About Us Life Certificate

Consulate General of India, Toronto issues Life Certificates for pension and non pension purposes.

As per Office Memorandum of Department of Pension, dated September 11, 2020 the pensioners who are above 80 years of age may apply and get their life certificates October 01, 2020 onwards. Other Pensioners will be issued life certificates w.e.f. November 01, 2020. Government of India vide it’s OM No. 18/1/2020-P&PW(H)-Vol-III-6786 dated 23 November, 2020 has further extended the period for submission of Life Certificate by Central Government pensioners till February 28, 2021.

 Documents required to be submitted:

  • Duly filled in application form - To be submitted in duplicate. Please ensure usage of the latest form whose link is provided below:

Click here to Download Life Certificate Form for Non-pensionary purposes

Click here to Download Life Certificate Form for Pension purposes

  • Copy of the first and last page of valid Indian passport or copy of first page of valid Canadian passport, as applicable
  • Self addressed & prepaid envelope for return of serviced document by the Consulate
  • IMPORTANT: In addition to the local contact number, the applicant should provide a WhatsApp number on the form to enable video chat for verification purpose.

Life Certificate will be issued only after verification of the applicant through video chat.

 How to apply for Life Certificate:


For in person appointments at the Indian Consulate please book the same through the following link : Sampark [???????]: Attestation Appointment (cgitoronto.gov.in). The Life Certificate requests may be sent by Post/Courier to the Consulate (365 Bloor St E #700, Toronto, ON M4W 3L4).

For any queries regarding life certificate, the applicants may drop an email at attest.toronto@mea.gov.in.


Life Certificate for Pensionary purposes  : No fee

Life Certificate for other purposes            : C $ 28

In case of postal application to be paid by bank draft/money order in favour of “Consulate General of India, Toronto”.  In case of in person appointment at the Consulate, in addition the above fee can also be paid by Debit Card. 

Please note cash, personal cheques, credit cards are not accepted.


Note: Consulate will not issue any other certificate, namely, re-employment or re-marriage, as these are paid services and should be applied for separately at the Consulate, if needed by the applicant.

Processing Time: 7-10 working days (excluding time taken in post)