Effective July 4, 2022:
- The length of stay for Super Visa holders will be increased to five years per entry into Canada.
- People who currently have a Super Visa also have the option to request to extend their stay by up to two years while in Canada. This means current Super Visa holders will now be able to stay in Canada for up to seven consecutive years.
With the parent and grandparent super visa, eligible parents and grandparents can visit family in Canada for up to five years without the need to renew their status. The Super Visa is a multi-entry visa that provides multiple entries for a period up to 10 years. The key difference is that the Super Visa allows an individual to stay for up to five years on initial entry into Canada, while a 10-year multiple entry visa would only have a status period for each entry of six months only. Visitors to Canada may visit for up to six months when they first enter Canada. Visitors who wish to stay longer must apply for an extension, and pay a new fee.