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Global Entry Program (GEP) applications by Indian citizens at Missions/ Posts abroad through the GPSP System

The facility for submission of Global Entry Programme applications by Indian citizens residing in consular jurisdiction of Consulate General of India, Toronto has been introduced.

Global Entry is a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.

How to Apply for Global Entry:

Citizens of India are eligible for Global Entry. Applications must be submitted through CBP'swebsite :https://ttp.dhs.gov.in

Application Process for background check for GEP:

For those applicant presently living in Canada, after completion of US Custom and Border Protection website process, he/she needs to submit the requisite information in the website of Global Passport Seva Project (https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/) for completion of background check in India. After completion of online submission, he/she should submit the application at M/s BLS along with the fee of requisite fee .

Jurisdiction

APPLICANT(S) RESIDING IN THE FOLLOWING REGIONS SHOULD APPLY AT THEIR DESIGNATED APPLICATION CENTRE BLS APPLICATION CENTRE
British Columbia, Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan Vancouver, Surrey, Edmonton, Calgary
Ontario ,Quebec except for areas under the Ottawa Jurisdiction, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland Toronto, Winnipeg, Brampton
National Capital region of Ottawa-Hull, Kingston, Cornwell, Hawkesbury, Arnprior, Renfrew, Perth Prescott, Brockville, Carleton Place, Smith Falls, Morrisburg (all in Ontario), Montreal (in Quebec) and Nunavut territory Ottawa or Montreal


Documents Required

  1. Duly filled in online GEP application form at https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/
  2. Applicant signatures should be in black.
  3. Ottawa Jurisdiction accepts 4 Photographs whereas Toronto/Vancouver has 1 Photo requirement with size 51mm X 51mm. Refer website for photograph specification. For specification: Click here. Recommended Avail PHOTOGRAPH Services at Centre Only.
  4. All documentation mentioned in GEP Checklist (Note: duly filled and signed by applicant for each application).

Processing Fee

Please note that the fees / processing charge are non-refundable and non-transferable

Mode of payment:

1)   In Person:

Payment can be made by using the below mention modes only:

  1. Cash (Applicant are requested to get exact cash as per number of applications)
  2. Debit Card - (Interac)

2)   Postal Applications:

  1. Kindly Provide Postal order only in favor of BLS International Services Canada Inc., which includes Passport fee+ consular surcharge + BLS Service charges + Return courier fees, to send back your processed application.
  2. Kindly do not enclose any cash in your postal application envelope. BLS will not be responsible for the loss of cash or the postal orders.
  3. Postal applications can be sent only to the Ottawa, Brampton and Vancouver application Service Centers.

Please note that postal applications will not be processed until the correct fee+ consular surcharge fee, service charge and courier is paid.

Note: "We are not providing any pickup and drop off service for PO box address. Applicant has to arrange his/her own pickup and need to provide self addressed printed prepaid return envelope. Also, we do not guarantee for the delivery at PO box address".

S.no Particulars Passport fee(CAD$) Consular Surcharge(CAD$) BLS Fee(CAD$) Total fee
1 Issue of GEP 33 3 7.40 43.40

Processing Time

Please be advised that the estimated processing times are mentioned below. However, how long an application will take to process is also dependent on the following factors such as; the city the application was submitted in, in which city or country was the previous / old passport issued, your current visa status and etc. The estimated processing time mentioned below does not include the time that the courier company will take to deliver the passport. Please keep in mind that incomplete applications will lead to a delay in the processing of an application, and all applicant(s) are requested to comply with any changes that may occur during this time.

You are requested to make your travel arrangements only after receiving relevant service. BLS/HCI/CGI will not be liable for any claims of inconvenience or penalties should applicant need to make changes to their travel plans owing to the delays and/or any inconvenience caused due to any rejections.


Ottawa Jurisdiction Toronto Jurisdiction Vancouver Jurisdiction
Minimum Processing Time is 10 working days. Minimum Processing Time: 3-5 working days.
Note : In some cases, issuance of GEP may take longer time. The Consulate would communicate to the applicant once the report is received and GEP is ready to be issued.
Minimum Processing Time is 4-6 weeks.

Note: Issue of GEP requires references to authorities in India and elsewhere. Consulate can issue GEP only on receipt of clear report from authorities in India which may take several months. The Consulate would communicate to the applicant once the report is received and GEP is ready to be issued.

Note: Applications sent by post will take additional 3-4 working days for processing.

Note:

  1. Processing time mentioned above is an approximate estimate from HCI / CGI. Therefore, BLS International has no influence on the processing time taking when under process at HCI / CGI, if crosses the normal processing time. Applicants are requested to not make a travel arrangement before receiving the valid visa.
  2. Applicants are requested to contact BLS helpline only if the normal processing time (working days) is exceeded. BLS International will in turn forward the information to HCI / CGI but in any case BLS International cannot guaranty the processing time that will be taken after normal processing time due to subject to clearance reason. Contact HCI / CGI procedure: Only after normal processing time has exceeded, applicant can contact the nearest Indian Mission via email for information beyond BLS International Service conditions (For more info: Visit Useful links on BLS Canada website). Note: HCI / CGI will not respond to emails for information processing time, if the application has not exceeded the normal processing time as stated above. HCI / CGI will make all affords to respond the applicant at the earliest (Respond time for the email from HCI / CGI is based on many factors at Indian Mission. Hence, BLS International cannot guaranty any turnaround time for email respond from HCI / CGI.
  3. Important note: The BLS International Call Centre or BLS International Centre in Canada is unable to take Courier redirection address request: Due to logistic reason: BLS International is unable to receive any request from applicant for re-directly of courier address after the application is process at the Centre (This is to avoid security risk of delivery of the Document) or cannot hold back the passport at the Centre under any condition. Applicant are requested to calculate the processing + dispatch of courier time or the above information highlighted on subject to clearance at HCI / CGI and provide a final address for receiving the passport in or out of province of Canada. Note: Under any condition: Original Passport or other original documentation + copies will not be dispatch out of Canada.
  4. Incomplete applications will lead to a delay in the processing of an application, and all applicant(s) are requested to comply with any changes that may occur during this time.
    Travel arrangements must be made only after receiving relevant service.
  5. BLS/HCI/CGI will not be liable for any claims of inconvenience or penalties should applicant need to make changes to their travel plans owing to the delays and/or any inconvenience caused due to any rejection
  6. Applications sent by post will take additional 3-4 working days for processing.
  7. The estimated processing time mentioned below does not include the time that the courier company will take to deliver the passport.

Checklist/Forms

Click below mention links to download checklist

Jurisdiction
Checklist
Toronto Click here

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