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Super Visa – Parents and Grandparents

A super visa Canada is a multiple entry visa that allows parents and grandparents of Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents to visit them. This visa will let them to stay in Canada for up to two years straight without leaving the country in between the period like some other visa’s.

Both ‘Parents or Grandparents’ and the inviting ‘Children or Grandchildren’ have specific eligibility requirements which need to be fulfilled for applying for a Super Visa:

Super Visa Application Requirements for Parents and Grandparents

Here are some of the basic requirement for super visa in canada:


The IRCC may require Police Clearance Certificates to prove you are admissible in Canada and don’t have any previous criminal or immigration convictions.

 Medical Exam

You need to give an Immigration medical exam to be eligible to enter Canada. This exam proves that you will not be a health hazard or a burden on the Canadian medical system.

 Letter of Invitation

A letter of invitation is needed from your sponsor (Child or Grandchild), which would include their promise of financial support, their P.R or Citizenship Documents and a list of people in their household.

Medical Insurance

You need medical insurance from a Canadian Insurance firm with at least $100,000 coverage and a minimum of 1 year of validity from your date of entry. This should cover health care, repatriation and hospitalization; and be valid for multiple entries to Canada within that period.

Cost of Super Visa Canada

The application fee for a super visa in Canada is $100 (Canadian dollars) per person. Further, the biometric cost is applicable, which is  $85 per person and $170 for a family of two or more people. Also,  you may be required to pay an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) fee of $7 per person.

Super Visa Application Requirements for Children or Grandchildren

Minimum Income Requirements

To be able to sponsor your grandparents or parents for a super visa, you must meet minimum income requirements to show that you’ll be able to support them financially when they come here.

This income can be proved through:

  • A copy of your NOA (Notice of Assessment)
  • A recent copy of your T1 or T4
  • Job letter stating your Title, Salary and Job description
  • Proof of other income sources
  • Recent Paystubs

Letter of Invitation

You need to provide a letter of invitation to your parents and grandparents, which would include your promise of financial support, your P.R or Citizenship Documents and a list of people in your household.

Combined with a signed promise of financial support and minimum income requirements.

Complete details of both the host and “Parents or Grandparents” are needed.

This would include the complete name, date of birth, home address, phone number, the purpose of visit to Canada, Relationship with each other, Duration of expected stay, Family details etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my parents become permanent residents with a super visa in Canada?

No, they will remain temporary residents and must return to their nation after their determined stay period.

Canadian super visa is for how many years?

The super visa in Canada provides a multiple-entry TRV for up to 10 years to all the eligible applicants. The authorized stay can extend to 5 years for each entry.

Can the super visa in canada be rejected?

In some cases, the Canadian immigration authorities may reject a super visa. It may include the case of a super visa applicant’s criminal record, making them inadmissible to Canada. Any facts misrepresented, concealed, or omitted in the super visa application can also become a reason for rejection.

Who is eligible for a Super Visa?

Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply for a Super Visa.

How is the Super Visa different from a regular visitor visa?

The Super Visa is different from a regular visitor visa in terms of its validity and multiple-entry provisions. A Super Visa is typically valid for up to 10 years and allows multiple entries, while a regular visitor visa is usually valid for up to 6 months with single or multiple entries.

To learn more about the Super Visa Canada, or to apply for it:

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