19 March 2013


Spring is here and the Russian tourist season is about to begin. We can help you get your tourist or business or work visas fro Russian travel.

Our website hosts a three page manual explaining the proper way to fill in Russian application forms. The Russians are very picky, so you have to get it right. Follow our instructions and it is hard to go wrong.

We will also get your tourist invitation vouchers or your business invitation telexes.

Click here for Russian visa forms.


As you may have heard (it was in all the papers!), the Government of Nepal opened a formal embassy in Ottawa. Canadian citizens using a Canadian passport require a visa to visit Nepal. These visas are usually issued at the airport in Nepal.
Tourist visas may be purchased in advance or can be bought in Nepal upon arrival at either Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu; Biratnagar (Jogbani), Birgunj (Raxaul), Bhairahawa (Sunauli) and Kakarbhitta (Panitanki) on Nepal-India border and Kodari on Nepal China border.

Click here for a Nepal visa.


After a rough couple of years during which Canadians were waiting up to a month and a half for a visa to Saudi arabia - a process which used to be done in one day, we are happy to see Saudi processing down to fourteen (14) working days.

Click here for a Saudi visa.


Here is an updated list of all Indian visa offices in Canada as of 15 March 2013. The list includes the full legal address and telephone and fax if known, as well as the website for more details.

Due to changes in Indian visa processing you are encouraged to apply directly to the Indian visa offices listed below. If at all possible you should visit IN PERSON. If it is not possible for you to visit in person, then you can send the applications by courier to one of the three appropriate primary application offices on the list below. Applications can be made in person or by courier to the three PRIMARY offices. Applications can only be made in person at the SECONDARY offices.

Indian Visa Services Centre, OTTAWA (primary application office)
Suite 311 - 150 Montreal Road, Ottawa Ontario K1L 8H2
Phone 647-478-3072 Fax: 613-249-3661
Area: National Capital region of Ottawa-Hull (613 & 819), Kingston, Cornwall, Hawkesbury, Arnprior, Renfrew, Perth Prescott, Brockville, Carleton Place, Smith Falls, Morrisburg (all in Ontario), Montreal (in Quebec) and Nunavut.

 Indian Visa Services Centre, TORONTO (primary application office)
6A - 1448 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto ON M4A 2V6
 Phone 647-478-3072 Fax: 905-291-0899
Area: ONT, MB, QC, NB, NS, PEI and NFLD. Except Ottawa, Montreal and Gatineau [613& 819].

Indian Visa Services Centre, VANCOUVER (primary application office)
B-50 850 West Hastings Street., Vancouver BC V6C 1E1 Phone 647-478-3072 Fax: 604-687-6678 Area: BC, AB, SK, YK, NWT. http://blsindia-canada.com/visa.php

Indian Visa Services Centre, Brampton (secondary office)
201 - 10 Gillingham Drive, Brampton ON L6X 5A5
Phone 647-478-3072 Fax: 905-216-0921
Area: Toronto/Ontario region

 Indian Visa Services Centre, Montreal (secondary office)
#710 - 1000 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal QC H2L 1L5
Phone 647-478-3072 Fax: 514-282-1249
Area: Montreal and Nunavut

 Indian Visa Services Centre, Calgary (secondary office)
 #131, 5120 47 Strt NE, Calgary AB T3J 4K3
Phone 647-478-3072 Fax: 403-798-1201
Area: Alberta.

 Indian Visa Services Centre, Edmonton (secondary office)
#3 - 10016 29A Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6N 1A8
Phone 647-478-3072 Area: Alberta.

 Indian Visa Services Centre, Surrey (secondary office)
#201, 8140 120 Street, Surrey BC V3W 3N3
Phone 647-478-3072 Fax: 604-598-2609
Area: BC

Indian Visa Services Centre, Winnipeg (secondary office)
#1806 - 201 Portage Ave, Winnipeg MB R3B 3K6
Phone 647-478-3072
Area: Manitoba.


On 28 Febraury all the Indian visa offices run by VFS Global of India were closed by order of the Indian government. All staff were fired. The next day, Friday 01 March 2013 the Indian visa offices re-opened in different locations across Canada under new management - BLS India.

It was a rough start, to put it mildly.

Some BLS offices did not open to the public. People arrived to find CLOSED signs on doors.

The Indian government announced the new BLS telehone numebr, but actually listed the personal private home number of a Toronto resident who did not understand why people were yelling at him in Hindi.

The BLS India website seems very good, but still hosts contradictory information.

As of last week BLS changed their rules and banned all agents and agencies from assisting with Indian visas.

We are recommending that people apply IN PERSON if at all possible. If you do not live near a BLS India office, then you can ship your application by courier to one of only three offices in Canada.

More to come...