Country:- Canada

What is Super Visa?

A super visa is a special type of Canadian visit visa aimed at parents and grandparents of citizens and residents which lets you visit for up to 2 years at a time. It provides multiple entries for a period up to 10 years. Since the program began in 2011, the numbers have been steadily increasing each year.

Any visit less than 6 months will fall under a visitor visa. This class of visa was created to balance the limited number of permanent residence visa applications permitted each year, and to remedy the long processing times for these applications. A Super Visa is usually processed in less than 6 months.

Who can apply for a Super Visa?

Eligibility checks for a Super Visa are the following:

Financial support proof

The following are the documents required to prove minimum income threshold:

How to apply

Once you have all the documents specified (letter of invitation, minimum income threshold proof, medical insurance, document confirming medical tests undertaken), you can start applying for the Super Visa.

The application for a super visa has to be from outside Canada; it can be through paper or online. Applying online is more convenient for the following reasons:

After you apply

Most super visa applications are processed within a few weeks or even lesser than that. This time period depends on the visa office.

NOTE: Due to the current circumstances of COVID-19, if the nearby application centers are not open to give biometrics (this is if you haven’t given biometrics in the last 10 years), there are temporary procedures in its place.