IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING FRAUDULENT CALLS It has come to our notice that some Indian nationals have been receiving fraudulent calls from unscrupulous persons about their Canadian visa/immigration status.  At times, the callers have even spoofed the phone numbers of the Consulate. This is to inform that these calls are not made by any official of the Consulate.    It may be noted that the Consulate does not deal with the immigrant Indians regarding their Canadian visa/immigration status.  Since this is a matter concerning Canadian visa / immigration, it is suggested that such incidents be reported promptly to local police authorities. 
    I.        Applications are invited from the eligible candidates for the post of Marketing Assistant in the pay scale of C$ 3250-98-7980.   
: Candidates should have a minimum 3 years of experience of having worked as Marketing Assistant in a Public/Private Sector.   
Interested candidates may submit their applications along with latest CV including experience, copy of ID and copies of experience/educational qualification documents before 24 November 2017 to: 

Head of Chancery

Consulate General of India

365, Suite #700, 7th Floor

Bloor Street East,

Toronto M4W3L4


Fax: 416-960-9812  


1.     The Consulate reserves the right to accept or reject any/all application(s) without assigning any reason.
2.    Only short-listed applicants will be informed for written examination/interview.  
Know India Program - Last date of filing online applications - 19 November 2017

Consulate General o India


Press Release

            Government of India has a scheme of conversion of PIO cards  to OCI Cards for which the deadline has been 31 December 2017. The PIO cards were issued to the persons of Indian origin (PIO). This has been widely circulated earlier as well through the website of the Consulate as well as through press release and through the community associations in Toronto.

The service for conversion of PIO to OCI is gratis as of now till 31 December 2017. The Government of India has decided not to extend this deadline any further.   The conversion of PIO to OCI after 31 December 2017 will be done against payment of a fee, as prescribed by GOI.

 It is also to inform that as per the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)’s guidelines, handwritten PIO cards will not be valid after November 2018 and the holders will be denied entry at the Indian Immigration and sent back. 
All PIO cardholders who have not converted their PIO cards to OCI may kindly do so at the earliest.

22 November 2017
The Consulate General of India never asks for any payments for its services other than those listed at the Consulate's website. It is advised not to believe or fall in a trap of any unscrupulous elements.
No appointment is required to meet Consul General Mr. Dinesh Bhatia every Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
The Consulate does not accept any applications directly, except for Emergency Visa, Emergency Passport (Tatkaal), and Attestations. These services are available at the Consulate as per following timings :  

: 9:30 am to 12:30 noon (Monday to Friday)
: Morning/Evening (as informed at the time of submission).  

Please note that no submission/queries will be entertained beyond timings mentioned above
Consulate's EMERGENCY contact number (only for genuine emergency after office hours and weekends) :  647 668 4108
The Consulate General of India, Toronto is located at 365 Bloor Street East, 7th Floor, Toronto ON M4W 3L4. The closest intersection is Bloor and Sherbourne. The nearest subway is Sherbourne station. (Click here for map).
Applications relating to Passport, Visa, Surrender Certificate, Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI), conversion of Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) to OCI, Certificate of Birth, Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) and other consular services except attestation of documents shall be submitted to the outsourcing agency - BLS International Services Canada Inc. (BLS). The website of BLS The relevant application forms could  be downloaded from BLS website:

"Please note that availing oneself of the Courier Service offered by the outsourced agency, M/s BLS International Services Canada Inc. (BLS), is NOT MANDATORY. If an applicant wishes to pick up the documents in person from the office of M/s BLS International Service Canada Inc, he or she will not be forced by M/s BLS to pay for the courier services. Any such forceful offer may be promptly reported to: "

Online Indian visa application forms are available at India's Home Ministry's website:  e-Tourist  Visa (eTV) now available for Canadian citizens who may apply at are some self proclaimed service providers who lure applicants for eTV service. The Government of India has no authorised agency to process e TV. The applicants are, therefore advised to apply directly on the link provided. Involvement of any outsourced agency or agent is not required.  For details click HERE.


Consular Jurisdiction of Consulate General of India, Toronto :    

Ontario: (Except Applicants residing at Postal Code starting with letter K)

Quebec: (Except Applicants residing at Postal Codes starting with letters J, H, K)

Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Locations of BLS Centres

Monday to Saturday
Submission: 8:00am-2:00pm
Collection: 3:00pm-5:00pm

Toronto: 1448 Lawrence Avenue E
Unit 6 A, ON M4A 2V6
Phone: +1-416 307 2237

Brampton: 20 Gillingham Drive,
Unit 701 ON L6X 5A5
Phone: +1-416 307 2237

Winnipeg: 1770 King Edward St.
Winnipeg, MB R2R 0M5


Government of India has made arrangements with some foreign countries to issue "e-Tourist Visa/Visa on arrival or No visa" to Indian Passport holders. You may click here to see the list of such countries. 

You are also informed that postal service is not available for residents of GTA area.