All you need to know about Parent and Grandparent Super Visa.

May 10, 2022


What is Super Visa?

A super visa allows you to spend up to two years with your children or grandchildren. It’s a multi-entry visa that allows multiple entries for up to ten years.

How does the parent and grandparent super visa differ from a multiple entry visa?

Most tourists to Canada are currently allowed to stay for up to six months when they initially arrive. If you want to stay longer, you must apply for an extension and pay a new cost.

The parent and grandparent super visa allow parents and grandparents to stay in Canada for up to two years without needing to renew their status.

The Super Visa is a multi-entry visa that provides multiple entries for a period up to 10 years. The main distinction is that a Super Visa permits an individual to stay in Canada for up to two years at a time, whereas a 10-year multiple entry visa only allows for a six-month stay for each entrance.

Fees for Super Visa:

Super Visa fees is very minimal. It’s only $100 for a single parent.

Processing Time

Processing time for Super-Visa varies by country. Please visit for the latest processing times.


To be eligible for a super visa, your parents must:

  • Must have a signed letter from their kid or grandchild inviting them to visit Canada, which includes: a guarantee of financial support for the duration of their visit; a list and number of persons in this person’s home; a copy of this person’s Canadian citizenship certificate or permanent resident card
  • have medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company that is: valid for at least 1 year from the date of entry; at least $100,000 coverage; have proof that the medical insurance has been paid (quotes aren’t accepted)

Your parents can’t include dependents in this application.

Proof of Funds
  • Notice of Assessment (NOA) or T4/T1 for the most recent tax year
  • Employment Insurance stubs
  • employment letter including salary and date of hiring
  • pay stubs
  • bank statements
How to apply

Your parents or grandparents must be outside Canada when you apply for a super visa. You can apply online or on paper.

After you apply:

After filing the application, you should book their biometric appointment as quickly as to be able to keep away from processing delays.

If their application is approved, the visa will be stamped inside their passport. If you’re from a visa-exempt country, IRCC will issue a letter to give to a border services officer when they arrive in Canada.

If their application is refused, IRCC will send you an explanation.


Super Visas are multiple entry visas. They are valid for 10 years and allow you to stay in Canada for up to two years at a time without needing renewal. On the other hand, with visitor visas, you may get single entry visas that allow you to stay for up to six months. Moreover, Super Visa applications are being processed at different rates depending on where the applicant is applying from, but applications from many countries are reportedly taking about 100 days. Book an appointment for a hassle-free and comprehensive solution to all immigration queries at Arora Canadian Immigration Consultancy Inc where we walk you through the entire process with in-depth assistance.

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