Bangalore Consulates

Bangalore Consulates

1.Canadian Consulate in Bangalore, India

Canada and India in Multilateral Fora:

Canada and India are also strong partners in addressing a variety of regional and international challenges. Our two countries regularly engage in dialogue to discuss our shared commitment to global peace and security. This past summer in Tokyo, Canada and India joined more than 60 other countries and 25 international organizations in pledging support to help Afghanistan become a more stable, more secure, and democratic country. As Commonwealth countries, we work together to promote democracy and respect for human rights and the rule of law, and we regularly cooperate through the UN. We have developed a partnership in the G20 by co-chairing two instrumental working groups since 2008 on the Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth and on Enhancing Sound Regulation and Strengthening Transparency.

Canada and India in Multilateral Fora

Canada and India are also strong partners in addressing a variety of regional and international challenges. Our two countries regularly engage in dialogue to discuss our shared commitment to global peace and security. This past summer in Tokyo, Canada and India joined more than 60 other countries and 25 international organizations in pledging support to help Afghanistan become a more stable, more secure, and democratic country. As Commonwealth countries, we work together to promote democracy and respect for human rights and the rule of law, and we regularly cooperate through the UN. We have developed a partnership in the G20 by co-chairing two instrumental working groups since 2008 on the Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth and on Enhancing Sound Regulation and Strengthening Transparency.

Visas and Immigration :

Welcome to the Visa Section of the High Commission of Canada to India in New Delhi.

For information about going to Canada and to find out how to make an application at this office, please refer to our list of services below.

We provide these services to citizens of or persons legally admitted to India, Nepal, and Bhutan.

The High Commission of Canada in New Delhi has made arrangements with VFS Global Services to provide convenient visa application services for temporary resident visas, study permits and work permits by way of a Visa Application Centre (VAC). Applicants are strongly encouraged to read about the Visa Application Centre before submitting their applications.

Our Services:

    Student Partners Program (SPP)
    Work temporarily
    Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP)
    Permanent residents outside Canada
    Who cannot come to Canada - Inadmissibility

Quick links:

    Visa Application Centre
    Application forms
    Fees and payment options
    Processing times
    Submit an application
    Who may represent you
    Medical exam requirements
    Police certificate
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
    Contact the Visa and Immigration section
    Fraud advisory warning

Visa Application Kits

You are strongly advised to carefully read the visa information provided on this website before completing any application forms. Please refer to the Visa Section's main page for a list of different visa programs.
Temporary Residence

    Temporary Resident (Visitor) Visa (tourism/transit/business)
    Study Permit
    Temporary Work Permit
    Permanent Resident Travel Document

Permanent Residence

    Skilled Workers
    Business Immigration Program
    Family Class
    Provincial Nominees
    Quebec-selected Skilled Workers

Apply for Visa to Canada:
Visa fee and photo specifications ,Download forms/Checklist, Holiday List and  Visa Application Tracker and Where to Apply ,Processing Time any Queries on Applying visa Visit this URL:


The Canadian Trade Office, Bangalore

103 Prestige Meridian 1,29 M.G. Road

Bangalore, Karnataka- 560001,India.

City: Bangalore

Phone: (011 91 80) 2559 9418 / 2558 1116

Fax: (011 91 80) 2559 9424


Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 08:30 - 16:45

2.Finnish Consulate in Bangalore, India

Finland is a one of a kind country. Finland has been able to transform its challenges into strengths. Some call it the Finnish miracle. But what is it made of? Finland is all about social innovations, problem solving and unique solutions.

Finland in Facts:

    Independence: 6 December 1917
    Form of government: Parliamentary democracy
    Parliament: 200 members in one chamber, elected every 4 years in a direct vote
    Cabinet: Multiparty coalition cabinet
    Head of State: President of Republic, elected every 6 years, two term maximum
    Member of European Union since 1995
    Capital: Helsinki
    Time Zone: UTC +2, summertime + 3
    Surface area (land & fresh water), sq km: 338,430

Mrs. Geetanjali Kirloskar, Honorary Consul


Honorary Consulate of Finland
c/o Kirloskar Systems Ltd.
7th Floor, Embassy Star
No. 8 Palace Road
Vasanth Nagar
Bangalore 560 052

Tel: +91 80 4165 9828
Fax:  +91 80 4132 7560
Web page:
Customer Service: Mon-Fri 10.00-12.00

List of holidays, when the embassy will be closed on 2013:

27.03. Holi
29.03. Good Friday
01.04. Easter Monday
01.05. Labour Day
09.05. Ascension Day
21.06. Midsummer Eve
09.08. Idu´l Fitr
15.08. Independence Day
02.10. Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
06.12. Independence Day
24.12. Christmas Eve
25.12. Christmas Day
26.12. Boxing Day

Working in Finland :

Ten steps to working and living in Finland

 1. Find out about jobs on offer and the requirements for them. Visit the websites of the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment , the European Employment Services network and the Employment and Economic Development Office, for example. Firms specialising in job recruitment can be found on the Internet, and Finnish newspapers and their websites have job advertisements, though these are mostly in Finnish (see Oikotie or Uratie).

2. Find out about visa requirements and travel documents accepted by Finland (by country) on the Formin website. Find out what permits you will need to live and work in Finland from the Finnish Immigration Service website.

3. Do you need recognition for your educational qualifications? Ask for an application at recognition(at) (National Board of Education). For the healthcare sector, applications should be addressed to the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health.

4. To find a place to live and to open a bank account, go first to your employer, who will be able to guide you to the local services. Regarding integration and language matters, children's schooling, healthcare and social security, turn to the local authorities in your new home municipality. Every Finnish municipality has its own website, so start by looking at the general municipal website. Social security is managed by the Social Insurance Institution (Kela). Information about pensions can be found at the Central Pension Security Institute.

5. What should you bring and what are you allowed to bring with you into Finland? See the Finnish Customs website.

6. Anyone staying in Finland for at least a year must register with the Finnish population data system. See the Local Register Offices' website. You can also find relevant information on the Population Register Centre’s website.

7. Is your driving licence valid in Finland? Ask the police or the Finnish Vehicle Administration for information.

8. Does an immigrant have to pay tax, and how is that done? Read the taxation section and find out more from the tax administration website.

9. Will you need further vocational training or courses in Finnish? Study the options at the education portal.

10. What is life like in Finland? thisisFINLAND offers some basic information, but you might also try or (the latter appears in 15 languages).

The national helpline ('Työlinja') of the employment offices provides personal advice about work-related permits, jobs and labour market training. The service is available in Finnish, Swedish and English, tel: +358 10 19 4904 (from Finland 010 19 4904), email:

Studying in Finland:
Education Finland offers a wide variety of educational programs, from short-term courses to full degree programs. All of the country’s institutions of higher education offer courses taught in English. Finland receives international students from all over the world.

More information

    Finnish university network
    Centre for International Mobility CIMO, a program of Finland’s Ministry of Education, administers scholarship and exchange programs.

    How to apply to Finnish universities

    How to apply to Finnish polytechnics

Universities and Polytechnics :

The Finnish higher education system comprises two parallel sectors: universities and polytechnics. The universities specialize in research and higher education connected with it. They offer a lower (Bachelor's) and a higher (Master's) academic degree, as well as post-graduate licentiates and doctoral degrees. The polytechnics provide instruction in subjects from several vocational and professional sectors. They provide higher education degrees with an emphasis on working life.


There are 20 universities in Finland: ten multifaculty institutions, three technical universities, three schools of economics and business administration, and four arts universities. Universities represent the oldest educational tradition in Finland: the first The Royal Academy of Turku, was founded in 1640. Their operations are based on academic and personal freedom. Each university defines its own regulations governing curricula and degrees, and sets its own annual admission limits.

Aalto - an internationally unique concept:

Established in 2010, the Aalto University is a new university with centuries of experience. The Aalto University is a created from the merger of three Finnish universities: The Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and The University of Art and Design Helsinki. The three schools of the Aalto University - the School of Economics, the School of Art and Design and the School of Science and Technology are all leading and renowned institutions in their respective fields and in their own right.

The combination of three universities opens up new possibilities for strong multi-disciplinary education and research. The new university's ambitious goal is to be one of the leading institutions in the world in terms of research and education in its own specialised disciplines.


There are 29 polytechnics in Finland. The special feature of the polytechnics is their close link with working life and their aim of providing vocational skills in different sectors: technology and transport, business and administration, health and social services, culture, tourism, catering and institutional management, natural resources, the humanities and education. The polytechnics system is fairly recent in Finland, having been created in the 1990s.

International Student Exchange Programs:

Your university in Finland may have a student exchange agreement with one or more Finnish universities. For more information, visit the International Office of your university. All Finnish universities have exchange programs. To find out more, visit the Websites of the Finnish university network and the Finnish polytechnics.
School Life in Finland

Basic education is free and compulsory for children between the ages of 7 and 16. It includes tuition, books and supplies, the midday hot meal, and transportation in cases where the student lives more than 5 kilometres from the school. As well, about 90% of children attend a year-long, voluntary preschool.

The school year in Finland runs from mid-August to the end of May, with a week-long fall and winter break, breaks at Christmas and Easter, and ten weeks of summer holiday. Students can join any of a range of clubs and organizations offering a wide selection of activities, from music to sports, drama to cooking, etc. These activities are held at the school immediately after the school day or in the evening.

In addition to the compulsory subjects—mother tongue, other languages, math, biology, geography, physics, chemistry, religion (or alternatively, philosophy and ethics), history, civics, music, art, home economics, crafts, and sports—schools offer different themes for studies, and use creative teaching and learning methods.

Every day, Finnish schoolchildren enjoy a free, healthy and nutritious hot lunch featuring classics of Finnish cuisine and student favourites.

Distances in Finland are long, and though most of the population is concentrated in a few urban centres, people in rural areas still live far apart. The network of comprehensive schools covers the whole country, and the government strives to ensure that no student has to travel an unreasonable distance to school. As a result there are many small schools, some with as few as two or three teachers. Long distances have encouraged the rapid development of distance education: some larger schools offer smaller ones the opportunity to combine their classes through videoconferencing.

Bilingual Finland:

Finland is officially a bilingual country: the majority of the population speaks Finnish, while about 6% claim Swedish as their mother tongue. However, because Finnish is spoken by only about 5 million people in the world, Finns are keen to learn other languages in order to communicate with people from other cultures.

Education in Finland is offered in both official languages, Finnish and Swedish, and children may attend school in either one. Language studies are introduced at the age of nine. During their nine-year compulsory education, children learn at least two foreign languages—usually English and the second of the country's two official languages—and can choose to study more. Besides the national network of comprehensive schools, there are immersion schools operating in other languages and students can elect to complete their studies in a foreign language if they wish.

The Finnish school system is often held up as a model for other countries. International studies attest to its success: in a 2003 survey, the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) placed Finland among the top countries.

3.Irish Consulate in Bangalore, India

About the Irish Embassy :

The Embassy of Ireland in New Delhi is located in the South of the city, in the diplomatic enclave called Chanakyapuri.


Embassy of Ireland
C 17 Malcha Marg
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021

Main Tel: +91 11 4940 3200
(between the hours of 09.30 to 13.30 and 14.30 to 17.00, Monday to Friday)

Visa Tel:  +91 11 4940 3200
(between the hours of 14.30 to 17.00, Monday to Friday)

Main Fax: +91 11 4059 1898
Visa Fax:  +91 11 2687 3335

Diplomatic Staff:

Ambassador – H E Mr Feilim McLaughlin
Deputy Chief of Mission – Mr Gerald Kelly
Second Secretary – Ms Katie Morrisroe

Commercial Section:

Commercial Counsellor – Mr Patrick O'Riordon

Immigration and Visa Section

Attaché – Ms Genevieve Farrelly
Attaché – Mr Peter Frisby
Attaché – Mr Gavin Keogh

Embassy Closure Dates:


 New Year Day  01 January  Tuesday

 Id-E-Milad    25 January  Friday

 Holi          27 March    Wednesday

 Good Friday   29 March    Friday

 Easter Monday 01 April    Monday

 Ramnavami     19 April    Friday

 May Day       06 May      Monday

June Bank      03 June     Monday
Idu'l Fitr     09 August   Friday

Independence Day 15 August Thursday

Janamashtami   28 August   Wednesday

Gandhi Jayanti 02 October  Wednesday

October Bank   28 October  Monday
Christmas Eve  24 December Tuesday

Christmas Day  25 December Wednesday

St. Stephen's Day 26 December Thursday

Contact Details:

Honorary Consul of Ireland in Bangalore, India

Biocon Limited

20th K M Hosur Road

Electronics City PO

560 100

City: Bangalore

Phone: +91 80 2808 2006/2808

Fax: +91 80 2852 3423



Office Hours: 9.00am - 1.00pm Monday to Friday
              2.00pm - 4.00pm Monday to Friday

Details: Honorary Consul: Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Assistant to Honorary Consul: Ms Monica Robinson

4.Japanese Consulate in Bangalore, India

Consulate of Japan in Bangalore, India

Consular Office of Japan

1st Floor, Prestige Nebula

No. 8-14, Cubbon Road


City: Bangalore

Phone: (91-80) 4064-9999, 4166-0111 to 3

Fax: (91-80) 4166-0114

5.Embassy of Italy

9NoV ‘A’ Cross, II Main, HIG Colony,

RMV II Stage, Bangalore, Karnataka - 560094

Phone     - 080 - 28567247, 28567248

Fax: +9180 27622830

6.Consulate General of France

Address : 21 Palace Road, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore 560 052.

Tel : +91 80 2214 1200


7.British Deputy High Commission, Bangalore

kasturba Main road,beside British library,Fax: (91-80) 2210 0400



8.German Consulate General
Visa & Consular information:

Depending on the purpose and duration of your stay in Germany you can either apply for a short-term "Schengen visa" or for a long-term "German national visa".

To find out which documents you have to prepare, please read the section below according to your visa type.

Schengen visa:

A Schengen visa entitles the holder to an accumulated stay of up to 90 days within a period of six months and is valid for Germany, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland (Schengen Area).

Address of the German Consulate General:

German Consulate General
2nd & 3rd floor, "Cash Pharmacy Building"
Corner St. Mark's Road & Residency Road
Bangalore 560025.

Tel:    +91-80-3347 0000

Fax:    +91-80-3347 0112

Direct contact to the VISA SECTION:

Tel. (visa): please dial option "2"

The number can be reached Mondays to Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Fax (visa): +91-80-3347 0111




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