Visa Information

Will assistance be provided by hospitals in obtaining Medical Visa?

Hospitals would provide assistance in this regard. Once you decide on India as your medical travel destination, an invitation letter from the respective Hospital will be required for visa processing. The hospital will send this to you after your initial discussions about the treatment; this has to be presented at the ‘Embassy’ or ‘High Commission of India’ in your country.

Is it possible for my family members/ attendant travelling along with me for my treatment to obtain Medical Visas?
Attendants/family members of patients coming to India for medical treatment will have to apply for Medical Attendant visa (MEDX) co-terminus with the Medical visa of the patient. A letter from the hospital will be useful here as well.

Who are the permitted attendants and how many can travel?
Attendants should be spouse/children or those having blood relations with the patient. Not more than two attendants are allowed.

What are the requirements for obtaining my medical visa?

  1. Passport with 6 month validity
  2. Passport size photographs
  3. Photo copy of passport
  4. Copy of online Filled form
  5. Proof of Residential Address
  6. Recommendation from the home country doctor to visit particular specialized medical centre for treatment
  7. Passport copy of the attendant
  8. Proof of relationship with the attendant
  9. Medical reports

How long is a medical visa valid for?
Initial duration of the visa is one year or the period of treatment, whichever is less. Visa will be valid for maximum three entries in a year.

If a necessity of a repeat visit arises, how many are allowed?
A maximum of 3 entries are allowed in one year.

What would be the approximate fee for a Medical Visa?
A visa fee for Medical visa is different by countries. It ranges from $13 to $153.

Are there any formalities with the Medical Visa after my arrival to India?
Normally the hospitals help you with such formalities. You would have to register at the Foreigner’s Regional Registration Office within 14 days of your arrival. Attendants also have to get registered themselves with the local FRROs / FROs within 14 days of entering India.

If my treatment is being prolonged, would I be provided assistance with extension of my visa?
Medical and Medical Attendant visas are extendable by FRRO (Foreigners Regional Registration Office) in India depending upon the condition of the patient on the production of the required medical documents.