Advice for Visitors to Canada
Canada's Super Visa Requirements
The Super Visa allows parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to visit Canada for up to two years. Essentially, visitors can come and go during this two-year period without having to apply for a new entry visa each time. This is a welcome change for foreign family travellers is welcome as it is more convenient.
The Citizenship and Immigration Canada website provides the following requirements to become eligible for the Super Visa:
Super Visa Insurance
As part of the eligibility requirements, the visitor must purchase a medical insurance plan from a Canadian company, valid for at least one year from the date of arrival and with at least $100,000 in benefit coverage. The insurance plan must be valid upon each entry into Canada and may be subject to review by a port of entry officer.
Commitment of Financial Support
The child or grandchild must make a commitment of financial support for the visiting parent or grandparent and meet the minimum income requirements (see table below for details) to be eligible for the Super Visa.
Immigration Medical Examination
Applicants must complete and pass an immigration medical examination performed by a panel physician approved by Canada Immigration. Use this link to find a doctor in your country and city: Find a panel physician.
Parent and Grandparent Super Visa for Travel to Canada
The Super Visa allows you to enjoy up to a two-year authorized stay with your children or grandchildren in Canada. The Parent and Grandparent Super Visa is valid for ten years, meaning that have ten years to use your visa. You can make a single entry or multiple entries into Canada for up to two years without having to renew your status.
Who is not Eligible?