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


BLS Edmonton office will reopen from Monday, April 19, 2021and applications will be accepted strictly on appointment basis.

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 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-

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, 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)


Online visa application form duly filled and signed by the applicant on the link- 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.


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.


All visas are accepted at the BLS Center except TOURIST VISA

Fast Track Evisa
Conference Visa

Who can apply?

  1. All Canadian Nationals or Non-Canadian nationals holding permanent residence status in Canada for 2 or more years
  2. All Non-Canadian Nationals (Apart from U.S / U.K Nationals) holding work permit status less than 2 years in Canada can only apply for Conference Visa in home country.
  3. U.S & U.K National holding work permit status in Canada may be eligible to apply for business Visa up to the discretion of the Indian Mission.
  4. Conference visa is granted to a foreigner, whose sole objective of visiting India is to attend a conference /seminar or workshop being held in India. Mission/Posts are authorized to issue Conference visas to delegates on production of an invitation to a conference/seminar/workshop being organized in India by a Ministry or Department of the Government of India, State Governments or UT administrations, Public Sector Undertakings, Central Educational Institutions, Public Funded Universities (list of such institutions are Available on the website and the websites of the University Grants Commission and Association of Indian Universities), or an organization owned and controlled by the Government of India or any State Government/ UT, United Nations or its specialized agencies.
  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.

Conference Visa will normally be issued single entry and for the duration of the conference or 1 month whichever is more.


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

Required Documents

  1. Online visa application form duly filled and signed by the applicant Click Here.
  2. One recent passport size (51 mm x 51mm) photograph For specification: Click here. Recommended Avail PHOTOGRAPH Services at Centre Only.
  3. A current valid passport with minimum of 190 days validity and two blank visa pages
  4. For Canadian passport holders: Please sign page no. 3 of the passport
  5. All documentation mentioned in Conference Visa Checklist (Note: duly filled and signed by applicant for each application).
  6. All Non-Canadian passport holders need to submit a completed and signed ‘Additional form for Non-Canadian Nationals
  7. All Sri Lankan Nationals/Origins need to submit a completed and signed ‘Additional form for Sri Lankan Origins
  8. All Chinese Nationals need to submit a completed and signed ‘Additional form for Chinese Nationals'

Processing Time

Applicants are advised to submit visa applications minimum 15 days in advance of their travel plans.

The estimated processing time per applications is:

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

Ottawa Jurisdiction Toronto Jurisdiction Vancouver Jurisdiction
Canadian National (7 - 10 days) Canadian National (7 working days) Canadian National (5-7 Working days)
Non-Canadian National (4 - 6 Working days) Non-Canadian National (15-21 working days) Non-Canadian National (10 - 15 Working days)



  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.
    1. 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.
  2. Duration of the Visa is the sole discretion of the Indian Mission officer. Hence, if applicant has paid for longer validity and has received short validity there would be no refund on HCI / CGI fees under any condition. (Any clarification on any matter towards Visa issued only: Applicant needs to address this at Indian Mission directly via email. (For more information: Visit useful links on BLS Canada website). As BLS International has no influence of the Visa issued by 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 passport) 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.


Factors which influence the average application processing time are:

  1. Location of the application center
  2. City or country where the previous / old passport was issued
  3. Current visa status

Visa Fee Schedule

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

Mode of payment:

1)   In Person:

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

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

2)   Postal Applications:

  1. Kindly provide CERTIFIED CHEQUE only in favor of BLS International Services Canada Inc., which includes Visa Fee + 9.82 (BLS Service charge) + ($20 or $30 for Return courier fee within Province OR for outside province respectively), 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 center.
  4. Please note that postal applications will not be processed until the proper visa fees, service charges and courier charges are 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 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 Conference/Seminar Visas         
  Up to 6 Months Single/Multiple entry 100 4 9.82 113.82

Other Visa Types

S.NO VISA TYPE/Duration/Entries/DURATION FEES TO BE CHARGED CAD W.E.F. 01.04.2021 ICWF Fee BLS Service Charge Total Visa Fee
1 Missionary Visa  100 4 9.82 113.82
  Up to 6 Months Singlr/Multiple entry        
  MoreThan 6 months up to 1year/Mutiple 149 4 9.82 162.82
  more than 1 year up to 5 years 248 4 9.82 261.82
2 Mountaineering visa        
  Up to 6 Months Singlr/Multiple entry 100 4 9.82 113.82
  MoreThan 6 months up to 1year/Mutiple 149 4 9.82 162.82
3 Intern Visa  100 4 9.82 261.82
  Up to one Year/ Multiple entry        
4 Film Visa        
  Up to one Year/Single/ Multiple entry 149 4 9.82 162.82
  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


Courier delivery:

Upon availing courier service, the processed documents will be delivered at your doorstep. This service can be requested while submitting the applications in the visa application center or postal submission & return courier service for a small additional cost (On selecting the courier service: The courier service fee (taxes included) would need to be added along with the above fee chart total. In case applying via postal the courier service fee applicant will need to be added into the same Bank draft or Money order amount).

Checklist / Forms

Checklist and Forms for Conference Visa is available for downloading from this section. Use the link given below to download the checklist.

Checklist Online Visa Application Form Visa Application Sample Form
Toronto Click here Click here Click here
Vancouver Click here Click here Click here
Ottawa Click here Click here Click here

Additional Form to be filled by Foreign/Non-Canadian Nationals

Additional Form to be filled by Sri Lankan Origin

Note:An Application Form cannot be submitted at the Visa Application Centre on an applicant's behalf. It is recommended that you post/courier your application, as this will save your travel to and queuing time at the Centre.


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.