Parents & Grand Parents Super Visa

Parents & Grand Parents Super Visa

Parents and Grandparents Super Visa

If you want to migrate to another country, you have to take the hard step of leaving your family behind. Howsoever difficult it might be, new options are now made available for newcomers to Canada with the help of which they can spend more time with their loved ones. Considering the fact that the Parents Super Visa Canada program was brought into light by Canada in 2011, which allows a Canadian permanent resident or a Citizen to sponsor their parents and/or grandparents to come and stay with them for a period of up to two years.

To know whether the Parents and Grandparents Super Visa is the best option for you to visit your family in Canada, you must consider taking note of these 3 points:


Super Visa applicants are allowed to have an Extended Visitor’s Visa, unlike a regular visitor’s visa that allows a 10-year multiple entry visa that is valid approximately for six months. The peculiarity of the Super Visa is that it allows an applicant to have multiple entries for the stays of around two consecutive years in a single visit which has a validity period of a maximum of 10 years.


Almost every visitor who meets the basic requirements becomes eligible for the visitor visa, but not in the case of Super Visa. Super Visas are only issued to the parents and/or grandparents of a Canadian permanent resident or a citizen. However, Before issuing Super Visa certain aspects need to be assessed as follows:

  • The purpose of the visit;
  • The political as well as economic situation of your home country;
  • Your ties to the home country (for instance: Your assets, real estate, family ties, retirement pension, etc.);
  • The financial stability of the applicant;
  • Travel insurance by a Canadian insurer;
  • Medical examination reports.


Sponsoring the application of a parent or grandparent’s Permanent Resident visa can take around 4 years of minimum time. By the time you are waiting for the processing of the permanent resident visa application, parents and/or grandparents of the Canadian permanent residents or citizens are allowed to apply for the Super Visa that usually has 8 to 10 weeks of the processing period.

Mentioned-below is a checklist of all the documents that are necessary while filling and submitting your application:

Proof of family ties

Along with the application, you will have to submit proof of your family ties, such as your birth certificate, and how are you related to the sponsor.

Travel document

Passport is a must-have travel document whenever you are travelling abroad.

Invitation Letter

The Sponsor (Your child or grandchild) must generate an invitation letter and send it to you in order to apply for this program.

Remember that some visa offices may ask you for a notary to notarize your Invitation Letter.

Travel Insurance

On the contrary to other types of visas, a Super Visa application is required to submit proof of all-inclusive travel insurance covered of $100,000 minimum by a Canadian Insurer.

Medical Examination

All the Super Visa applicants are required to undergo a medical examination and submit their health status report along with the application concerning the ability to be eligible to apply for the Parents and Grandparents’ Super Visa.