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Canadian Super Visa Process and its Validity

What Are The Parent and Grandparent Super Visa?

Parent and Grandparent Super Visa is a long-term, multiple-entry visa that allows parents and grandparents of permanent residents or Canadian citizens to stay for long term period up to 10 years. Please note stay period of each entry in Canada cannot more than 2 years continuously.

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Eligibility Super visa (for parents and grandparents):-
To be eligible for a super visa, applicant parents or grandparents must meet following requirements

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  • Applicant must be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • You must have invitation letter from your child or grandchild who is Canadian citizen or PR holder and want to invites you, letter must include
    1. Promise of your financial support for your parents or grandparents for their entire stay in Canada, and
    2. Copy of Citizenship card or PR Card
  • Must have medical insurance from an insurance company that must valid for at least 1 year from the date of entry and at least $100,000 coverage
  • Parents & grand parents must be admissible to Canada
  • Pass medical exam
  • Meet certain other pre-requisites such as
    1. Your ties to your home country
    2. The purpose of your visit
    3. Your family and finances

Super Visa Income Requirements

The child or grandchild who wants to invite their parents or grandparents must prove that their household meets the minimum necessary income.

Low Income Cut-Off (LICO)

S.N. Size of Family Unit Minimum necessary gross income
1 1 person $24,949
2 2 Persons $31,061
3 3 Persons $38,185
4 4 Persons $46,362
5 5 Persons $52,583
6 6 Persons $59,304
7 7 persons $66,027

The following documents are examples of what can be used as proof of funds:

  • Notice of Assessment (NOA) or T4/T1 for the most recent tax year
  • Bank statement
  • Pay stub
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Super Visa Canada Fees

There are 2 types of fee application for super visa canada

  • An application processing fee;
  • A biometric fee.
S.N. Application Processing Fee in CAD
1 Visitor Visa (including super visa) – per person $ 100
2 Visitor Visa – family (5 or more) S $ 500
Biometrics Fees
3 Per person $ 85
4 Family (2 or more) $ 270

Please note all above fee are subjected to change at any point of time without any prior notice, so keep in touch with our case expert

Super Visa Canada Processing Time

In most case super visa applications processing time is 59 days or less. Processing times may vary depending on following factors

  • Quality of documentation nor application
  • The visa office.
  • Volume of applications
  • Accurate & complete application & forms
  • Biometric
  • How easily CIC can verify your information
  • How long you take to respond to any request or concerns
  • Type of application.

Please note:- Your application may be delayed or returned if it’s not complete.Your processing time starts the day CIC receives your complete application and ends when we make a decision.


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