When parents and grandparents live in another country, it is a special time when they get to visit. Of course, they will want to stay more than a couple of days. How can you help them have a stress-free visit? A Super Visa will make sure they have medical, as well as other types, of coverage for as long as they stay.
A Super Visa was designed for families of Canadian and permanent residents to reunite with parents and grandparents who live outside of the country. The parents and grandparents can visit for up to two years in succession and the period of ten years.
Within one year of arrival in Canada, applicants must confirm they have travel insurance for medical emergencies. Family members or Canadian residents can purchase this insurance on behalf of the visiting members who are part of the Super Visa plan. If you have sponsored the stay of a parent or grandparent, and they become unable to pay for any medical bills, you will have to take overpayment. This is why medical insurance is very important.
To be eligible for a Super Visa, you will need to be a grandparent or parent of either a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. You will need to have a signed letter from either a child or a grandchild, inviting you to stay with him or her in Canada. The letter must include a copy of the child or grandchild’s citizenship or permanent resident document, a list of the people in your child/grandchild’s home, and medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company. The letter shows the child/grandchild promises to financially support the parent/grandparent for the entire length of the visit.
You must also apply for the Super Visa from outside the country of Canada, be allowed to enter the country of Canada, take a medical exam and meet other criteria. You must leave by your own choice at the end of your stay.
To prepare for the Super Visa application, you will need to collect the following documents:
There are income requirements that must be met by the child or grandchild who lives in Canada before the parents or grandparents visit Canada. The applicant of the Super Visa is required to prove the child or grandchild in Canada meets the income requirements by showing the documents in the list below:
There is a minimum necessary income that you require to make as a sponsoring child or grandchild. You can still be a stay-at-home parent and make the income requirement if your spouse earns more than the minimum requirement. If this happens, both the sponsoring child and spouse must sign the letter of invitation.
The minimum income requirement is the same for everyone in Canada, no matter where you live.
There are many benefits to getting Super Visa insurance. Here is a list with just a few of those benefits:
What is covered under Super Visa Insurance? Emergency medical care, hospital care, and emergency dental care are covered. You can get x-rays, prescriptions, and repatriation of remains as well. Under Super Visa insurance, you will also have travel assistance and medical evacuation or emergency return to home.
If you have a disease or pre-existing condition, which means you have a condition where you have been prescribed medications, are hospitalized, or have to consult a physician because of symptoms, injury, or sickness. You can still get Super Visa Insurance.
Some conditions covered are:
As with any insurance policy, check with your insurance broker to see what exactly your particular policy covers.
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