The Parent and Grandparent Super Visa is a special visa issued to the parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents. It permits extended stays in Canada, and multiple entries into Canada, for up to 2 years and to help parents and grandparents stay connected with their Canadian families. Admissibility criteria, including medical admissibility, income requirements for the hosts, and private insurance requirements apply. Please contact us for additional information regarding a Super Visa.
To be eligible for a Super Visa:
- The sponsor must meet the minimum necessary income (for Super Visa) requirement, and provide the most recent Canadian tax return (Notice of assessment) where line 150 meets or exceeds this amount.
- Purchase Canadian healthcare insurance of $100,000 coverage for at least 1 year- check the cost for insurance here. (approximately $2,000 – $3,000 CAD per year).
- Complete a medical examination
- A written commitment of financial support from the Sponsor (child or grandchild) must be provided
Depending on the citizenship of the sponsored person, a TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) may also be required for non visa-emempt countires. If a TRV is required, please be advised that there is a rigorous screening process and there is a high rate of refusal when individuals apply on their own.
Contact us for more information about the Super Visa application process or for assistance in preparing an application.