Parents and Grandparents Super Visa

Canadian citizens and permanent residents have Super Visa option to bring a parent or grandparent to Canada. The Super Visa Program allows parents and grandparents to come to Canada as long-term visitors on a multi-entry visa that remains valid for up to 10 years. Unlike standard visitor visas, a Super Visa allows visa holders to stay in Canada for up to two years on initial entry to Canada.

Eligibility Requirements for Super Visa

To be eligible to sponsor your parents or grandparents under the Super Visa category:

  • You need to be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • A written commitment of financial support towards the applicants, a letter of invitation, details of your living arrangements and the plan to support your family during their stay in Canada.
  • You will need to establish that you meet the minimum income threshold according to the low-income cut-off (LICO) which varies as per the size of your family household.
  • All applicants need to undergo a medical examination and purchase Canadian medical insurance providing a minimum coverage of $100,000 for health care, hospitalization and repatriation for at least one year from the date of entry.
  • The Parent or grandparent must be admissible to Canada. Your PGP’s intent to visit Canada, ties to home country, and the overall economic and political stability of home country are some of the factors that will be assessed to determine the visa approval

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