Canada announced to open a Consulate General Office in Bangalore on 11 February 2014. The office of the Consulate General of Canada will be located at the World Trade Centre in the Bangalore.
The office of Consulate General will work on the supervision of Visa and Immigration services.
The services will be offered for the entire South India. That is, the new office is supposed to cater to the needs of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
According to officials in the High Commission of Canada, the services are expected to commence by April 2014.
Canada first established its Trade Office in Bangalore in 1996. The Consulate General is expected to reinforce Canada’s strong commercial relations and make future business easier providing immigration and visa services, according to a statement from the High Commission.
Indian citizens have been eyeing at abroad education for higher studies, and thus the new Consulate General would aid the students from South India to come in terms with the admission procedure to Canadian educational institutions.