Super Visa

The Parent and Grandparent Super Visa allows the parents and grandparents of Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents to come to Canada as visitors. The super visa is a multiple-entry visa valid for 10 years.

Program Requirements

  • The applicants (parent and grandparent) must be parent or grandparent of a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident
  • The applicants (parent and grandparent) must have a signed letter (Invitation Letter) from the child or grandchild who invites them to Canada that includes:
    • A promise of financial support for the duration 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.
  • The applicants (parent and grandparent) must have a medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company valid for at least one year from the date of entry with a minimum coverage of $100,000 for health care, hospitalization, and repatriation.
  • The applicants (parent and grandparent) must take an immigration medical exam.
  • The applicants (parent and grandparent) must me eligible for a temporary resident visa and should not be ineligible on criminal and/or medical grounds.
  • The Applicant’s (parent and grandparent) child or grandchild must meet the low-income cut-off (LICO) requirements.

Income Requirements { Low Income Cut Off (LICO) } for Super Visa

Effective from January 1 to December 31, 2022

Family Size
Sponsor(s) + Dependent Children +
Minimum necessary
gross income (CAD)
1 $26,620
2 $33,140
3 $40,742
4 $49,466
5 $56,104
6 $63,276
7 $70,448
More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add $7,172

Important Points

  • Dependent children can not be included in super visa application. Only parent or grandparent, together with their spouses or common-law partners, may be included on in super visa application.
  • Super visa can only be applied from outside of Canada.
  • Super Visa allows an individual to stay for up to two years at a time in Canada.

Super Visa Insurance FAQ’s

What is the minimum amount of coverage that I need?

You need at least $100,000 CAD of coverage.

Can I purchase super visa insurance from a non-Canadian insurance company?

No! The insurance must be purchased from a Canadian insurance company.

Is there any medical test required before I can buy super visa insurance?

There is no medical test or examination required to purchase super visa insurance. You can buy the policy online or over the phone from a Canadian insurance company.

Is there an age limit for super visa?

There is no age restriction to apply for a Super Visa. You can apply for your parents and/or grandparents up to any age.

How long does my coverage need to be?

You must be covered for one year.

What happens if my visa is denied?

You can get a full refund on your insurance with proof that your visa was denied.

What happens if my visa is approved, but my travel dates change?

You can contact your insurance provider to change your dates of coverage, as long as you contact them before the effective date.

If I am only travelling for one month, can I buy Super Visa insurance for that month only?

If you are travelling to Canada with a Super Visa, you must purchase a one-year policy in order to be eligible. Once you have returned home, you can apply for a partial refund (with proof of your early return, provided you have no claims on file).

If I leave Canada before the year is over, can I get any money back?

Once you are back home, you can apply for a partial refund (with proof of your early return, provided you have no claims on file).

If I am planning to stay in Canada for two years, can I buy the insurance for two years?

No! Policies can only be issued for one year at a time. However, once you are nearing the end of your first year, you can renew your plan.

Will Super Visa insurance cover me if I make side trips to other countries?

Visitors to Canada plans allow side trips, provided at least 51% of the coverage dates are spent in Canada. The trip must also commence and end in Canada.

Are pre-existing medical conditions covered?

Yes! Travellers up to age 79 can be covered for most pre-existing medical conditions, provided they meet certain stability requirements. For travellers aged 80 and over, coverage of pre-existing conditions may be offered after a detailed medical questionnaire and underwriter approval.

Is there any way to lower my insurance premium?

Yes! You can take a deductible to lower your premium.