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Super Visa for Parents and Grand Parents

To apply for the parent and grandparent super visa, you must:

  • be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada,

  • be allowed to enter Canada and

  • meet certain other conditions.

Note: You cannot include dependants in this application.

Immigration officers consider several things before they decide if you can come to Canada. You must be a real visitor to Canada who will leave by choice at the end of your visit. An officer will look at these things when you apply:

  • your ties to your home country,

  • the purpose of your visit,

  • your family and finances,

  • the overall economic and political stability of your home country, and

  • an invitation from a Canadian host.

You must also:

  • prove that your 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.

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