Her Excellency Smt. Abhilasha Joshi, Consul General of India, Vancouver visited PICS Senior Housing Facility today, May 8, 2019 at 11:30 AM. Consul General was pleased to see the quality of services being provided to seniors and congratulated PICS staff for their work at the facility. Greeting the seniors, she said “if you have any problems or concerns, our staff will always listen to you and please feel free to let us know if there is anything we could do for you” Abhilasha Joshi, Consul General.

The Consulate office provides variety of services to Non- Resident Indian, the services are as follows:


NRI Certificate
Police Clearance Certificate
Life Certificate
Surrender of Nationality
Certificate of Date of Birth
Important Notice
Advisories for travellers to India
Registration of birth of a Canada born child of Indian parents
New Visa fee with effect from 1 April 2017
Registration of death and transportation of ashes/dead body to India

Since the seniors have difficulty attending the office for some of these services, she also agreed to consider providing special access at the PICS senior facility, if needed, so that residents can be better served when they need help with their passport renewals, issuance of visa, life certificate submissions and attestation of power of attorney.

PICS C.E.O., Satbir Cheema was grateful that Smt. Abhilasha Joshi Ji visited PICS Senior Housing Facility, he said “Thank you Abhilasha Ji for taking the time to visit PICS. Your presence and willingness to listen to the concerns of seniors means a lot to us and the residents.”

PICS has Assisted Living and Independent Living Facility available at Senior Housing. For more information, please visit: https://pics.bc.ca/programs/housing/seniors-housing/.