What is Super Visa?
The Super Visa is a type of temporary resident permit that permits parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to enter Canada for extended visits of up to two years per trip. It is a multiple-entry visa that can be utilized for long-term stays.
Why Super Visa?
- Permits extended stays in Canada, up to 2 years per visit.
- Specifically designed for parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
- Offers a relatively quick processing time of approximately 8 weeks.
The Parents and Grandparents Super Visa is applied for at a visa office outside of Canada, with the applicant required to meet specific eligibility criteria.
- Eligible for a regular visitor visa with no criminal or medical ineligibility.
- Must provide proof of relationship as a parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
- Must have valid medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company covering healthcare, hospitalization, and repatriation with a minimum coverage of $100,000 for a minimum of one year.
- Required to undergo a medical examination prior to the application submission.
Eligibility Guidelines for Canadian Family Members Supporting the Super Visa Application
- Must show proof of being a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
- Must provide a letter of invitation for the applicant.
- Must demonstrate a minimum income level, as determined by the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO).