Passport Services For Indians In Canada Unaffected, Embassy Clarifies Amid Row
Indian government has clarified that essential consular services such as passport issuance, police clearance certificates, and document attestation will continue unabated.
Amidst the escalating diplomatic tensions between India and Canada, there is a ray of relief for the Indian community in Canada. The Indian government has clarified that essential consular services such as passport issuance, police clearance certificates, and document attestation will continue unabated. This announcement follows India’s decision to suspend the issuance of visas to Canadian citizens due to perceived security concerns.
The Consulate General of India in Toronto took to social media platform X to convey this message to the Indian diaspora in Canada. Their post stated, “Consular services for Indian nationals in Canada, including passport issuance, passport renewal, police clearance certificates, and attestation, will continue as usual.”
This diplomatic standoff between the two nations originated earlier in the week when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, addressing the Canadian parliament, made claims of “credible allegations” linking the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June with individuals associated with the Indian government.
In response, the Indian government categorically rejected these allegations, dismissing them as “absurd and motivated.” Subsequently, both countries expelled one diplomat each. Furthermore, India issued a travel advisory for its citizens traveling to Canada, coinciding with Canada’s updated travel advisory for India.