How to bring my Parents or Grandparents to Canada

Sponsorship to Canada for parents and grandparents

We are dedicated to helping families come together. Citizens and permanent residents are now able to bring over their parents or grandparents on a Super Visa. As of December 1 2011, you may be eligible to apply for the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa.

The Super Visa could be valid for up to 10 years and allows the applicant to stay in the country for up to 24 months at a time without having to renew the visa.

Understanding the Grandparent and Parent Super Visa

Currently, most visitors that enter Canada must renew their visa every 6 months and every time they do so they must pay a new fee. With the Grandparent and Parent Super Visa this allows an individual to stay in the country without having to renew their visa for up to 2 years.

Basic Requirements

  • Must be the Parent or Grandparent of a Permanent resident or Canadian Citizen.
  • Found admissible to Canada and;
  • Must meet other conditions outlined by the CIC

Processing Times

The processing times for the Super Visa vary depending on the Visa Office.

In Order to extend your stay you must apply 30 days before your visa expires.


Need more information about Super Visas?

Please do not hesitate to give us a call, we will assess your matter and provide you with an in depth consultation and set your mind at ease. We are here to assist you, contact us today.

You can also securely book an immigration consultation online.

UPDATE: The above is an archived article. Learn more about the newest information regarding the Super Visa.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

  • Romeo

    How much your charge me if i hire you as a consultant. My mother and my sister denied for supervisa ,in their attach form from visa office it says insufficient fund and other reason i dont what are those ,they still a chance to get a visa

    • Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Romeo,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Every case is different, so our fees vary. Your mother and your sister may still qualify for visas! We would love to help them during this process. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

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