India Visa Application Center in Canada
(Toronto Jurisdiction)
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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's website:

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 ( 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.

Application Fees Particulars Passport fee(CAD$) Consular Surcharge(CAD$) BLS Fee(CAD$) Total fee
1 Issue of GEP 33 3 7.40 43.40

Please Note:

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

Mode of payment:

  • In Person:
    Payment can be made by using the below mention modes only:
    1. Debit Card
    2. Cash (Applicant's are requested to get exact cash as per number of applications)
  • Postal Applications:
    1. Kindly Provide Demand Draft/Money order only in favor of BLS International Services Canada Inc., which includes Passport fee + consular fee + BLS Service charges + Return courier fees, to send back your processed application.
    2. Return courier fees to be added in Demand Draft only if you have not paid online
    3. 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.

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

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".

Click here to pickup and drop off of your application at your comfort (Optional)

Document Requirements

Click below mention link to download checklist

Jurisdiction Checklist
Toronto Click here

Photo Specifications

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.

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.

Toronto Jurisdiction
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.

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.

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • The estimated processing time mentioned below does not include the time that the courier company will take to deliver the passport.
  • 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

Forms and Annexure

Application form click here