Canadian consular service point in Kathmandu

Canadian consular service point in Kathmandu

April 30, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -20 April 24- 2015 (Baishakh 11, 2072)

A Canadian consular service point has been established at the “Phora Durbar” American Club, located at in Central Kathmandu (near the Thamel neighborhood).

 The assistance that is provided to Canadians in Kathmandu includes Assistance in connecting families and friends,Help in identifying local assistance including shelters and medical assistance,Issuing emergency travel documentation, Help in identifying available commercial flights,Liaising with family or insurance providers to facilitate flights home and Providing emergency financial assistance if necessary.

Accordig to a press release issued by Candedian High Commissioner, Canada has sent a Canadian Forces aircraft to bring humanitarian relief to Nepal. In addition to helping identify commercial flights, Canadian officials are working on plans to air-lift Canadians to New Delhi using DND flights. More details on these plans and the flights available will be communicated to Canadian citizens by the Emergency Watch and Response Centre and the Canadian Consular Service Point at the American Club in Kathmandu.

It is important that Canadian citizens remain in contact with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development through the Registration of Canadians Abroad Service and contact the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi at +91 11 4178 2000, or the 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa at +1 613 996 8885 (collect calls are accepted where available). An email can also be sent tosos@international.gc.ca.

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