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Super Visa for Parents & Grandparents in Canada

01 May, 2020

In 2011, the Canadian government created Super Visas to help manage the long list of applications they received from visitors who wish to travel to and stay in Canada for longer periods of time. Super Visas are granted to qualified parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and they are valid for up to 10 years.

Why Get a Super Visa?

Similar to a regular visitor’s visa, which is valid for only six months, Super Visas allow a parent or grandparent to stay in the country for up to two years, and includes an option to apply for an extension once the travel visa has expired. Super Visas are also valuable because they are multi-entry visas, meaning those eligible to receive them can visit Canada more often, for longer periods, and they can do so with greater convenience. A Super Visa for parents is a great option for those needing this kind of flexibility.

Super Visas are quite popular. For the period between 2015 and 2017, 17,000 Super Visas were issued annually by the Canadian government. The average Super Visa application only takes a few weeks to process, which makes it a convenient option for those

Do You Need Insurance to Get a Super Visa?

Yes. To successfully apply for a Canadian Super Visa, anyone wishing to travel to Canada must have at least $100,000 in health coverage, and this insurance coverage must be issued by a Canadian insurance company.

Having health insurance for parents visiting Canada ensures that those visitors can pay for any health care-related costs if they become sick or injured while in Canada. By having visitor medical insurance for parents, it eliminates the risk that Canada’s tax payers will have to pay for emergency medical care for any long-term visitors to the country.

What are the Requirements for a Super Visa?

To be eligible for a Super Visa, parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents must satisfy a few requirements. As mentioned above, visitors insurance for parents requires them to have medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company, and the coverage must meet or exceed $100,000 for a minimum of one year.

Besides medical insurance that can cover emergency medical care, you need to:

  • Provide proof that Super Visa visitors to Canada are the parent or grandparent of a citizen or permanent resident
  • Provide proof that the child or grandchild meets minimum income requirements (as well as a written statement signed by the child or grandchild that pledges financial support for the visitor during their stay)
  • Undergo a medical examination by an approved Canadian doctor

What Does My Super Visa Insurance Cover?

All of the Super Visa insurance policies available through InstaInsure’s partners will vary depending on the person being insured and the level of coverage sought. That said, the plans generally include:

  • A 100% refund if the Super Visa application is denied
  • A pro-rated refund for those visitors to Canada that decide to leave early
  • Coverage for smaller side-trips to other countries like the U.S.

The variable elements in the medical insurance plans offered the insurance company you eventually choose will govern the level of your medical insurance coverage. These variable elements will include details such as the mandatory waiting period after getting sick, the amount of coverage for pre-existing conditions, what medical expenses and services you are eligible to receive, details regarding any potential hospital accommodations, the amount of prescriptions you are permitted receive, as well as a host of other details related to paramedic services, medical transportation, etc.

We highly recommend that you pay closer attention to policy details of each plan you consider before making a choice.

Can My Parents Work With a Super Visa?

Any visitors to Canada using the Super Visa option are not allowed to work while they are in Canada. There is, however, a permanent residence program for parents and grandparents that will allow those people to work. That said, there is a limited supply of this type of visa, and the application process can be lengthy.

How Much Will the Insurance for a Super Visa Cost?

As mentioned above, the cost of a parent Super Visa insurance will vary depending on the coverage level you have chosen. Some of the factors that go into determining a price will be the applicant’s age, the level of deductible you choose, the dollar-amount of coverage you seek, the existence of any pre-existing conditions, and others.

To get a quote right away, simply fill out our form and choose from many Super Visa insurance options. It takes less than five minutes, and will give you a good idea of a price range in no time at all. At InstaInsure, we make sure to provide you with all the information you need to make a quick and easy decision and find the right insurance product for you. We do this by giving you access to hundreds of offers from many different providers, all accessible in one place.

If you need Super Visa insurance for your trip to Canada, call us for more information or apply for a quote today!

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