Parents Super Visa

The Super Visa is a temporary visa given to parents and grandparents of a Canadian citizen or permanent residents of Canada, which enable them to come to Canada as a visitor for a stay of up to five consecutive years from their initial entry, without the need of having to renew their status.  It’s a multi-entry visa that provides multiple entries for a period of up to 10 years.

Super Visa Eligibility

To be eligible for a super visa, you must:

  • be the parents or grandparents of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and
  • have a signed letter from your child or grandchild who invites you to Canada that includes:

o a promise of financial support for the length of your visit

o the list and number of people in the household of this person

o a copy of this person’s Canadian citizenship or permanent resident document

  • have medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company that is:

o valid for at least 1 year from the date of entry

o at least $100,000 coverage

o have proof that the medical insurance has been paid

There are additional requirements to be met, as follows:

  • You must apply for a super visa from outside Canada
  • You cannot be inadmissible to Canada
  • You must take an immigration medical exam
  • You must pass a security and health eligibility check.

You can’t include dependants in this application.

Your dependants are not eligible for a super visa. They can still apply for a visitor visa to visit Canada for up to 6 months.