To be eligible for a super visa, applicants must provide the following:
- proof of their relationship to the child or grandchild
- proof of an immigration medical examination and of being admissible to Canada on health grounds
- proof of private medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company valid for a minimum period of 1 year from the date of entry
- a letter of invitation written and signed by the host child or grandchild
- proof of financial support by the child or grandchild
To apply for a Super Visa in Canada, visitors entering the country must have at least $100,000 in health coverage issued by a Canadian insurance company.
The cost varies according to the applicant’s age, the policy length, medical history, and the amount of coverage. For couples, purchasing an insurance plan together may be cheaper than buying as individuals.
Most applications for a super visa are processed within a few weeks, but some may take a couple of months depeding on where your parents or grandparents live. Processing times vary depending on the visa office.
Super Visa Canada application fee is $100 per person. You might have to give biometrics in which case this will cost $85 per person; $170 for a family of two or more people. You may also have to pay the fee for an Electronic Travel Authorization which is $7 per person.
Canadian residents may purchase medical insurance on behalf of their visiting family member(s) who are part of the Super Visa program, and should be aware that if they have sponsored their stay, are responsible for their medical bills in the event that they are unable to pay.
To be eligible for a Super Visa you must prove that you have sufficient medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company.
You are NOT eligible for super visa insurance coverage if:
- you are traveling against the advice of a physician;
- you have been diagnosed with a terminal illness with less than two (2) years to live;
- you have been diagnosed with or received treatment within the last two (2) years for pancreatic, lung, brain, or liver cancer; or any type of cancer that has spread from one part or organ of the body to another (metastatic cancer);
- you have had or are waiting for an organ or bone marrow transplant (excluding corneal transplant);
- you have a kidney condition requiring dialysis;
- you have used home oxygen during the 12 months prior to the date of application;
- you reside in a nursing home, other long term care facility or rehabilitation centre; and/or