Hi All, I am applying for my parents Super Visa. I have a couple of questions - which I believe will help others as well - that I did not see other applicants having asked: 1) Purpose of Travel - Others The guideline is to provide either of: Your flight ticket departing Canada, Your travel itinerary (e.g. places you will visit or stay, such as hotel booking), Proof of a medical appointment. My parents will be travelling just to visit me, for sightseeing and potentially for a marriage search as well. However, there will be no hotel bookings and no medical appointment. Further, the travel dates are not set so we have no plans on what to go see and when. Mind you also, they will most likely travel to U.S. first and then visit Canada from there. What can I provide in this case? What exactly is the difference between travel itinerary (for departure from Canada) vs an actual ticket? Travel Itinerary will expire in around 2 days. Also, they plan to travel in around May 2019. Also, since they will be visiting only for 1 month which my dad will show as his 'vacation leave' from work, would that play a negative role and the visa officers might reject the application and ask to submit a visit visa instead? I have purchased a house recently. Could this help? Can this be mentioned in any way? Will I have to provide additional documents to support this then? Please answer this one separately after answering the above. 2) Medical Examination For medical insurance, the medical examination center has asked to provide 'Medical test reports regarding past or current medical status'. This is very ambiguous. I believe almost every parent or grand parent will have gone some surgery or is a patient of blood pressure, diabetes, hyper tension, vertigo, knee issues etc. What would they want to see? Or what exactly the Canadian Government and the Medical Insurance companies want to see as they would issue the insurance based on 'no pre-existing conditions', 'stable pre-existing conditions' and 'chronic illness' I believe. 3) Invitation Letter Is it absolutely necessary that the invitation letter should be notarized in Canada? The requirement mentions 'Some visa offices may ask that a notary public notarize your letter.' Or can it be notarized in the parent's home country? Also, the requirement also asks for purpose and length of stay, again if I mention 1 month, would this become an issue and the visa officer might decline and ask to apply for a visit visa instead? 4) Medical Insurance I was under the impression that medical insurance will have to be purchased for the full year and you can not get a refund in case the applicant's stay is for less than a year. However, recently on travelinsure.ca I was informed that we can get a refund in few cases including proportionate basis of stay. Is this correct? Also is there any catch in this? Will the insurance companies really refund per se 10 months of insurance premium if parents stay only for 2 months and leave without any explanation? Also, should we select $100,000 coverage or $200,000? What do most people take? The premium for $200,000 coverage is almost twice. However, I am aware that if God forbid something big happens, $100,000 is a very low amount. 5) Pre-existing stable Conditions As per the insurance company's website, pre-existing condition is described as: ... a medical or physical condition, symptom, illness or disease, whether diagnosed or not, for which Treatment has been received or taken, or which exhibited symptoms, at any time preceding Your Effective Date and includes a medically recognized complication or Recurrence of a medical condition. If any applicant has diabetes, blood pressure, knee pain and takes medicines for these along with blood thinning medicine but has not had any hospital admittance in the past 365 days, would this still count as 'stable pre-existing conditions'? Also, is there a difference between 'pre-existing conditions' vs stable pre-existing conditions' for the purpose of travel insurance? 6) Duration of Stay Last but not the least, I do not understand why this Super Visa was created when it allows the Parents and/or Grandparents to stay up to 10 years but for 2 years at a time. If the Canadian Government is okay with them staying for 2 years if they purchase adequate insurance, why do they want to see home ties and ask for 'return ticket from Canada'? If someone will return after a year, they might not purchase the ticket right now. On the other hand, if someone wants to make it easy to visit for 1-2 months each time and go back while also having insurance, they would prefer to apply for super visa but the visa officer might reject on the basis that if you are visiting for such a short duration, you should apply for visit visa instead. Further, the whole point of applying for Super Visa is that they can stay for up to 2 years at a time and most PGP would then apply for Family Class Sponsorship. But then this contradicts again as they want to know travel plans for the entire duration of stay. Sorry, I know this is too detailed but I think it will help a lot of people. Thanks a lot everyone in advance!