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Super Visa Insurance

Like many foreign-born Canadians, you may have parents or grandparents still living in your home country, whom you miss dearly. You likely want to introduce them to their grandkids or your spouse, show them your home, or proudly show off your adopted country. But does Canada allow these visits, and how long can parents and grandparents stay?

Happily, the federal government does allow Canadian citizens with qualifying parents and grandparents to visit for an extended period — six months or more — and provides an application process by which to obtain a “super visa” to get them here. The big difference from a regular visitor visa? With a super visa, your visitor can stay up to two years in a single visit, and travel back and forth for 10 years.

If your parents or grandparents visit for less than six months, then they can apply for a regular visitor’s visa instead.

Private health insurance that meets the Super Visa application requirements must cover healthcare, hospitalization and repatriation (return to home country in the case of death) costs. Coverage must be continuous during the entire length of stay in Canada, meaning that there can be no breaks or gaps of coverage while in Canada during use of the visa. The visitors to Canada insurance offered here by Canada’s top travel insurance companies meet these requirements.

So that we can be extremely competitive and unbiased, we have compiled an exhaustive selection from all of Canada’s Super Visa insurance providers – we currently have more policies to choose from than any other online broker in Canada! And, by regulation, we have the exact same prices that are offered by the insurance companies themselves, or other brokers for that matter.

FAQ

  • What is the Super Visa?

    • The Super Visa is an option for parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to visit their family in Canada. These individuals may be eligible to apply for the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa to visit their family in Canada for up to 2 years without the need to renew their status.
  • What are the requirements for a Super Visa application?
    • To obtain a Parent or Grandparent Super Visa for Canada, applicants must have valid emergency medical insurance. Super Visa applications need to provide proof that they have private emergency medical insurance valid for a minimum of 1 year, from a Canadian insurance company and that it:

      • Covers emergency medical care, hospitalization and repatriation.
      • Provides a minimum coverage of $100,000.
      • Is valid for each entry to Canada and available for review by a port of entry officer.

  • Who is eligible for a parent and grandparent super visa?
    • To be eligible for the super visa, applicants must be the parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Dependants of parents and grandparents are not eligible for the super visa.
  • Can Super Visa be extended?
    • While successful applicants can hold a valid Super visa for 10 years, they will only be able to stay in Canada for 24 months at a time. After that, their visitor status will need to be renewed by submitting an application for potential renewal/extension.
  • How can I bring my parents to Canada?
    • You can apply to bring your parents to Canada as visitors or sponsor them for permanent residence. The wait times for parental sponsorships are lengthy, so many people will bring their parents to Canada as visitors while they wait for the sponsorship application to be processed.