Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) offer a Super Visa for parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who want to stay in Canada for an extended period up to two years. It is also a multi-entry visa that is valid for a maximum of 10 years. So they can re-enter Canada multiple times over 10 years to stay in Canada for up to 2 years at a time without requiring an extension.
Who Is the Super Visa for?
Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who want to visit Canada temporarily can apply for the Super Visa. They can also apply for Canadian permanent residence under the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship program if they plan on staying permanently in Canada. However, for a temporary stay, the Super Visa is the best option for them, especially if they are residents of a country that need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to come to Canada.
What Are the Eligibility Requirements for the Super Visa?
Applicants must be parents or grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents to qualify for the Super Visa. They must also clear all admissibility requirements to enter Canada. The spouse or common-in law partner of the principal applicant may be included in the application. However, dependent children can not accompany them.