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Super Visa Application

The Canadian immigration lawyers at Guberman // Appleby can provide the necessary legal advice and assist with your Super Visa application. To discuss the Super Visa, please Contact us today. We will ensure that every requirement for a Super Visa is met before submitting your application and provide you with a personalized Super Visa checklist that applies to the facts of your particular situation.

What Is a Super Visa?

A Super Visa is a special Temporary Resident Visa that may allow parents or grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents to visit in Canada for 5 years at a time. Approved Super Visas are multiple entry visas valid for up to 10 years. The process and requirements to apply for a super visa for parents and grandparents are the same.

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The duration of a Super Visa is far longer than a Temporary Resident Visa (visitor visa), as is the permitted length of stay in Canada. The Super Visa allows for extended visits, specifically catering to parents and grandparents, unlike regular visitor visas.

Requirements for a Super Visa

To be eligible, applicants must have a child or grandchild over the age of 18 in Canada who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and who meets a minimum income threshold. The Canadian citizen or permanent resident inviting their parent or grandparent to Canada must promise to provide financial support during the course of the applicant’s visit to Canada. In addition, proof of health insurance from a Canadian insurance company or approved insurance provided is required. Applicants are also expected to outline the purpose of their visit, provide evidence of ties to their home country and provide basic information about their family members and personal finances.

Income Requirements for a Super Visa

There is an income requirement for the Canadian citizen or permanent resident seeking to have their parent or grandparent visit Canada pursuant to a Super Visa. In order to meet the income requirements, they must meet the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO). The super visa minimum income figure changes annually and is based on the size of the family unit. The super visa income requirement is the same regardless of whether the super visa application is for a parent or grandparent.

Super Visa to Permanent Resident

The Super Visa is designed for parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents to visit their family in Canada for extended periods. However, it’s important to understand that the Super Visa is a temporary status and does not lead to permanent residence.

Super Visa FAQ

Yes, a Super Visa application requires an invitation letter from the Canadian citizen or permanent resident child or grandchild in Canada. This letter should confirm their relationship to the applicant and their commitment to providing financial support. This letter is an important part for Super Visa processing.

Yes, one of the requirements for obtaining a Super Visa for Canada is having medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company and not their home country. This insurance must:

  • Be valid for a minimum of one year from the date of entry to Canada
  • Provide at least $100,000 in coverage
  • Cover healthcare, hospitalization, and repatriation

The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that Super Visa holders have adequate medical coverage during their stay in Canada, as they are not covered by Canada’s public health insurance system. This insurance must be reviewed and confirmed as part of the Super Visa application process.

No, there is no difference between a Super Visa for parents and a Super Visa for grandparents in terms of the application process, requirements, or the privileges granted by the visa. The Super Visa is designed to allow parents or grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents to visit their family in Canada for extended periods. The same eligibility criteria, such as proof of relationship, financial requirements, medical insurance from a Canadian company, and an immigration medical examination, apply whether the applicant is a parent or a grandparent. The key factor is the relationship to the Canadian citizen or permanent resident, be it a parent or a grandparent.
Super visa processing times will vary depending upon where your application is being processed. Different countries have different super visa processing times.

Contact the Canada immigration lawyers in Toronto at Guberman // Appleby to ensure that your Super Visa application is submitted with no detail or nuance overlooked.