Travellers to India whose intention is to engage in medical treatment for themselves need to apply for an India Medical Visa in electronic format, also known as eMedical Visa for India.
There is a supplementary visa related to this called Medical Attendant Visa for India. Both these Indian Visa are available online as eVisa India through this website.
Executive Summary for Indian Medical Visa
Travellers to India are eligible to apply for an Online Indian Visa Application Form on this website without visiting local Indian Embassy. The purpose of the trip must be to seek medical treatment for self.
This Indian Medical Visa doesn't require a physical stamp on the passport. Those who apply for an Indian Medical Visa on this website will be provided with a PDF copy of Indian Medical Visa which will be dispatched electronically by email. Either a soft copy of this Indian Medical Visa or a paper printout is required before embarking on a flight/cruise to India. The Visa that is issued to the traveller is recorded in the computer system and does not require physical stamp on the passport or courier of passport to any Indian Visa office.
What can Indian Medical Visa be used for?
The eMedical Visa is a short term visa granted for the reason of Medical treatment.
It is only granted to the patient and not to family members.
Family members should instead apply for eMedicalAttendant Visa
This Visa is also available online as eVisa India through this website. Users are encouraged to apply online for this India Visa online rather than visit to Indian Embassy or Indian High Commission for convenience, security and safety.
How long you can stay in India with eMedical visa?
Indian Visa for Medical purposes is valid for 60 Days from the date of first entry into India.
It allows Triple entry so With a valid eMedical visa, the holder can enter India up to 3 times.
It is possible to obtain an India eMedical Visa 3 per year where each eMedical visa will grant a total stay of 60 days.
What are the Requirements for an India Medical Visa?
Medical Visa requires the below documents.
Passport validity of 6 months at the time of entry in India.
- A scanned color copy of the first (biographical) page of their current passport.
- A recent passport-style color photo.
Copy of Letter from the Hospital concerned in India on its Official Letterhead.
Answer questions concerning the hospital in India that will be visited.
What are the privileges and attributes of India Medical Visa?
The following are benefits of Indian Medical Visa:
Medical Visa allows Triple entry.
Medical Visa allows stays upto a total of 60 days.
You can apply for a second eMedical Visa if you need to make more than 3 visits.
The holders can enter India from any of 30 airports and 5 seaports.
Holders of India Medical Visa can exit Indian from any approved Immigration Check Posts (ICP) mentioned here. See full list here.
Limitations of India Medical Visa
The following constraints apply to Indian Medical Visa:
Indian Medical Visa is valid for only a total of 60 days stay in India.
This is a triple entry Visa and valid from date of first entry to India. There is no shorter or longer duration available.
This type of Indian Visa is non-convertible, non-cancellable and non-extendable.
Applicants may be asked to provide evidence of adequate funds to support themselves during their stay in India.
Applicants are not required to have proof of flight ticket or hotel bookings on the Indian Medical Visa.
All applicants must have an Ordinary passport, other types of official, diplomatic passports are not accepted.
The Indian Medical Visa is not valid for visiting protected, restricted and military cantonment areas.
If your passport is expiring in less than 6 months from the date of entry, then you will be asked to renew your passport. You should have 6 months of validity on your passport.
Whilst you do not need to visit Indian embassy or Indian High Commission for any stamping of Indian Medical Visa, you do need 2 blank pages in your passport so that the Immigration officer can put a stamp for departure at the airport.
You cannot come by road to India, you are allowed entry by Air and Cruise on the India Medical Visa.
How is the Payment for India Medical Visa (eMedical Indian Visa) made?
Travellers seeking medical treatment can make payment for their India Visa using cheque, Debit Card, Credit card or a PayPal account.
The mandatory requirements for India Medical Visa are:
A passport that is valid for 6 months from the date of first arrival in India.
A functional Email ID.
Possession of Debit Card or Credit Card or Paypal Account for online secure payment on this website.
Ensure that you have checked the eligibility for your India eVisa.
United States citizens,
United Kingdom citizens,
French citizens, German citizens,
and Australian citizens
can apply online for India eVisa.
Please apply for a India Visa 4-7 days in advance of your flight.