Visiting your children and grandchildren in Canada
If you’re the parent or grandparent of a Canadian permanent resident or citizen, you may be eligible for a super visa. A super visa lets you visit Canada for up to 2 years at a time. It’s a multi-entry visa that is valid for a period up to 10 years.
If you want to stay for 6 months or less, apply for a visitor visa.
How to apply for a Super Visa?
Get your documents ready
Before you apply for a super visa, you need:
- a letter of invitation from your child or grandchild who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada that includes:
- a promise of financial support for the duration of your visit
- the list and number of people in the household of this person
- a copy of this person’s Canadian citizenship or permanent resident document
- proof that your child or grandchild’s household meets the minimum necessary income; examples include:
- Notice of Assessment (NOA) or T4/T1 for the most recent tax year
- Employment Insurance stubs
- employment letter including salary and date of hiring
- pay stubs
- bank statements
- proof of payment for medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company that is:
- valid for at least 1 year from the date of entry
- at least $100,000 coverage
- a document confirming that you had an immigration medical exam