Apply e-Medical Visa India & Get Short-Term Medical Treatment
The foreign residents who wish to seek medical treatment in reputed and recognized hospitals in India may apply for an e-Medical Visa, which is basically a short term visa approved for medical treatment reasons.
The government of India introduced e-Medical visa in the year 2014, for those who are looking for a vital treatment in the country. Contrary to e-Tourist Visa and e-Business Visa, the travelers of e-Medical visas are permitted with 3 entries during the validity of 60 days of their respective visas.
Moreover, two medical attendants are also permitted to travel along with the patient by applying for an e-Medical Attendant Visa. The validity and instructions for the e-Medical Attendant Visa holders will remain the same as of Indian e-medical visa holders.
Eligibility for Obtaining e-Medical Visa:
Before applying for a medical visa for India online, make sure you have gone through the initial treatment process in your own country and being referred for further treatment guidance in India.
For your application of e-Medical visa to get approved, the applicant must go for a treatment at a recognized institution that specializes in the treatment process. If you are planning to visit a specialist but not a recognized hospital, then your India e-visa application will never be approved.
The applicant must check the list of eligible countries that can apply for an e-Medical visa for India before filling up the online form.
The following types of afflictions are considered first during the approval process of medical visa to India:
- Heart-related problems
- Renal disorder
- Gene- therapy
- Joint replacement
- Plastic surgery
- Ophthalmic disorders
- Organ transplantation
- Congenital disorders
- Ayurveda treatment
An applicant whose reason to apply for the India e-Medical Visa is surrogacy, will not be able to obtain it.
Indian e-Medical visa is non-convertible and cannot be extended until and unless the valid reasons for certain conditions are proved.
Documents Required for Obtaining e-Medical Visa:
- Scanned copy of the information page of the passport demonstrating the photograph and the personal details of the applicant
- Scanned copy of the letter from a recognized hospital in India with the recommended admission date on the letterhead of the hospital
- For the e-Medical Attendant Visa, only the scanned copy of the bio page of the passport is required that shows the photo and personal details of the applicant.
A clear digital passport size photograph with the white-colored or plain light-colored background is required for both, the e-Medical visa applicant and the e-Medical visa applicant.
The documents need to be uploaded in the PDF format, with a size of 10 KB not exceeding 300 KB, while the format of the digital photograph must be JPEG having the size of 10 KB to 1 MB.
Cost of Obtaining e-Medical Visa India:
Besides having a trouble-free obtaining process, the e-Medical visa is also budget-friendly.
The citizens of Japan, Sri Lanka and Singapore need to pay only $25 to obtain an e-Medical visa.
$100 needs to be paid by the citizens of the USA, Ukraine, UK, Russia and Mozambique.
The citizens of all the other remaining eligible countries have to pay the fees amounting to $80 for obtaining an e-Medical visa.
It is important to remember that the fees of e-Visa for all the foreign nationals are non-refundable, whether the e-Visa is granted or rejected.
A minor amount of 2.5% will be charged on the relevant fees as bank transaction charges for e-medical visa and e-medical attendant visa.
The processing time for the e-Medical visa is around 4-7 business days and once approved, you will receive it in your email. If any medical emergency arrives suddenly, then you can opt for urgent processing of the e-Medical visa, by which you can receive your e-Medical visa in just 24-72 business hours.