What is Indian E-Medical Visa?

e-Medical Visa is granted to a foreigner whose sole objective of visiting India is undergoing  medical treatment in Indian Hospitals 

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are the eligibility conditions for availing e-Visa services-
  i. Nationals of countries listed on the e-Visa website https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/ are eligible to apply for e-Visa Services.
  ii. Foreigners whose sole objective for visiting India is
    (a) Medical treatment, including treatment under Indian systems of medicine
    (b) As attendant to e-Medical visa holder
  iii. Passport should have at least six months validity at the time of making application for grant of e-Visa and a re-entry permit, if that is required under the law of the country of nationality of the applicant.
   The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.
  iv. The foreigner should have return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
  v. Foreigners of Pakistani origin or having Pakistani Passport are not eligible for e-Visa. Foreigners who are not Pakistani nationals, but whose parents or grandparents (either paternal or maternal) was born
   in, or was permanently resident in Pakistan, are also not eligible for e-Visa. They may apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.
  vi. Not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders or Laissez-passer/ international travel document holders.
  vii. Not available to individuals endorsed on Parent’s/Spouse’s Passport i.e. each individual should have a separate passport.

For details regarding procedure for applying, please visit our website: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/

For e-Medical, e-Medical Attendant and e-Conference visa, applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival. Such application can be made 120 days in advance from proposed date of travel.

Yes. Immediately after you submit your e-Visa application and make the payment, you will receive a confirmation of submission of your application on the email id provided by you while filling up your application form

Your e-Visa application may take 72 hours or more for processing. You will be intimated about your Visa status (Granted or Rejected) on your email id provided by you in the e-Visa application.

Yes, you may check the status of your e-Visa application by visiting  website: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/ and clicking on ‘Check your Visa Status’ Tab provided on the website.

For e-Medical Visa, the validity would be 60 days from the date of first arrival in India and triple entry will be allowed within the e-Visa validity period stamped on your Passport.
   For e-Medical Attendant Visa, the validity would be 60 days from the date of first arrival in India and triple entry will be allowed within the e-Visa validity period stamped on your Passport.

A Copy of Letter from the Hospital concerned in India on its letterhead which includes the tentative date of admission/treatment in the hospital mentioning the name, nationality and Passport number of the patient/ e-Medical Visa applicant

Only two e-Medical Attendant Visas will be granted against one e-Medical Visa (patient).

All the foreigners arriving in India within 6 days of departure from any yellow fever endemic country are required to possess (in original) a valid yellow fever certificate of vaccination.
   List of Yellow fever vaccination countries-

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Why choose india for treatment

With a large number of patients travelling to India for medical tourism every year, it has led to a wide range of treatment cost options for patients travelling from different countries.

A person coming to India for their medical treatment can save 30 to 70 per cent including the cost of ticket expenses & accommodation.

Indian Hospitals have earned the reputation as world-class institutions with state-of-the-art technology. They can treat even the most difficult medical cases such as organ transplants, cardiovascular surgery, eye surgery, etc. Indian hospitals are equipped with high technologies such as Gamma knife, Cyberknife, IMRT, brain suite, Novelix TX, PET Scan, IGRT, etc.

Most of the leading hospital in India are accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI) National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) and National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). The Hospitals  maintain the highest standard of medical care.

India has highly trained experts & doctors, trained in international institutions, coupled with years of experience to deliver just the right medical outcomes. The team of highly qualified doctors have several unique achievements to their credits, but the most important thing is our multi-disciplinary approach to providing the best possible treatment for each patient.

e-Medical Visa is granted to a foreigner whose sole objective of visiting India for medical
treatment including treatment under Indian systems of medicine.


Indian hospital ranking 2022

Rank Hospital Score City

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

New Delhi

Medanta The Medicity


Apollo Hospital Chennai


The Christian Medical College


PGIMER - Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research


Breach Candy Hospital


P. D. Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre


Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute


Sir Ganga Ram Hospital


Indraprastha Apollo Hospital


Ranking Source: Newsweek 

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