Super Visa

A super visa lets you visit your children or grand children for up to 2 years at a time. It’s a multi-entry visa that provides multiple entries for a period up to 10 years.

 

Eligibility

 

To be eligible for a super visa, you must:

  • be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • have a signed letter from your child or grand child who invites you to Canada that includes:
    • a promise of financial support for the length of your visit
    • the list and number of people in the household of this person
    • a copy of this person’s Canadian citizenship or permanent resident document
  • have medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company that is:
    • valid for at least 1 year from the date of entry
    • at least $100,000 coverage
    • have proof that the medical insurance has been paid (quotes aren’taccepted)

You must also:

  • apply for a super visa from outside Canada
  • be allowed to enter Canada
  • take an immigration medical exam
  • meet certain other conditions

You can’t include dependants in this application.

Financial support (proof of funds)

The child or grandchild who invites you must prove that their household meets the minimum necessary income. The following documents are examples of what can be used as proof of funds:

  • Notice of Assessment (NOA) or T4/T1 for the most recent tax year
  • Employment Insurance stubs
  • employment letter including salary and date of hiring
  • pay stubs
  • bank statements

Other conditions that are considered

Several things are considered before a decision is made if you can come to Canada. You must be a genuine visitor to Canada who will leave by choice at the end of your visit.

Other things considered when  you apply:

  • your ties to your home country
  • the purpose of your visit
  • your family and finances
  • the overall economic and political stability of your home country

Application Process

 

Documents Required:

 

Before you apply for a super visa, you need:

  • a letter of invitation from your child or grandchild who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada that includes:
    • a promise of financial support for the duration of your visit
    • the list and number of people in the household of this person
    • a copy of this person’s Canadian citizenship or permanent resident document
  • proof that your child or grandchild’s house hold meets the minimum necessary income;  examples include:
    • Notice of Assessment (NOA) or T4/T1 for the most recent tax year
    • Employment Insurance stubs
    • employment letter including salary and date of hiring
    • pay stubs
    • bank statements
  • proof of payment for medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company that is:
    • valid for at least 1 year from the date of entry
    • at least $100,000 coverage
  • a document confirming that you had an immigration medical exam

In most cases, if you’re from a visa required country, you need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply.

 

Apply for a super visa

 

You must apply for a super visa from outside Canada. You can apply online or on paper.

If you need assistance, you can get help with your application at your nearest visa application centre (VAC).

Why  you should apply online

  • No courier fees or mail delivery time –instant application submission.
  • Online applications may be processed more quickly.
  • Avoid processing delays. Incomplete applications are returned to you. Applying online helps ensure your application is complete before you submit it.
  • If more documents are required, you can quickly submit them online.
  • You don’t need to submit your passport until it is asked for.
  • Get updates on the status of your application directly in your online account.