Most visitor visa gives the individual access to come and stay in Canada for up to six months from their first point of entry to the country.

If individuals holding a visitor visa is in Canada and wishes to extend their stay in the country, they need to apply for an extension and pay a new visa fee.

However, with the parent and Grandparent Super Visa, qualified parents and grandparents can visit their children and grandchildren in Canada for up to two years without the need to renew their status. The super visa is a 10-year multi-entry visa. What this means is that you can enter and leave Canada at any time up to 10 years.

The Super Visa issuance depends on various conditions or factors which are

  • You must admissible to enter Canada
  • You must be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian national
  • You must have a signed letter from your child who is inviting you to Canada which will contain sufficient fund to take care of you during your stay in Canada; have a list of everyone in the apartment; and a copy of your child’s Canadian Citizenship
  • You must have Canadian medical insurance from an insurance company designated in Canada that must be valid for a year from the date of arrival to Canada.
  • You will not engage in any paid job without getting the appropriate papers
  • You must have completed an immigration medical exam and passed
  • You must demonstrate that you are an honest parent or grandparent who will leave at the end of the visit to Canada