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Super Visa

The Canadian government offers a variety of visa categories to migrants who wish to visit or settle in Canada. In addition to this, it also considers people who want to visit the country for a prolonged period and have someone close already a permanent resident of Canada. This includes parents and grandparents who have their children/grandchildren living in Canada as authorized citizens/permanent residents. The Super Visa category allows parents and grandparents of Canadian permanent residents to stay in Canada for 2 years and enter Canada multiple times under these circumstances for up to 10 years. Have a look at the given article to know all the necessary things about Super Visa.

Minimum Eligibility

  • You must be a parent/grandparent of a permanent resident in Canada.

  • Letter of Invitation: This letter must include a promise from the invitee that they’ll financially support the person they’re inviting; truthfully mention all details about the number of people currently residing in Canada with the invitee; a copy of the permanent residence of the invitee.

  • Medical Insurance is a necessary step in the visa application process for this category. The person coming to Canada must have medical insurance that is: valid for at least 1 year; must have $100,000 coverage; have proof of payment of the amount.

Proof of Funds

The person who is inviting their parents or grandparents to Canada must show the IRCC that they have enough funds to sustain their life as well as pay for the basic necessities for the person arriving in Canada. In other words, they must meet the Low Income Cut-off (LICO). As proof they can show the following documents:

  • Notice of Assessment (NOA) or T4/T1 for the most recent year.

  • Employment Insurance Stubs.

  • Employment letter including salary and date of hire.

  • Pay Stubs

  • Bank Statement


Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO)

Size of Family Unit

Minimum necessary gross income

1 person (your child/grandchild)


2 persons


3 persons


4 persons


5 persons


6 persons


7 persons


More than 7 persons

$6,985 (for each person)

More factors to consider

While reviewing your visa application IRCC will consider many other things than just your relationship with the permanent resident. These include:

  • Applicant’s ties to home country
  • The purpose of the applicant’s visit
  • Applicant’s family and finances in the home country

Documents Required

To make sure that your visa application has almost no chances of rejection, you must prepare all the relevant documents on time. The documentation needed for Super Visa Canada is:

  • Letter of Invitation

  • Proof of funds

  • Proof of payment for the Medical Insurance

  • Confirmation of Immigration medical exam

  • Police Clearance Certificate

Application Fee

The application fee for the Super Visa category is $100.

Processing Time

The processing time for Super Visa applications is usually a few weeks but this may vary depending upon your case.


With the help of Super Visa, you also have the luxury of exploring Canada’s tourist destinations, meeting family/friends, or staying in the country till the time of your visa expiry. If you are interested in this category then you can take the assistance of Visa Walk to start your Visa application process ASAP. We handle all the backend work on your behalf and make sure that you reach the untested lands with proper documentation and an approved visa application. If you have any queries regarding Super Visa or Canada Immigration, you can book a free visa consultancy session today and get your profile assessed by one of our experts.