What's New


Please note that email IDs of the Consulate have changed. Please click at CONTACT US for new email addresses.





        1. Indian students in Canada can now register online (Click HERE).

       2. National Pension System for NON RESIDENT INDIANS (Click HERE).

       3. Convert your PIO card to OCI before the deadline June 30, 2017.

       4. Revised Visa fees for Canadain Nationals w.e.f. 01.04.2017


 Ministry of Textiles, Government of India is organizing ‘Textiles India – 2017’ event at Gandhinagar, Gujarat State from 30th June to 2nd July, 2017. For more information, please visit the link : http://www.textilesindia2017.com/home/AboutExhibition




Aadhaar for PAN Applications & Filing Return of Income


          Section 139AA of the Income-tax Act 1961 as introduced by the Finance Act, 2017 provides for mandatory quoting of Aadhar/Enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form, for filing of return of income and for making an application for allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN) with effect from 1st July 2017.

          It is hereby informed that such mandatory quoting of Aadhaar or Enrolment ID shall apply only to a person who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number. As per the Aadhaar Act 2016, only a resident individual is entitled to obtain Aadhaar. Resident as per the said Act means an individual who has resided in India for a period or periods amounting to 182 days or more in the 12 months immediately preceding the date of application for enrolment. Accordingly the requirement to quote Aadhaar as per section 139 AA of the Income-tax Act shall not apply to an individual who is not a resident as per the Aadhaar Act 2016.




April 11, 2017




PIO to OCI conversion 


            The Consulate General of India wishes to reiterate that all the PIO card holders are required to convert their PIO cards into OCI cards at the earliest. The deadline for the conversion process is June 30, 2017 repeat June 30, 2017.


          All members of Indo-Canadian community, still holding PIO cards, are requested to convert their PIOs to OCI at the earliest so as to avoid any complications during their travel to India. The community is further advised that conversion of PIO to OCI cards need not require any extra scrutiny or additional documents except for the photocopies of the Canadian passport and existing PIO card.  For further details, please go to Consulate website www.cgitoronto.ca (OCI).






April 11, 2017