Canadian citizens' access to Indian visas is suspended by Visa Authority
Canadian citizens' access to Indian visas is suspended by Visa Authority

Ottawa [Canada], September 21: The Indian Mission in Canada has modified the BLS International website for visa applications once again, adding a ticker that notes the temporary suspension of visa services until further notice due to operational issues.

The BLS International Website’s ticker was momentarily taken down, however it has now been put back up. According to BLS International, prospective visa applicants have been urged to regularly check the BLS website for new information on the situation.


Important information from the Indian Mission: Indian visa services have been discontinued till further notice as a result of operational issues as of September 21, 2023. For further updates, please continue to monitor the BLS website, it says.

An Indian company called BLS International Services Limited offers outsourcing services to international governmental and diplomatic organisations. The business is in charge of managing citizen, consular, attestation, and visa services.

On Wednesday, vigilance was urged for Indian nationals, Canadian students, and anyone considering visiting the nation. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) released a statement advising Indian nationals and Indian students in Canada to stay away from areas and possible locations in Canada where anti-Indian actions have become more prevalent.

Particular care and attention to detail have been suggested to Indian students studying in Canada.

The revised travel warning for students was issued amid a deterioration in ties between India and Canada after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed on Monday that the Indian government was responsible for the shooting death of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

On June 18, Nijjar, a man with a terrorist designation in India, was shot and killed in front of a Gurdwara in Surrey, British Columbia.

During a discussion in the Canadian Parliament, Trudeau said that “agents of the Indian government” were likely responsible for the murder of the Canadian citizen who also served as the president of Surrey’s Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara.

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs denied the accusations made by the Canadian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, calling them ludicrous.

“We have seen and disapprove of the statements made in the Canadian Parliament by the Foreign Minister and Prime Minister. The statement said: “Allegations of Government of India participation in any act of violence in Canada are baseless and motivated.



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