The Super Visa program was designed to bring Parents and Grandparents to Canada on a temporary basis, but for extended periods of time.
This program allows family members to come to Canada as long-term visitors on a multiple entry visa that can last up to 10 years.
One entry on a Super Visa is valid for 2 years before it has to be renewed.
This is an excellent option for Canadian Citizens and Canadian Permanent Residents who are waiting to sponsor their parents for PR, or who currently do not qualify for Parental PR sponsorship.
The financial requirement for a Super Visa is called the minimum necessary income (MNI).
To Be Eligible For a Super Visa:
- The sponsor must meet the minimum necessary income, see below.
- Purchase Canadian healthcare insurance of $100,000 coverage for at least 1 year. (It will cost approximately CAD $2,000 – $3,000 per year).
- Complete an IRCC medical examination by a panel physician when requested
- A written commitment of financial support from the Sponsor must be provided.