- Canada further reduced diplomatic staff to its embassy offices in India on October 19, 2023
The government of Canada further reduced diplomatic staff to its embassy offices in India on October 19, 2023. As a result, the number of staff in India will be reduced from 27 to five. The government will continue accepting and processing applications from India, but reduced staffing levels are expected to impact processing times. Individuals in India can expect to see some delays over the next few months. This includes delays in:
- Overall processing times
- Responses to their inquiries
- Getting their visas or passports returned
What are the Changes?
On October 19, 2023, the Canadian government significantly reduced the number of diplomatic staff throughout India. According to the government announcement, this decision was made due to India’s intent to unilaterally remove immunities for all but 21 Canadian diplomats and dependents in Delhi.
Continue to check the government of Canada’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Canada