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Supervisa - Invite Your Parents or Grandparents to Visit You in Canada

Are you a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada with non-resident parents who wish to visit? It might be time to consider the

Supervisa to allow them more flexibility to be with you in Canada.

What is a Supervisa?

The supervisa is a temporary visa given to the parents and grandchildren of Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. It is a multi-entry visa that allows your parents to visit you in Canada for more than six months. If you want your parents to stay with you for up to two years at a time, then Supervisa is an excellent option.

Who is Eligible for a Supervisa?

There are several conditions that you must meet to be eligible to obtain a Supervise.

To be eligible for a super visa, you must:

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

  • Have a correctly written and signed invitation letter that includes:

    • a promise of financial support for the length 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

  • have medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company that is:

    • valid for at least 1 year from the date of entry

    • at least $100,000 coverage

    • have proof that the medical insurance has been paid in full

You must also:

  • apply for a supervisa from outside Canada

  • be legally permitted to enter Canada and not be inadmissible

  • complete a medical exam with a panel physician

Only parents and grandparents can be included in this application.

Financial Support

The child or grandchild who invites you must prove that their household meets the minimum income requirment. This changes periodically so you much check to make sure you know the current minimum income.

The following documents may be used as proof of funds:

  • Notice of Assessment (NOA) or T4/T1 for the most recent tax year

  • Employment Insurance stubs

  • Employment letter including salary and date of hiring

  • Payslips

  • Bank statements

We recommend providing several of these documents.

Applying for a supervisa and its application process can be very complex and time-consuming. For more information about supervisas and supervisa applications please contact us at or book an appointment.


About Us

Immigration Station Canada is a dedicated, professional Canadian Immigration firm practicing out of Northumberland County, just east of Toronto, in Canada. We serve clients from Kingston, Belleville, Brighton, Cobourg, Oshawa, the GTA, Guelph, Milton, Stratford and St. Catharines and around the world. Our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, Anne C. McCaughey (Annie) is an experienced immigration services provider and a 6th-generation Canadian who values the immigration process and the unique individuals who immigrate to Canada to become part of the fabric of this wonderful country. If you would like to submit a question to Ask Annie, use the link located at the top right of the page.

How Can We Help?

We do work permits, study permits, visitor visas, Express Entry, spousal sponsorship, family class sponsorship, and Canadian citizenship with expertise in Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications and Global Talent Stream applications.

Please contact us if you would like assistance with your immigration application or to book an appointment.

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