Parents & Grandparents Super Visa

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Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, intending to obtain temporary residence to visit their relatives may apply for extended visitor visas known as Super Visas

On January 4, 2016, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will begin receiving 10,000 sponsorship applications for parents and grandparents (PGP) of Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


  • For Parents and Grandparents
  • Multiple Entries Within the Visa Validity Period
  • Valid Up To 10 Years -OR- one month prior to the applicant’s passport’s expiry, whichever comes first.
  • Authorized Stays in Canada For Up To 2 Years


  • Evidence of parent or grandparent relationship to the Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • A letter of invitation from child or grandchild which includes arrangements for care and support
  • Written Financial Agreement from The Child Or Grandchild
  • Proof of Documents- Tax Assessment, Letter From Employer
  • Must have private medical insurance valid for 1 Year from a Canadian insurance company that:
    • Covers health care, hospitalization and repatriation
    • Provides minimum coverage of $100,000
    • Valid for each entry to Canada and be available for review by a port of entry officer
    • Medical Examination
  • Visa Fee
  • Specific Forms