A Super Visa Canada may be required if you want your parents or grandparents to be able to stay with you in Canada for longer than six months at a time. The parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents are permitted to visit them and stay in Canada for up to five years at a time through this type of visa.
In this article, we will discuss what the parent and grandparent Super Visa is, the criteria you and your family must meet to be approved, and how to apply.
So let’s jump in…
What is a Super Visa?
You can spend up to five years at a time visiting your children or grandchildren with a super visa. The parent or grandparent may travel as frequently as they like within the 10 years of the Super Visa’s validity, provided that each trip lasts no longer than five years. Thus, a Super Visa qualifies as a multiple-entry visa. The length of your stay will be confirmed by a border services officer when you enter Canada.
A super visa has particular requirements, one of which is having health insurance. To qualify, you must fulfil every requirement. The visa is also referred to as a Canada parent and grandparent visa.
Apply for a standard visitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) if you intend to stay for six months or less and are not from a nation that requires a visa. There is no need for a Super Visa.
Super Visa VS Visitor Visa
- The amount of time you can spend in Canada during each visit is the main distinction between a parent or grandparent Super Visa and a visitor visa.
- The longest time you can stay in Canada on a visitor visa is six months. You can stay for up to five years per trip when you have a Super Visa.
- You can only stay in Canada for a maximum of six months per trip if you are from a nation that does not require a visa to enter.
- Both the Super Visa and the Visitor Visa are 10-year multi-entry visas. Therefore, you are permitted to travel to Canada as often as you like during those ten years.
Eligibility for Super Visa Canada
To be eligible for a Super Visa Canada, you must fulfil a few basic requirements. The following are the prerequisites for parent and grandparent Super Visas:
- You must be the parent or grandparent of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of Canada.
- You are being invited to visit Canada by your child or grandchild.
- Your grandchild or child must meet the required income level. And a commitment to provide funding for the duration of your visit
- A list of the people living in this person’s home, their number, and a copy of their citizenship or permanent residency documentation
- A Canadian insurance provider or an authorized foreign provider must sell you medical insurance that is valid for at least a year.
- You must go through a medical examination for immigration. Either before or after applying, you can take care of this.
- You must be authorized to enter Canada and must apply for a Super Visa from outside of Canada.
- Print your visa outside of Canada (wait for visa office instructions)
- Dependents cannot be included in this application.
Super Visa Canada income requirements
Your child or grandchild must earn at least a certain amount for the Super Visa to be approved. The low-income cut-off (LICO) threshold is used to measure this.