The Indian Consulate in Toronto would henceforth receive
all visa applications from persons of Indian origin (PIO)
through mail only. The new visa regime hopes to completely
eliminate travel agents and middlemen. This would be effective
applications with requisite fee and documents from the
applicants will be received through mail only and visas
would be dispatched within five working days, including
the day of receipt and dispatch, Satish Mehta, consul-general
of India said.
new visa system would help to maintain order and security
at the premises while providing efficient services to
the people, the official said.
The consulate-general would accept visa applications in
person in emergencies after a confirmed air ticket is
produced, he said, adding, the emergency visa would be
issued on the same day and a fee would be charged for