About Us Procedure for issuing NORI certificate

No Obligation to Return to India (NORI) Certificate is issued to those applicants who are intending to immigrate to the United States of America (USA).

Procedure – The applicant has to get 3 or 4 sets of the Affidavit (click here) (as applicable) attested from the Consulate in order to obtain No objection certificate (NOC)/clearances from the following Departments in India –

  1. Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Higher Education) or Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in case of doctors and medical professionals;
  2. Home Department of the concerned State or Union Territory in India to which the applicant belongs.
  3. Regional Passport Office in India from where the previous passport was issued.
  4. NOC from the concerned bank or financial institution in case the applicant has raised any loan

The passport office sends the NOC/clearance directly to the Consulate while the other two Departments will be sending NOC/clearances to the applicant directly.

Step 1: Procedure/Requirement to get the affidavit attested:

  • Duly filled in miscellaneous application form
  • 3 or 4 affidavits as applicable in the prescribed format (Click here)
  • Proof of address in Canada (Canadian driving license, Gas, Electricity or landline telephone bill) displaying applicant's address and House lease agreement.
  • Copy of PR card/Work or Study permit
  • The fee to be paid by the applicant : C$ 19 for each affidavit

Step 2: Procedure/Requirements to obtain NORI certificate

After all these clearances have been received, applicant is required to visit Consulate to obtain NORI certificate alongwith Miscellaneous application form and Clearances received in original alongwith its copies. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, prior appointment needs to be sought from cons.toronto@mea.gov.in

Requirements:

The following documents/ clearances are required along with application for issuing NORI certificate:           

  • Duly filled in miscellaneous application form
  • NOCs from all 3 or 4 departments as mentioned above
  •  Original notarized affidavit containing full details of his/her visit to USA on student visa, especially, details of his/her Indian passport number, date and place of issue, period of stay in USA, his/her address in USA during his/her stay there and his/her present address in the place where currently staying;
  •  Original notarized bio-data of the applicant;
  • Copies of the Indian passports including the one on which the applicant travelled to US and US visa pages;
  • Copy of Third Party Bar Code page from the US State Department containing the applicant’s Waiver Review Case File Number (this is required to be quoted in the NORI Certificate as well as details of passport, US address etc.).
  • Applicants are expected to submit the above mentioned documents in original along with the application. Presence of applicant is required.
  • Prepaid envelope from any courier company addressed to 2536 Massachusetts Avenue,
    NW Washington, DC 20008 (To be used for dispatch of documents for onward transmission to the US State Department)
  • Copy of PR card/Work or Study permit
  • Proof of address in Canada (Canadian driving license, Gas, Electricity or landline telephone bill) displaying applicant's address and House lease agreement.
  • A fee amount of C$ 37/ should be paid through Debit Card/Bank Draft/Money Order drawn in favor of "Consulate General of India, Toronto”.