- The Consulate General of India (CGI), Toronto, rolled out the
Government of India’s flagship Passport Seva Program (PSP) on 12 June
2019 to cater to the Indian passport services to Indian citizens living under
its consular jurisdiction. ConsulGeneral Mr. Dinesh Bhatia handed over first
few passports printed on the new system to the applicants at a function
organized at the Consulate in the presence of community members and
2. The new system will further streamline and expedite passport
services with better automation and user-friendly interface combined with
data integrity and information security. It will facilitateefficient delivery of
passport servicesby the Consulatewith effect from Thursday, 13 June 2019.
3. Indian citizens living under the consular jurisdiction of CGI Toronto
are advised to henceforth use the new portal –
https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in for availing passport services,
including new passport, passport renewal, reissue, Police Clearance
Certificate (PCC) and Surrender Certificate. The link to the new portal will
be available on Consulate’s website – https://www.cgitoronto.gov.in/ and
Consulate’s outsource agency’s website – http://www.blsindia-canada.com.
All the applications would need to be completed online only.
4. The PSP was launched by the Ministry of External Affairs in
partnership with TATA Consultancy Services (TCS). It has completed 7
years of service in India and is now entering into the 8th year.
5. The consular jurisdiction of the CGI Toronto includes Ontario (Except
applicants residing at Postal Code starting with letter K),Quebec (except
applicants residing at Postal Codes starting with letters J,H, K),Manitoba,
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland