What is super visa? (Canada)


The Super Visa is a temporary visa given to parents and grandparents of a Canadian citizen or permanent residents of Canada, which enable them to come to Canada as a visitor for a stay of up to five consecutive years from their initial entry, without the need of having to renew their status. 

It’s a multi-entry visa that provides multiple entries for a period of up to 10 years.When you enter Canada, a border services officer will confirm how long you can stay.

According to IRCC data, approximately 17,000 Super Visas are issued per year. The visa is a multi-entry visa that is valid for up to 10 years.

Eligibility  – Super Visa:

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 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
  • 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 emergency coverage
  • have proof that the medical insurance has been paid in full (quotes aren’t accepted)


  • apply for a super visa from outside Canada
  • have your visa printed outside Canada (wait for visa office instructions)
  • be allowed to enter Canada
  • take an immigration medical exam
  • meet certain other conditions

You can’t include dependents in this application.

Apply – Super Visa:  

To start the application for the Canadian Super Visa, there are several forms and steps that you as the applicant must go through. The steps for applying for a Super visa are explained below:

  • Letter of Invitation, from your child / grandchild that is a citizen or PR of Canada, promising financial support for your stay, and including the family size.
  • Proof of meeting the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) as per the family size.
  • Evidence of the relationship – parent or grandparent – to the Canadian citizen or permanent resident that you intend to visit. This evidence can be a birth certificate or other official document naming you as a parent/grandparent.
  • Proof of having private medical insurance.

Need of Income Proof – Super Visa:

Evidence of adequate financial support or proof of funds will be needed as part of the eligibility criteria for Canada Super visa. The child or grandchild in Canada that will be inviting you to Canada must be able to prove that their household meets the minimum necessary income, also referred to as the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO)

Proof of funds can be shown by submitting any of the documents, such as – bank statements, pay stubs, letter from employer stating salary and date of joining, copy of most recent federal income tax notice of assessment, etc.

Family Size – Super Visa:

For calculating the family size, the following will have to be included – 

  • Your child / grandchild inviting you to Canada
  • Their spouse or common-law partner
  • Their dependent children 
  • Any individual sponsored previously by your child or grandchild
  • You
  • Your spouse or common-law partner, if applicable 

Duration of Stay – Super Visa:

  • The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that, starting July 4, Super Visa holders will be allowed to stay in the country for up to five years per entry.
  • Current holders of the Super Visa will also have the option to request an extension of their stay by up to two years while in Canada.





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