Canadian citizens and permanent residents may have their parents or grandparents coming to Canada for a visit under the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa. They may be eligible for a multiple-entry visa for up to 10 years depending on individual circumstances. Furthermore, visa-exempt visitor who do not need visitor visa to enter Canada, may use parent and grandparent super visa to stay in Canada for up to two years.
To apply for the parent and grandparent super visa, applicant must:
- Be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
- Be allowed to enter Canada and
- Meet other certain conditions
In addition, applicant must also:
- Prove that his/her child or grandchild in Canada meets a minimum income threshold
- Provide a written statement from that child or grandchild that he or she will give you financial support
- Have valid Canadian medical insurance coverage for at least one year and
- Have an immigration medical exam
Note: Depending on the nationality, parents/grandparents may require a Temporary Resident Visa in addition to the Super Visa.