India has suspended visa services for Canadian citizens as of September 21, 2023. The Indian government has not given a specific reason for the suspension, but it is believed to be related to an escalating row over the killing of a Sikh separatist on Canadian soil.
The suspension applies to all types of visas, including tourist visas, business visas, and student visas. Canadians who are already in India on a valid visa will be allowed to stay until their visa expires. However, new visa applications will not be accepted until the suspension is lifted.
The Indian government has said that the suspension is temporary and that visa services will be restored as soon as possible. However, it is unclear when this will happen.
The suspension of visas for Canadians is a significant development, as India is a popular tourist destination for Canadians. It is also a major economic partner of Canada. The suspension is likely to have a negative impact on both countries.
Canadian citizens who are planning to travel to India should contact the Indian embassy or consulate in Canada for more information on the visa suspension.