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Emergency Travel Document (Emergency Certificate-EC)

An Emergency Certificate (EC) is a one-way travel document which is issued in following cases:

(a) validity of Indian passport has expired and applicant has no valid and legal visa status to live in Canada.

(b) Applicant is under orders of deportation by Canada (CBSA) authorities and does not have travel document to go back to India.

(c) Passport of the applicant is lost/stolen/damaged/misplaced and not traceable. Also, applicant is without valid visa status in Canada and has to return to India on emergency grounds.

EC is issued primarily with the objective to ensure applicant’s return to India in an emergency situation. Decision of Consular Officer will be final in connection with issuance of EC.

Documents Required: Applicant must submit following documents along with the application form:

(I) Fill in EC form online form - https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/

(ii) Original and one photocopy of the Indian passport (in case passport available).

(ii) Copy of police report in case of lost/stolen/misplaced (The police report must have name of the applicant (s) and a reference of loss of passport)

(iv) One self attested copy of the residence proof (Driving License/Utility Bill/Lease Agreement/Mortgage Deed.

(v) Three recent passport size photographs (one affixed on application

(vi) Copy of Airline Ticket required.

Fee: A non-refundable fee of C$ 22/- Fees can be paid through Money Order or Bank Draft drawn in favor of the ‘Consulate General of India, Vancouver

Processing Time: Grant of EC is dependent on confirmation of passport particulars and Indian nationality of the applicant. If both things are confirmed at the level of Consulate, EC would be issued within 1 working day or in case of extreme emergency it can be issued same day. However, in case passport particulars and Indian nationality of the applicant is not confirmed at the level of Consulate, matter would be referred to concerned authorities in India and EC would be issued only after receiving confirmation/clearance from India.

Note: If you have any issue/doubt/Query regarding EC, please contact Consulate through cons.vancouver@mea.gov.in

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