Applicants having Pakistani Passport or persons of Pakistani origin


If the applicant(s) or their parents or grandparents have held Pakistani citizenship, a different procedure will be applicable. Applicants falling in this category may please note that visa granted to them shall be for a short term. The duly completed visa applications should be submitted to the Consulate General of India, #201-325, Howe Street, Vancouver, BC. V6C 1Z7.


Procedure if the visa applicant currently holds Pakistani nationality


For making an application, like all other visa applicants, please visit the link http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/ and submit the Visa Application Form online. While filling the form, please give the name and address of the Indian sponsor. Please click on the link http://www.india.org.pk/Sponsor%20Certificate.pdf to see the Sponsorship Certificate. The sponsor in India would have to download this Sponsorship Certificate and get it duly attested by one of the Indian authorities as mentioned in the Sponsorship Certificate. The details contained in the Sponsorship Form will be used by the applicant to complete the online Visa Application Form. A copy of the Sponsorship Certificate should be attached with the Visa Application for submission to the Consulate General of India, #201-325, Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1Z7.
After filling the online Visa Application Form, save it and take four print outs of the Visa Application Form. These Visa Application Forms with photograph pasted in the appropriate box on all the application forms will have to be submitted directly to the Consulate General of India, Vancouver, along with a copy of the Sponsorship Certificate as mentioned above. Fee – C$ 1 + C$ 20/- + C$2 (Consular Surcharge) payable by means of a Bank Draft or Money Order payable to “Consulate General of India, Vancouver”.


The processing of visa application for such cases takes a minimum of 6 weeks.


Procedure for the applicants of Pakistani origin holding Canadian nationality / Canadian passport only.
If the applicants have held Pakistani nationality in the past, or your parents or grand parents have ever held Pakistani nationality, the same procedure as outlined above will be applicable, except that no Sponsorship Certificate will is required in such cases. The applicants who no longer hold Pakistani nationality and Pakistani passport may apply for a visa on their Canadian passport, but would have to submit a certified copy of the surrender certificate stating that they have renounced their Pakistani citizenship along with an affidavit duly notarized stating therein that they no longer hold Pakistani citizenship and Pakistani passport. Fee – C$ 62 + C$ 2 (Consular Surcharge) = Total C$ 64 payable by way of a Bank Draft or Money Order drawn in favour of the “Consulate General of India, Vancouver”.
The processing of visa applications for such cases takes a minimum of 6 weeks.