The Super Visa was introduced to allow parents/ grandparents to visit their children/grandchildren who are either Canadian citizens or permanent residents. This visa allows them to stay for up to 2 years per visit. The validity of this visa is normally the same as the validity of the passport.


●  Letter of invitation from your child/grandchild who is either a Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada;

●  Child/Grandchild to show financial capability to support you while you are in Canada;

●  Have Canadian private medical insurance coverage;

●  Establish that you are not inadmissible to Canada on medical or criminal grounds.

  1. There are more than 180,000 parents who are in the Parents/Grandparents sponsorship pool currently.  If you want your parents to live with you soon, you may want to apply for a Super visa instead.