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As Canadian national applying for a visa for India, I have a problem. I wish to visit in India, but I want to make the application now since I will get very busy in coming months. If I apply now, I will be granted a 6 month visa effective immediately and will expire before my journey date. In the application, is there a way to mention that I do not want visa effective immediately?

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how long are you going for, and I assume you're after a tourist visa? – Mark Mayo Jun 22 '12 at 19:46
I got a visa for 12 months when I needed one, are you sure its only 6 months now? – littleadv Jun 23 '12 at 8:44

No, the Toronto consulate's FAQ specificially addresses this:

I will travel at a much later date. Can my visa be issued to coincide with the date of travel?

No. Post - dated visas are not issued. The validity of the visa begins from the date of issue.

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