India restores e-Visa services for Canadian passport holders

THE Indian High Commission in Ottawa on Tuesday announced that e-Visa facility for Canadian passport holders has been restored, with effect from December 20.

According to the announcement, those Canadian passport-holders who wish to visit India for tourism, business, medical or conference purposes, may apply for a visa at and follow instructions given there.

Canadian passport holders seeking to travel to India for any purpose, not qualifying for an eVisa, may apply for a paper visa at The same process is applicable to laissez-passer travel document holders.

Those who have applied for a visa through various BLS Centres in Canada are advised to wait for the issuance of the same. All such applications will be processed on priority. Those applicants who wish to withdraw their respective visa applications may do so by visiting the website and choosing the option for ‘Application Withdrawal’.

Those who have booked appointments to apply for a tourist, business, medical or conference visa at BLS Centres in Canada and would now like to apply for a visa instead, are requested to vacate/cancel their appointment slots so that the same becomes available to others seeking visa/consular services, according to the announcement.



23 B.C. gurdwara societies urge India to reinstate E-Visas and 10-year visas, introduce flights between Vancouver and Amritsar and/or Chandigarh