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Super Visa

Super Visa

The Parent and Grandparent Super Visa (Super Visa) is a temporary resident permit that allows parents and grandparents to stay for up to 2 years in Canada per visit. It is valid for up to 10 years.

A regular multiple-entry visa is also valid for up to 10 years, but only allows stays of up to 6 months per visit.

Super Visa Eligibility Criteria

This visa is for parents and grandparents of permanent residents or Canadian citizens.

The applicants cannot be inadmissible to Canada on the basis of health or security, and they may be required to meet specific conditions set forth by the visa office through which they will be applying.

Since the Super Visa for parents and grandparents allows them to stay for such long periods of time, the requirements are also more extensive than the ones for just the visitor visa.

In addition to the criteria set for all Temporary Resident Visas for Canada, applicants must also go through a medical examination to be considered eligible for the Super visa.

Documents Required for Super Visa

Within the Super Visa application, you will also have to submit the following supporting documents:

  • A letter of invitation from your child or grandchild in Canada.
  • A travel itinerary if you have already booked your tickets, or just a description of what you plan to do once in Canada.
  • Your bank or other financial statements to prove you have enough funds for the trip to Canada.
  • The immigration statuses in Canada of your child or grandchild.
  • Proof of relationship with the child or grandchild in Canada
  • Documents that prove the child or grandchild meets the Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO)
  • Proof of medical insurance coverage for at least one year with a Canadian insurance company.
  • You must pass a medical examination.

Low Income Cut Off point

The child or grandchild of the applicant must meet a minimum income threshold under the Super Visa eligibility criteria. These thresholds are known as the low-income cut-off (LICO).

How Long is the Super Visa Processing?

You will have to wait from 8 days up to 45 or 50 days for the Super Visa to get processing. Additionally, the time it takes to process the Super visa will depend on the country you are from.