After Citizenship and Immigration, Canada announced the suspension of new parent and grandparent sponsorship applications on Nov 5, 2011, a new visa category called the SuperVisa was introduced. This visa is a temporary visa which allows one to bring their parents/grandparents to Canada and lets them stay for up to 2 years at a time. 

Lalani & Associates has already successfully completed SuperVisa applications and can help make sure that your parents/grandparents’ applications are complete and professionally handled.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to apply, the applicant must:

  • Show that they are the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;

  • Have sufficient funds available and ties to their home country such as a job, family or property.

  • Be in good health and willing to complete an upfront medical examination.

  • Obtain medical insurance (Min Coverage CAD $ 100,000) from a Canadian insurance company having a valid for at least one year

To be eligible for Family Class sponsorship, the sponsor in Canada must meet the following requirements:

  • The sponsor must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;

  • The sponsor must be 18 years of age or older;

  • The sponsor must exceed the minimum necessary income level for this program (if married or in a common-law relationship, the income of both can be included);

  • The sponsor must sign an undertaking to repay any provincial social assistance benefits paid to the sponsor and accompanying family member(s), if any, for a period of 20 years, if necessary; and

  • If the sponsor resides in Quebec, an additional “undertaking” must be signed.

Processing time:

8-10 weeks

Key Benefits:

  • Maximum validity up to ten years, or one month prior to the applicant’s passport’s expiry, whichever is earlier. 

  • Freely travel between Canada and your country of residence without the hassle of re-applying.

Minimum Necessary Income:


Size of Family Unit

Minimum necessary Income

1 person (the sponsor)


2 persons


3 persons


4 persons


5 persons


6 persons


7 persons


More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add



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