Parent and grandparent super visa

Information for parents and grandparents, including applications for super visas, processing times, what to expect when you arrive in Canada and how to extend your stay.

Determine your eligibility

Super visa requirements, proof of family income, insurance and medical exams

Find out if you need a visa

List of countries whose citizens need a visa and what documents you will need to come to Canada

Apply for a super visa

Eligibility, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times

Check processing times

How long it takes to process visitor visas, work permits, extensions, online and paper applications

Find out what to do after you apply

Travel documents, how to change your address, processing your application and medical exams

Prepare for your arrival

Documents to present to the border officer, what you can bring with you and what to do if you plan to work or study in Canada 

Extend your stay

Eligibility, how to apply, forms, fees, how to get a visitor visa from within Canada, implied status and how to become a permanent resident of Canada

Letter of invitation

Information to send about you and the person you are inviting, proof of family income and financial support


Do you want to come to Canada?

Answer a few questions to find out if you are eligible to study in Canada or extend your study permit in Canada, and how to submit an online or paper application.

Before you arrive

Find out what you can bring to Canada when you cross the border.

Questions about visiting Canada?

Questions about visiting Canada?

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