A Guide to Canada Super Visa for Parents and Grandparents

Bring your parents/grandparents to Canada for up to 7 consecutive years through Canada Super Visa for Parents and Grandparents as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

It’s not uncommon for Canadian citizens and permanent residents to ask their parents or grandparents to visit them in Canada. Such parents or grandparents will need to apply for a visitor visa to enter the country if they aren’t from visa-exempt countries. However, these individuals can simplify this process by applying for a special visa, the Canada Super Visa for Grandparents and Parents. Here is a step-by-step guide to the Super Visa Canada with requirements, and the application process.

What is Canada Super Visa?

The Canada Super Visa is a type of multiple-entry visa valid for up to ten years. This Super Visa Canada is issued only to parents or grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents. It differs from ordinary multiple-entry visas due to its extended stay time.

People with ordinary multiple-entry visas can stay in Canada for up to six months. The Parent and Grandparent Super Visa Canada allow visitors to stay in the country for up to 7 years.

This makes the Super Visa Canada visa an excellent choice for parents and grandparents who want to stay with their children or grandchildren in Canada for a long time.

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To apply for Canada Super Visa sponsors must be:

  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Able to prove they meet the minimum necessary income threshold and can financially support their parents or grandparents in Canada.

Parents/Grandparents Requirements

To get Super Visa Canada, parents or grandparents must be:

  • In possession of a signed letter from the child or grandchild sponsoring them. This letter should include a promise to support them financially, the sponsor’s citizenship or permanent residence document, and the number of people in their household.
  • Covered by medical insurance from a Canadian provider. This coverage should be valid for at least twelve months from the intended date of entry and offer a coverage amount of over CAD 100,000.
  • Legally allowed to enter Canada.
  • Willing to complete an immigration medical exam
Canada Super Visa Application process

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Step-by-Step Process for Canada Super Visa

The application process for the parents’ Canada Super Visa is summarized as follows:

1. Complete the Medical Exam

Parents and grandparents must first complete their immigration medical exam as described by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

2. Gather the Necessary Documents

Applicants and their sponsors must then gather the required documents mentioned above. This includes:

  • The invitation letter
  • Proof of insurance
  • Proof that the Canadian sponsor meets the minimum income threshold
  • Evidence that the applicant has completed an immigration medical exam

3. Complete and Submit the Application

Applicants must then complete the Super Visa grandparents application, pay the application and biometrics fees, and submit their application online or via mail.

Canada Super Visa: Fees and Processing Times

The processing fee for the Super Visa application is $100 CAD. Applicants must also pay the $85 CAD biometrics fees.

The Super Visa processing time varies depending on the country the parents or grandparents are applying from. This means it can take a few weeks to several months to receive a Super Visa. Prospective sponsors and applicants should therefore get started with the application process as soon as possible.

How ELAAR can help you?

Prospective Canadian sponsors who wish to sponsor their parents or grandparents for the Super Visa should contact Elaar Immigration. Our team of Regulated Immigration Consultants understands the requirements and application process for the Super Visa and can guide you through this process.

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