Super Visa Insurance
New rules effective December 1, 2011 apply to allow Parents and Grandparents to visit Canada up to two years
Visiting Canada: 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.
Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents have a new option for visiting Canada. As of December 1, 2011, you may be eligible to apply for the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa and enjoy visiting your family in Canada for up to two years without the need to renew your status.
There are several requirements to be able to do this, including the need to prove that valid Canadian medical insurance coverage for at least one year (Super Visa Insurance) is in force, for the applicant.
More information is available on citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website, located here.
We offer Super Visa Insurance (and/or regular Travel Insurance Products) from RSA Travel Insurance (formerly etfs), Group Medical Services (GMS), Manulife Financial, RBC Insurance, Travel Underwriters, TIC Insurance, and Travel Guard, among others. Some of these carriers offer the ability to obtain quotes and purchase coverage online, and some dont. Online sources are listed below. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for a quick, free, no-obligation quote comparing the various carriers and making recommendation specific to your needs. Please use this form to obtain more information. We offer Super Visa 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:
The coverage must be for a minimum of $100,000
The policy must have a minimum duration of one year.
Refunds will be provided if you are unable to obtain a Visa for Entry to Canada (so long as the reason is beyond your control)
If you leave Canada before one year is up, you can get a refund on the unused balance (so long as there are no pending claims and the balance owing is more than $25)
We have plans available that COVER PRE_EXISTING CONDITIONS as well as those that DO NOT COVER PRE EXISTING CONDITIONS. The plans that cover pre-existing conditions only do so for those that are stable. Stable means that there is no change in medication, no pending tests from the doctor, no information from the doctor that anything has changed with respect to their pre-existing health condition.
Deductibles can be used to save on the total premium. The discounts vary by carrier but are generally in the range of 5 - 20%
If you decide to stay for more than one year, then you will need to purchase a new policy 8 days before the expiry of the old policy.
Please contact us if you have additional questions or require assistance in obtaining quotes.
DesLaurier Financial Services offers the best Super Visa Insurance
The Canadian government has made it easier for the parents and grandfathers of Canadian citizens or permanent residents to come to the country for extended visits.
They have done this by creating the Super Visa Program, which can keep these family members in Canada for up to two years at a time, as compared to the previous limit of six months. But before this can all happen, the visitor is required to purchase Super Visa Insurance. This Super Visa Insurance covers medical treatments and emergencies, including those that occur during travel.
The government also requires that Super Visa Insurance be purchased for a minimum of one year. If the person is visiting for more than one year, they must renew their Super Visa Insurance before the previous policy expires. The amount of the Super Visa Insurance policy must be at least $100,000. Should the owner of a super visa insurance policy return to their home country prior to the end of 365 days, then a proportionate refund of their super visa insurance is often possible. Some carriers also offer super visa insurance policies which allow the return to a home country, then back to Canada, with the Super Visa Insurance continuing throughout. Please contact us for details.
One advantage of the new system of Super Visas, which was put into place in December 2011, is that it is possible to be granted a visa within eight weeks of applying. With the old system, it could take as long as eight years for someone to be granted a visa to visit relatives in Canada.
DesLaurier Financial Services offers Super Visa Insurance as well as a number of other types of insurance services. Whatever your particular insurance needs, DFS can take care of you. You can buy many types of insurance through DFS from insurance providers like Travel Underwriters, GMS Group Medical Services, Manulife Financial, TIC Insurance, RSA Travel Insurance (formerly etfs), and Travel Guard.
DFS will help you to navigate through the products they offer so you purchase the type of insurance that is ideal for your needs. If it is Super Visa Insurance that you require, other travel insurance products, or any of our other insurance offerings, you know you’ll get the very best at an affordable cost.
If you have an insurance problem, DFS has the solution. Besides their excellent Super Visa Insurance options, the company also offers help with risk management, tax and estate planning, wealth management, employee benefits, and general travel insurance.
DFS can also handle both individual and group clients for insurance plans. We also offer employees who have left a previous employer the ability to continue health and dental benefits that were previously provided to them at work.
Clients can also use the DFS web site to get links to their insurance providers whose products are sold by DFS. This certainly includes Super Visa Insurance as well as other types of insurance packages.
If it is Super Visa Insurance that you or a loved one is looking for, the professionals at DFS will help you to make the ideal choice to suit your circumstances. With the right Super Visa Insurance, your loved one can enjoy their time in Canada with the full confidence that their medical needs will be met.