About Us Business Visa

Business Visa is granted to those who wish to visit India for business and trade purposes. More details about Business Visa and applicable fee may be perused at http://mha1.nic.in/pdfs/BusinessVisa-300514.pdf.and https://www.blsindia-canada.com/toronto-jurisdiction/business-visa.php 


A. Where to submit a Business Visa application:

All Business Visa applications are required to be submitted at the nearest BLS center between 0800-1300 hrs (Monday to Friday) as follows:

i) Toronto

1448 Lawrence Avenue East, Unit 6A,
Toronto, ON M4A 2V6, Canada

ii) Brampton

40 Gillingham Drive, Unit 403,
Brampton, ON, L6X 4X7, Canada

*Please note that Business visa applications will not be accepted at the Consulate.


B. Documents required for a Business visa application:

  • Duly completed, printed and signed on-line visa application form. Apply at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/ 
  • Two recent colour passport size (2inch x 2inch) photographs in colour showing full front face against a white background to be pasted/stapled on the application form.
  • Current valid passport with minimum of 190 days validity and must have minimum 2 blank pages.
  • Duly Completed Business Information Sheet (Click Here)
  • Letter from the applicant's company / organization in Canada.
  • Invitation letter from the company in India indicating the nature of applicant's business, etc.
  • Additional Form to be filled by Foreign/Non-Canadian Nationals (Click Here)
  • Address proof 
  • Certification of Incorporation of Indian Organization/Company
    with copy of PAN Card
  • Certification of Incorporation of Canadian organization/Company
  • Undertaking from the company about expenditure on travel of the
    visa applicant
  • Copy of Surrender Certificate of Indian Passport (if applicant is of Indian origin)
  • Copy of Landing paper/CoPR (if applicant is of Indian origin)

 For business visa checklist click here...

C. Processing Time:

15 business days after receipt of the application at the Consulate. Business visa applications can not be expedited under any circumstances and no such requests will be entertained. As such, the applicants are requested to submit the applications well in advance of their travel plans. Applicants are advised not to book their travel tickets before getting their visas. Having a travel ticket can not be considered as grounds to expedite a visa application and the Consulate will not be responsible for any financial losses arising out of missing of flights due to lack of visa. 

D. Please Note:

Non-Canadian passport holders can apply for Business visa only in the country of their origin. However, if they are Permanent Resident of Canada for more than two years, they are eligible to apply for Business visa in Canada.



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