The Visitors to Canada Plan option offered by Allianz Global Assistance is ideal for anyone who requires emergency medical health care coverage while visiting Canada as a Super Visa applicant, temporary worker, landed immigrant or tourist.
To help you better understand the Super Visa requirements, we have outlined some answers to important questions you may be asking yourself.
What is a Super Visa?
A Super Visa offers Canadian and permanent resident families the opportunity to reunite with a parent or grandparent who live outside of Canada for up to two consecutive years. It’s also a visa that provides multi-trip entries for up to 10 years.
What are the requirements for a Super Visa application?
As part of the application process, applicants must confirm they have:
A minimum of $100,000 CAD in emergency medical travel insurance coverage in place for at least one year after arriving in Canada.
Proof that the medical insurance premium has been paid.
A signed letter from your child or grandchild, inviting you to Canada and a promise that they will be able to provide financial support.
For more details on the application process, please visit Immigration and Citizenship Canada.
For a full and updated list of requirements, please visit the Government of Canada’s website.
Can I purchase an insurance plan on behalf of my visiting family?
Canadian residents may purchase medical insurance on behalf of their visiting family member(s) who are part of the Super Visa program, and should be aware that if they have sponsored their stay, are responsible for their medical bills in the event that they are unable to pay.
How much does Super Visa insurance coverage cost?
The cost varies according to the applicant’s age, the policy length, medical history, and the amount of coverage. For couples, purchasing an insurance plan together may be cheaper than buying as individuals.
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Can my parents and/or grandparents apply for a Super Visa during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Parents and grandparents can still apply, however, please note that there are specific rules on who qualifies for immediate family members. Please be sure to visit the Government of Canada’s website for more information.
Do plans offered by Allianz Global Assistance cover treatment for COVID-19 while staying in Canada?
Yes, policyholders with a Visitors to Canada plan from Allianz Global Assistance will be eligible to claim for medical expenses if they test positive and fall ill with COVID-19 during their stay in Canada, as long as they have met the eligibility criteria for the policy and weren’t experiencing any symptoms on the effective date of their policy. Remember, that all claims are subject to the terms, conditions and conditions of the policy.
If you travel outside of Canada after the Canadian government issues a written warning to avoid all travel, or to avoid non-essential travel to a particular destination, benefits will not be payable for any losses incurred at your destination outside of Canada. Make sure to stay up-to-date on travel advisories shared by the Government of Canada.
Do I have to purchase emergency medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company?
To be eligible for a Super Visa you must prove that you have sufficient medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company.
What does your Visitors to Canada Plan cover?
We offer up to $25,000, $50,000 or $100,000 in affordable emergency medical coverage for visitors to Canada. A Super Visa applicant is required to purchase a plan with $100,000 in emergency medical coverage to qualify for their visa application. If you are staying in Canada for six months or less, any of the other plan coverages will cover your stay.
Here are some of the benefits offered with the Visitors to Canada Plan?
$100,000 in medical coverage for the duration of a year.
No medical questionnaires required to obtain a quote.
No deductibles, which means no additional costs when filing a valid claim.
The option to return to your home country for a visit before coming back to Canada without cancelling coverage.
Partial refund of your policy for unused days if you return to your home country earlier than planned.
24-Hour Emergency Travel Assistance.
How do I purchase a Visitors to Canada Plan?
Visit our booking path.
Make sure to select a full calendar year from the date you’ll arrive in Canada when picking the start and end dates of your trip. By doing so, you will be presented with a plan that fits the minimum medical coverage required for your Super Visa application.
From the list of available plans under “Step 2”, choose the coverage option on the far right that features $100,000 in emergency medical coverage.
Additional plans are available under the same step for other categories of visitors such as newly landed immigrants, and temporary workers and tourists visiting family and friends for shorter stays.
Review the benefits summary and a copy of the policy of insurance available under “Step 2” with your plan option.
Fill in the “Traveller Information” form and purchase your plan.
Quotes are also available by phone at 1-844-310-1578.
Who are you purchasing travel insurance from?
For over 30 years, Allianz Global Assistance has supported travelling Canadians and visitors alike whether they required medical assistance or needed to cancel their trip. As part of Allianz Partners, Allianz Global Assistance has an expansive global reach through operation centres in 44 countries.