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Indian Passport Renewal from BLS Toronto

nishesh3003

Champion Member
Jan 14, 2014
1,694
138
Oakville Ontario
Category........
Visa Office......
New Delhi
NOC Code......
2281
App. Filed.......
10-07-2014
Doc's Request.
Submitted with application
AOR Received.
16-01-2015
IELTS Request
Submitted with application
File Transfer...
13-01-2015
Med's Request
20-01-2015
Med's Done....
28-01-2015
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
13-03-2015
VISA ISSUED...
24-03-2015
LANDED..........
31-07-2015
Can i submit my Passport for Renewal with a COPR ? I still do not have a PR Card yet. I cannot wait for the PR Card to arrive because of other Visa applications that i need to perform in the interim. If some one has any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks!
 

amusingfirefly

Star Member
Sep 14, 2016
79
13
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
CPC Ottawa
NOC Code......
2172
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
AOR Received.
09-04-2016
Passport Req..
04-10-2016
VISA ISSUED...
24-10-2016
LANDED..........
24-11-2016
Hello
Can anyone share their experience with passport renewal process at Vancouver CGI. My application was submitted in the first week of Jan but the status still says in transit from bls to Consulate. How many weeks does it usually take to be processed?????
Usually it takes about 10 days. Mine was issued in 10 days.
 

kskumar

Full Member
Sep 21, 2015
22
1
Category........
Visa Office......
CPC Ottawa
NOC Code......
2147
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
15-09-2015
Doc's Request.
18-09-2015
Nomination.....
18-09-2015
AOR Received.
20-10-2015
IELTS Request
Sent with documents request
File Transfer...
-
Med's Request
pre medical
Med's Done....
pre medical
Interview........
no
Passport Req..
21-06-2016
VISA ISSUED...
30-06-2016
LANDED..........
23-07-2016
I agree BLS is confusing on their payment methods.
I paid the courier fee online using my credit card. And included one certified cheque by totalling all the applications fees . And it was accepted .
You don't need a self addressed envelope .you mention the drop off address when you sign up courier pick up and drop.
Hi @xylene. Have a question about Payment for courier fee online. When you say Online is it on Courier website like Fedex or BLS website? I am guessing this page? https://www.blsindia-canada.com/vas/

If we pay here for pickup and drop off we do not need to get the certified cheque for Courier any more right? It would be only $110.40 CAD as mentioned on BLS website? Please let me know.

Thanks in advance
 

I amGautam

Newbie
Dec 21, 2018
2
0
Hi all,
I am a new PR immigrant (not yet received the PR card).
To renew the Indian passport (issued in Chennai) at BLS Brampton,
1. Do we need any Canadian Citizen's reference?
2. Is it a must to get only the Canadian address printed on the passport? If we can get the Indian address printed on the passport, will they accept the electronic copy of the adhar card as proof of address?

Thank you in advance for your thoughts and suggestions.

Cheers,
Gautam
 

AsimNexus

Star Member
Jun 14, 2017
69
22
Toronto, Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
Toronto
Med's Request
06-06-2017
Med's Done....
13-06-2017
Don't know about Vancouver but I Submitted my passport for renewal at BLS Toronto branch on January 14th. As of today, i.e., January 26th, it is still showing "Processing at Consulate General". Will update you guys if there's any changes :)
Just to complete this and lay it out for future reference. My Passport status at BLS Canada website changed to "In transit from Consulate to BLS" on 31st January, 2019 and finally, I received my passport on 4th February through Purolator at my home. All in all, it took exactly 20 days for me to get my passport renewed from BLS Toronto centre. However, some of my friends got it within 10-13 days. If anyone need any help don't hesitate to ping me. :)
 
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Boss_s

Member
Jan 30, 2019
15
0
Just to compete this and lay it out for future reference. My Passport status at BLS Canada website changed to "In transit from Consulate to BLS" on 31st January, 2019 and finally, I received my passport on 4th February through Purolator at my home. All in all, it took exactly 20 days for me to get my passport renewed from BLS Toronto centre. However, some of my friends got it within 10-13 days. If anyone need any help don't hesitate to ping me. :)
Hi there can you tell me what documents you provided to them because im going tomorrow to renew my passport thanks
 

AsimNexus

Star Member
Jun 14, 2017
69
22
Toronto, Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
Toronto
Med's Request
06-06-2017
Med's Done....
13-06-2017
Hi there can you tell me what documents you provided to them because im going tomorrow to renew my passport thanks
Sure.

I provided them with:
1. Online filled form printout.
2. Old Passport Front and Last page copies.
3. Original Study Permit.
4. My Voter ID copy as Address Proof in India. (This is not needed if you want to keep the same address as the one on your old passport. I wanted different address that's why I had to attach this.
5. Scotiabank Credit Card statement as Proof of address in Canada. (I didn't have Driver's License or Ontario Photo Card, that's why I gave the statement.)
6. A Letter of Explanation mentioning why I'm attaching the Statement.
7. A Letter of Explanation mentioning the reason why I'm renewing my passport so early when it has more than a year left for expiry.
8. Personal Particulars Form.
9. Original Passport.

Once your application is approved, you will receive your study permit and old passport back along with the new passport through post. If you have any other queries then I'm happy to address them :)
 

MSiBAT

Star Member
Nov 18, 2015
171
25
Category........
Visa Office......
NDVO
NOC Code......
2174
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Nomination.....
13-07-2016
AOR Received.
27-07-2016
Med's Request
19-7-2016 (Done)
Med's Done....
31-8-2016 (Passed)
Passport Req..
14-02-2017
VISA ISSUED...
21-02-2017
LANDED..........
24-04-2017
Hi @xylene. Have a question about Payment for courier fee online. When you say Online is it on Courier website like Fedex or BLS website? I am guessing this page? https://www.blsindia-canada.com/vas/

If we pay here for pickup and drop off we do not need to get the certified cheque for Courier any more right? It would be only $110.40 CAD as mentioned on BLS website? Please let me know.

Thanks in advance
Yes, that is correct. That is what I too planned to do
 

MSiBAT

Star Member
Nov 18, 2015
171
25
Category........
Visa Office......
NDVO
NOC Code......
2174
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Nomination.....
13-07-2016
AOR Received.
27-07-2016
Med's Request
19-7-2016 (Done)
Med's Done....
31-8-2016 (Passed)
Passport Req..
14-02-2017
VISA ISSUED...
21-02-2017
LANDED..........
24-04-2017
Hello
Can anyone share their experience with passport renewal process at Vancouver CGI. My application was submitted in the first week of Jan but the status still says in transit from bls to Consulate. How many weeks does it usually take to be processed?????
Im going to start this process this week for my son's passport and my consulate is Vancouver too. The processing time per http://www.blsindia-canada.com/new_ppt.php is 6 to 8 weeks. Hopefully they dont take that long. What is your current status?
 

xylene

Hero Member
Apr 16, 2010
683
141
Visa Office......
New Delhi
NOC Code......
0213
App. Filed.......
24-June-2010
Doc's Request.
05-Oct-2010
AOR Received.
07-Feb-2011
File Transfer...
In Process 24-May-2012
Med's Request
04-Sep-2013
Med's Done....
16-Sep-2013 | 28-Oct-2013 'Medical Received' line in eCAS
Passport Req..
PP reached NDVO on 19-Sep-2013
VISA ISSUED...
DM 23-Jan-2014
LANDED..........
Apr 2014
Hi @xylene. Have a question about Payment for courier fee online. When you say Online is it on Courier website like Fedex or BLS website? I am guessing this page? https://www.blsindia-canada.com/vas/

If we pay here for pickup and drop off we do not need to get the certified cheque for Courier any more right? It would be only $110.40 CAD as mentioned on BLS website? Please let me know.

Thanks in advance
yep the page in your post is where you make the payment. Alternatively you can call their call center and pay over the phone by giving your CC details.
 

CityZen11

Member
May 7, 2018
16
2
I have a question:

I submitted my application for my passport renewal on saturday, Feb 23rd and then yesterday, Feb 25th i got a request for additional documents from BLS on behalf of the HCI Passport office. It says in the email that i should submit the additional documents at the earliest.

My question is how long do i have? the document i have to get attested and submit is in India and so I am getting the document Airmailed to me ASAP, but will still take a few days at least. The email didn't specify an exact no of days just said "at the earliest". I called BLS and they couldn't answer this question either.

Can someone please help out in answering this query?
Thanks
 

acerbico423

Star Member
Jan 21, 2018
68
17
Toronto
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Toronto
NOC Code......
2174
will there be a police verification needed?
do I need to provide any Indian address proof?
 

alexross

Hero Member
Jan 11, 2018
308
261
Sure.

I provided them with:
1. Online filled form printout.
2. Old Passport Front and Last page copies.
3. Original Study Permit.
4. My Voter ID copy as Address Proof in India. (This is not needed if you want to keep the same address as the one on your old passport. I wanted different address that's why I had to attach this.
5. Scotiabank Credit Card statement as Proof of address in Canada. (I didn't have Driver's License or Ontario Photo Card, that's why I gave the statement.)
6. A Letter of Explanation mentioning why I'm attaching the Statement.
7. A Letter of Explanation mentioning the reason why I'm renewing my passport so early when it has more than a year left for expiry.
8. Personal Particulars Form.
9. Original Passport.

Once your application is approved, you will receive your study permit and old passport back along with the new passport through post. If you have any other queries then I'm happy to address them :)
Hi,
Do they only send the new passport and original document by post, or do we have an option to pick it up in person? Thank you!