Most visitors to Canada may visit for up to six months when they enter Canada, unless officer at the port of entry specifies different date. Visitors who wish to stay longer must apply for an extension to Citizenship and Immigration. The parent and grandparent super visa is valid for up to 10 years and allow eligible parents and grandparents visit family and stay in Canada for up to two years without renewing their status.
Even if you are from visa exempt country and do not need visitor visa to enter Canada, you may still benefit from Parent and Grandparent Super Visa if you would like to stay for up to 2 years with your children or grandchildren.
The requirements of the parent and grandparent super visa are as follows:
- You must be the parent or grandparent of Canadian Citizen or permanent residents in Canada.
- prove that your child or grandchild in Canada meets a minimum income threshold, which is based on the number of family members in the family.
- provide a letter of invitation and written statement from that child or grandchild that he or she will give you financial support,
- have valid Canadian medical insurance coverage for at least one year
- have an immigration medical exam.
Also visa officer will consider the following aspects when you apply such as: purpose of your visit, your ties to your home country, your finances, your family situation and the economic and political situation of your home country.
Only your spouse or common-law partner can come with you under this visa.