Super Visa

The Parent and Grandparent Super Visa allows the parents and grandparents of Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents to come to Canada as visitors. The super visa is a multiple-entry visa valid for 10 years.

Program Requirements

  •  The applicants (parent and grandparent) must be parent or grandparent of a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident
  • The applicants (parent and grandparent) must have a signed letter (Invitation Letter) from the child or grandchild who invites them to 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.
  •  The applicants (parent and grandparent) must have a medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company valid for at least one year from the date of entry with a minimum coverage of $100,000 for health care, hospitalization, and repatriation.
  •  The applicants (parent and grandparent) must take an immigration medical exam.
  • The applicants (parent and grandparent) must me eligible for a temporary resident visa and should not be ineligible on criminal and/or medical grounds.
  • The Applicant’s (parent and grandparent) child or grandchild must meet the low-income cut-off (LICO) requirements.

Income Requirements { Low Income Cut Off (LICO) } For Super Visa

Effective from January 1 to December 31, 2020

Family Size
Sponsor(s) + Dependent Children +

Minimum necessary
gross income (CAD)

1 $25,921
2 $32,270
3 $39,672
4 $48,167
5 $54,630
6 $61,613
7 $68,598
More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add $6,985

Important Points

  • Dependent children can not be included in super visa application. Only parent or grandparent, together with their spouses or common-law partners, may be included on in super visa application.
  •  Super visa can only be applied from outside of Canada.
  •  Super Visa allows an individual to stay for up to two years at a time in Canada.