Parent and Grandparent Super Visa

Parent and Grandparent Super Visa

To apply for the parent and grandparent super visa, you must:

  • be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • be allowed to enter Canada
  • meet certain other conditions

Note: You cannot include dependants in this application.


Immigration officers consider several things before they decide if you can come to Canada. You must be a real visitor to Canada who will leave by choice at the end of your visit. An officer will look at these things when you apply:

  • your ties to your home country
  • the purpose of your visit
  • your family and finances
  • the overall economic and political stability of your home country
  • an invitation from a Canadian host

You must also:

  • prove that your child or grandchild in Canada meets a minimum income threshold

Effective from January 1 to December 31, 2016


Your child or grandchild may use the following income scale to assess their ability to meet the income requirements.


  • provide a written statement from that child or grandchild that he or she will give you financial support
  • have valid Canadian medical insurance coverage for at least one year and
  • have an immigration medical exam