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A super visa is an official document that allows parents or grandparents to visit their children or grandchildren for up to 2 years at a time. It is a multi-entry visa that provides multiple entries for a period up to 10 years.

To be eligible for this category, you must be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. A signed letter from your child or grandchild who invites to Canada must include a promise of financial support for the length of your visit, the list and number of people in the household of this person and a copy of this person’s Canadian citizenship or permanent resident document. The child or grandchild who invites you must also prove that their household meets the minimum necessary income.

Furthermore, a medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company that is valid for at least 1 year from the date of entry and has at least $100,000 coverage. Proof of medical insurance that has been paid is required at the time of super visa submission.

The applicant must apply for a super visa from outside Canada and meet other eligibility requirements such as a medical exam.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is the processing fee? The processing fee for one applicant is $100. The biometric fee is $85 if applicable.

  • What is the processing time? It depends on the country that you are applying from. Online applications tend to be processed faster than paper-based.

  • How long can I stay in Canada? You can stay up to a maximum of 2 years in Canada. If more time is needed, you can apply for an extension.

  • Can I apply from within Canada? No, you cannot. Application for supervisa has to be made from outside Canada.

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