Gratis Visa closes on 30th March 2022 for Walk-in applications and with immediate effect (25th March 2022) for applications by Postal Service.
Complete and corrected postal applications (Gratis Visa) received until 25th March 2022 would be processed at BLS center. Incomplete applications would be returned at the cost of the applicant.
Application Submission at the BLS Center acceptance of applications as Walk ins as well along with the appointments between 8:30 AM & 1:30 PM. For Vancouver Jurisdiction, OCI and Visa applications are being accepted strictly on appointment basis. The Center Opens at 8 AM and Submission closes at 2 PM. One Appointment is for One Application only. (E.g. for family application of 3 members you need to book 3 appointments). To Book Your Appointment, Please Visit BLS Website https://www.blsindia-canada.com/appointmentbls/appointment.php
To Enter (between 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM) & Submit Your Application at the BLS Center, You Need to Produce at the Gate.
- Your Appointment Document and Original Passport (Passport number needs to match with the one mentioned in Appointment Document)
- A valid COVID-19 vaccination Report
- Wearing a compliant Covid Mask
- Non-Exposure to COVID-19
For Postal Application
Important Note for Visa Postal Applications:
While handing over your Visa application documents to Purolator Courier, please mention with marker pen on the Purolator Package
Each Application must come with individual demand draft and separate/ individual courier, even for family application
We are maintaining 24 hrs quarantine of documents and complete hygiene is being maintained at our Postal Hub.
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 to you.
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.
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) https://www.blsindia-canada.com/postalbls/