I am about to apply for my mother in law in the Philippines who does not have a travel history. I will include her business registration and permit papers (in her name), bank account statement (less then $1000 cad in her name) as well as the "Special Power of Attorney" that states that she is the person who needs to make payments and maintain my wife's property back home. We will include from my side my and my wifes bank account statements ($100k+ savings), Letter of employment, 2017 taxes NOA, proof of home ownership, letter of invitation, Letter of Support, Representative Submission Letter. we had my brother in laws trv approved last year for our wedding. we want my wifes mom here for the birth of our first child in April but we are not stating that. We will be stating the purpose of the trip as that we want her to come to visit and see Canada and where her daughter lives, they haven't seen each other in over 5 years (real). Do we have a shot? I was planning on trying this first and if it gets denied to apply for a parent supervisa. additional question, if we say she is coming here for 3 weeks and she gets approved for 6 months, can we just book a ticket for 5-6 months stay or will they flag that when she gets here because we only said 3 weeks?