Your parents and grandparents can stay in Canada for at least 5 years

Your parents and grandparents can stay in Canada for at least 5 years

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Super visa for parents and grandparents

Improvements to the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa Program will help families reunite more easily and for longer

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced improvements to Canada’s Super Visa program that will help Canadians reunite with their parents and grandparents in Canada more easily and allow Super Visa holders visas to stay longer. These amendments, which will take effect on July 4, 2022:

increase the length of stay for super visa holders to 5 years per entry to Canada;
Super visa holders will also have the option of applying to extend their stay in Canada, the maximum duration of each extension is 2 years.
allow the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to designate international medical insurance companies to provide coverage to super visa applicants.
Currently, only Canadian insurance providers are authorized to provide the necessary medical coverage for super visa applicants. Information regarding new designated medical insurance companies outside of Canada will be posted on the IRCC website at a later date.

How to apply

Prepare your documents

Before submitting your super visa application, you must have in your possession:

  • a letter of invitation from your child or grandchild who is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, including the following:
  • a pledge of financial support for the duration of your visit
  • the list of people who live with your child or grandchild
  • a copy of proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residence for your child or grandchild
  • proof that your child’s or grandchild’s household earns the minimum subsistence income; it could be :
    • a notice of assessment or a T4/T1 for the most recent tax year
    • employment insurance check stubs
    • a letter of employment specifying the salary and the date of hiring
    • pay stubs
    • bank statements
    • proof of medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company that:
      is valid for at least one year from your date of entry into Canada
    • offers protection of at least $100,000
    • a document confirming that you have undergone the immigration medical examination

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