Super Visas

Applying for a Super Visa, top 4 things to know

Are you coming to visit your children or grandchildren living in Canada? Did you know that it is essential to apply for a Super Visa to facilitate your visit?

Traveling to Canada involves a number of steps. So it’s essential to be prepared, and to do all the necessary research and procedures before you leave. Depending on your status and situation, the steps you need to take to ensure your stay runs smoothly may differ from one person to another. If you’re a parent or grandparent visiting your children or grandchildren in Canada, you can apply for a Super Visa. This type of visa allows extended stays in Canada of up to 5 years, offering a unique opportunity to spend time with your family.  

However, obtaining a Super Visa requires meticulous preparation. Here are 4 essential points to bear in mind when applying for this special visa:  

1. Eligibility and criteria

Before submitting an application, it is essential to verify eligibility for the Super Visa. As this is a visa for parents and grandparents, applicants must prove their family relationship with a Canadian resident; this relationship must be a direct family tie. Also, to be considered, applicants must demonstrate their intention to return to their country of origin at the end of their stay.  


2. Medical insurance  

Medical insurance is mandatory to obtain a Super Visa. In Canada, this insurance must be valid for at least 1 year from the date of entry into Canada, and provide coverage of $100,000 or more (Canadian government website). It must cover emergency medical care, hospitalization and repatriation for the duration of your stay in Canada. You must take out medical insurance before applying for a Super Visa.  


3. Essential documents   

Completing a Super Visa application requires multiple documents:  

  • Invitation letter from the child or grandchild who is hosting you
  • Minimum income requirements
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Proof of medical examination
  • Proof that your host is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or registered Indian
  • Proof of relationship to your host 

To ensure your application is complete and compliant, make sure you have all these documents on hand when you apply. Of course, the Canadian government may ask you for other documents in addition to those listed above. We recommend that you visit


4. Processing times  

Processing times for Super Visas vary. Generally speaking, we strongly advise you to submit your application a few months before the planned date of travel. By planning ahead, you can take into account possible delays and avoid additional difficulties.  

Careful preparation and accumulation of information for the application process is the most important part of the process. They will help you submit a complete and compliant application. To submit your application online, please visit 

Of course, our team at Assurances Visiteurs is available to answer any questions you may have about your situation. It’s important to get information from professionals like our team, who can give you the best advice for your situation! 




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