Parent and Grandparent Super Visa

The parent and grandparent super visa

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

Before you plan your visit, find out if you need a visa to enter Canada. If you do need a visa, find out how to apply.

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.

Find out if you are eligible

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