You’re looking forward to bringing your parents or grandparents to visit you in Canada. You’ve heard all about the Super Visa program – officially called The Parent and Grandparent Extended Stay Temporary Resident Visa – and how your parents (or grandparents) can stay for up to 2 years (and valid for up to 10 years) and/or be allowed multiple entries into Canada.
In addition to meeting standard temporary residence requirements for any visitor to Canada, your parents/grandparents must also submit the following:
- A letter of invitation from you, the child or grandchild of the Super Visa applicants;
- One of the following documents to prove that you, the child or grandchild of the Super Visa applicants, meet the LICO (Low Income cut-off) minimum:
- Most recent copy of your Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), OR
- Most recent copy of your T4 or T1 slips, OR
- A signed and dated letter from your Canadian employer stating your:
- Job Title,
- Job Description,
- Salary, OR
- Your most recent employment insurance pay stubs, OR
- A printed copy of your tax returns, obtained online by using CRA’s My Account.
- Documented proof of your parents/grandparents’ relationship to you (for example: your long-term birth certificate naming your parents, translated if necessary)
- Proof of valid Health Insurance with a Canadian insurance company, in the form of a copy of the insurance policy or certificate. Must be for a minimum term of 1 year and a minimum coverage of CAD$100,000 required.
Here are the minimum income levels you must meet for your parents/grandparents to visit you in Canada using a Super Visa. The family size refers to your family unit.