Super Visa For Parents & Grandparents Of Canadians

A parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident can apply for Canada super visa. Super Visa is a multi-entry visa for a period of up to 10 years. With a super visa, eligible parents or grandparents can visit their children and their families in Canada for up to 2 years without the need to renew their status.

How Super Visa Works?

With a super visa for parents and grandparents, they can visit family in Canada for up to 2 years with no need to renew their status. That is a great way to save time and to visit your children or grandchildren more often.  A super visa for parents is a multi-entry visa that allows multiple entries for up to a 10-year period. While most visitors can be in Canada for up to 6 months when they first enter. Those who want to stay longer must apply for an extension, and pay a new fee. 

Super Visa Requirements

Parental relationship


Be a parent or grandparent of a permanent resident of Canada or a Canadian citizen. It could be proved by a birth certificate.


Invitation letter


A child or grandchild who invites a parent or grandparent to Canada must sign an invitation letter of financial support that includes the following information:


  • A promise of financial support for the length of visit 
  • Family size in Canada, the list and number of people in the household of an invitee.
  • Proof of status in Canada, a copy of a Canadian passport or permanent resident card.


    Medical insurance


    Medical insurance must be:


    • Issued by a Canadian insurance company.
    • Valid for at least 1 year from the date of parents' entry to Canada.
    • At least for CAD$100,000 coverage.
    • Paid.


    During a super visa processing, an immigration officer considers a number of other things before making a decision. Visa officer will look at parents' ties to a home country and overall economic and political stability of a home country, as well as genuineness of visit and likelihood of leaving Canada by end of authorized stay.

    Minimum Necessary Income For Super Visa For Parents

    For a parent super visa, children must prove they meet the necessary gross income requirement for a household. A child or grandchild may use the income scale to assess the ability to meet the income requirements, based on the size of a family unit.

     

    Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) For 2018


    Family             2018 LICO
    1 person     -   $24,949
    2 persons  -   $31,061
    3 persons  -   $38,185
    4 persons  -   $46,362
    5 persons  -   $52,583
    6 persons  -   $59,304
    7 persons   -  $66,027

    More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add - $6,723 (2018).

    Children may provide a number of documents to prove they meet the minimum income requirement, such as:


    • Notice of Assessment (NOA) or T4/T1 for the most recent tax year 
    • Employment Insurance stubs
    • Employment letter including salary and date of hire 
    • Pay stubs
    • Bank statements.


    Applicants for a super visa will be required to undergo a medical examination. Forms and instructions for this examination will be issued by the visa office after the application has been submitted.

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