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Super Visa

Super Visa is a type of visa that allows parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents to visit Canada for up to two years at a time without the need to renew their status.

To be eligible for a Super Visa, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

  • Provide a letter of invitation from the child or grandchild who is sponsoring their visit.

  • Pass a medical exam.

  • Purchase private medical insurance for at least one year.

  • Show proof of financial support and ties to their home country.

  • Meet other admissibility requirements, such as not having a criminal record or being a security risk.

One of the main differences between the Super Visa and a regular Visitor Visa is the length of stay allowed. With a regular Visitor Visa, a visitor can typically stay in Canada for up to six months at a time. In contrast, a Super Visa allows parents and grandparents to stay in Canada for up to two years at a time, without needing to renew their status.

The processing time for a Super Visa application can vary depending on the country of citizenship, but it typically takes several months to receive a decision.


It's important to note that a Super Visa is not a permanent residency visa, and does not allow the holder to work in Canada.

GIIS is here to make it easy for parents and grandparents to come to Canada with Super Visa, specifically designed to reunite families. We take care of all the requirements so you can get the visa – including providing a letter of invitation, purchasing private medical insurance and demonstrating financial support.


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