Super Visa Insurance
for Parents & Grandparents in Canada

We offer a wide range of Canadian health & travel policy options to protect your family members from unforeseen medical expenses while they visit you in Canada!
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Super Visa Insurance:
Every year Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents invite their parents and grandparents to visit Canada under the Super Visa program, which requires all applicants to have a proper medical coverage policy.

However, international travelers and visitors are not eligible for the government health coverage when they arrive in Canada.

As such, travel insurance for Super Visa was specifically designed to cover healthcare expenses of treating medical emergencies including a sudden sickness or an accidental injury for non-Canadian residents visiting their family in Canada.

How to Choose an Insurance Policy for Super Visa?
Need to buy a Super Visa coverage policy, but you are unsure of what to look for?

Below is an overview of how such travel insurance works, what the official requirements are as well as other important details surrounding this topic. Feel free to speak with our website advisors if you have any questions!

How does insurance for Super Visa work?
Travel and visitors medical plans for Super Visa covers medical expenses for emergency treatment in case of an unforeseen injury or illness.

Specifically, your insurer will pay for the required medical assistance when there is an urgent concern for one’s health i.e. a body or dental injury, hospital admission, surgery as well as physician’s services including prescription drugs and diagnostics among other benefits.

Super Visa Insurance Requirements:

– Be valid for at least 1 year when you send the application to IRCC
– Cover emergency healthcare, hospitalization and repatriation
– Provide a minimum coverage of $100,000 CAD per person
– Be valid for each entry to Canada and available for review
– Be issued by a private Canadian insurance company

Proof of adequate travel health plan for Super Visa is required by the IRCC in order to accommodate the immediate needs for medical assistance of a visa holder.
Pre-Existing Conditions Coverage
Applicants with certain health issues i.e. high/low blood pressure, heart issues, diabetes, etc. may be eligible to apply for additional coverage for pre-existing medical conditions.

With such coverage, if there a medical emergency related to a pre-existing condition that has been stable for a certain period of time, insured person’s treatment will be covered under the policy.

Please note that Pre-Existing Conditions coverage maybe optional and you will need to select the appropriate option to get personalized quotes above.

Get a Quote & Apply
To see your options, use our Quote Calculator above. Review available products, speak with our website advisors if you have questions and once you’ve selected a coverage plan you can begin the application process.

You will need enter basic personal information for each applicant before proceeding to payment. Once the payment is processed, your policy will be sent by email right away.

What does insurance for Super Visa cover?

Depending on the policy, certain features such as insured services, benefit limits as well as applicable conditions may be different.

However, we have done our best to create a comprehensive summary of health benefits that are provided by the Super Visa medical emergency insurance Canada.

Please note that travel plan for Super Visa ONLY provides medical emergency coverage excluding regular physical examinations, routine doctor visits as well as other cases of seeking medical attention that are not considered emergency according to the policy you’ve selected.
Summary of Super Visa Insurance Benefits:
– Medical Services and Hospitalization
– Visits to Physician
– Surgeries
– Ambulance Services
– Emergency Air Transportation
– Emergency Dental Repair and Pain Relief
– Prescription Medications
– Diagnostics and X-rays
– Repatriation (Emergency Home Return)
– Accidental Death and Dismemberment
– Follow up Treatment
– Nursing Care
– Rental or Purchase of Medical Appliances

For a detailed coverage description please read the Policy Wording of the plan of your choice.


Super Visa Canada: Program Summary

Super Visa Canada (PG-1) program was designed as an alternative to a regular TRV multi-entry visa for parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents, who would love to visit their families in Canada.

This initiative allows applicants to fast forward the application process and get approved for a multiple-entry visa within a few weeks.

Just follow the steps below to learn more about this wonderful opportunity!

Super Visa Canada: Overview

Starting on December 1, 2011, you can apply for the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa Canada program, which is valid for up to 10 years and allows the applicant to stay in Canada for up to 24 months per visit.

This is contrasted with a regular Multiple-Entry Visa, which only allows parents and grandparents to stay in Canada for up to 6 months, without having to renew their status. The good news is that most of the applications for Super Visa are processed within a few weeks.

In order to check how long the Super Visa Canada application processing takes, follow the IRCC’s list of Visa Offices across the world.

Click to view – Processing Times.

Super Visa Canada: Eligibility Requirements

As any other document to visit Canada, Super Visa has its own eligibility requirements that must be met by all applicants, who are planning to stay with their families in Canada.

In order to apply for Super Visa, you MUST:

– Be a parent or grandparent of a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada.
– Be admissible for entry to Canada.
– Fill out anApplication for Super Visa.
– Have a valid Canadian medical insurance for 1 year with at least $100,000 total coverage.
– Present a certificate confirming completion of an immigration medical exam.
– Provide aLetter of Invitation your child/grandchild in Canada, which outlines plans for your care and the number of people living in a household.
– Provide written proof of financial support from your child / grandchild in Canada, who meets the requirement for theIncome Threshold.

Important: You must apply for Super Visa from outside Canada

To determine your eligibility, please review the official definitions on IRCC website –Eligibility Requirements

Super Visa Canada: Next Steps Once You Have Applied

Once you have prepared and sent your application package, you still have to perform several steps to have your Super Visa approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.


Your Super Visa Canada application will be reviewed by a Visa Officer and they will decide whether it is necessary to schedule an interview with you. In case you are selected for an interview, you will receive a notification with guidelines and directions.

Medical Examination:

You might be required to undergo aMedical Examination to enter Canada with a Super Visa. In such case, you will be given proper instructions by a Visa Officer on how and where the examination will take place.

Please note that the medical checkup might extend the processing time for your Super Visa application by several weeks.

Once a decision regarding your Super Visa has been made, you will get your passport and all other documents back.

If Super Visa is approved, it will be attached to the appropriate page inside your passport. However, in case your Super Visa application was refused, you will receive a letter of explanation, so you that you can prepare before you re-apply.

Frequently Asked Questions
Still not sure what to do? Here is a list of our FAQ’s; click the question to unveil the answer
Q: Who needs health insurance for Super Visa in Canada?
A: Super Visa medical emergency coverage is required to be submitted by all Super Visa applicants along with the application package to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) office.
Q: Where to buy insurance for Super Visa?
A: You can always buy a parent Super Visa medical coverage online through our website or drop by our office in Vancouver to make a purchase in person.
Q: How do I calculate Super Visa insurance cost?
A: As you know, the price of an insurance policy for Super Visa Canada program may vary depending on the several factors such as the amount of coverage, applicant’s age, deductible, etc. In order to get the exact price for a Canadian health coverage for Super Visa all you need to do is to use our interactive calculator above.

You will see the whole list of available options that are sorted according to the information you have provided. If you are looking for the cheapest health plan acceptable for Super Visa program, you will be more than happy to see what we have to offer.

Q: Is it necessary to buy a new one or extend the current medical coverage policy if the Super Visa holders remain in Canada for more than 1 year or come back after a while?
A: Yes, you must maintain $100,000 medical emergency coverage at all times while in Canada as well as you re-enter the country. You may be asked to present a proof of medical coverage at the Canadian border. The price of such policy will largely depend on the total amount of coverage you choose.
Q: Does any health insurance plan for Super Visa cover pre-existing medical conditions?
A: Yes. Most health coverage policies for Supervisa do come with a special benefit that covers pre-existing medical conditions that have been stable for a certain amount of time, which is set by the insurance provider of your choice.
Q: What if a Super Visa application is rejected, is there a refund for the health insurance I have purchased?
A: Yes, you will receive a full premium refund in case Super Visa is not granted. You will need to submit to us a Refund Form along with a copy of rejection letter.
Q: What if I am not going to stay in Canada for the whole year and will go back home before my policy expires expires?
A: In case of early departure, you will be partially reimbursed for the unused time on the policy period only if there were no claims made. For instance, if you are staying in Canada only 3 months and did not have any claims, you will be eligible for a 9 months refund.
Q: Is it possible to pay for the Super Visa insurance monthly?
A: Yes! Since December 7, 2022 Monthly Payment Plans for Super Visa insurance policies are once again being officially accepted by IRCC.
Q: Is insurance for Super Visa tax deductible?
A: Unfortunately, the cost of medical coverage plan for Super Visa is not considered tax deductible by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as opposed to Health & Dental coverage expenses.
Q: What document do I submit to the IRCC office as a proof of medical coverage?
A: Once you purchase the policy, you will receive an email that contains the actual document. All you need to do is to upload it to you IRCC account or print and send it along with the paper application package for Super Visa to IRCC.
Q: Is it required to carry a proof of health coverage every time I enter Canada with a Super Visa?
A: Yes. Once you receive your policy, you should always carry a proof of it with you on a trip to Canada.
Q: What are the IRCC requirements for Super Visa to Canada insurance?
A: It is mandatory that medical coverage for Super Visa program is purchased from a private Canadian company, valid for no less than 1 year and has at least $100,000 worth of total coverage. It is also essential that the policy covers hospitalization, repatriation and emergency medical care.

You can review the insurance requirements for Super Visa on the first tab of this page called “Overview”.

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