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Invite your parents or grandparents under the Super Visa


Super Visa for Parents or Grandparents

Missing your parents or grandparents and like to invite them as a visitor to Canada? If yes, then the Super Visa may right for your family. A super visa lets you visit your children or grandchildren 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. The Super Visa is a family stream which allows both Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents to invite their parents or grandparents. The Super Visa allows an applicant to stay in the country for a maximum of 2 years without having to renew their visa. So if you like your parents or grandparents to stay longer than 6 months then read further to see if you are eligible to apply for a super visa application.

How Super Visa is different from Visitor Visa?

At present, most visitors to Canada may visit for a period up to six months when they first enter Canada. Visitors who wish to stay longer must apply for an extension, and pay a new fee.

With the parent and grandparent super visa, eligible parents and grandparents can visit family in Canada for up to two years without the need to renew their status.

The Super Visa is a multi-entry visa that provides multiple entries for a period up to 10 years. The most important difference is that the Super Visa allows an individual to stay for up to two years at a time in Canada, while the visitor visa allows applicants to remain only for 6 months.

When applying for super visa the length of time is granted based on the validity of your passport. For example, if you passport is valid for 5 years then the super visa will be granted for 5 years only, however every two years the applicant has to exit the country and then re-enter. Similarly with the visitor visa if your passport is valid for 5 years, you will be granted a 5 year visa, however every 6 months you would need to exit the country.

Please note that the immigration officer can grant a lesser time frame based on your circumstances. Therefore, it is not always guaranteed that you will get the maximum.

Check your eligibility to apply for Super Visa

Are you excited to know whether you can apply for super visa or not? Well to be eligible for a super visa, you must:

  • Be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • You should have a signed letter from your child or grandchild 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
  • You should have a medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company that is:
    • valid for at least 1 year from the date of entry
    • That the insurance cover should be at least $100,000 coverage
    • You should proof that the medical insurance is genuine and has been paid. You should note that mere quotes of insurance aren’t accepted.

Apart from the above-mentioned conditions, you must also meet the below criteria:

  1. You must apply for a super visa from outside Canada

  2. You must be allowed to enter Canada

  3. You must take an immigration medical exam

Financial Requirements for a Super Visa in Canada

When inviting your parents or grandparents to Canada, it is important to keep in mind you are financially responsible for them. You have to be able to convince an immigration officer that you are financially capable of supporting your parents or grandparents. This can be done through submitting a tax notice of assessment, a pay stub or any document where your income is reflected. The minimum income required is described below.

Effective from January 1 to December 31, 2019

Low Income Cut Off

Amount of People

Minimum Gross Income

1 person (your child or grandchild)


2 persons


3 persons


4 persons


5 persons


6 persons


7 persons


Each additional person













Contact Akrami and Associates

If you miss being around your family and like them to stay for longer period of time with you then contact Akrami & Associates to determine your eligibility under this route.

The super visa application can be overwhelming and complicated due to all of the different components and steps that all have equal importance. There is no need to stress yourself and allow our team of experts do the work for you.

Akrami and Associates has submitted many successful super visa applications and would love help you reach your immigration goals as well.

You can be sure that your super visa application will be handled wisely and carefully, and they will do everything in their power to ensure your maximum chances of success! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (416) 477-2545, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a consultation.

With Akrami and Associates, there is always a way.

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