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The Canadian Super Visa Every day more people are benefiting from the Canadian visa for parents and grandparents.

The minimum income required to the child or grandchild who sponsor the Super Visa vary according the size of his or her family. Below is a table with the most recent amounts.

The so called “Super Visa” is valid for up to 10 years and allows beneficiaries to remain in Canada for up to 24 months periods without the need for renewal their status. As any other temporary resident visa, the applicant should demonstrate he or she is admissible to Canada. The person must be a genuine visitor who plans to leave by choice at the end of the visit. Among the things that could be considered are: the person ties to the home country, person’s family and financial situation, etc. But unlike visitor’s visa there are also certain specific criteria that must be fulfilled.

Size of Family

Minimum Required Income

1 person [your child or grandchild]


Who is eligible to obtain a Super Visa?

2 persons


To be entitled to a Super Visa, you must: Be a parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident Be admissible to Canada Meet certain other conditions

3 persons


4 persons


5 persons


6 persons


7 persons


Additional income for each family


Specific Criteria to obtain a Super Visa Provide a written commitment of financial support from the child or grandchild in Canada who meets a minimum income Provide proof of purchase of medical insurance from a Canadian company Complete an immigration medical examination

member in excess of 7

The Super Insurance: Minimum Conditions Required for a Super Visa

Underwritten by a Canadian insurance company, Valid for a minimum period of one year from the date of entry Cover the applicant for health care, hospitalization and repatriation Provide a minimum of $100,000 coverage Valid for each entry to Canada and is available for review by the examining officer upon request

Source: Citizenship and Immigration Canada

The Canadian Super Visa  
The Canadian Super Visa  

Know the basic requirements to obtain a visa for parents or grand parents