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Super Visa for Family Visits in Canada

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Super Visa allows the parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to come to Canada for a period of up to two consecutive years at their initial visit without having to renew their status. The visa can remain valid for up to 10 years, allowing for re-entry during this period.


The Super Visa is ideal for parents and grandparents living in countries that require a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) for entry to Canada. By obtaining the super visa, they will be able to travel freely between Canada and their country of residence without the worry and hassle of regularly re-applying for a TRV.

Application Process

The application process is similar to that for a regular TRV. However, additional documentation is required to ensure that the parents and grandparents will be well supported during their time in Canada. This requirement includes:

  • 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 a child or grandchild, such as a birth certificate that names him or her as a parent

  • Proof of medical insurance coverage for at least one year with a Canadian insurance company

  • The application should be processed at the Canadian visa office responsible for the applicant’s place of residence outside of Canada. Depending on the visa office, additional documentation may be needed

If you would like to know more about this program, you may contact us.

Temporary Resident Visa

A visitor visa also called a temporary resident visa is an official document that we stick in your passport. It shows that you meet the requirements needed to enter Canada. Most travellers need a visitor visa to travel to Canada. You may also need one if you’re transiting through a Canadian airport on your way to your final destination. You can apply for a visitor visa online or on paper.

How Long Can You Stay?

Most visitors can stay for up to 6 months in Canada. At the port of entry, the border services officer may allow you to stay for less or more than 6 months. If so, they’ll put the date you need to leave by in your passport. They might also give you a document called a visitor record, which will show the date you need to leave by. If you don’t get a stamp in your passport, you can stay for 6 months from the day you entered Canada or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. If you need a stamp, you can ask a border services officer for one. If you arrive at an airport that uses primary inspection kiosks, ask the border officer after you finish at the kiosk.

Make Sure You Need a Visitor Visa Before You Apply

You may need a visitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization. The entry document you need depends on:

  • the type of travel document you plan to travel with.

  • the country that issued your travel document.

  • your nationality.

  • your method of travel to Canada for this trip.

Business Visitor Visa

A business visitor is someone who comes to Canada:

  • for international business activities.

  • without directly entering the Canadian labour market.

Examples of this include someone who comes to Canada:

  • to meet people from companies doing business with their country.

  • to observe site visits.

  • because a Canadian company invited them for training in:

  • product use.

  • sales.

  • other business transaction functions.

Business visitors don’t need a work permit to come to Canada. They must prove that their main source of income and their main place of business are outside Canada. You aren’t considered a business visitor and may need to get a work permit, if you’re doing work for a Canadian company. For example, you’re an employee sent by a foreign company to fulfill a contract with a Canadian company. Business visitors and business people are not the same. Business people come to do work in Canada under a free trade agreement.

Visit Your Family

By simply applying for a Super Visa, you can visit your Canadian family members for a period of upto two years!

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