Super Visa

Super Visa: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents and Grandparents

When looking for options for parents and grandparents to visit their loved ones in Canada, the Super Visa is a great alternative, especially for those who do not qualify to sponsor their parents or grandparents permanently through the Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP). In this guide, we will discuss the Super Visa, its eligibility requirements, application process, and why it is a recommended option. With SAAB Immigration Services’ expertise and numerous satisfied clients, we can help you navigate this process seamlessly.


What is the Super Visa?

The Super Visa is a long-term, multi-entry visa for parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. It allows eligible individuals to stay in Canada for up to five years per visit, without the need to renew their status. The Super Visa is valid for up to 10 years, making it a convenient option for those who wish to visit their family members frequently.


Super Visa vs Visitor Visa

Super visas are a type of temporary Canadian visitor visa only available to parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents. The length of time that one can stay in Canada is the biggest difference between a super visa and a visitor visa. The validity of a visitor visa is for up to 6 months. Thereafter one needs to apply for an extension if one wishes to prolong the stay. Super visa, on the other hand, allows the visitor to stay in Canada for up to five years per visit.


Eligibility Requirements

Before applying for a temporary stay visa for parents or grandparents, we recommend checking their eligibility for the Super Visa first. The eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • The applicant must be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • The applicant must provide a written commitment of financial support from their child or grandchild in Canada, who meets the minimum necessary income based on the number of family members.
  • The applicant must have valid Canadian medical insurance coverage for at least one year.
  • The applicant must undergo an immigration medical examination.
  • The applicant must meet certain admissibility criteria, including no criminal or security risks.
  • If the eligibility requirements are met, obtaining a Super Visa is almost a certainty.


Application Process

The Super Visa application process involves the following steps:

  • Gather all required documents, including proof of relationship, financial support commitment, and medical insurance.
  • Complete the required application forms and pay the processing fee.
  • Submit the application online or by mail to the appropriate visa office.
  • Attend an interview or provide biometrics, if requested.
  • Await a decision on the application, which may take several weeks.


Why Choose the Super Visa?

As a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, Dikshit Soni at SAAB Immigration Services recommends considering the Super Visa first when applying for a temporary stay visa for parents or grandparents. If the eligibility requirements are met, the Super Visa is an almost sure-shot way to bring your loved ones to Canada. It offers a longer stay duration (up to five years per visit), multi-entry, and fewer renewals, making it a more convenient and cost-effective option.

Our Expertise

Our expertise in the field is supported by numerous positive reviews and testimonials from our clients, reflecting our commitment to quality and professional service. SAAB Immigration Services has successfully helped many families reunite in Canada by guiding them through the complex Super Visa process.


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