Medical Visa is meant for those foreigners whose sole objective of visit to India is to seek medical treatment in established/recognized/specialized Hospital /Treatment Centres in India for serious ailments. The applicant is required to produce Medical certificate/advice from established/ recognized/specialized Hospital/Treatment Centres in India confirming the dates, place(s) and the duration of the treatment. Although not exhaustive, the following list of ailments would be of primary consideration: Serious ailments like neuro-surgery; ophthalmic disorders; heart-related problems; renal disorders; organ transplantation; congenital disorders; gene-therapy; radio-therapy; plastic surgery; joint replacement, etc.
The initial duration of the Visa is up to a year or the period of the treatment, whichever is less. The Visa will be valid for a maximum of 3 entries during the 1 year.
Medical Attendant Visa
Medical Attendant Visa is meant for the attendant / family members of the patient coming to India for medical treatment. This visa is co-terminus with Medical Visa of the patient. Maximum two persons (Attendant and family members of the patient) will be granted this visa. The applicant is required to produce a letter from established/recognized/specialized Hospital/Treatment Centres in India confirming that assistance is required by the patient on Medical Visa with the Medical Attendant's name included in the said letter.
Surrogacy is banned in India. No visa will be issued to foreign nationals (including Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders) intending to visit India for commissioning surrogacy.
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