India is at par with developed countries when it comes to advanced medical treatment. Livonta Global, a medical tourism service provider company in India is connected to more than a hundred top notch hospitals of India and around a thousand field experts. If you are planning to undergo a medical treatment in India, Livonta can fulfil all your essential requirements from visa processing to providing you with a language interpreter. Getting a medical visa from Kenya to India is the first step in this direction. You are eligible to get a visa only after a hospital in Kenya recommends that you need specialized treatment abroad. The visa is generally granted for serious ailments like-
- Ophthalmic Disorders
- Cardiac problems
- Kidney related disorders
- Organ transplantation
- Congenital defects
- Gene therapy
- Radio therapy
- Plastic surgery
- Joint replacement
In order to get a medical visa to India from Kenya, you need to follow a simple visa application process. Before filling the application, check that you have below mentioned documents ready.
- Hardcopy of the online visa application form with your signature
- Latest passport size photographs (Recommendation: White or plain background, face prominently seen and no shadows on face or background)
- An invitation letter from the Indian doctor or hospital
- Medical documents supporting need for treatment in India
- Bank statement, salary certificate, sponsorship letter supporting that you have sufficient funds to stay in India
- Certificate of yellow fever vaccination obtained 10 days before your planned travel to India.
- Certificate of Oral Polio Vaccination obtained at least a month before your planned travel to India.
- Visa processing fee
You can apply for a medical visa online through an official website launched by the Government of India. Below mentioned steps will ensure that your visa application process becomes absolutely hassle-free.
- You can apply for a medical visa online through the Government of India’s official website https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/.
- Select Regular Visa Application option.
- The form will ask you to fill up important information like- name of your country, name of high commission (Mombasa or Nairobi), nationality, date of birth, e-mail address, planned date of arrival in India, type of visa, access code etc. After completing it, press continue.
- The remaining application demands your personal credentials and details of passport.
- Do not forget to press save and continue as you move ahead with filling the form. This way you can ensure that the filled-up information does not get lost.
- Provide details of your residence and occupation.
- You will have to mention the details of your country’s hospital where you were undergoing treatment. The form will also ask for details of the hospital in India, duration of your stay, total number of entries, your purpose visit, planned travel dates, point of arrival in India, details of SAARC country visit, references etc.
- You must have your latest photograph in the application form. There are two options. Whether you can upload it online or later paste it on the print out of the application form.
- Before submitting the form, go through the details thoroughly. Rectify mistakes if there are any.
- Once you check that all the information provided is accurate and verified, you can go ahead with filing a medical visa application.
- In order to take print out of the form, you can visit the homepage of the website. There you will find an option to ‘Print Registered Application.’
- After submitting the application, you can click on Visa Status Enquiry to check the status of your visa.
Who Can Apply for an E- Tourist Visa?
When you need to visit India for small treatments or medical check-ups, you can get an e-tourist visa. In comparison to a medical visa, the procedure to get an e-tourist visa is faster and easier. You can apply for it sitting at home. For an E-visa, you will need to fulfil two major requirements.
- Scanned first page of the passport (PDF File recommended size: 10KB to 300KB)
- A latest digital photograph. (Recommendation: White or plain background, face prominently seen, no shadows on face or background, equal height and width, size 10 KB to 1 MB)
What is the Visa Processing Fee in Kenya?
- If you apply for a six-month medical visa, you will have to pay Ksh 8,300 (80 USD)
- Fees for a one-year medical visa is Ksh 12,400 (120 USD.)
- Be prepared to pay extra Ksh 200 (2 USD) towards ICWF (Indian Community Welfare fund).
How Much Time Will it Take?
Once you submit the application, your medical visa will be processed within 3 working days. You can check your visa status by visiting the homepage of https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html. Click on ‘Visa status Enquiry’ option for more details. In order to get access to your account, fill the application ID. You can find it on the receipt issued by Indian Mission or Agent after the submission of application at the mission counter.
Indian High Commission Kenya- Contact Details:
Address: 3, Harambee Avenue Jeevan Bharati Building P.O Box No.30074-00100 Nairobi Kenya
Indian Consulate Kenya- Contact Details:
Address: Bank of India Bldg, 3rd Flr Nkrumah Rd PO
Box 90164,Mombasa Mombasa Kenya
Procedure After Arriving in India:
The Government of India has formed a regulatory body named Foreign Regional Registration Office (FRRO)/ Foreign Registration Office (FRO) for registering foreign nationals visiting India. If your age is 16 years or more, you must register yourself here within 14 days of arrival in India. An authorized representative can also register on your behalf. If you want to reduce the hassle, you can register yourself online by visiting the official government website- https://indianfrro.gov.in/frro/. There is a provision to make digital payment as well. If you are applying online, be prepared to upload required documents and your recent photograph. If you do not register within 14 days, you will have to pay a US$30 late fee which is subject to revision.
Keep these documents handy while applying online:
Original and photocopy of the passport
- Original and photocopy of the visa
- Four recent passport size photographs of the applicant
- Residence Proof
- Official letter from the Indian hospital where the patient is to undergo medical treatment. You will also have to submit relevant medical documents and provide details of anticipated duration of stay. In case the patient is admitted at the hospital immediately after arriving in India, one can submit a medical certificate with the applicant’s attested photo and a certificate from the doctor.
Can I Extend My Medical Visa?
This is possible only when the doctor finds that the patient needs to stay in India for a couple of days/weeks or months longer for complete recovery. For medical visa extension, a letter from a recognized hospital or reputed doctor is required along with other medical documents.
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