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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.

Due to suspected Covid 19 symptoms, BLS Edmonton office is temporarily closed till further notice. Please keep checking this website for the information about date of reopening of the office.
Please note that applications can be sent to surrey postal location by mail. Please refer to the website for more information about postal/mailed in applications.

BLS (Brampton & Toronto) Centers are Re-opening from Monday’ 22nd March for Walk-in by Appointment Only. You need to carry the Printout of your appointment confirmation for enrty.

All other BLS Centers (Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, Surrey, Calgary & Edmonton) are Open for Walk-in, by Appointment Only. For Surrey, Calgary & Winnipeg, you do not need an appointment!

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 Envelope: VISA or TATKAL. Please click here to see an example.

YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION IN TWO MINUTES CLICK THE ‘SELF-HELP’ LINK BELOW, YOUR APPLICATION WOULD BE PICKED UP BY PUROLATOR COURIER AND SUBMITTED TO BLS & CONSULATE.

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

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

Please note that due to current epidemic conditions, Surrey center will remain closed on Saturdays till further instructions. Applications can be submitted from Monday to Friday.

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.

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
Applying for an Indian visa
(from Canada)

Emengency Visa : For people of Indian origin travelling on humanitarian grounds only. Subject to approval / clearance from HCI / CGI Indian Mission Officer. Applicant needs to apply directly at HCI / CGI. For documentation and instruction on how to apply / eligbility visit HCI / CGI website.

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.

Select visa Category

General Information

Important information for applicant(s) submitting an application to the visa application center in their respective jurisdiction:

  1. All foreign nationals (except Nepal and Bhutan) need a visa to enter India.
  2. Citizens of Cambodia, Finland, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philipines, Singapore and Vietnam can get a "Tourist Visa on Arrival" The visa validity will be for 30 days and single entry. It is available only at the international airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai & Kolkata.
  3. Visas can only be issued on passports and NOT on travel documents except in the case of Tibetan nationals. All applicant(s) must complete all fields on the application form(s). Missing documentation or information will result in a delay and will be the sole responsibility of the applicant(s). Incomplete application form(s) will not be accepted or processed.
  4. The passport should be valid for a minimum period of 190 days and must have 2 blank pages out of which one page is required for affixing the visa sticker and other page will be used by the immigration officer for entry and exit from India.
  5. Visa fee is not refundable in case of refusal or if the application is withdrawn.
  6. The acceptance of visa fee does not automatically guarantee a visa. The High Commission of India & the Consulate General(s) reserve the right to delay or refuse visa without providing a reason.
  7. After the grant of a visa, your admissibility to India would be assessed by the immigration officer at the port of entry and the officer is entitled to refuse entry to the person if 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.
  8. The applicant(s) are advised not to purchase or make travel arrangements prior to receiving the visas. An applicant(s) should be aware that the timeline on an Indian visa starts from the date of issue. If a visa is issued on the 1st of January for a duration of six months, then the visa would expire on the 30th of June. Please ensure that the intended stay in India is not beyond the expiry date issued on the visa.
  9. Vaccination is not 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. An AIDS test is required for persons aged 18 to 70 years who wish to stay in India for more than one year.
  10. In case of an emergency two references should be provided (one in India & one in Canada) on the application form.
  11. Kindly ensure that your provide with most recent and complete contact details on the visa application form(s) for the application center may need to communicate.
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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.