India resumes e-visa services to Canadian nationals
New Delhi: India on Wednesday resumed e-visa services to Canadian nationals, according to Sources.
Earlier in September, the Indian Mission in Canada suspended visa services until further notice, citing operational reasons, according to BLS International.
BLS International Services Limited is an Indian outsourcing service provider for government and diplomatic missions worldwide.
The company manages visa, passport, consular, attestation and citizen services.
"Important notice from Indian Mission: Due to operational reasons, with effect from September 21, 2023, Indian visa services have been suspended till further notice. Please keep checking the BLS website for further updates," the BLS website said.
However, in October, India decided to resume visa services in Canada for four categories after a considered review of the security situation, which "takes into account some recent Canadian measures in this regard".
Entry visa, business visa, medical visa and conference visa were four categories in which India decided to resume visa services in Canada with effect from October 26.
Following the development, Canada welcomed India's decision to partially resume visa services calling it a "good sign" and stating that the suspension should "never have happened in the first place", Canada-based CTV News reported.