India announces the reintroduction of the e-Visa facility for Canadian passport holders

Bhavna Choudhary
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The Indian High Commission in Ottawa, Canada, announced on Tuesday that India has restored the e-visa service for holders of Canadian passports. "e-Visa facility for Canadian passport-holders has been restored, with effect from 20 December 2022," the Indian High Commission in Ottawa said in a statement.

1) Those Canadian citizens who want to travel to India for tourism, business, medical treatment, or conferences. May Apply for an e-Visa at and comply with the instructions there.


2) Holders of Canadian passports who wish to visit India for any reason and who do not meet the criteria for an e-Visa may apply for a paper visa at . Laissez-passer travel document holders can follow the same procedure, according to the press release.

3) According to the Indian High Commission, Canadian citizens who have applied for visas through various BLS Centers in India are recommended to hold off until they are actually issued.

4) "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," the release said.

5) "Those who have scheduled appointments to apply for tourist, business, medical, or conference visa at BLS Centers in Canada and would, instead, like to apply for e-Visa instead, are asked to vacate/cancel their appointment slots so that the same becomes available to others seeking visa consular services," it said.

The e-visa for India is one of the quickest ways to visit India. The service for India was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.