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What is a super visa

A super visa is a temporary visitor visa that allows eligible parents and grandparents to visit their children/grandchildren for up to 2 years at a time without having to renew their immigration status. Effective July 4th 2022, the program has been extended to a 5 years length of stay.

Super Visa program provides multiple entries for a period up to 10 years.

As opposed to the parents/grandparent’s sponsorship application process, the super-visa is a great option as you do not have to wait to receive an invitation to apply and therefore it is available at all times and has a lower income requirement.

Parents/Grandparents Super Visa

Basic requirements

  • You must be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian permanent resident or Canadian citizen
  • You must have a signed invitation letter from your child or grandchild that includes:
  • a promise of financial support for the duration of your stay​
  • a list and the number of people residing in their household
  • a copy of their Canadian citizenship document or permanent resident document
  • you must have Canadian medical insurance that is valid for at least one year and is for a minimum of CAD $100,000 in coverage
  • you must apply outside of Canada
  • you must take an immigration medical exam

Financial obligation:

To meet the eligibility requirements for a super visa, your child or grandchild must show that they meet the low-income cut-off (LICO) to support your stay in the country. The LICO is subject to change and can be found on the government of Canada website. It is based on family size and your child or grandchild must be included in the count.

Parents/Grandparents Super Visa
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Other requirements

Like most temporary applications, you should demonstrate to an officer that you have strong ties to your home country and that the purpose of visit is genuine. These are some factors that an immigration officer will be considering when assessing your application. Providing substantial proof that you have reason to return to your home country is imperative for the success of your application.

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Extend your stay in canada

With the new enhancement allowing super visa holders to remain in Canada for up to five years, those who are already inside Canada and were initially granted a stay of up to two years, have the option to request to extend their stay by up to two years at a time while inside Canada.


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