Ottawa: The e-visa facility for Canadian passport holders has been restored once again with effect from December 20, 2022.

The High Commission of India, Ottawa, in a statement said that Canadian passport holders wishing to visit India for tourism, business, medical or conference may apply for eVisa at and follow instructions contained therein.

Canadian passport holders who wish to travel to India for any purpose but do not qualify for the e-visa can apply for a paper visa at The same process is applicable to Laissez-passer travel document holders.

Those who have applied for visa through various BLS Centres in Canada are advised to wait for issuance of the same. 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’.

Officials said that those who have booked appointments to apply for tourist, business, medical or conference visa at BLS Centres in Canada and would, now, like to apply for eVisa instead, are requested to vacate/cancel their appointment slots so that the same becomes available to others seeking visa/consular services.

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