Information about the parent and grandparent super visa
On November 4, 2011, IRCC announced a temporary pause on all new sponsorship applications for the parents and grandparents category. With the introduction of this pause, IRCC implemented a long-term Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) for applicants seeking to visit their child or grandchild who is either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
The single or multiple-entry super visa allows visitors to stay for a period of up to two years on each entry.
Applicants who do not require a visa must also submit an application to the visa office.
To apply for the super visa you must either be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. You cannot include your dependent children in this application. Only your spouse or common-law partner is eligible to accompany you under this provision.
You are required to submit:
a letter of invitationfrom your child or grandchild residing in Canada.
prove that your child or grandchild meets the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO)
evidence of the parent or grandparent relationship to the Canadian citizen or permanent resident you wish to visit
proof that you have private medical insurance valid for a minimum of one year from a Canadian insurance company and that:
covers health care, hospitalization and repatriation,
provides a minimum coverage of $100 000, and
is valid for each entry to Canada and be available for review by a port of entry officer.
You may be required to appear in person to have your biometric fingerprints and photo (biometric information) taken at a biometric collection service point.
You will be required to undergo a medical examination.
You child or grandchild’s income must meet or exceed the minimum necessary cut off, as identified annually in the Income Table.
YM VISA CANADA
2005 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario M2J 5B4
Tel: (647) 228-0252