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 is for parents and grandparents of permanent residents or Canadian citizens.
- Applicants need a letter of financial support from their child or grandchild in Canada, who must meet the minimum required income.
- Applicants also need to purchase and show proof of Canadian medical insurance that meets the minimum requirements and covers them for at least 1 year.
- It should be noted that it is possible to obtain a Super Visa even while an application for permanent residency is pending.
- It should also be noted that holders of a Parent and Grandparent Super Visa have the rights and restrictions of a regular tourist visa holder, and as such cannot work while they are in Canada.