Super Visa Canada

The Super Visa Canada is a new Canadian immigration program that allows parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to visit their family in Canada for up to 2 years at a time.

A Super Visa is a type of temporary residency for parents and grandparents. If you fall into this category, you will able to visit/stay with your children for 2 years. You can avail multiple entries to Canada for 10 years if you have the Super Visa.

However, if you are someone who has children in Canada and wants to stay in Canada for less than 6 months, apply for a visitor visa.

The Canadian Government is well aware of the challenges one has to face being away from family. Reuniting with your family is no more a challenge thanks to the Super Visa.
The Eligibility Criteria is not very hard also. It requires a letter of invitation and a minimum bank statement of your income.

Medical Insurance is yet another requirement you will need to fulfill. Other than this, if you are a parent or grandparent who wishes to meet their children for the holiday season or any other occasion, this is your best option.

Who Is It For

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.

Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

How to Qualify

If you are planning on visiting Canada on a Super Visa, here are some requirements you must look into before filing for Canada super visa application form:

  • letter of invitation from your child or grandchild who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • Proof that your child or grandchild’s household meets the minimum necessary income
  • proof of payment for medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company that is:
  • valid for at least 1 year from the date of entry
  • at least $100,000 coverage
  • a document confirming that you had an immigration medical exam

Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Process

Once you know all the requirements and submit all the required document, your application will be processed. You must apply for a parent and grandparent super visa from outside Canada. You can apply online or on paper.

If you need assistance, you can get help with your application at your nearest visa application centre (VAC).

Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Documents Needed

People seeking a Super Visa Require the following documents

  • letter of invitation
  • Documents stating that you child has the minimum necessary income :
  • Notice of Assessment (NOA) or T4/T1 for the most recent tax year
  • Employment Insurance stubs
  • employment letter including salary and date of hiring
  • pay stubs
  • bank statements
  • Medical Statement
  • Canadian insurance company that is:
  • valid for at least 1 year from the date of entry
  • at least $100,000 coverage

Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Government Fees

Canada Super Visa fees starts from $100

Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

More Information

You need to give your biometrics if:

In most cases, if you’re from a visa-required country you now need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply. Find out where biometrics fits in the application process.

If you are looking for longer stays, you can apply for permanent residence outside Canada.

FAQ: What is the parent and grandparent super visa?