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Visa Requirements

 

Following are the general guidelines for applying for an Indian visa from Canada. Please go through the details and prepare your application accordingly.
To get detailed requirements for a particular visa type, please select the desired type from the list given below.
In addition to the visa fee, an amount of CAD 7.4 will be charged (per application) as BLS service charge.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Important information to be seen before submitting application to India visa Application centre

All foreign nationals need visa to enter India except for some national who can avail visa on arrival eg Nepal and Bhutan.

Visas can be issued only on passports and NOT on Travel Documents except in the case of Tibetans

Applicant needs to complete all columns in the application form and any delay on this account will be responsibility of the applicant. Incomplete application form would be not accepted or processed.
Applicant of Indian origin or who hold Indian passport must submit their Canadian passport along with endorsement of Canada visa with last visa endorsement or previous Indian passport (cancelled or landing permit)

The passport should be valid for a minimum period of 190 days and must have minimum 2 blank pages in which page is required for affixing the visa sticker and another page will be used by Immigration officer at the airport for entry and exit from India.

Visa fee is not refundable in case of refusal or application withdrawn.
 The acceptance of visa fee does not necessarily mean grant of visa. The HCI/CGI reserves the right to delay or refuse visa without giving any reason.

After the grant of visa, your admissibility to India would be assessed again by the Immigration officer at the port of entry and officer is entitled to refuse entry in India to person found undesirable. The visa can be revoked at any time without assigning any reason; and a foreigner who is already in India can be asked to leave the country by the Government of India.

The visas are processed on receipt of the application irrespective of date of Travel so applicant are advise to apply nearer the time of their of travel so as to be able to complete their trip within the validity of the visa. The time line on Indian visa starts from the date it is issued. If visa is issued on 1st January for six months, then visa would expire on 30 June. All visas are valid from the date of issue. Visas are processed on receipt of the application and visas issued immediately irrespective of the date of travel. Kindly check carefully that the intended stay is not beyond the expiry date on the visa.

No vaccination is necessary for those travelling to India from Canada. However, persons coming from or passing through Yellow Fever infected areas are required to be in possession of a valid certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever before arriving in India. AIDS test is required for persons aged 18 years to 70 years who stay in India for one year or more.

Visas are issued and affixed on passports and, therefore, passports must be sent / Submitted with the application.

Two references known to the applicant both in India and in Canada should be written on the application form. This will enable authorities to contact the applicant in case of any emergency.

Please provide your email id in the visa application form as we can contact you whenever need arise.

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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.