The Indian government grants medical visa for foreign nationals across the world seeking specialty medical treatment in India for extended periods. A visa-on-arrival system for tourists from few selected countries has been instituted by government of India, which allows foreign nationals to stay in India for upto 60 days for medical procedures. Maximum of two attendants who are blood relatives are permissible to accompany the patient under separate Medical Attendant visas. The validity of Medical Attendant Visa will be same as the patient Medical visa. The preliminary duration of Medical visa is up to a year or dependent on duration of the treatment, whichever is less. The visa allows maximum of 3 entries during 1 year.
The medical visa is based on certain conditions that are outlined above, but it is required to ensure that people who are immigrating to India are genuinely doing so for the purpose of receiving treatment. Indian immigration authorities require the following criteria to be satisfied due to the above mentioned reasons –
It is necessary for foreign nationals with 'M' visa that they should register themselves with the concerned FRROs / FROs within 14 days after they arrive in India.
Attendants or members of the family of patients traveling to India will be provided with miscellaneous visas equivalent to the 'M' Visa of patient. These visas are given to the partner / children / in patient's' blood relations. Please take note that only up to 2 attendants are put into consideration for miscellaneous visas in one go. These visas are known as MX visas. Such attendants also have to get register themselves with the local FRROs / FROs within fourteen days of entering India.
Medical visa to India is given either for the duration of the treatment or for duration of a year, whichever is less. Extension of this visa up to another year is also possible year on the orders of the State Governments or FRROs, if recognized hospital of India gives a medical certificate. If more extension is needed then on the suggestion of the State Government / FRROs coupled with suitable medical papers, the Ministry of Home Affairs can give a validation. This kind of a visa can get not more than 3 entries in one year. in case of emergencies, State Governments / FRROs has the ability to allow an additional entry.
Nationals of all foreign countries along with those of Sri Lanka, Pakistan, China and Bangladesh can obtain a medical visa to India. However, the registration formalities for citizens of Bangladesh and Pakistan will necessarily have to match the requirements that are given in Para 106 and Para 118, for citizens of Bangladesh and citizens of Pakistan consecutively, in the Visa Manual. The citizens of these two countries are required to conform about their date of arrival and departure according to the present policies of their countries. Patients from Pakistan and Bangladesh are required to complete their registration within the first 24 hours at the nearest Police Station/Commissioner’s Office on entry within India. These are the conditions and rules as mentioned in the document issued by the Government of India.
No more tourist visas for surrogacy in India. The legal and regulatory frameworks regarding surrogacy in India are subject to change. Individuals considering entering into an overseas commercial surrogacy arrangement are urged to exercise extreme caution. You should seek independent legal advice and keep informed of developments.
India has partnered with VFS for most of its Visa Application processes globally. While you are looking for particular requirements to travel from your country, it’s best to check this: http://www.vfsglobal.com/index.asp
One the bottom left, just choose ‘India’ as the visiting country & select the country you are applying form.
You can also refer to India’s Bureau of Immigration website to learn more about India’s Visa requirements and regulations:
http://boi.gov.in/content/registration-requirements-foreign-national. For a detailed explanation on your Visa requirements, please connect with our Visa team by dropping a mail at [email protected]
Ela helps in gathering all requirements and papers required for the visa form the hospital & doctor you are planning to visit to. New patients must send over a copy of their passport (including attendants) to receive a Visa invitation letter from the hospital. Once the patient receives the hospital’s invitation letter, it is imperative to share their flight itinerary with the International Representatives.
For more specific questions and assistance with preparing your travel documents, simply fill in the form on the right-hand side to talk with our International Representative. For a detailed explanation on your Visa requirements, please connect with our Visa team by dropping a mail at [email protected]
When planning on travelling abroad, it is imperative to prepare and bring along the necessary documents required to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience. Here is a list of documents you need to bring before your departure to India:
For a detailed explanation on your Checklist requirements, please connect with our International Travel Desk by dropping a mail at [email protected] or fill the enquiry form on this page.
Give us your travel requirements and Ela International Patient Services team will help you book flight tickets for your travel from your home country to India and back. We also are tied up with several World’s leading Travel Companies to who are accredited members of bodies like TAAI, IATO, and TAFI.
Leave all your worries with Ela & its Travel partners and we will plan it meticulously while taking care of all your requirements, travel insurances, and will ensuring that your entire trip is just seamless.
For more specific questions and assistance with preparing your travel documents, simply fill in the form on the right-hand side to talk with our International Representative. For a detailed explanation on your Travel requirements, please connect with our Travel Assistance and Insurance team by dropping a mail at [email protected]
You have multiple options to Choose from for your accommodation in India. You can either select Service Apartment or hotel rooms for your stay during the visit. It’s best to choose an accommodation close to your chosen hospital / clinic so that it’s easier to commute. While Ela can help you book one, its advisable to just browse through the options as per the budget and service levels and then reach out to Ela to understand options in detail.
The following hotel aggregators provide you multiple options to choose from:
For booking just type in your exact location and these portal will show you nearby options. Don’t forget to apply filters you prefer: such as No of Positive Reviews, Rating, breakfast inclusions, etc.
For a detailed explanation on your Accommodation requirements, please connect with our Accommodation Assistance team by dropping a mail at [email protected] or fill the enquiry form on this page.
Ela Relationship Officer will assist you at all times while your fertility treatment is underway. The Ela Relationship Officer will assist you in Admission and discharge formalities, collecting medicines from Pharmacy and with reports from Laboratory. Also you can call your Officer - 24x7 - for any emergency assistance and he/she will always be there to help you through your fertility journey.
All these services comes at no cost from Ela. For more specific questions and assistance simply fill in the form on this page or connect with our International Help Desk by mailing at [email protected]
For any medical emergency you must directly call your doctor in-charge and the doctor shall make necessary arrangements for the same. At the time of initiation of you treatment, you will be shared with all direct numbers to your doctor and Ela Fertility buddy to assist you through your Fertility treatment.
Please note, following are some additional emergency helpline numbers:
Once you arrive at the airport, you have following numerous options to choose from in terms of local travel and transfer.
All cabs are equipped with A/C, Digital Cab Meters and Credit Card or Cash payments options. Taxi fares vary depending on the kilometres to your destination. The fare is typically in the range of INR 12-25 per kilometre (US 0.30 $ per kilometre) depending on the cab operator.
For a detailed explanation on your Local Travel requirements, please connect with our Local Transfer team by dropping a mail at [email protected] or fill the enquiry form on this page.
Get interpreters to help you communicate in any language you want, be it Arabic, German, Chinese, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Swahili, Korean or any other. Ela International Patient Services can assist you with all.
For booking your Interpreter services, please connect with our Language Interpreter Services team by dropping a mail at [email protected] or fill the enquiry form on this page.
Now enjoy the benefit of ordering medicines right from your mobile phone with discounts of more than 40% on MRP. Also get them delivered right at your doorsteps in no time. One of our major Partner Online Pharmacy is Pharmeasy. Its a leading online pharmacy provider, is present in more than 30 cities in India. Just download the Pharmeasy App on either Google play store or Apple Itunes and make your orders right away.
For any queries, please connect with our International Patient Services team by dropping a mail at [email protected] or fill the enquiry form on this page.
Keeping a tab on your diet is one of the most important aspects towards a healthy fertility and pregnancy Journey. With Ela, get a personal Diet and Nutrition expert for diet counseling during your stay in India and even when you are back to your country. There is no substitute for this personalised advice and connect.
For any queries, please connect with our Diet and Nutrition Counselling team by dropping a mail at [email protected] or fill the enquiry form on this page.