Love india but gotta say that the consulate of india in Toronto is literally the worst place on earth. Such a disappointment.— Lilly | #BawseBook (@IISuperwomanII) April 6, 2017
For travel to India, the consulate makes acquiring a visa the most difficult task. I hope one day @narendramodi can remedy this. It's sad.— Lilly | #BawseBook (@IISuperwomanII) April 6, 2017
.@SushmaSwaraj just a kind note to make you aware that the Consulate of India in Toronto is extremely difficult and unprofessional.— Lilly | #BawseBook (@IISuperwomanII) April 6, 2017
A fan also tweeted a video of her talking about her time at the consulate. In the over-2-minute-long video, she described the staff at the consulate as 'rude and unprofessional' and how she was yelled at for even asking a question. She said her request for a long-term visa was denied by the consulate even though she frequently travels to India. She claimed she has had to pay a different fee for the same business visa every time and the consulate just 'makes up' rules.
The consulate in Toronto tweeted to Lilly Singh stating a business visa was issued to her in an hour. She replied saying she was promised a one-year visa by the staff but was given only a 3-month one.
I will send an email. As an FYI, I was told I would get a one year visa. That was of course when staff wanted a picture though. https://t.co/Y2TlhjkurC— Lilly | #BawseBook (@IISuperwomanII) April 6, 2017
— Lilly | #BawseBook (@IISuperwomanII) April 6, 2017
With more documentation than ever before, I received a lesser visa than before without any explanation. But again, I'll send an email. Thx https://t.co/NOnWKhNeWv
Foreign Affairs Minister took notice of her tweets on Saturday and asked her to contact the Indian High Commissioner in Canada, Vikas Swarup. Soon, Mr Swarup reached out to Ms Singh.
Lilly Singh aka Superwoman is currently promoting her self-help book 'How to be a Bawse' and the Mumbai stop is part of her promotional tour.