Parent and Grandparent Super visa
It is a long-term, multiple-entry visa for parents and grandparents of permanent residents or Canadian citizens.
The Parent and Grandparent Super Visa (Super Visa) is a temporary resident permit that allows parents and grandparents to stay for up to 2 years in Canada per visit. It is valid for up to 10 years.
A regular multiple-entry visa is also valid for up to 10 years, but only allows stays of up to 6 months per visit.
Who is eligible for this visa?
This visa is for parents and grandparents of permanent residents or Canadian citizens.
The parent or grandparent must be considered Admissible to Canada and meet other conditions.
For example, applicants need a Letter of Financial Support from their child or grandchild in Canada, who meets the minimum required income.
Applicants also need to purchase and show proof of Canadian medical insurance that meets the minimum requirements and covers them for at least 1 year.
The process is different if the parent or grandparent is from a country where a visa is required to enter Canada as a visitor.
How can my family members apply?
Visit IRCC's website for more information on how to apply for a Super Visa.
What if my parents or grandparents want to stay permanently in Canada?
They can apply for Permanent Residence from outside Canada.
March 11th, 2020