Parent and Grandparent Super Visa
It is a long-term, multiple-entry visa for parents and grandparents of permanent residents or Canadian citizens.
The Parent and Grandparent Super Visa (PGSV) is a temporary resident permit that allows parents and grandparents to stay for up to 2 years in Canada per visit.
A regular multiple-entry visa only allows stays of up to 6 months per visit.
Who is eligible for this visa?
This visa is for parents and grandparents of permanent residents or Canadian citizens. The parent or grandparent must be considered admissible to Canada and meet other conditions. For example, applicants need a letter of financial support from their child or grandchild in Canada, who meets the minimum required income.
Applicants also need to purchase and show proof of Canadian medical insurance that meets the minimum requirements and covers them for at least 1 year.
The process is different if the parent or grandparent is from a country where a visa is required to enter Canada as a visitor.
What if my parents or grandparents want to stay permanently in Canada?
Citizenship and Immigration Canada is not currently accepting applications to sponsor parents and grandparents.
They may apply for permanent residence under another program, if they qualify.