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WHERE TO SUBMIT THE PASSPORT APPLICATION:

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, walk-in services for passport have been suspended until further notice. Consulate will accept application for passport issuance only through its authorized service agency; M/S BLS International. The Consulate has not appointed or authorized any other agency or individual agent to render any passport service on behalf of Consulate other than M/S BLS International (Website: www.blsindia-canada.com, Phone: +1-416 307 2237).

Applications for passport services can be posted to the following BLS centre:

Brampton Centre

BLS Centre-20 Gillingham Drive, Unit 701,Brampton, ON L6X 5A5, Canada

 

#BLS HAS RESTARTED WALK-IN SERVICE FOR BRAMPTON AND TORONTO CENTRES w.e.f. MARCH 22, 2021 WITH PRIOR ONLINE APPOINTMENT. PLEASE VISIT BLS WEBSITE TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.

 

Please Note:                

  • The applicant must submit original Passport along with the application.
  • All copies of documents should be self attested (sign & date). 
  • Additional documents may be needed for verification depending upon the documents submitted.
  • In case your PR card is issued after 01.01.2015 or not displaying any immigration category, a copy of landing paper is also required.
  • The passport application can not be submitted wth any name (applicant/parent/guardian/spouse) with an ALIAS.
  • Printed passports will be sent back to the applicant by post through BLS centres.
  • An ordinary passport is valid for ten years from the date of issue. However, the Passport Issuing Authority (PIA) can issue passport even for a shorter duration. 
  • Minors between the age of 15 and 18 years have a choice to opt between a passport validity of 5 or 10 years. Fee varies accordingly.
  • Application for reissue of passport can be submitted from one year before expiry of passport.  
  • For obtaining long term work permit, study permit application for reissue may be submitted up to three years before expiry.
  • The following cases are not eligible to apply for renewal under TATKAL category:

1. Lost/Damaged passports

2. Implied status or status expired (PR/Work Permit/Study Permit/Visitor Permit)

3. For changes in personal particulars (including addition/deletion of spouse's name or parents' name)

4. Change in Name/Signature/appearance/sex/date of birth/place of birth

5. Renewal of short validity passport

6. If the applicant is adopted

7. Minors whose parents are separated/divorced

  • After submission of application no further changes are permitted.
  • The Consulate shall not be responsible for errors in passports due to incorrect details filled by applicant in the application forms.
  • Fee once paid/submitted will not be refundable. For further changes/resubmission fresh fee will have to be borne by the applicant.

HOW TO SUBMIT THE APPLICATION (DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AND GUIDELINES FOR FILLING APPLICATION):

  • Duly filled in online application form (available at https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/). Kindly ensure to mention one Indian and one Canadian address in the Passport application form.
  • A recent photograph of size (2inch x 2inch) with plain white background and the dress in preferably in colours offering contrast with background for clarity. Please refer to Photo Specifications here.
  • Original passport of the applicant.
  • A copy of first and last page of the current passport.
  • A copy of legal status in Canada (PR card / study permit / work permit / visitor record).
  • A copy of landing paper.
  • A copy of proof of address (copy of driving license or any other government issued address proof).
  • Annexure E form
  • Personal Particulars Form with photo pasted.

In addition to the above the following documents are required as per the respective cases mandatorily:

  • PASSPORT EXPIRED FOR MORE THAN ONE YEAR: Self-declaration on plain paper explaining the reason for late renewal.
  • For MINOR APPLICANT:

Annexure D signed by both parents

or,

In case the minor is currently with a single parent/guardian- Annexure C along with proof of the guardianship/reason why second parent can not countersign/divorce certificate etc. should be submitted),

and,

2. Copy of passports of both the parents or guardian. (Note - In case the minor is in the custody of a single parent/guardian only his/her passport copy is required)

and,

3. Address ID proof of either of the parents or guardian. (Note - In case the minor is in the custody of a single parent/guardian only his/her address ID copy is required)

*In cases of applying for Minor's passport in India, the parents/guardians may get the Annexure D or Annexure C as applicable attested from the Consulate for a fee of C$ 16.

  • For LOST PASSPORT: Annexure F along with the Police Report clearly mentioning the lost passport details are mandatory.
  • For CHANGE OF NAME (This facility is available only for applicants residing in Canada continuously for over 3 years and having Permanent Resident, Work Permit or Study Permit only. 

‘Visitor Permit’ holders can’t apply for change of name in passport :

1. Clippings of two prominent newspapers (One in India and one in Canada) and at least two Canadian documents as ID proof of the New name of the applicant

Or,

2. Clippings of two prominent newspapers (One in India and one in Canada) and at least two Indian documents as ID proof of the New name of the applicant

Or

3. Clippings of two prominent newspapers (One in India and one in Canada) and publication of the change of name in the Gazette Notification of India

 

  • Note: For change of surname due to Marriage / Remarriage / Divorce: Only self-declaration on plain paper is required.

Other requirements: All signatures in the application form should be signed with ballpoint pen of blue or black ink and should exactly fit in the prescribed signature box. Those who cannot affix their signature like infants, minors or illiterates they should put their thumb impression in place of signature (male should use left thumb impression and female should use right thumb impression).

FEE (with effect from April 1, 2021) :

 

ADULT

MINOR

NORMAL passport 36 page

$ 96

$ 65
NORMAL passport 60 page $ 127 --
NORMAL passport 36 page 
(in lieu of Lost/Damaged passport)
$ 189 $ 189
NORMAL passport 60 page
(in lieu of Lost/Damaged passport)
$ 220 --
TATKAL passport 36 page $ 282 $ 251
TATKAL passport 60 page $ 313 --

 

NOTE:

  1. BLS service charges extra ($ 7.40).
  2. Fee structure is subject to change without notice.

IMPORTANT:

    1. The Consulate can ask for additional documents from the applicant, if needed, for verification during the process of issuing the passport.
    2. The applicant should ensure that the name of the police station as mentioned in passport application is the same one, under whose jurisdiction the applicant’s Indian address falls.
    3. It is an offence under the Passport Act 1967 to furnish false information in the application. Passport facilities would be denied on grounds of suppression of material information, submission of incorrect particulars, willful damage/loss of passport or for unauthorized change/tampering. The passport can be impounded or revoked for violation of one or more of the provisions of the Passport Act.

PROCESSING TIME:

Normal Passport

4 weeks

TATKAL Passport

5 business days

 

JUMBO BOOKLETS WILL TAKE 2 WEEKS EXTRA FOR ISSUANCE

'No prior permission of the Consulate is required for applying for passport issuance'

The processing time mentioned above is exclusive of postage/shipping time period.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS