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.