If you, as parents or grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents, are not eligible for Parents and Grandparents sponsorship visa, you might consider applying for a super visa. A super visa lets you visit your children or grandchildren for up to 2 years at a time. It’s a multi-entry visa that provides multiple entries for a period up to 10 years.
If you want to stay for 6 months or less, apply for a visitor visa.
To be eligible for a super visa, you must:
You must also:
apply for a super visa from outside Canada
be allowed to enter Canada
take an immigration medical exam
meet certain other conditions
Financial support (proof of funds)
The child or grandchild who invites you must prove that their household meets the minimum necessary income. The following documents are examples of what can be used as proof of funds:
Notice of Assessment (NOA) or T4/T1 for the most recent tax year
Employment Insurance stubs
employment letter including salary and date of hiring
The minimum income requirements depend on how many people your child/ grandchild need to support. Your child or grandchild may use the following income scale to assess their ability to meet the income requirements. This is changed every year by the government.
Size of Family Unit
Minimum necessary gross income
More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add
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