Medical visa is only granted to those whose only purpose to travel to another is 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 Zambia
Print of completed online application form.
Original passport with minimum 6 months validity and two blank pages and its photocopy.
Original and photocopy of Residency Permit.
Original and photocopy of Yellow Fever Certificate acquired not more than 10 days before the applicant’s arrival in India.
Two recent passport size photographs. The photos should be:
51 x 51 mm of size
There should be no shadow on the applicant’s face.
His/her face should cover 70 – 80% of the frame.
The applicant’s face should be clearly visible from head to chin.
He/she should have a neutral expression and eyes should be wide open.
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Original and photocopy of the official letter of recommendation by the local doctor or the hospital stating the applicant’s need to have a medical treatment in India.
Original and photocopy of the official letter from the concerned reputed/recognized/specialized hospital in India mentioning details about the applicant’s name, passport details, date of arrival and the medical attendant who will be accompanying him.
The applicant has to submit his/her visa application directly to the High Commission in person.
Online application of Indian Medical Visa from Zambia
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 – 1100 hours).
Indian Medical Visa Processing Fee
The Indian medical processing fee is to be submitted in cash. There is no facility for debit or credit card systems. The cost of medical visa processing fee is ZMK 800.
Indian Medical Visa Processing Time
About 3 working days are required by the High Commission to process medical visa.
Contact Details and Working Hours of Indian High Commission in Zambia
High Commission of India in Lusaka, Zambia
High Commissioner: H.E. Mr. Gaddam Dharmendra
Second Secretary (Political, Information, Culture & ITEC): Mr. S.S. Barwal
Submission of Medical Visa Application: 09:00am – 11:00am. Applications are not received after 11:00am.
Delivery of passports and other documents: 1600 – 1645 hours.
High Commission remains closed on weekends (Saturday and Sunday).
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: