Super Visa

New Policy Terms

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that international medical insurance companies will provide coverage to Super Visa applicants in the future. The following main changes to the Parents and Grandparents Super Visa take effect July 4, 2022:


2 years
Period of Stay extended
1 years
People Welcomed Since 2011
1 years
multiple-entry visa
About Super Visa

Super Visa allows eligible parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to visit their family in Canada for up to 5 years (earlier 2 years) without having to renew their status. The stay can now be further extended for upto 2 years. It is a 10 year multiple entry visa


Super Visa Questions

Who Can Apply for the Super Visa?

Only parents or grandparents, together with their spouses or common-law partners, may be included on an application for the Super Visa.

Super Visa Application

Process & Requirements

  • A letter of invitation from the child or grandchild residing in Canada;
  • Documents that prove the child or grandchild meets the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) minimum (see table below);
  • Proof of parental relationship with child or grandchild, such as a birth certificate that names him or her as a parent; and
  • Proof of medical insurance coverage for at least one year with a Canadian insurance company.

The complete application will be assessed with regard to a number of factors.

  • The purpose of the visit to Canada will be examined,
  • Whether parents or grandparents will maintain sufficient ties to their home country. This can be illustrated by showing family ties, finances, and other connections that lie outside of Canada.
  • All Super Visa applicants will be required to undergo a medical examination


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Super Visa Eligibility

Requirements for the Sponsor

To qualify for a Super Visa, the child or grandchild who is inviting their parents or grandparents will need to prove that their household meets the required Low Income Cut-Off (LICO). This proof may consist of the following documents:


Low Income Cut-Off (LICO)

Size of Family Unit
Minimum necessary gross income
1 person (your child or grandchild)
2 persons
3 persons
4 persons
5 persons
6 persons
7 or more
More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add


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