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Super Visa

What Is Super Visa ?

The Canadian government introduced Super Visas in 2011 to manage the backlog of applications received from visitors who wanted longer stays in Canada.


Valid for up to 10 years, the Super Visa is granted to qualified parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Unlike the regular visitor’s visa that allows someone to remain in Canada for only six months, the Super Visa allows a stay of up to two years with an option to apply for an extension.

Super Visa application requirements

To apply for a Super Visa in Canada, visitors entering the country must have at least $100,000 in health coverage issued by a Canadian insurance company. This ensures visitors can pay for their health care if they become sick or injured while in Canada.

A super visa allows parents and grandparents of permanent residents and citizens of Canada to go to their children or grandchildren for up to 2 years at a time. It’s a multi-entry visa that gives multiple entries for a period up to 10 years.

To be eligible for a superb visa, the applicant must: