NRI (Non Resident Indian) Certificate is issued to persons holding Indian passport to enable them sponsor their near relatives for admission under NRI quota in educational institutions in India. This service may be applied in the Consulate between 9.30-11.30amon working days or by post/mail.


  • Click here for online appointment
  • The Consulate General of India has not appointed any agents for giving attestation services.
  • Consulate reserves the right to reject attestation of documents, the contents of which are objectionable or contrary to the rules.
  • Processing time:
    • Acceptance of in-person applications with prior online appointment: 9:30 AM TO 11:30 AM (Monday-Friday except designated holidays)
    • Postal/Courier applications: 10-12 business days

Online appointment is required (click here for appointment) to submit documents in-person at the Consulate. Documents may also be sent by mail/courier to the Consulate General of India, #201-325 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1Z7, Canada.

Documents Required:

  • Miscellaneous Services Form – Download and fill the Miscellaneous application form, paste picture and sign at appropriate place
  • Original Indian passport and photocopy of pages of the Indian passport with visas/arrival/departure immigration stamps
  • Original and a copy of Immigration Documents (PR Card, Landing Paper, Work Permit..Etc.). . {send notarized copy if sending by mail}.
  • Duly filled in form for details of Entry/Exit from/into India
  • A letter stating / explaining why you require the NRI Certificate and the relevant documents. (for example: name of the person being sponsored by you, copy his/her valid ID AND documents pertaining to his/her admission to the universality/ college in India).
  • Copy of Proof of Address in Canada (Name, address and ID copy of the person applying for NRI certificate. (Landline telephone bill/electricity bill/gas bill/water bill or Driving License or lease deed (of residence) etc. where the applicant’s Canadian address is clearly mentioned, should be provided)
  • Fee:   A non-refundable fee of $ 37. 
  • Fees should be paid through Money order or Demand Draft or Certified cheque ONLY,  drawn in favor of the ‘Consulate General of India, Vancouver. NO BLANK CHECK/MONEY ORDER WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THE CONSULATE. Cash, Personal Cheques, Credit Cards, Debit Cards or other banking instruments are not accepted.
  • Self-addressed and Pre-Paid Envelope in case sending by mail.

Processing Time: Normally 3-4 Working Days