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Super Visa | Apply for your Parents and Grandparents | Canada

What is a Super Visa?

A super visa allows your parent and grandparent to spend up to 5 years at a time. It’s a visa that allows for several entries for up to ten years. The length of your stay will be confirmed by a border services officer when you enter Canada.

The legal parents and grandparents of a PR Cardholder or a Canadian Citizen can apply for a super visa as of December 11, 2011. This strand of visas was created to combat the lengthy process of the sponsorship processing times for permanent residency. With this strand, we can help families reunite with each other as soon as possible. The super visa for parents & grandparents has a few more perks as compared to the regular visitor visa. The super visa is valid for a total of 10 years and has a minimum stay limit in Canada of 2 years per trip. With this, you do not need to revalidate your status every 6 months and can re-enter as many times as necessary. 

Who can apply for Super Visa?

Be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada

Possess a letter inviting you to visit Canada, signed by your child or grandchild

Have medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company

Apply for a super visa from outside Canada

Have your visa printed outside Canada

Take an immigration medical exam

Financial Eligibility Requirement

As required by the Canadian government, individuals attempting to sponsor someone must be PR card holders or Canadian citizens. You must also provide a commitment of financial support written on paper and a letter of invitation that outlines your arrangements and how you will accommodate the person being sponsored.

The person must also prove that they meet the minimum income requirement as detailed by the Canadian government and that they will be able to provide for the sponsored person(s) as well as their family currently residing with them. The amount of income required will fluctuate based on the size of the family.

Please refer to the Low-income cut-off (LICO) for more details on the required income.

Size of Family Unit Minimum Necessary Gross Income
1 person (your child or grandchild)
2 persons
3 persons
4 persons
5 persons
6 persons
7 persons
7+ persons

Documents needed from Parent/Grandparent being sponsored

When applying for a super visa to Canada, the person who is coming to Canada must provide a few things to prove that they have met all the necessary conditions required to enter Canada.

A medical examination

Proof that they have purchased Canadian medical insurance that covers healthcare, admittance to a hospital and repatriation. (This must cover up to $100,000)

Depending on the criteria of your application, other documents and conditions may be requested. This can be things such as your reason for the visit and many others

With all of the listed conditions met, you can apply for a Super visa for your parent or grandparent and hopefully reunite with them here in Canada


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