once.
We are hoping we can help our clients to adjust to these changes by offering a great selection of many affordable plans and saving them money.
What this means for you:
If you are a client with a super visa application in progress or are about to apply for the visa and you have purchased a monthly plan from us, we will need to switch you to a lump sum plan right away and you would need to pay the policy in full for the entire 365 days.
Depending on the insurance provider, the procedure for this switch varies so please contact us as soon as possible so that we can advise you on how to proceed from here.
For example, if your monthly policy is with 21st Century, we will need you to send an official request by email to convert the policy either to us or directly to 21st Century.
Please include your policy number when you make this request. All monthly policies that were purchased through the 21st Century and switched to a lump sum plan will be activated and will go in effect on the effective date indicated on the policy.
If your parent or grandparent is not coming on that date, please make sure to contact us to make a date change before the policy starts. Once converted to a single premium policy, all single premium policy terms and conditions will apply, including refunds.
For INGLE or RIMI policies, we can make the change on our end and once we get your permission can charge the remaining balance on the card you used to pay the initial deposit.
In order to resubmit an updated, paid in full policy you can go to the IRCC Welcome Page and follow the instructions under “View Checklist” next to your application number. If you purchased a monthly plan and your parent or grandparent is already in Canada you can keep paying it in installments and you can also purchase a new monthly plan and/or extend a current one.
Our team at Arbetov Insurance is here to assist and advise you while you adjust to these changes. We hope we can help you get the very best option and make the process as smooth as possible.
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