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Entry or Tourist visa for India?

Miss bee

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Mar 24, 2020
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Can anyone tell me please for Applying Entry visa on application there is question-
1-Passport details - is this Indian passport or Canadian passport details?
2-Any other valid passport/ dual nationality held?
 
 

UniqueCase

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Jul 10, 2018
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Can anyone tell me please for Applying Entry visa on application there is question-
1-Passport details - is this Indian passport or Canadian passport details?
2-Any other valid passport/ dual nationality held?
1. I think it is Canadian passport details. You can look at the sample form as well
2. Answer is No
 

rohanraichand

Full Member
Nov 19, 2016
44
2
My experience at BLS Brampton yesterday for ENTRY VISA and PASSPORT SURRENDER (@ 60 Gillingham Dr)
Queue 1:
Stood up in line at 4:30am (thankfully weather was nice, so we managed) - We had approx. 50-70 people ahead (didnt count, just a guess)

Queue 2:
The line starts moving at 8am (the security guard gives pre-printed tokens and takes approx. 10-15 people in a group)
Those people are separated from the main queue (Queue 1), but still stand outside in a separate queue in front of the entry gate (Queue 2).

Queue 3:
The security guard lets the "Queue 2" people in the gate and ask them to go to 4th floor.
Once you reach BLS Office on 4th floor, there is another Queue (Queue 3) - this queue moves once one of the 5 counters are done processing an applicant.
At some point the people who have appointment, also joins the same queue.

Few observations
1. Some people who wanted to apply for Visa stood up in line @40 Gillingham Dr, the day before. Just a note for future applicants, please visit BLS Canada website for accurate information as to which building is processing VISA applications (in my case, when we checked the website, it mentioned 60 Gillingham Dr, so we went there directly).
2. I have noticed many people with some mistakes in the application form and getting rejected. Please follow the checklist line-by-line to ensure no mistakes. (few eg. some people chose the wrong gender in the application form).
Also, please ensure the documents are in the right sequence as prescribed in the checklist to speed up the process.
Note - if you are filling-in surrender application, please ensure Foreign Passport number is filled in the application (even if its not mandatory field online). This is NOT mentioned anywhere in the checklist, but its mentioned in a paper information document that is circulated in Queue 1.

We started at 4:30am, and we managed to submit our applications and out of the building around 1:30pm.
 

smansuri97

Hero Member
Apr 9, 2018
228
75
App. Filed.......
16th august
My experience at BLS Brampton yesterday for ENTRY VISA and PASSPORT SURRENDER (@ 60 Gillingham Dr)
Queue 1:
Stood up in line at 4:30am (thankfully weather was nice, so we managed) - We had approx. 50-70 people ahead (didnt count, just a guess)

Queue 2:
The line starts moving at 8am (the security guard gives pre-printed tokens and takes approx. 10-15 people in a group)
Those people are separated from the main queue (Queue 1), but still stand outside in a separate queue in front of the entry gate (Queue 2).

Queue 3:
The security guard lets the "Queue 2" people in the gate and ask them to go to 4th floor.
Once you reach BLS Office on 4th floor, there is another Queue (Queue 3) - this queue moves once one of the 5 counters are done processing an applicant.
At some point the people who have appointment, also joins the same queue.

Few observations
1. Some people who wanted to apply for Visa stood up in line @40 Gillingham Dr, the day before. Just a note for future applicants, please visit BLS Canada website for accurate information as to which building is processing VISA applications (in my case, when we checked the website, it mentioned 60 Gillingham Dr, so we went there directly).
2. I have noticed many people with some mistakes in the application form and getting rejected. Please follow the checklist line-by-line to ensure no mistakes. (few eg. some people chose the wrong gender in the application form).
Also, please ensure the documents are in the right sequence as prescribed in the checklist to speed up the process.
Note - if you are filling-in surrender application, please ensure Foreign Passport number is filled in the application (even if its not mandatory field online). This is NOT mentioned anywhere in the checklist, but its mentioned in a paper information document that is circulated in Queue 1.

We started at 4:30am, and we managed to submit our applications and out of the building around 1:30pm.
That is insane!!! 9 hours

Did you applied emergency? When will you get visa?
 
 

Samoinp

Hero Member
May 30, 2017
482
120
My experience at BLS Brampton yesterday for ENTRY VISA and PASSPORT SURRENDER (@ 60 Gillingham Dr)
Queue 1:
Stood up in line at 4:30am (thankfully weather was nice, so we managed) - We had approx. 50-70 people ahead (didnt count, just a guess)

Queue 2:
The line starts moving at 8am (the security guard gives pre-printed tokens and takes approx. 10-15 people in a group)
Those people are separated from the main queue (Queue 1), but still stand outside in a separate queue in front of the entry gate (Queue 2).

Queue 3:
The security guard lets the "Queue 2" people in the gate and ask them to go to 4th floor.
Once you reach BLS Office on 4th floor, there is another Queue (Queue 3) - this queue moves once one of the 5 counters are done processing an applicant.
At some point the people who have appointment, also joins the same queue.

Few observations
1. Some people who wanted to apply for Visa stood up in line @40 Gillingham Dr, the day before. Just a note for future applicants, please visit BLS Canada website for accurate information as to which building is processing VISA applications (in my case, when we checked the website, it mentioned 60 Gillingham Dr, so we went there directly).
2. I have noticed many people with some mistakes in the application form and getting rejected. Please follow the checklist line-by-line to ensure no mistakes. (few eg. some people chose the wrong gender in the application form).
Also, please ensure the documents are in the right sequence as prescribed in the checklist to speed up the process.
Note - if you are filling-in surrender application, please ensure Foreign Passport number is filled in the application (even if its not mandatory field online). This is NOT mentioned anywhere in the checklist, but its mentioned in a paper information document that is circulated in Queue 1.

We started at 4:30am, and we managed to submit our applications and out of the building around 1:30pm.
Thanks for sharing. How was the queue at 1:30 pm? Is it even worth trying the queue say at noon?
 

cheire

Champion Member
Jan 19, 2016
1,003
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Canada
I went on Friday, a week before, We arrived there at 7:30 am and there were more than 50 people ahead of us, we waited till 1:30 PM, our turn didn't come
Went on next day at 3 AM, there were already 15 people ahead of us. Our turn came at 10 Am and we were out at 11AM
 
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Samoinp

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May 30, 2017
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I went on Friday, a week before, We arrived there at 7:30 am and there were more than 50 people ahead of us, we waited till 1:30 PM, our turn didn't come
Went on next day at 3 AM, there were already 15 people ahead of us. Our turn came at 10 Am and we were out at 11AM
Dang so the entire day wasted if one's turn doesn't come up?
 

ns0090

Star Member
Mar 15, 2017
60
5
Applied for tourist visa @ BLS Brampton on Oct 24

BLS status says Processing at Consulate General
India visa status website says Under Process

I have tickets booked for Nov 14 i'm so stressed out lol
 

gurimahal7204

Full Member
Aug 30, 2015
27
0
Hi we have applied for tourist visa to india from vancouver jurisdiction..they have received our application on 17th oct..when we try to track our application it still says no record found..tried to call them but no help..we have tickets booked for 24th nov..any help?
 

hanin142

Full Member
Jul 30, 2016
48
1
Dubai
NOC Code......
6235
App. Filed.......
01/11/2016
Doc's Request.
01/03/2017 ITA
AOR Received.
14/03/2017
In "Have You Ever visited India ?" , I put "no" as it then I have to put in Indian visa details which I never had. In "Countries visited in last 10 years" , I put in all the countries I visited including India. Would this be ok?
 
 

ns0090

Star Member
Mar 15, 2017
60
5
In "Have You Ever visited India ?" , I put "no" as it then I have to put in Indian visa details which I never had. In "Countries visited in last 10 years" , I put in all the countries I visited including India. Would this be ok?
The question is related to if you've visited India while having Canadian citizenship. Answer is No.