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Information on Medical Visa to India


All the foreign nationals entering India should possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad. The availability, criteria and eligibility of getting a medical visa to India matters. Hence you should know all the information about the medical visa to India.

All individual Visa seeking Indian Visa are requested to apply through the Online Application link. The applicants are also requested to visit website of the Indian Mission concerned for detailed information about Indian Visa.

Eligible Candidates for Medical Visa to India

You are eligible candidate for medical visa to India depending on the following criteria:

Difference between the Medical Visa and Tourism Visa

It is for people who are going to have treatments in another country. It is for those who are going abroad for recreation and travelling purposes.
It needs visa invitation letter from the hospital. It doesn’t need any such documents.
The patient need to share their medical reports provided by both the local doctor and the one he/she has consulted abroad with embassy. Medical records do not play a significant part to acquire this visa.
There is an entry portal which limits the patients to a particular city where they want their treatment to be done and this cannot be changed later. One can go anywhere he/she wants in a country.
It costs more than tourist visa. It doesn’t cost much.

Documents required for Medical Visa to India

The following documents are needed to apply for Medical Visa to India:

Visa invitation letter

You need a visa letter invitation when applying for a medical visa to India. It is a formal document which is sent to the patient from the hospital of his/her desired country that sanctions his/her medical treatment in that hospital of the country. This also serves the purpose of a proof that the patient has indeed contacted with that hospital and will be undergoing his/her treatment.

The visa invitation letter contains the patient details and his/her ailment details, the treatment procedure and duration of the treatment involved. Hence a visa invitation letter is an important and mandatory document needed during the application and the sanction of a medical visa to the patient.

Visa Free

Country Duration Visa Fee (in US dollars)
US 6 months - 1 Year 107.70 - 147.70
Nigeria 6 months - 1 year 80 - 120
UK 6 months - 1 year 136.70 - 136.70
Sri Lanka 6 months - 1 year 31.70 - 34.70
New Zealand 6 months - 1 year 359 - 487
New Zealand 6 months - 1 year 359 - 487
Kenya 6 months - 1 year 80 - 120
Nepal 6 months - 1 year 80 - 119
Mali 6 months - 1 year 110 - 165
Myanmar 6 months - 1 year 80 - 120
Ethiopia 6 months - 1 year 92 - 132
Fiji 6 months - 1 year 180 -
Uzbekistan 6 months - 1 year 83 - 123
Kazakhstan 6 months - 1 year 90 - 135
Ghana 6 months - 1 year 90 - 135
Ghana 6 months - 1 year 345 - 518
Kyrgyzstan 6 months - 1 year 83 - 124

The Consular fee is not charged for the following country nationals:

Visa Extensions: When, How, Where, Essential Documents

Medical visa extension can be difficult as one has to get an officially written document of permission from the reputed hospital he/she is having treatment in. additionally, it involves the Bureau of Immigration under the Ministry of Home Affairs in India will taking it under detailed scrutiny. So the most vital thing to get a medical visa extended is to get the documents right.

Here’s the list of the essential documents for a medical visa extension:

The foreigner regional registration office (FRRO) is the primary agency regulating the registration, stay, movement, departure, and also extension of stay in India.

Tips to crack the medical visa interview

Medical visa interviews can be quite confusing since the consulate officer will be asking you a lot of questions. If you are not confident enough or if you cannot answer certain questions, then it marks a negative impression on him. Besides being confident, the best thing that you do is to practice answering in a concise and straight manner by practicing your answers. Know your details and the details of the one accompanying you thoroughly. Speak for yourself.

Few things the consulate officer is going to ask you are:

Ensure to carry all the important documents, both original as well as photocopied, during your visa interview. If you cannot produce any of the necessary documents then your visa application may get cancelled.

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