Parent and Grandparent Super Visa

Invite your parents and/or grandparents to Canada for up to 2 years

What is a Super Visa?

Super visas are restricted to only the parents or grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Unlike a visitor visa, which only allows you entry for up to 6 months per visit, a super visa allows you to remain in Canada for up to 2 years per visit.

Super Visa Requirement

If you are applying for a Super Visa, you must provide the following:

  • Proof of relationship between you and your inviter (ex. birth certificate, passport)
  • Proof of medical insurance for at least one year
  • Up-front Medical Exam
  • Your inviter must satisfy the Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirement the specificmonetary amount depends on the size of your inviter’s family household.
How to Build a Strong Super Visa Application
Applicants must be able to convince the immigration officer that you are visiting Canada for a limited time and that you will exit the country before your visa expires.

Canada discourages people from coming as claimed ‘temporary’ visitors when in fact they intend to make permanent residency or refugee claims, by passing the usual controls and staying illegally.

The immigration officer will assess the following factors:
Ties to Home Country
Applicants must show that they have valid reason(s) to return home
Examples include:
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Demonstrate that your immediate family (or relatives) reside in your home country. Evidence of family members includes passports, birth certificates, ID documents showing their address and/or reference letters from family members.
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Demonstrate that you are employed in your home country and must return to continue fulfilling your employment duties. Evidence of employment includes confirming of employment letters, employment contract, tax documents, and/or pay stubs
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Proof that you own real estate (ex. home residence) or that you are renting. Evidence of car ownership, business ownership or other investments which require your physical presence within the country
Super Visa Application
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Other responsibilities

Purpose of Travel
Letter of Invitation
Your child or grandchild must provide a letter of invitation which formally asks you to visit.

The letter of invitation should describe who they are, the reasons they are inviting you to Canada, and where/how long you will stay in Canada

Purpose of Travel Letter
You should prepare a letter explaining the events or places you will visit as well as confirm that you will be staying with your inviter.
Proof of Financial Support

You must demonstrate your ability to financially support yourself during your brief stay in Canada must be shown

Depending on the length and nature of your stay, you must be able to provide bank statements confirming the funds required for your stay in Canada.

Your inviter must also provide bank statements demonstrating that he/she has met the LICO income requirement. Your inviter is responsible for your financial needs and basic necessities.

Have a Question?

How We Can Help

Applying for a Super Visa can be a time-consuming and confusing process due to all the requirements, fees, and steps to be taken. Many applicants fail in their first attempt because they
did not retain experienced counsel and made a seemingly minor, though potentially critical mistake.

It is not just about obtaining the required documentation and
submitting your application; you must go above and beyond minimum requirements whenever you can.

At Visa Path , our representatives are highly trained and experienced with Super Visa applications.We guide you through each step of the process to ensure you compile a strong and convincing application, giving you the best chances of success.

To get started, contact VisaPath at 416-477-2570 to book a consultation!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my sibling (brother or sister) apply for a Super Visa?

Unfortunately no, this program was designed uniquely for parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Siblings are not eligible to apply for this Canadian immigration application.

Can my parents bring other family members as dependents on a Super Visa?

You cannot include dependents on this application. This application cannot include children, adopted children, nieces, nephews, etc. Only the spouse of your parents or grandparents can accompany them on this application. No additional family member can be included when applying for a Super Visa application.

How much money do I need to apply for a super visa?

The amount of finances available for a super visa is dependent on the size of your family as well as the ability to take care of the family member(s) who will be coming from abroad to stay with you. You will need to provide proof of funds available that demonstrate either your parents’ ability to take care of them in Canada or your ability to do so.

Immigration Canada has constructed a list called Low Income Cut Off which indicates a minimum income requirement.