Most visitors who want to visit Canada may visit for up to six months. If you wish to stay longer, you must apply for an extension and pay a new fee.

With the parent and grandparent super visa, eligible parents and grandparents can visit family in Canada for up to two years without the need to renew their status.

Parent & Grandparent Super Visa

The Super Visa is a multi-entry visa that provides multiple entries for a period up to 10 years. The key difference is:

  • Super Visa allows an individual to stay for up to two years on initial entry into Canada,
  • A 10-year multiple entry visa allows an individual to stay for only up to six months on an initial entry into Canada.

There are also specific requirements that you must meet to be able to get a super visa.


To apply for the parent and grandparent super visa, you must:

  • Be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada,
  • Be admissible to Canada and You must be a real visitor to Canada who will leave by the end of your visit.

Immigration officers will also consider several things such as:

  • Your ties to your home country,
  • The purpose of your visit,
  • Your family and finances,
  • The overall economic and political stability of your home country, and
  • An invitation from a Canadian host.

You must also:

  • Prove that your child or grandchild in Canada meets a minimum income requirement
  • Provide a written statement from your child or grandchild that he or she will give you financial support,
  • Have valid Canadian medical insurance coverage for at least one year and
  • Have an immigration medical examination.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Gathering Necessary Documentation

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