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Content updated, February 2023

Apply for your Indian Medical eVisa in the comfort of your home!

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 can help you get the Indian e-Medical visa online, so you can avoid tedious paperwork and save time.

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 can receive medical treatment with the Indian Medical Visa?

Travelers from more than 160 countries who are looking for medical treatment 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 get 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?

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 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 $82.50 is applicable to all options.

  • Standard Processing: This option will take only 5 days and costs USD $74.99.
  • Rush Processing: Perfect for those with a little less time to spare, this option takes 3 days for a visa fee of USD $123.99.
  • Super Rush Processing: For a rush fee of USD $192.99, 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.

Can I travel with children?

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 at the top of this page, 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?

  • COVID testing requirements: There are no testing requirements.

Do I need to show a COVID-19 vaccination certificate to enter India?

No. COVID vaccination passports or certificates are not mandatory to enter India. However, travelers are encouraged to complete the primary vaccination series. Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest India travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.

Will I have to quarantine in India?

No, there are quarantine requirements in India.

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.

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)
  • Applicant's photo
  • Passport scan
  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

Important Instructions

  • The Indian Medical e-Visa allows Triple Entry.

  • Your passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India, and two blank pages.

  • 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.

  • You should carry a copy of the Indian visa along with you at the time of travel.

  • Applicants must arrive using the same passport which they used when applying for the Medical e-Visa.

  • With the Indian Medical e-Visa, you can enter the country only through 29 designated Airports which are: (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.

  • 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.

  • iVisa is a legitimate company, accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information, see the FAQs below.


Please contact our customer service team, who will gladly help you resolve the issue. Our visa experts are available 24/7.

Our iVisa experts review all visa applications and documentation before submission to government authorities to help you avoid rejections. However, if government officials find any errors and reject your application, iVisa will refund your iVisa processing fee.

Note: Government fees will not be refunded.

You may also reapply for an India Medical eVisa if your application has been canceled or rejected.

Applicants can submit an India Medical eVisa application as early as four months before their planned date of arrival in India. Visitors should apply at least four days before their trip to India to allow time for application processing.
If this happens, please get in touch with our 24/7 customer service team immediately so that we can help you fix the problem as soon as possible.
You will receive the document via email once your application is accepted. In addition, you will receive an email notification if something is wrong with the application.
At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.

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