Visiting Canada: The Parent and Grandparent Super Visa
See also: Super Visa Insurance FAQ, and Super Visa Eligibility for additional information. If you are visiting Canada as part of the International Experience Canada Program (formerly Youth Mobility Program), please go here.
Since December 1, 2011, Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents have new options for visiting Canada. The Parent and Grandparent Super Visa will allow visitors to enjoy visiting their family in Canada for up to two years per visit without the need to renew a visa for up to ten years.There are several requirements for this Super Visa program, including the need to prove that valid Canadian medical insurance coverage has been purchased for at least one year (Super Visa Medical Insurance), for the applicant. We offer Super Visa Insurance, otherwise known as Super Visa Medical Insurance, Super Visa Health Insurance, or Visitors to Canada Insurance (and/or regular Travel Insurance Products) from RSA Travel Insurance (formerly etfs), Group Medical Services (GMS), Manulife Financial, RBC Insurance, SRMRM, Travel Underwriters, TIC Insurance, among others. All carriers offer the ability to obtain quotes and obtain your Super Visa Insurance, immediately and affordably direct from our website. Our Comparison Calculator allows for easy comparisons of rates and coverages from each carrier, on a side by side basis.
Please do not hesitate to contact us directly if you need assistance comparing the various carriers and making recommendation specific to your needs. We offer Super Visa medical Insurance from all major Canadian Insurance Companies that conform to the CICs Super Visa for Parents and Grandparents Program.Please use this link to request a personalized quotation comparing competitive rates and coverages from all of our carriers.Please keep the following in mind:
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The Canadian government has acknowledged that wait times for visas into Canada have been too long for a number of years. This is why they have created the “super visa program” which allows parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents to stay in the country for up to two years at a time without having to renew. This new visa has been in effect since December 2011, and the insurance is Generically called 'Visitors to Canada Insurance', or with the CIC`s minimum requirements met, 'Super Visa Insurance'.
One of the requirements prior to the issuing of the Super visa is that the individual must purchase Super Visa Insurance. This insurance offers coverage for medical and travel-related emergencies. This Super Visa Insurance must be for an amount no less than $100,000 and the person must hold it for at least one year. If they wish to remain in Canada for a second year, they must apply for a new policy before the expiration of the existing one. Should the Visitor to Canada return to their home country prior to 365 days, there is a proportionate refund of super visa insurance from most companies. Some companies also offer alternatives for super visa insurance that allow for continued coverage once the insured returns to thei home country, if it is their intent to return to Canada for Visitor to Canada super visa purposes.
When you purchase Visitor to Canada Super Visa Insurance in anticipation of being granted a visa, you can rest assured that there is no risk of being stuck with a policy if you are denied the visa. When you buy Super Visa Insurance you will receive a full refund in the event you are denied the visa. Our Visitors to Canada Insurance policies are very generous in the financial protection of Visitors to Canada.
Super Visa Insurance is offered by TravelInsure.ca from such insurance providers as Manulife Financial, GMS Group Medical Services, RSA Travel Insurance (formerly etfs), TuGo, Allianz, and Travel Guard among others. In most cases, our Super Visa Insurance can be purchased online. Should you require assistance however, we are only a phone call or email away!
Canada’s new Super Visa offers a number of advantages over the previous system. The most obvious is that it allows family members of citizens or permanent residents the opportunity to stay in the country with their loved ones for a full two years instead of the six months allowed under a regular visa.
This also means that the visitor to Canada doesn’t have to apply again after six months and pay new fees to extend their visit. Also, visas can be granted in a much shorter time than before: eight weeks instead of a waiting period of up to eight years.
Super Visa Medical Insurance offered through TravelInsure.ca is good for multiple entries throughout the two-year life of the visa. This differs from the current 10-year multiple entry visa because it requires that periods spent in the country can’t exceed six months.
There are other criterion for deciding the eligibility of someone for a super visa (requiring Super Visa Insurance) including that they are legitimate family members of the Canadian resident or citizen, that they are willing to leave the country at the end of the two-year visa, and that the Sponsor meets CIC’s LICO requirements.
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