Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for the parent and grandparent super visa.
This visa is valid for up to 10 years and will let you visit your family in Canada for up to two years without renewing your status.
Determine your eligibility
Make sure you meet the basic requirements to visit Canada.
Apply for a Super Visa
Even if you do not need a visa you may still benefit from the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa. If you would like to stay in Canada for up to two years, you may get a Parent and Grandparent Super Visa by applying for a temporary resident visa. You will also need to meet some specific requirements.
Check processing times
We process most applications for super visas (temporary resident visas) within a few weeks or less. Processing times vary depending on the visa office.
After you apply: Next steps
Find out what you should do after you apply for a super visa.
Prepare for your arrival
Be prepared and know what to expect when you arrive in Canada.
Extend your visa
To extend your stay in Canada, you should apply at least 30 days before your status expires.
- How does the parent and grandparent super visa differ from a visitor visa?
- Is the parent and grandparent super visa a multi-entry visa?
- What’s the difference between the parent and grandparent super visa and the 10-year multiple entry visa?
- I need to calculate family size when applying for the parent and grandparent super visa. Whom should I include?
- Can I cancel my sponsorship application and apply for a super visa instead?