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Visitor Visa vs. Super Visa | Super Visa Canada Checklist Included


Visitor Visa vs. Super Visa | Super Visa Canada Checklist Included

Jade Calver

Are you interested in bringing your parents from abroad to visit in Canada? You may be asking yourself: What’s the difference between a visitor visa and a super visa? Today, Jade explains this in detail.

Super Visa for Parents and Grandparents

The Parent and Grandparent Super Visa is a document that allows you to visit your children or grandchildren in Canada for up to 2 years at a time. The Super Visa is a multi-entry visa that provides multiple entries for a period of up to 10 years.

The Visitor Visa, on the other hand, is designed for those who want to stay in Canada for six months or less. As such, the Visitor Visa is typically ideal for those who wish to visit Canada on a short, temporary basis.

Super Visa Canada Checklist

To simplify the process, we have created a Super Visa Canada checklist to give you an idea of what to submit with your application.

  1. Gather the Documents. Download the document checklist (IMM 5485) to find a list of the document you will need to submit with your Super Visa application. Some examples of the documents you will need to submit include:

    • A photocopy of your passport or travel document

    • Two photos of yourself (these must meet the visa application specifications)

    • Proof of financial support

    • A photocopy of your current immigration status

    • A letter of invitation from your child/grandchild residing in Canada as a permanent resident or Canadian citizen

    • Documents to prove that your child/grandchild meets the Low Income Cut-off minimum

    • Proof of Private medical insurance coverage for at least one year with a Canadian insurance company

  2. Complete the application. To apply for the Super Visa, you must complete the following application forms:

  3. Pay the fees. You must pay the application processing fee and the biometrics fee to avoid delays in the processing of your application.

    • Application processing fee: $100 CAD per person

    • Biometrics fee: $85 CAD per person

  4. Submit the application. When your application is complete, you must either send your application to a Visa Application Center (VAC) in your area or submit an application online. To provide your biometrics, you must visit a biometric collection services point near you.


View the Government of Canada’s Full Super Visa Checklist

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Calver and Associates is a leading provider of Canadian Immigration services in Durham Region. We serve clients in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, and beyond. Our Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant has over 10 years of experience in Canadian Immigration law and over four years of experience serving those in the Oshawa area. 

We can provide assistance with applications for both temporary and permanent residency in Canada. We handle applications for study permits, permanent residency, family class sponsorship, visitor visas, work permits, and Canadian citizenship. We also handle criminal inadmissibility cases by developing remedies for refusal. 

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71 Albert St. Suite 6
Oshawa, ON
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