Introduce super visa category for parents of British citizens.

Parents for British citizens are treated differently if they reside in countries outside the EU and are not EU citizens and the current rules allow for the settlement of parents under ADR very difficult, so we are looking for a middle ground as it is done in Canada with SUPER VISA.

This petition closed on 2 Apr 2021 with 20,688 signatures


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Recent Documents related to Introduce super visa category for parents of British citizens.

1. Introduce super visa category for parents of British citizens.
07/09/2020 - Petitions

Found: Parents for British citizens are treated differently if they reside in countries outside the EU and are

2. Introduce super visa category for parents of British citizens similar to Canada
23/01/2018 - Petitions

Found: Parents for British citizens are treated differently if they reside in countries outside the EU and

3. Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford - written evidence
10/07/2018 - Inquiry: Post-Brexit migration policy - Home Affairs Committee
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Found: policy goals (for example, by introducing different rules for different sectors or businesses) and a creating

4. UK visa fees
07/03/2019 - UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
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Found: 2015/16 Visit visa < 6 months £83 £85 £2 Visit visa < 2 years £300 £324 £24 Visit visa < 5 years £544

5. UK visa fees
07/03/2019 - UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
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Found: Visit visa < 6 months £85 £87 £2 Visit visa < 2 years [note 1] £324 £330 £6 Visit visa < 5 years £588

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Recent Speeches related to Introduce super visa category for parents of British citizens.

1. Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (Second sitting)
09/06/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: can. Our first witnesses are a representative of British in Europe, via audio link, and Professor Bernard - Speech Link
2: Mr Morgan, what implications do you see for British citizens living in Europe regarding the social security - Speech Link
3: It was about what implications you see for British citizens in Europe regarding social security co-ordination - Speech Link

2. Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (Seventh sitting)
18/06/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: alleviated thanks to specially chartered flights from EU countries such as Romania, which have provided us with - Speech Link
2: welcome addition.The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has estimated that in the UK, 56% - Speech Link
3: many times more than the number of places in the current pilot.Challenges in recruiting seasonal - Speech Link

3. Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (Sixth sitting)
26/02/2019 - Public Bill Committees

1: any minimum salary threshold that is set for work visa applications.(5B) In this section, personal - Speech Link
2: for disabled people, whose lives would be very difficult without them—especially, for example, those who - Speech Link
3: time as a senior campaigner for Citizens Advice and runs the Thanet citizens advice bureau extremely ably - Speech Link

4. Family Visitor Visas
09/07/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: common sense. From the public engagement we have done—I will refer to that later—that often seems not - Speech Link

5. Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill
18/05/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: could have imagined just a few months ago. The British people are making extraordinary sacrifices as we - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Introduce super visa category for parents of British citizens.
1. EU Countries: British Council
asked by: Baroness Suttie
02/03/2018
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to expand the British Council's operations in EU member states in the run-up to Brexit.

2. British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
20/07/2020
... what steps he is taking to ensure that UK citizens visiting the EU will be able to (a) stay in the EU for 180 consecutive days a year and (b) receive equal treatment to EU nationals visiting the UK for the same period of time.

3. British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries
asked by: Hilary Benn
18/03/2020
... which EU member states will be served by each of the seven organisations that have been awarded the £3 million in funding to provide practical support to UK nationals living in the EU.

4. EU Countries: British Nationals Abroad
asked by: Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer
21/02/2020
... when.

5. British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries
asked by: Zarah Sultana
03/03/2020
... to travel freely across the EU.

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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 .The Super Visa is a multi-entry visa that provides multiple entries for a period up to 10 years. The key difference is that the Super Visa allows an individual to stay for up to two years on initial entry into Canada, while a 10-year multiple entry visa would only have a status period for each entry of six months only. Refer visa rules by Canada government and criteria as reference ,sponsor does most work


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Government Response

The UK welcomes genuine visitors coming to the UK for a temporary purpose, usually for six months. Routes are available for people who want to stay for longer periods.


The Government recognises the importance of family ties and the desire of parents and grandparents to make frequent visits to see their families.

Visit visas are therefore available with validities of 6 months, 2 years, 5 years and 10 years, allowing individuals who are visa nationals to visit the UK regularly or at short notice without having to apply for a new visa each time they wish to travel.

Specific family rules apply to those who want to bring parents to the UK to live with them for longer than 6 months. Under these rules adult dependants wanting to stay for longer periods must demonstrate, as a result of age, illness or disability, they require a level of long-term personal care which can only be provided in the UK by their sponsor here and without recourse to public funds. These rules are specifically designed to limit the significant social care and NHS costs which can be associated with these cases and which then fall on the UK Taxpayer.

The UK’s family Immigration Rules are designed to prevent burdens on the taxpayer, promote integration and tackle abuse, and thereby ensure family migration to the UK is on a properly sustainable basis which is fair to migrants and the wider community. Our rules ensure equal treatment for all visitors and allow for frequent visits whilst building confidence amongst taxpayers that migration to the UK is not based on access to the public services they pay for.

While we note the Canadian model, we believe our current Rules strike the right balance and will not be introducing this type of visa.

Home Office