Super Visa

What is a super visa?

A super visa lets a Canadian citizen, or a permanent resident invite their parents/grandparents to visit them for up to 2 years at a time. It’s a visa that provides multiple entries for a period of up to 10 years.

In order to be eligible you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • Sign a letter of undertaking that would include details such as:
  • your promise of financial support for the length of your parents/grandparents’ visit
    • number of people in your household
    • a copy of your Canadian citizenship or permanent resident document
  • Have purchased medical insurance of at least $100,000 from a Canadian insurance company. The insurance should be valid for at least one year from the date of entry. Quotes are not acceptable.

Key factors:

There are several key factors that one should establish in their application to facilitate a favorable decision from visa officers. For visa officers to make a favorable decision they will look at:

  • Ties to the home country
  • The purpose of the visit
  • Your family’s ability to support the visit
  • The overall economic and political stability of your parents/grandparents’ home country
  • Inadmissibility issues, if any

If your goal is to bring your parents/grandparents to live permanently with you, a parental sponsorship application should be made. 

If you need help in having your parents/grandparents visit you, please contact us.