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

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




Important Notice :  The Consulate will remain closed on Monday i.e. May 22, 2017 on the account of Victoria Day.





 A Book Launch ceremony was held at the Consulate General of India, Toronto on 2 May 2017.  The Consul General of India, Shri Dinesh Bhatia released the book ‘Ootamini Ageekarinchanu’ (Oota-mini Agee-karin-chanu), Telugu translationby Prof. Lakshmi Prasad Yarlagadda of the book" Haar Nahin Manunga: Ek Atal Jeevan Gatha".  Haar Nahin Manunga is a biography of India’s former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee written by Vijai Trivedi.

          Around 100 enthusiasts from different walks of life attended the ceremony.  The Consul General while addressing the guests reiterated the importance of languages and thanked scholars and writers for helping mend the difference by translating the works in native languages and help in exchange of perspective and ideas. Shri Dinesh Bhatia also thanked Prof. Yaralagadda for his significant contribution to expanding the horizons of the literary domains of Hindi and Telugu, through meaningful and well received translations and original works in both the languages.  

 In this speech, Mr. Lakshmi Prasad Yaralagadda stated that the barriers of region and language could be overcome through exchange of ideas and understanding of different perspectives, rooted in diverse socio-cultural settings.  He also stressed the need to translate books into other language in order to have wider reach.  Prof. Lakshmi Prasad is the recipient of PADMA SRI in the year 2003 and PADMABHUSHAN in 2016 for his contributions to the domain of literature which inspired him even more to strive for expanding literary horizons in the cause of the Nation.  

 Prof. Yaralagadda is one of the pioneers in facilitating wider interaction through his relentless efforts for translating acclaimed literary works of Hindi and Telugu, the largest spoken languages of our country, into each other. He also did a stint with the Consulate General of India, Toronto as Director Indian Cultural Centre.


3 May 2017





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