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Important Notice CONSULATE FEES HAVE BEEN REVISED WITH EFFECT FROM 1st APRIL 2021 AS DETAILED IN THE WEBSITE. YOU NEED TO SUBMIT THE CORRECT FEE AMOUNT, OTHERWISE APPLICATION CANNOT BE PROCESSED.

FOR ALL JURISDICTIONS:
All Application Form needs to be in Portrait format. Landscape format is not acceptable and your application would be rejected.

IMPORTANT: ALL BLS CENTERS IN VANCOUVER JURISDICTION (SURREY, CALGARY, VANCOUVER AND EDMONTON) WILL BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS STRICTLY ON APPOINTMENT BASIS. NO WALK-INS WILL BE ENTERTAINED WITHOUT APPOINTMENT. PLEASE BRING PRINTOUT OF YOUR APPOINTMENT CONFIRMATION. (Only Visa applicants can walk in without appointment)

BLS (Brampton, Toronto & Winnipeg) centers are open for walk-ins by Appointment only. You need to carry the printout of your appointment confirmation for entry.

BLS (Ottawa & Montreal) centers are open for walk-ins by Appointment Only. You need to carry the printout of your appointment confirmation.

Important Note for Visa & Tatkal Postal Applications:

(Only BLS Brampton, Toronto & Winnipeg accepts Tatkal Passport applications)

While handing over your Visa or Tatkal application documents to Purolator Courier, please mention with marker pen on the Purolator

Postal Applications

We are maintaining 24 hrs quarantine of documents and complete hygiene is being maintained at our Postal Hub.

During this Pandemic and Provincial lock-down, postal application processing time at BLS Quarantined Postal Hub at Brampton, Surrey and Ottawa is 3 - 5 business days to process and send the application to Consulate for their decisioning process. The time taken at Consulate would depend on the category / merit of your application. You are required to submit your application duly filled up along with document checklist as mentioned on BLS website. Incomplete or Erroneous applications would be returned back, to you.

The postal applications are accepted ONLY at the below mentioned centers-

JURISDICTION LOCATION ADDRESS
TORONTO BRAMPTON 40 Gillingham Drive, Unit 403, Brampton, ON, L6X 4X7
OTTAWA OTTAWA 150 Montreal Road, Unit 105, ON, K1L 8H2
VANCOUVER SURREY Unit 201-8140 120th Street, BC, V3W 3N3

If you see your document status as "Ready for Collection" but you have not taken the Drop-off service, you may click the link https://www.blsindia-canada.com/postalbls/, select and pay for Drop off Service for the Document delivery through Purolator courier.

You can submit your application in two minutes: Please click the 'Self Help' link below, your application will be picked up by Purolator and submitted to BLS and further to the Consulate.

(Please ensure that you choose both, the courier Pick-up & Drop-off option) https://www.blsindia-canada.com/postalbls/

VISA PROCESS (DURING COVID-19)

Online visa application form duly filled and signed by the applicant on the link- https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/ Please refer to the details of the respective Consulate/Mission. Please read the details carefully depending upon the jurisdiction you fall in. Please refer to the checklist for the documents required to be submitted along with the form.

FOR TORONTO AND VANCOUVER JURISDICTION

Press Release Click here
Please find attached the travel advisory and visa restrictions. Click Here

As per the Consulate , Entry visa application is acceptable only for three to six months.

FOR OTTAWA JURISDICTION

All visas are accepted at the BLS Center except TOURIST VISA

Fast Track Evisa
Emergency Visa

Who can Apply?


  1. For people of Indian origin travelling on humanitarian grounds only.
  2. Subject to approval / clearance from HCI / CGI Indian Mission Officer.
  3. Applicant needs to apply directly at HCI / CGI.
  4. For documentation and instruction on how to apply and eligbility visit HCI / CGI website Click Here).
  5. Govt. of India has started issuing 5-10 years duration for Tourist and Entry visas for Canadians starting from the 4th Dec 2017.
  6. Bio-metrics is compulsory for all Visa applicants.(Kindly add the point in applicant's appointment receipt too). Applicants between the age of 12-70 must be present personally at the BLS Center to apply for the same.
  7. 5-10 years visas will not be accepted by Post/Mail.

The general guidelines to apply for an Indian visa from Canada are mentioned below. Kindly go through them carefully and prepare your application accordingly.
Visa specific details can be accessed by selecting a Visa category from the dropdown.

Note: The visa application is subject to BLS Service charge of CAD 9.82 and taxes as applicable in addition to regular visa fees and ICWF (Indian Community Welfare Fund) fees.

Visa Fee

REVISED VISA FEE EFFECTIVE W.E.F. APRIL 01'2017

Other Visa Types

S.NO VISA TYPE/Duration/Entries/DURATION FEES TO BE CHARGED CAD W.E.F. 01.04.2017 ICWF Fee BLS Service Charge Total Visa Fee
1 Missionary Visa  123 4 9.82 136.82
  Up to 6 Months Singlr/Multiple entry        
  MoreThan 6 months up to 1year/Mutiple 184 4 9.82 197.82
  more than 1 year up to 5 years 306 4 9.82 319.82
2 Mountaineering visa        
  Up to 6 Months Singlr/Multiple entry 123 4 9.82 136.82
  MoreThan 6 months up to 1year/Mutiple 184 4 9.82 197.82
3 Intern Visa  123 4 9.82 136.82
  Up to one Year/ Multiple entry        
4 Film Visa        
  Up to one Year/Single/ Multiple entry 184 4 9.82 197.82
  Maximum Duration of Visa will be 1 year        

NOTE: Gratis Visa (for all types including Visa Trasfer) countries, Afghanistan,Argentina,Bangladesh,Democratic peoples Republic of Korea, Jamaica,Maldives,Mauritius,Mongolia,southAfrica and uruguay.

Seychelles, Gatis except for work/ Employment Visa.
Nepal and Bhutan do not need Visas to enter India.
Nepalinational entering India from China require visa which may be grated Gratis
Pakistani nationals will be charged existing visa fee

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BLS India Visa Application Center provides courier facility to the applicants. On subscribing to this service, you will receive your documents post completion of application at your doorstep. Please enquire about this service when you visit the Visa Application Center. This service can be requested while submitting the application at the Visa Application Center.