Super visa for parents and grandparents

Parents or grandparents of individuals living in Canada who have Canadian citizenship or are Permanent Residents of Canada can apply for a Super Visa. Super visas are granted only to the parents or grandparents of the individual if the parent or grandparent has an express letter of interest given to them by their relative living in Canada. Canada Super Visa and allows Parents and grandparents to live in Canada for 5 years in a go without leaving a country, unlike in general tourist visa, that allows a stay of upto 6 months in one go.

What is a Canada Super Visa?

The Super Visa is a multi-entry visa that provides multiple entries for a period of up to 10 years. The key difference between the Super Visa and the Visitor Visa is that the Super Visa allows an individual to stay for up to five (5) years at a time in Canada, later can also apply for the extension of the visa for two (2) years (if required), while a Visitor Visa or Multiple Entry Visa would only have a status period for each entry of six months only.

Eligibility Criteria for Super Visa

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for a super visa:
  • Applicants must be the parents or grandparents of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • You must have a signed letter from your kid or grandchild inviting you to Canada that includes:
    • an assurance of financial assistance for the duration of your stay
    • a list of the persons living in this person’s household
    • a copy of this person’s citizenship or permanent residency documentation

Important things to consider on a Parent and grandparent Super visa:

  • You have to be outside Canada when applying for Canada Super Visa.
  • You must have your visa printed outside of Canada and must await the visa officers instructions.
  • You must not have any criminal record and background and be able to enter Canada.
  • You have to undergo a medical exam and also must have a health insurance
  • You must also meet certain other criteria.
  • Your application cannot include dependents

Possess documentation of private health insurance from a Canadian insurer

This health insurance must:
  • Be paid in whole, or through instalments with a down payment
  • Be valid for a minimum of one year after the date you enter Canada.
  • Pay for your medical expenses, hospital stays, and return home.
  • Provision for emergency coverage of at least $100,000.

Financial support (proof of funds)

The child or grandchild who is inviting you must provide evidence that their family has the bare minimum of money. Examples of documents that can be used as proof of funds are as follows:

  • A T4 or T1 for the most current tax year, or a Notice of Assessment (NOA).
  • Employment Insurance Benefit statements.
  • Employment letter including salary, job title, job description, and date of hiring.
  • Pay stubs
  • Bank statements

Other factors IRCC takes into account

When deciding whether you can enter Canada, we take a number of factors into account. This includ:
  • Your nation of origin
  • The reason for your visit, your family
  • Your financial situation, and
  • The general political and economic stability of your country of origin.
  In order to qualify, it is also mandatory that you must depart voluntarily at the end of your visit to Canada.

Super visa Canada Document Checklist

Applicant’s Documents
  • Passport, (stamped pages of current and old passport)
  • Digital Photo
  • National Identity Document (Aadhaar Card)
  • Cover Letter
  • Proof of means of financial support
  • Bank Statement
  • Proof of Assets
  • Net worth certificate
  Sponsor’s Documents
  • Passport
  • Invitation Letter
  • Proof legal status in Canada
  • Proof of residence in Canada (Proof of accommodation, Utillity Bills etc.)
  • Employment Documents
  • Bank Statement (stating current available funds)

Canada Super visa Fee

  • Application Processing fee is CAD $100.
  • Biometrics Fee is $85 CAD (if applicable*)

Canada Super Visa Processing Time

Processing time of IRCC varies with the count of application intake. Currently, time needed to process a Canada Super Visa is 132 days.

Since the timeline varies, your request might get approved early depending upon the documents you submitted and the information your provided.

How to apply for Canada Super Visa?

  • Step 1: Check sponsor’s eligibility, i.e. if he or she is meeting the minimum requirement for Super Visa or not?
  • Step 2: If the sponsor is meeting the eligibility criteria and you (applicant) are outside Canada, you can initiate your application.
  • Step 3: Get your documents ready.
  • Step 4: Create an online account on IRCC’s site and initiate the process..
  • Spet 5: Complete the online form and upload your requested documents
  • Step 6: Pay with a credit card

You can also email us your questions about the Canadian Super Visa at [email protected], and one of our expert team members will review your request and assist you in making the best decision. You can also reach us by phone at +91-8595010514.

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