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Last updated: June 2022
If you’re planning to receive medical care in India, but you’re not sure what documentation you need, you’ve come to the right place. Find out everything you need to know about the India Medical Visa requirements here.
The experts at iVisa.com can help you obtain the Indian e-Medical visa online, so you can avoid tedious paperwork and save time. In addition to the Indian Medical Visa, you also have the opportunity to add the India Self Declaration Form while applying.
What is the India Medical Visa?
The Indian Medical Visa is an official, authorized travel document that allows you entry to and travel in India for short-term medical treatment and medical tourism. This medical treatment should be recognized at an authorized hospital or treatment center in the country. It allows you to receive medical treatment without any restrictions.
Who is eligible to receive medical treatment with the Indian Medical Visa?
Travelers in search of medical treatment from more than 160 countries can apply for an India e-Medical Visa. Travelers who apply online for the electronic Medical Visa program just have to provide information and documents concerning their treatment and pay the fee. You’ll have to obtain a visa before traveling to India.
How long is the Indian Medical Visa valid for?
The Indian Medical Visa is valid for 60 days after arrival. This means that from the moment you get your Indian visa issued, and you enter India, you’ll have to make sure you get your treatment and account for healing and aftercare within this period. It allows for Triple Entry into the country.
What requirements and documents do I need to obtain the Indian Medical Visa and the self-declaration form?
The list of requirements to apply for the e-Medical visa for India depends on your nationality. Generally, you’ll need to provide the following information and documents for the online application:
- Copy of your passport with a valid expiration date (min. 6 months of validity from the date of arrival).
- Letter from the Indian hospital where the applicant will receive treatment.
- Yellow fever vaccination card, especially if you’re coming from a yellow fever risk country.
- Return ticket to your home country on an onward ticket to another country.
- Proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay in India.
- Email address to receive confirmation of your eVisa.
- A debit or credit card to pay for the visa fees.
- Recent passport photo. If you don't have one, you can use the convenient iVisa.com passport photo service.
Do I need an Indian Medical Visa if I’m transiting through the country?
This Indian e-Medical Visa is for medical treatment purposes only. A transit visa for India is not required by foreign nationals transiting by air, provided they do not leave the airport. Travelers by sea are also not required to get a transit visa as long as they do not leave the ship.
How do I apply for the Indian Medical Visa online?
To apply for the Indian Medical eVisa, you must complete this 3-step online process:
- Step 1: Fill out the online request form and choose your preferred processing time.
- Step 2: Review the information, correct any mistakes, and pay for the fees with a debit or credit card.
- Step 3: Upload the documents required and click ‘Submit’ once you’re ready to apply.
All travel documents will be sent by email. We advise you to both print your documents and save these on your digital device.
While applying for an Indian Medical Visa, you’ll be asked to provide a Medical Invitation Letter. This document is not difficult to get if you’re looking to get a medical procedure in India. Simply ask for the letter from the hospital where you are being treated.
What are the costs of obtaining an India Medical Visa?
The visa fees vary depending on the processing speed you select. Faster options are available for an extra fee.
A standard government visa fee of USD 102.50 is applicable to all options.
- Standard Processing: This option will take only 5 days and costs USD 49.99.
- Rush Processing: Perfect for those with a little less time to spare, this option takes 3 days for a visa fee of USD 86.99.
- Super Rush Processing: For a rush fee of USD 126.99, you’ll receive your approved visa in just 2 days.
The prices above include the government visa levy for the India e-Medical Visa and the professional fee of iVisa.com. If you want to add the Health Declaration Form during the process, an additional cost applies.
Traveling with minors
Every traveler that intends to enter the country will need to do an individual visa application for India, regardless of their age. When a child needs to travel to India for medical treatment and someone needs to accompany them, the additional traveler needs to apply for a Medical Attendant Visa.
When traveling with children, parents must keep in mind they might need to provide documentation to prove their relationship with the child. Please contact your nearest Indian embassy or consulate for more information.
Other visas for India
Unlike a tourist and business visa for India, travelers can enter the country up to three times with a medical visa or medical attendant visa.
Make sure to check if you are eligible for a tourist or business visa to enter the country using our Visa Checker widget, or refer to the FAQ section for more information.
COVID-19 requirements or restrictions
This page is regularly updated with COVID-19 rules for India, but please check local government information before booking your trip.
Do I need to show a COVID-19 test result to enter India?
Unvaccinated travelers must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. Travelers with recognized proof of vaccination and children under 5 are exempt from showing any test results.
- Note - COVID-19 test on arrival: 2% of arrivals will be tested on arrival at the airport.
Do I need to show a COVID-19 vaccination certificate to enter India?
Those who present a valid vaccination certificate for COVID-19, issued by certain countries, are exempt from pre-departure testing. Testing exemptions are only valid if both full doses and the certificate were issued in the departure country, and when 15 days have passed since the last dose. Further details on accepted vaccines and eligible nationalities can be found on the website of India’s health ministry.
Will I have to quarantine in India?
No, there are quarantine requirements in India.
What is the India Self Declaration Form?
The self-declaration form is an online document in which you declare your health status and details about your intended stay in India. It is obligatory to fill this out before entering the country and is valid for a single entry. All visitors must fill out the form.
What else should I keep in mind before traveling to India?
There are a few extra things to keep in mind before traveling to India:
- Always carry a physical copy of your India visa and present it to the immigration officer upon arrival in India.
- Nationals of Yellow Fever affected countries must be able to present a yellow fever vaccination card to the India immigration office, otherwise, you may have to quarantine for 6 days upon arrival in India.
What should I do after I receive the Indian Medical e-Visa?
Once you have received the approved Medical e-Visa, you must print at least one copy of the document and present it to the border authorities upon your arrival in India. Please present the visa along with the same passport that was used for the online application, and your self-declaration form.
How many Medical e-Visas can I obtain within a year?
You can be granted a maximum of 3 medical e-visas in any given calendar year (January - December).
Where can I learn more?
In case you have any questions about the medical visa or any other travel documents for India, you can reach out to our outstanding customer support team online or by email: [email protected]. They are available 24/7 to assist you in case you run into any difficulties.
Required Documents to Apply
Hospital Letter (if applicable)
Passport Personal Details Scan
Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
The Indian Medical e-Visa allows for Triple Entry
The Indian Medical e-Visa is valid for 60 days after arrival. You can enter India on any date within this period.
The visa holder can stay in the territory of the country for no more than 60 days in Total.
The applicant should carry a copy of the Indian visa along with him/her at the time of travel.
The Indian Medical e-Visa is valid for entry through 29 designated Airports (i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Cochin, Goa, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Gaya, Jaipur, Lucknow, Trichy, Varanasi, Calicut, Mangalore, Pune, Nagpur, Coimbatore, Bagdogra, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Visakhapatnam, Madurai, Bhubaneswar, Port Blair, and Kannur) and 5 designated seaports (i.e. Mumbai, Cochin, Mormugao, Chennai, New Mangalore). However, travelers can exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.
The Indian Medical e-Visa is non-extendable.
Your passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India, and two blank pages.
Nationals of Yellow Fever affected countries must carry a yellow fever vaccination card at the time of arrival in India, otherwise they may be quarantined for 6 days upon arrival in India. See Yellow Fever countries here
Applicants must arrive using the same passport with which they used when applying for the Medical e-Visa.
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Do I need a COVID-19 vaccination certificate to enter India?
- It is not mandatory to be fully vaccinated to travel to India, but it is highly recommended for international travel. If you have a recognized vaccination certificate, you are exempted from testing requirements.
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- Travelers will be considered fully vaccinated if 15 days have passed since the completion of a COVID-19 vaccination schedule.
Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest India travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.
Do I need to take a COVID-19 PCR test before traveling to India?
- COVID-19 test prior to arrival: PCR within 72 hours.
- COVID-19 test on arrival: 2% of arrivals will be tested on arrival at the airport.
- COVID-19 test exemptions: Children under 5 and travelers with recognized proof of vaccination are exempted.
- Recognized proof of vaccination certificates are from Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Eswatini, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Philippines, Qatar, Fiji, Republic of Korea, Romania, Rwanda, St. Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Palestine, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, The United Kingdom, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Turks & Caicos Islands, UAE, Uganda, Ukraine, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.
I was issued with a 5-year visa in 2021 or before, is it still valid?
What conditions must the applicant’s passport meet for the Indian Medical e-Visa?
Your passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India and two blank pages.
What are the ports of entry and exit to India that I may use when using the Medical Indian e-Visa?
Do I need to enter India on the exact date specified in my Medical e-Visa application?
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