Canadian Super Visa for Parents

A Super Visa allows parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to come to Canada. It is a type of multiple entry visa so parents or grandparents can enter multiple times and  stay in Canada for up to two years at a time without needing to renew their status.

Super Visa is different from a visitor visa as a visitor visa is valid for a stay of up to 6 months. You have to apply for an extension to extend your stay. With a Super Visa, parents or grandparents of Canadian citizens or residents may be able to enter Canada multiple times over a period of 10 years.

Super Visa Immigration

Eligibility for Super Visa

To be eligible for a super visa, one needs to meet these requirements:

  • You must be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • You must have a signed letter from your child or grandchild who invites you to Canada
  • The grandchild must promise to provide financial support for the length of your visit
  • The child or grandchild inviting you must have at least $100,000 coverage medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company that is valid for at least 1 year from the date of entry.
  • The child or grandchild inviting their parent/grandparent to Canada will be required to prove that their household meets the required minimum income threshold.
  • The candidate must apply for a super visa from outside Canada
  • You must be allowed to enter Canada
  • You must take an immigration medical exam
  • You must show your ties to your home country and the purpose of your visit
  • The immigration office also looks into the overall economic and political stability of your home country
  • Biometrics might be required as part of the application process.

Super Visa Application Process

The application can be submitted both online and paper-based routes. Online applications are processed quickly as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) get the application instantly. The application must be submitted along with the documents required for Super Visa.

How Dastur Immigration Services Can Help You

  • We will assist you with the documentation
  • We will provide expert guidance on the Super Visa application
  • Our immigration specialists will provide dedicated support
  • For preparing documents, you will get qualified advice

Dastur Immigration Services

If you have questions relating to Super Visas or want to apply for a Super Visa, please contact us and a member of the Dastur Immigration Services Team will be happy to discuss your options.

Frequently Ask Questions

Super Visa is an alternative to the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) for people looking forward to reuniting with their parents and grandparents temporarily. The PGP program is high in demand and fills up quickly, so Super Visa is another option to bring your parents or grandparents on a temporary basis.

Super Visa is a temporary solution to reunite with parents or grandparents. As an alternative to the super visa, you may wish to pursue the permanent immigration of your parents or grandparents through the   Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship  program that comes under the Family Sponsorship program. Visit our Family Sponsorship page to know more.

Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who come from visa-exempt countries can stay in Canada for up to six months. Applying for a super visa will allow them to remain in Canada for up to two years at a time.

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