Medical visa is granted to only those applicants whose purpose is to travel to another country for medical treatment.
Patient should seek treatment at a recognized/reputed/specialized hospital/healthcare center in India.
The patient is allowed with maximum two medical attendants to accompany him/her. They can be his/her family members or close associates.
Serious ailments like neurosurgery, joint replacements ophthalmic disorders, renal disorders, cardiac problems, congenital disorders, organ transplantations, radiotherapy, plastic surgery, gene therapy and others are of primary considerations in granting a medical visa. The list of treatments is non-exhaustive.
Important Documents Required for Indian Medical Visa Application from the UK
Passport with 6 months validity and two blank pages.
Visa fee in Great Britain Pound.
Two current 50mm x 50mm photographs.
Print of correctly filled online application form with applicant’s signature.
Official letters signed and stamped from the concerned hospital in India should be provided on the letterhead of the hospital with applicant’s details. The letter should be addressed to the HCI, London or its respective consulates.
Fill up the important credentials: your country’s name, high commission, date of birth, nationality, e-mail id, expected date of arrival in India and visa type. Enter the access code and click Continue.
The form consists of a total of three pages. Fill up each page of the form with your correct details. Click Save and Continue at the bottom after you finish filling up each page.
Enter details of your family address and your profession or occupation.
Enter your medical visa application details regarding the hospital in your country and the concerned hospital in India, duration of treatment, no. of entries, purpose of visit, expected date of journey, expected time of arrival and departure, other information, details about SAARC country visit and reference.
If you travel to India for your treatment only through Vaidam’s assistance but do not have a reference in India, then you can provide Vaidam’s office address and contact number of patient relations as mentioned here.
You can upload your picture or paste it after you take out a print of the filled application form. If you want to upload your recent picture in the online form, click on Upload Photo.
After you click Save and Continue on the third page, a preview containing all your details will appear.
Go through them thoroughly. Click on Modify/Edit if there is any mistake.
Click on Verified and Continue if all the data entered by you are correct.
Go through the set of instructions that appear on the new window and press OK for final registration. To modify details click Cancel.
After clicking OK a window will appear where you would have to select the appointment date for submission of application at the Mission Counter. Click on Confirm the Appointment.
Another new window will open after you have clicked on Confirm the Appointment, bearing two options to Print or Save the online application. Save the online application. Do not print it immediately as you may lose the application by doing so.
Click on Print Registered Application to get the hardcopy of your application form.
If you haven’t uploaded your picture in the online application form, then paste it in the photo box on the first page. The photograph should be exactly the same size as the box (2inch X 2inch).
Put your signature on the rectangular box just below the photo box. Do the same in the box at the bottom of the second page.
Finally, submit the application form along with the required documents at the Mission Counter on the appointed date, mentioned at the right margin of the application, during the working hours (0900 hours – 1200 hours).
Indian Medical Visa Processing Fee
GBP 89 is charged for the processing of Indian medical visa. A service charge of GBP 9.44 is added to the visa fee that is incurred by the M/s VFS Worldwide Holdings Limited.
All the visa services have been outsourced to the external service provider by the High Commission of India, London and Consulate General of India, Birmingham and Edinburgh.
Except for Emergency applications and those holding UN/Diplomatic/Official passports, everyone has to submit their visa applications with the only service partner of the High Commission of India, M/s VF Worldwide Holdings Ltd.
Indian Medical Visa Processing Time
Medical visa processing time may vary as it is individually scrutinized by the High Commission of India itself. Roughly, it takes about 3 – 5 days for processing Indian medical visa in UK.
Minimum 6 – 8 working days for non-UK passport holders staying in UK for less than 2 years.
Minimum 7 – 8 weeks for nationals or origins of Pakistan.
About 15 working days for nationals of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, China.
Contact Details and Working Hours of Indian High Commission in the UK
High Commission of India
India House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA
02086295950 (0930 to 1700 hrs on all working days)
020 7632 3035 (after office hours)
020 7836 4331
0915 hours to 1745 hours, Monday to Friday
Contact Details of Indian Visa and Consular Application Centres in the UK
Working Hours: 0830 - 1530
Applicants should book an appointment to submit their visa applications.
Mode of Payment:
Postal Order (payable to VF Services UK)
All major credit cards (except American Express & Diners Card)
Personal or company cheques and cash are not accepted
No applications will be accepted by post.
Address of Visa Application Centres
London - Goswell Road
142-148 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7DU
London - Hounslow
The Vista Centre, First Floor – Part A Block50 Salisbury RoadHounslowTW4 6JQ
5 -14 South Road, Smethwick, Birmingham, B67 7BN
1 Rennie’s Isle, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6QT
50 Devonshire Street North, Manchester, M12 6JH
Office 404, 4th Floor, Premier Business Centre, 20 Adelaide Street, Belfast. BT2 8GD
Suite 102A, QC30 Queen Charlotte Street, Bristol BS1 4HJ
Skipton Chamber 16-18 North Parade, Bradford, BD13HT
Gunner House, Neville Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 5DF
Suite No 207, Second Floor, Graeme House, Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7ZH
C/OPeepul's Centre, Leicester, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester, LE4 6DP
Central Chambers,2nd floor, Suite 201-202, 93 Hope Street, Glasgow, G26LD
Medical Visa Information After Your Arrival in India
Medical Visa Extension
Visa extension is required when one needs more time for his or her recovery that goes beyond his departure date from India. In that case the patient requires an official letter from the concerned hospital authority stating his/her ailment, treatment procedure and the number of days he/she would take to recover completely to go back to his/her own country. The applicant has to go to the FRRO office with the letter and the required documents to extend his/her stay in the country.
Foreign Regional Registration Office controls the registration, departure visa extension and other nuances of the foreign nationals regarding their passports, visa and their stay in India. Foreigners have to register themselves in the FRRO office once they arrive in India. Below is mentioned the documents that are required for FRRO registration:
To get more information on Medical Visa Extension and FRRO services click here.
E-Tourist Visa from Zimbabwe to India
E-tourist visa can be used for medical travel when patients require short term medical treatments or check-ups. Here are the documents that are required for E-tourist visa.
PDF version of the scanned first page of the passport.
The size of the PDF should be 10KB to 300KB.
A digital photograph is to be uploaded. The photograph should maintain the following criteria:
Size: 10KB to 1MB
The height and width of the photo should be equal.
Photo should have full face, front view and eyes open.
Center head within the frame. Head from top of the hair to the bottom of the chin of the individual should be prominent.
Background should be plain light colored or white.
There should be no shadows on the face or on the background.
The photo should not have any borders.
Assistance in Medical Visa
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