Super visa (for parents and grandparents)

Super visa (for parents and grandparents)

A super visa is a temporary resident visa; this visa allows parents & grandparents of Canadian PR holder or Citizen to visit or stay for up to 2 years at a time. Canada super visa is a multiple-entry visa that allows its holder to travel to and from Canada multiple times for up to 10 years.

Benefits of Canada Super visa

  1. Stay & visit Canada for up to 2 years at a time.
  2. Multiple Entry facilities
  3. Canada approved 89 Super visa out of 100 application
  4. Less expensive

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Who Can Apply for Canada Super visa
Who's eligible for a parent and grandparent super visa?

To be eligible for a Canada Super visa, you need to meet the following requirements.

  • Parent & Grandparents:
    You must be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or a Canadian PR holder.

  • minimum necessary income:
    The child or grandchild who wishes to invite you to Canada must meet low minimum income cut off (LICO) requirements

  • Financial Support:
    You must have financial support from your child or grandchild who invites you to Canada
    this letter must include
    1. Financial supper for the length of your visit
    2. list and number of people in the household of this person

  • Medical insurance:
    You must obtain medical insurance from a Canadian insurance provider that is
    1. A amount at least $100,000 coverage
    2. valid for at least 12 months from the date of entry Canada
    3. have evidence that you purchased insurance ( quotes aren’t accepted)

  • Medical admissibility:
    You must be admissible in Canada; if you danger to public health and safety, your super visa application will be refused.

Canada Super visa Fee

To apply for a Canada Super visa, You need to pay a Super visa fee. You can pay the Canada Super visa fee by Credit Card/ Debit Card. Please note Canada Super visa is not refundable.

Please find Canada super visa fee and associate expenses included in the Canada Super visa process.

Canada Supper visa application fees

Application fee $CAN
Super visa - per person
Single or multiple entry
Biometric fee
Biometrics fees $CAN
Biometrics (per person) 85
Biometrics (per family) (2 or more people) 170
Medical fee INR 5000
Police clearance fee INR 1000

Please note Canada Super visa fee is subjected to change at any point of time without prior notice.

Canada Super visa Processing time

The Processing time means how much time CIC takes to process your complete application; please, CIC does not process incomplete application. CIC refused those applications to process further.

Please note the current processing time of Canada Super visa processing time is 425 days from the date of application submission.

Canada Super visa processing time depend upon the following factors.

  1. Have you applied paper-based / Electronic application mean type of application? Have you submitted a complete set of documents of forms and paid the correct fee.
  2. How soon CIC receive revert on ADR
  3. How long CIC takes time to verify given credentials
  4. Location

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How much income is required for Super Visa?

The income requirements depend upon the number of family members in the family, and Please find the below low income cut off (LICO) for Canada super visa

Income Table

Size of Family Unit Minimum necessary gross income
1 person $25,921
2 Person $32,270
3 Person $39,672
4 Person $48,167
5 Person $54,630
6 Person $61,613
7 Person $68,598

What proof that your child or grandchild’s household meets the minimum necessary income

The child or grandchild who is a Canadian Citizen or PR holder can show the following documents

  1. Notice of Assessment (NOA) or T4/T1 for the most recent tax year
  2. Employment Insurance stubs
  3. Employment letter including salary and date of hire
  4. Pay stubs
  5. Bank statements

To apply Canada super visa Biometric is required?

Yes, if you are applying for Canada Visitor Visa / Super visa/ Temporary resident visa/ PR visa. All the family members included in the application, age younger than 14 years or older than 79 years, are exempt from providing biometric information.

Please note You only need to give your biometrics once every ten years. If you provided your biometrics for another application within the last ten years, you don’t need to give your biometrics again.

To give for Biometric or get clear biometric, please contact our Case manager to get to know Tips to get the best photos and fingerprints during your biometrics appointment.

Other conditions CIC considers to approve Canada Super visa

While CIC assessing your Canada super visa application, consider lots of things before approval of your Canada Super visa application. You must be a genuine visitor to Canada who will leave by choice at the end of your visit.

We’ll look at these things when you apply:

  1. Are you a genuine visitor
  2. What are the potential Home ties you have
  3. the purpose of your visit
  4. your family and Income, finances background

What Is Canada super visa Invitation letter?

A letter of Invitation is a document issued from your Canadian child or grandchild. Please ask your sponsor must give a professional letter of Invitation to you. You must include this information about

the person you are inviting:

  1. Name including family name
  2. date of birth,
  3. address and Phone number,
  4. your relationship to the person,
  5. the purpose of the trip,
  6. how long the person plans to stay in Canada,
  7. where the person will stay, and how he or she will pay for things, and
  8. when the person intends to leave Canada.

Information about yourself:

  1. complete name,
  2. date of birth,
  3. address and telephone number in Canada,
  4. job title,
  5. whether you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident,
  6. a photocopy of a document proving your status in Canada.
  7. The total number of people living in your household.

The Super Visa Canada is a special visa for the overseas parents and grandparents to visit and stay with their children and their grandchildren in Canada for a period of 2 years. The Super Visa Canada permits you to have multiple entries into the Canadian borders up to 10 years from the date of issue.

The minimum income requirement for the Canada Super Visa depends on the size of the family unit. The Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) necessary in order to apply for the Super Visa Canada are given below:

  1. 1 person (your child or grandchild)- $ 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
  8. And for more than 7 persons, $ 6,723 for each additional eligible accompanying person.

Generally it takes around a time period of 8 weeks to process the Canada Super Visa but the processing time may anytime vary according to the situations.

The application cost for the Super Visa Canada is CAD $ 100.

Yes, the Super Visa Canada needs a medical exam thoroughly conducted by the Panel Physicians to prove that you are not suffering from any grave disease before entering Canada.

No, with the Super Visa Canada, you cannot work in Canada. Also you are not allowed to draw benefits like healthcare and other social benefits in Canada which citizens and Canada permanent residents usually enjoy.

Only the parents and the grandparents of the Canadian permanent residents or Canadian citizens are eligible to apply for the Canada Super Visa. Dependants of the parents and the grandparents are not eligible to apply for the Canada Super Visa, however they can visit Canada for a period of 6 months with the right travel document.

If your parents or grandparents holding Canada Super Visa intend to become permanent residents in Canada, then they can apply for the same outside Canada


A Canadian PR holder or a Canadian citizen can apply for the Sponsorship Program for their parents and their grandparents to sponsor them for Canada permanent residency.

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