How to determine your eligibility for super Visa Travel Insurance

How to determine your eligibility for super Visa Travel Insurance

If you would like to arrange a visit to Canada from another country, visitors can apply for super visa insurance. Super visa lets you visit your children or grandchildren for up to two years at a time. If you want to stay for six months or less, you would then apply for a visitor visa with different requirements that we will examine in another posting.

To be eligible for the super visa product you must meet the criteria for eligibility. Let’s examine what is required for the super visa:

  1. You must be either the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or a registered permanent resident in Canada. Note: You can’t include dependants in your application for super visa insurance.
  2. You will require a signed letter from your son, daughter or grandchild (often referred to as your sponsors) who has invited you to visit Canada. The letter must include a promise of financial support for the entire duration of your planned visit. Be sure to include the number of people that live in the household of this person as well. You will also be required to provide your sponsors proof of Canadian citizenship or their permanent residence documents with your application.

Other requirements: It might seem obvious but you must be allowed to enter Canada, so if you have any concerns check with immigration Canada to clarify any concerns you may have prior to purchasing super visa. You will also be required to take an immigration medical exam prior to entering Canada.

Immigration Canada may consider several things in your application before they decide if you can come to Canada. For example, you must be a real visitor to Canada who will leave by choice at the end of your visit. They also consider the actual stated purpose of your visit as well as your ties to your home country, the political and economic stability of the home country. They will look at your family and its finances to help determine eligibility to enter Canada. The child or grandchild who invites you must prove that their household can meet a minimum necessary income (check with Immigration Canada prior to making your application as the minimum income may have changed).  Here are some examples of the documents that can be used as proof of supporting funds: Your sponsors (most recent tax year) Notice of Assessment (NOA) or T4/T1. You may also provide copies of your pay stubs or Employment Insurance pay stubs as well as Bank statements as proof of funds or finances to support your visit.

Once you have obtained these application requirements and all of the required documents you can apply for medical insurance from a Canadian insurance broker or agent that is licensed to sell insurance products from a Canadian Insurance Company. You may want to get a few quotes from various insurance companies from your insurance broker as policies and costs vary, super visa insurance is competitive between insurance companies.

Happy travels!


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  • Introduction to Super Visa program
    The Parent and Grandparent Super Visa for Canada allow parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to visit Canada for extended periods. Super Visa program allows immigrant families across Canada to integrate more easily. Families can continue a tradition of having older family members help with raising children while the parents earn a living.
    As of June 18, 2018, the guidance for Super Visa holders has been updated to reflect that each entry to Canada should be for a duration of up to two years and extensions should be for one year.

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