Indian Govt Removes Ban On E-Visas For Canadians: India-Canadian Relations Improving Now?


Radhika Kajarekar

Radhika Kajarekar

Nov 23, 2023


India has reportedly reinstated e-visa services for Canadian nationals, as confirmed by a latest tweet

Indian Govt Removes Ban On E-Visas For Canadians: India-Canadian Relations Improving Now?

The resumption comes after a temporary suspension of visa services in September, as announced by BLS International Services Limited, the Indian outsourcing service provider overseeing government and diplomatic missions globally. 

India Reinstates E-Visa Services For Canadian Nationals

The company handles various services, including visa processing, passport services, consular assistance, document attestation, and citizen services.

In October, India decided to resume visa services in Canada for specific categories, including entry visa, business visa, medical visa, and conference visa. The services were reinstated from October 26, and this move was welcomed by Canada, with officials calling it a “good sign” and expressing the view that the initial suspension “should never have happened.”

It’s noteworthy that the visa services suspension occurred amid a diplomatic dispute between India and Canada in September. The dispute arose following Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s accusation of the involvement of “agents of the Indian government” in the June killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada. India rejected these allegations as “absurd and motivated” and responded with the expulsion of a Canadian diplomat in a tit-for-tat move.

As per the statement, “We have seen and reject the statement of the Canadian Prime Minister in their Parliament, as well as the statement by their Foreign Minister. Allegations of the government of India’s involvement in any act of violence in Canada are absurd and motivated.”

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We had reported in October that The Indian High Commission in Ottawa has announced that it will partially reinstate visa services for Canadian applicants, a move made after a temporary suspension triggered by a diplomatic dispute. 

This resumption, effective from October 26, encompasses entry visas, business visas, medical visas, and conference visas. 


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