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Emergency Visa
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Visa Services - Emergency Services  [0930 – 1130 hrs on all working days]

Emergency Visa is not a category of visa. It is an Entry visa granted to Canadian passport holders of Indian origin for travel to India in an emergency situation to attend to genuine emergencies such as recent death of a close relative of the applicant in India only. Applicant will be required to provide proof of the emergency, which would be subject to verification and visa will be granted solely at the discretion of theConsulate.  Applicants may also be required to appear for an interview. Entry Visa Valid for three months with single entry is granted in such emergencies.   Tourist, Business, Employment, Research or Conference visas CANNOT be applied under emergency procedure. We may not be able to grant the service in certain cases.

On Saturdays:

In exceptional cases involving recent death of a close relative, Emergency Visa applications (with Online registrations only) will be accepted at the Consulate between 1000-1200 hours, with a copy of the air-ticket (for travel within 48 hours) for death/critical illness cases - Only Canadian Passport holders.  You would be required to provide proof of your emergency.  Visa will be granted solely at the discretion of the Consulate.  We may not be able to grant the service in certain cases.There will be no emergency visa service on Sundays and holidays.

Requirements :

  • Duly completed, printed and signed online visa application form (for registration online, please visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html).
  • Submit the application along with one passport size ( 2” x 2” or 51 x 51 MM) recent color passport size photograph showing full frontal face against a white background to be pasted on the application form.
  • Current valid passport with minimum of 190 days validity and must have minimum 2 blank pages and copy of its first page.
  • A self-declaration from the applicant bringing out the reason for emergency travel along with documentary evidence.
  • A copy of the confirmed air ticket for travel within the next 48 hours.
  • Proof of the emergency which would be subject to verification at the discretion of the Consulate.
  • Copy of proof of address which should in the jurisdiction of this Consulate.
  • A copy of the cancelled Indian passport or Surrender Certificate.
  • Bank draft/Money order for a total of C$ 123.00 + C$59.00 (Consular surcharge) (Total C$ 182.00) payable by Demand Draft/Money Order to the Consulate General of India, Vancouver.
  • In case of minor, copy of birth certificate or proof of parentage.
  • In case of minor, consent form signed by both parents.

 

 
 
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