For those who cannot bring their parents or grandparents to Canada through the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP), Canada Super Visa is a great option. Though it is a temporary visa, it allows your parents/grandparents to stay in Canada for a long period. The validity of Canada Super Visa is 10 years and can stay for a maximum of two years at a time. This is a longer time period compared to the regular Visitor Visa(TRV) or electroning Travel Authorization(eTA) both of which allow one to stay in Canada only for a maximum of six months. The validity of Canada Super Visa is 10 years. However, the processing time for the Visa vary for different countries.
Eligibility requirements for Canada Super Visa
Only the parents and grandparents of Canadian permanent residents and citizens are eligible to apply for Canada Super Visa. The first step in helping them get the visa is to write a letter of invitation in which you must include your permanent residency or citizenship residency or citizenship document. In the letter, you need to promise that you will be financially supporting your parents during the entire duration of their stay in Canada. Besides, you need to prove that your income meets or exceeds the Low-Income Cut-off (LICO). You also need to note here that your family size is an important factor in determining the Low-Income Cut-off. You may submit documents such as Notice of Assessment, T4 or T1 for the most recent tax year, Employment Insurance stubs, an employment letter with information such as salary, date of hiring, pay stubs and bank statements as proof of income.
Your parents or grandparents should have a medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company with coverage of at least $100000. It should also have a minimum validity of one year from the date of entry.
Your parents or grandparents must apply for super visa from outside Canada. They must also be admissible to Canada and take an immigration medical exam.
The immigration officer will check whether the stay of the applicants, which means your parents or grandparents, would actually be temporary. For that purpose, they would look into their ties to the home country, purpose of their visit, family and finances besides the economic and political stability of your home country.