The High Commission of India in Ottawa issued a press release confirming the Indian government has resumed processing some visas for Canadians.

Key Points:

  • Effective Oct. 26, the Indian government resumed processing of entry, business, medical and conference visa services. Indian tourist visas are still not available for Canadian nationals.
  • The Indian Commission said it would continue to consider “emergency situations” on a case-by-case basis. It added that further decisions would be “intimated based on continuing evaluation of the situation.”

BAL Analysis: The change is welcome news for Canadian national visa applicants. The High Commission indicated that it considered “recent Canadian measures” in resuming visa services, and the change could help de-escalate some of the diplomatic disagreement between the two nations. BAL will continue to provide updates as they become available.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice Group.

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