Ottawa updated the guidance for Super Visa Holders

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Ottawa updated the guidance for Super Visa Holders

On July 28, 2022, the Government of Canada updated the guidance for the multiple entry temporary resident visa (TRV) for parents and grandparents. According to the update, super visa holders’ every entry to Canada should be for a duration of up to 5 years. 

The super visa is a 10-year multiple-entry TRV that is open to eligible applicants for up to 10 years and has authorized stays of up to 5 years for each entry. 

The changes to the program came into force on July 4, 2022, and were made in compliance with the authority granted in subsection 15(4) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).

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Eligibility Criteria for Super Visa Holders

An applicant would be eligible for a super visa if they meet the requirements for temporary residence in Canada as a visitor and they provide the additional required documentation.

To be eligible for a super visa, applicants have to prove the following:

  • their relationship to the child or grandchild
  • an immigration medical examination and of being admissible to Canada on health grounds
  • 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
  • financial support by the child or grandchild


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Decade after decade, the super visa has remained a popular and lucid option for Canadian citizens and permanent residents to reunite with their parents and grandparents in Canada. Every year IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) annually issues approximately 17,000 super visas.

To know more details about applying for TRV or updated guidance for the super visa holders you can contact one of our immigration specialists at Gunness & Associates.


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