India is an international medical tourism destination for people who want to have a world class treatment at competitive rates. India have medical visa for foreign nationals across the world looking for specialty medical treatment in India for more number of months. There is a visa-on-arrival system for tourists from few selected countries, which allows people from these countries to stay in India for 60 days for their treatments.
Patient can bring two attendants who are blood relative to come with the patient under separate Medical Attendant visas. The validity of Medical Attendant Visa and the patient Medical visa is same. The normal duration of Medical visa is up to a year or duration of the treatment, whichever is less. The visa allows a person to come 3 times during 1 year.
The medical visa is based on certain conditions that are outlined above, but it is required to ensure that people who are immigrating to India are genuinely doing so for the purpose of receiving treatment. Indian immigration authorities require the following criteria to be satisfied due to the above mentioned reasons –
It is necessary for foreign nationals with ‘M’ visa that they should register themselves with the concerned FRROs / FROs within 14 days after they arrive in India.
Visa For Attendant’s / Family Members
Attendants or members of the family of patients travelling to India will be provided with visas equivalent to the ‘M’ Visa of patient. These visas are given to the partner , children or people in patients’ blood relations. Please take note that only up to 2 attendants are allowed in one go. These visas are known as MX visas. Such attendants also have to get register themselves with the local FRROs / FROs within fourteen days of entering India.
In India, Medical visa is given either for a year or duration of the treatment whichever is less. Medical Visa Extension is also possible for one year if the State Governments or FRROs permits , for that recognized hospital or medical centre needs to give a medical certificate. If more extension is needed then on the suggestion of the State Government / FRROs with suitable medical papers, the Ministry of Home Affairs can give more extension. This kind of a visa can get not more than 3 entries in one year , in case of emergencies, State Governments / FRROs can allow for an additional entry.