Do visitor visa extensions get rejected mostly ??

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Subject: Do visitor visa extensions get rejected mostly ??
  My mom and dad have their visitor visas until June 18th 2013. We had applied for a single entry visa in Dec, hoping the visas wld be approved for the time we ask for. But it was approved for 6 months from the date we applied, which is till June 18th. Considering the weather here,i want them to stay till august. If they come here by april, and if we ask for an extension by May 15th (30 days before the expiry), what are the chances of the extension getting approved ? Read somewhere that visitor visas, especially single entry ones get rejected very easily ... Is it true ???
[22-01-2013,00:58]
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Kenny
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Is it a super visa or normal visitor visa ?
[22-01-2013,01:02]
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Ken
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The expiry date is just the date by which they have to enter Canada as visitors. It doesn´t mean they must leave Canada by that date.

If they enter in April and are given the default six month visit, they don´t need to extend anything to stay the full six months.

[22-01-2013,09:37]
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Anonymous
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Ken, It is a normal visitor visa..

Anonymous, are you sure ? if this is true i will be so so happy. I am aware of the I-94 in US which validates our staying time. But is there something like that here too. i thought visa and visa expiry is all that validates our stay and thats what i read in all earlier posts..

[22-01-2013,11:59]
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Kenny
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It means that they have to enter Canada before June. After their entry into Canada they can stay in the country for 6 months unless otherwise indicated by the officer at the port of entry.
The six months are from the "CBSA Stamp" in their passport.

Look at the B1/B2 visas in the US. Some of them are approved for a period of 10 years. It doesn´t mean that the traveler can stay in the US for 10 years. It is just the expiry date of the visa.

[22-01-2013,14:00]
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DocD
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thanks a lot for the replies. DocD, thanks for clearing that out. What u say definitely makes sense. Its just that its so confusing when i get different information from different places. This morning i just called up immigration and there was a recorded msg that said the same thing that u have written. Just to double check i called border security and i was told they will have to leave by June 18th. i am anyway going to the airport to see if i can get a direct confirmed reply there too. thx anyway. the replies sure helped a lot
[22-01-2013,14:10]
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Kenny
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Kenny,

If it is a normal visa, your family can stay for upto six months without renewing. However, if you want to extend the their stay more than 6 months, you must apply one month before their visa expires

Question for DocD

DocD ... one thing I do not understand is that what about for super visa stay if the super visa is issued six month only ?

[22-01-2013,16:49]
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Ken
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Super visa for 6 months? That sounds weird. Are you sure is not a multiple entry visa instead of a single entry visa?
A multiple entry visa is not a super visa.

If in doubt, contact the consulate or the Canadian Embassy that issued the visa.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?q=426&t=16


[22-01-2013,16:59]
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DocD
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DocD:

I applied a super-visa for my dad but he was issued six months super-visa PG-1 visitor visa for six months only. It is a single entry visa . I paid medical coverage for one year.

I do not know what to do. I ask people who I know. No one seems to know. I thought he will at least stay for upto 2 years stay without renewing his visa. Though I am not quite sure it would be OK

[22-01-2013,18:12]
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Ken
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DocD:

On the website you link, one of the sentence says:

"With the parent and grandparent super visa, eligible parents and grandparents can visit family in Canada for up to two years without the need to renew their status. "


I still do not get it

[22-01-2013,18:14]
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Ken
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PG1. Ok, that makes a bit more sense. It is a super visa.

The visa was a single entry super visa (It looks that way). Your parent has to enter Canada before the expiry date in the visa and then he/she can remain in Canada for a maximum of two years without having to renew his/her status.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/manuals/bulletins/2011/ob357.asp

Read under Port of Entry (POE).

[22-01-2013,18:51]
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DocD