What is a super visa?
A super visa lets your Parents/ Grandparents visit and stay with you in Canada for up to 5 years at a time. It’s a visa that provides multiple entries for a period up to 10 years. When they enter Canada, a border services officer will confirm how long they can stay.
If you want to stay for 6 months or less, apply for a visitor visa.
Starting July 4, 2022 – increase in length of stay for super visa holders
If you apply on or after July 4, 2022
- You’ll be eligible for a stay up to 5 years at a time.
However, you may be able to benefit from the increase in length of stay for an application submitted before July 4, 2022:
- If we approved your application before July 4
- As long as you enter Canada after July 4, you’ll be eligible for a stay of up to 5 years at a time.
- If we approve your application after July 4
- You’ll be eligible for a stay of up to 5 years at a time.
If you entered Canada with a valid super visa before July 4
The length of stay granted to you by the border services officer when you entered Canada remains the same. For instance, if you were granted 2 years, it would remain 2 years.
- However, if you want to benefit from a longer stay, you’ll need to leave Canada before the end of your authorized stay and re-enter Canada after July 4, 2022. The border services officer may grant you a length of stay of up to 5 years if you still meet all the eligibility requirements for a super visa.
- Or you can apply to extend your stay in Canada and be approved for an extension of up to 2 years.
As a super visa holder you need to renew and/or maintain your medical insurance while in Canada and on re-entry. There are specific requirements for a super visa, including the need for medical insurance. You must meet all the criteria to be eligible. Our Immigration consultants (RCIC) are fully licensed and qualified as required by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. Our organization has acquired the knowledge and experience needed to help you successfully conclude your Immigration Case and make it as hassle free as possible. CONTACT our Experts to know more.