Super Visa Insurance | Parents and Grandparents Visiting Canada
What is a Super Visa?
As of December 2, 2011 Canadians may be eligible to apply for a parent or grandparent’s “Super Visa”. The Super Visa is a new option for those visiting Canada without the need to renew their status for up to two years.
Previously, wait times for parental sponsorship applications took up to eight years to process, now with the new Super Visa, parents and grandparents can be reunited with their families within 8 weeks.
The Super Visa is valid for up to 10 years and the family member can stay up to 24 months at a time. When applying for this visa, there are many factors that a visa officer will look at such as the person’s purpose of visit and the person’s family and financial position. In addition the parent or grandparent must also provide other requirements such as a complete medical exam and to provide Canadian medical coverage.
Super Visa Insurance
When traveling to Canada, the government does not pay for hospital or medical services for visitors. To be granted a Super Visitor Visa it is one of the requirements to have Super Visa Insurance coverage of a minimum of $100,000 in place for at least one year to cover any medical costs.
Applying for coverage couldn’t be simpler; you can get a quote and apply online for Super Visa Insurance with Manulife.
Step 1 - Choose your plan for Super Visa Insurance
a) Click on the “Visitors to Canada Plans” tab.
b) Click on the Visitors to Canada Single-Trip Emergency Medical” bullet.
c)Select your parents/grandparents’ “country of residence” from the drop-down menu.
Step 2 - Arrival Date for Super Visa Insurance
a) Enter the arrival date, effective date and expiry date for your parents/grandparents.
b) Enter coverage type and date of birth of the applicant.
Step 3 - Select the plan for Super Visa Insurance
a) Select plan, coverage level of $100,000 or $150,000 and the deductible amount.
b) You have the option to choose trip interruption coverage or trip accident coverage.
c) Enter the primary province of residence in Canada
Step 4 - Complete the transaction for Super Visa Insurance
Quote will appear and you can complete the sales transaction.
What if my Visa is rejected?
If your visa is rejected you can apply for a full refund of premiums with Manulife. You will need to cancel the insurance prior to the effective date and provide the rejection letter.
About the Author
Neil Lecky is a Life Insurance Advisor, Group Employee Benefit Specialist and an Investment Funds Advisor with Alliance Financial Group. He is also a Branch Manager and Investment Funds Advisor with Investia Financial Services Inc., a mutual fund dealer.