Super Visa

The standard length of time for a visitor permit is 6 months. After that period of time visitors will need to apply for a new immigration permit and pay the associated fees. However, parents of grandparents of children or grandchildren currently living in Canada can apply for a super permit that allows them to apply for a single one-time permit that is valid for 10-years. There are a few conditions that must be met before you are able to apply for a super permit. These conditions are as follows:

  • Applicants must be allowed to enter Canada

  • Applicants must have a child or grandchild that is a Canadian national

  • Applicants must obtain a signed letter from your Canadian relative inviting you to Canada. This letter must contain evidence that they have sufficient funds to care for you during you state in Canada. The letter must also confirm the number of residents living in your accommodations as well as your relative’s Canadian citizenship.

  • While in Canada, applicants are not allowed to seek employment

  • Applicants must complete a medical exam

  • Applicants must provide evidence that they will leave Canada at the end of their super visa.