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Visa Information

Are you planning to travel abroad for your medical treatment?

Passport is the first and foremost requirement for anyone who wants to travel to another country. If you have passport then comes the Visa, which is a permission request to the country authorities you wish to visit. For patients who travel to other countries for their treatment, a medical visa is a must.

The authorities scrutinize the need and reason of a patient to travel out of his country for medical treatment/ health enhancements. We will issue a Medical Visa Letter for you which will enhance and fasten your medical visa process from the respective embassy. This visa facilitation letter plays a crucial role in getting timely visa approval.

We will also assist you in getting visa for attendant/family members of the patient. Once the process of visa is completed, we will take the rest of the responsibility in making the appropriate arrangements for all your needs.

PLEASE NOTE -   PLEASE NOTE - Apart from Yellow Fever vaccination certificate as per Government of India mandate, all passengers arriving India effective 14th February 2014 from Kenya, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Israel, Pakistan, Nigeria and Somalia will have to carry Oral Polio Vaccination (OPV) Certificate taken six week prior to entry. This certificate is mandatory for both Adults and Children. All travelers from these seven countries will now be required to have in their possession a written record of vaccination (patient-retained record) for polio, preferably using IHR 2005 International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis from a hospital or Centre administering OPV

Specific Requirements Country Wise 

  • Yellow Fever Certificate is compulsory for the visit to India
  • Bank statement for last three months. The Account's statement should be certified by the bank and must indicate the name of the applicant, full address and telephone/fax numbers.
  • A separate letter giving full details of previous visits to India, including periods of stay
  • Your CV/bio-data
  • A separate letter which gives your present occupation and detailed purpose of your intended visit to India.
  • In case of someone else bank-statement, please enclose the affidavit of the person sponsoring the expenses along with the copy of the photo identity card bearing the signature of the sponsor.
  • Letter from the local hospital/doctor
  • Complete copies of treatment record from the local hospital
  • Letter from the Indian hospital which must also be mailed by the hospital authorities to High Commission at High Commission's mail box (see above)
  • Proof of relationship of accompanying the patient and a letter indicating relationship
  • Certificate from panel doctor/hospital after examination of the patient's condition, requirements and availability of the treatment in India.
WHO CAN APPLY?

Applicants wishing to visit India for medical treatment should apply for Medical Visa (MV). Medical Visa is issued on the basis preliminary medical advice from the country of origin/residence and have been advised to go for specialized treatment. Person accompanying the patient would be issued Medical Attendant Visa (MX). Medical Visa would generally be issued up to 1 year or the period of treatment which ever is less. All applicants visiting India on medical visa are required to get registered with in 14 days of arrival with concerned Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO).
The checklist for the application category that you apply for will provide details on which specific forms you may need to download. In some instances, there may be more than one form. Complete a separate checklist and application form/s for each person applying. Ensure the documents are completed accurately and signed where needed.

CHECKLIST AND ADDITIONAL FORMS:
PHOTO SPECS:

Photographs should be in color and strictly as per the specifications below:-

Taken against a light colored ( WHITE / OFFWHITE Preferred ) background so that features are distinguishable and in contrast against the background. Printed on photographic paper.

Frame Subject with Full Face, Front view, Eyes open.

Should show full face (without sunglasses and normally without a hat or cap). Head coverings are not permitted except for Religious reasons, but the facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of the face must be clearly shown.

The face should be in the middle of the frame.

Provide recent photographs (not more than 6 months old)

Ensure no distracting shadows on the face or background. Un-mounted - 2 inch x 2 inch in size. - VISA applications only. (One copy for each application in most visa cases. Exceptions apply-please see details for same under your selected visa type)

There is one self-service Photo-booth available at each of our centres in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The photo-booth is a self operating standard Adult photo facility and cannot be adjusted to assist with Infant, Children or Special Needs applicants' photographs

PROCESSING TIME:

Strictly do not finalize travel plans before receiving the service applied for. All processing times below are average processing times. Please plan your travel accordingly.

VFS/Government of India would not be responsible for any inconvenience/problems faced as a result of finalizing travel plans before obtaining the relevant service.

Applicants sending their documents by Post/Courier are requested to ensure that they are completed and meet requirements. Processing times mentioned do not include transit time by post/courier. Transit times by Courier are generally 1-3 days on average and may be higher in remote or rural areas.

Incomplete applications will lead to an increase in processing time and applicants will need to comply with any changes in the procedure that may occur during this time. As a part of Processing Incomplete applications are returned and Courier Return fees will apply. See terms and conditions for further details


FOR VISAS: TURN AROUND TIMES FOR COMPLETE VISA APPLICATIONS.

Average of 5 Working Days: For Applications submitted in Canberra and Brisbane.Average of 5 Working Days: For Applications submitted in Melbourne.

Average of 5 Working Days: For Applications submitted in Sydney and Adelaide.Average of 3 Working Days: For Applications submitted in Perth.Most visa applications for Australian nationals and permanent residents of Australia would be processed with in the above mentioned period after submission of application except for below categories.

A minimum of 45 days but could take more time
Nationals of Pakistan or any applicant (irrespective of current nationality) who previously held Pakistani nationality.

A minimum of 45 days but could take more time
Applicants applying for Tourist visa with in one month of expiry of their previous Tourist visa.

10th working day

Non-Australians from countries other than Afghanistan, China, Macau, Taiwan, HongKong, DPRK, Iran, Pakistan.

A minimum of 4 weeks but could take more time
Nationals of Afghanistan, China, Macau,Taiwan, HongKong DPRK, Iran OR any applicant (irrespective of current nationality) who was previously a national of any of these countries

A minimum of 45 days but could take more time
Applicants applying for conferences/seminars/workshops visa who are/ were Nationals of Afghanistan, China, Macau, Taiwan, HongKong, Iran, Iraq, Sudan and Pakistan (irrespective of current nationality)

OR

Participants of conferences/seminars/workshops who are required to visit 'Restricted' or 'Protected' areas in India, or areas affected by terrorism, militancy and extremism etc. viz. Jammu & Kashmir and the North Eastern States.

FEES:
  • Credit card surcharge of 1.5% applicable for card payments. Debit card surcharge of $1 applicable for EFTPOS payments at the counter. Only Master card or Visa cards issued in Australia are acceptable
EMERGENCY PROCESSING FEES:

Issued for Business travelers, requiring to travel in an emergency or in the case of travel required for an urgent medical condition /death of a close relative a Consular Emergency fee of $141 + VFS Emergency Processing Fee of $88 (inclusive of GST) is applicable over an above standard fees.

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

Preferred mode of payment

At the application centre by Credit Card / EFTPOS

At the application centre in Cash

OTHER PAYMENT MODES

Fees can be paid by Money Order/Postal Order, in favor of, "VFS Services Australia Pty Ltd"

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
  • The Embassy of India, Bahrain has outsourced its visa services to M/s OCTIC International, Bahrain. For visa related guidelines please visit M/s OCTIC International website
  • Only recent passport size color photograph showing full frontal view of the face without dark/coloured glasses will be accepted.
  • Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan nationals are required to apply in Visa Application Form specifically meant for them.
  • For cases requiring reference to country of origin/domicile, an additional fee of BD 6.000 towards communication charges will be levied. Reference is NOTrequired to be made in the case of Bahraini nationals (except those of Pakistani origin) and foreigners having valid Residential Permit of Bahrain.
  • Cases requiring reference will be granted Visa only after receipt of approval from concerned authorities.
  • The Embassy has the sole discretion to determine duration of the Visa and the number of Entries in each case. Visa can be refused to any person without assigning any reason.
  • The date of delivery (for cases other than those requiring reference and for Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lankan nationals) will be indicated at the time of acceptance of form.
  • Fee shown in the site is as prescribed by the Government of India and is subject to change without prior notice. The applicable fee will be informed to the applicant at the counter at the time of acceptance of form.

Students desirous of studying in India are required to submit proof of having deposited tuition fee for one year to the concerned University / College at the time of applying for student visa.

At the time of applying for visa, the student has also to submit proof of carrying at least US $ 2000 with him/her, if the duration of visa is for one year or more and US $ 1000/- if the duration is less than one year.

Students are strongly advised not to fall into the trap of getting visas or documents from unauthorized individuals or agents.

Students are advised to communicate with the International Students Centre or International Students Advisor of the concerned universities and institutes in order to get all the information required before they leave for India.

The following Visa fees will be applicable:

MEDICAL VISA
 
S. No. Type of visa Amount in BD
1. Upto 6 months(Single/Double) 31
2. 1 year(Single, Double, Triple or Multi-entry) 49

MEDICAL ATTENDANT VISA
 
S. No. Type of visa Amount in BD
1. Upto 6 months(Single/Double) 31
2. 1 year(Single, Double, Triple or Multi-entry) 49
TYPE OF VISA PURPOSE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
  • Medical Visa / Medical Attendant Visa -- 2 recent Passport size photos.
  • Properly filled up online application form with signatures (www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa).
  • Original Passport.
  • Photocopy of the passport with the relevant pages including residence visa page.
  • Letter from a recognized/reputed Indian hospital/treatment centre giving the date of consultation and admission in the hospital.
  • Valid medical documents from a recognized UAE hospital stating the illness.
  • Medical Attendant Visa
  • 2 recent Passport size photos
  • Properly filled up online application form with signatures (www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa).
  • Original Passport.
  • Document establishing relationship with the patient.
  • Copy of Medical credentials (In case medical professionals accompanying the patient).
  • Medical letter from recognized hospital with attendants name included is required or NOC from the patient

Note: Medical attendant visa would be granted to only those people who are accompanying the patient. (Maximum of two medical attendants)

Please ensure the following while submitting your Indian visa application

  • Original passport and photocopies of relevant pages
  • 6 months validity should be there in the passport
  • Minimum 2 blank pages in the passport
  • Online visa form filled up by the applicant and printed from the link: www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa
  • GCC nationals must provide a copy of a valid photo ID issued from UAE
  • UAE residents with Abu Dhabi or Al-Ain issued visa residing in Dubai/Northern Emirates must provide a copy of residency proof in their name (Tenancy contract, Electricity bill or Telephone bill)

Original passport valid for at least 6 months. The passport must have the holder's signature. If the passport is newly issued (within 6 months from the date of visa application), the previous passport also should be shown for verification. In case of dual nationality both the passports should be presented.

  • Two passport size photographs (5 photographs in case of Pakistani nationals).
  • Copies of supporting documents, passport and yellow fever vaccination certificate. All visa applicants going to India would have to undergo yellow fever vaccination 10 days prior to the application/departure.
  • In case of visas for minors on separate passports, a consent/sponsor letter from the parents should be submitted.
  • Duly completed application form. The visa application should be signed only by the applicant and it should tally with the signature in the passport. (Pakistani and Bangladeshi nationals need to apply on special application forms).
  • Please read all instructions on the application form carefully before filling it out.
  • Application forms should be filled up only in English, legibly and accurately.
  • Incomplete and illegible forms will be returned without service.

Fees

  • The visa fees are to be paid in Birr and in cash only.
  • Fees once received will not be refunded, even if the application is withdrawn or the service refused.
  • VISA Fee (for Visas valid up to 6 months - 1480)
HOW TO OBTAIN INDIAN VISA

The High Commission of India switched-over to Online Visa Application Filing for all applicants and all visa types w.e.f. 12th June 2012. Manually filled-in visa applications are no longer accepted.

Before coming to the High Commission of India, Accra, to submit the passport and visa applications, all visa applicants must complete the Online Visa Application Registration Form available on Website: http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/

Please ensure that all columns are filled in completely and correctly. The visa application will not be registered by the system unless the application form is completed properly.

While downloading the Visa Application Registration Form from Website, a Temporary Application ID will be created by the system. This must noted down by the applicants for future references. The application form has four pages. Please continue to the next page(s) by clicking on 'Save and Continue' until the last page of the form. After completing the form correctly, please click on 'Verified and Continue'. Upon clicking this, the form will be registered in the system and a dialogue box with the applicant's name and file number will appear. Click on 'PRINT FORM' on this dialogue box. Take a print out of the two page application form. Paste (not staple) one photograph (size 2 x 2 cm.) of the applicant on the space provided and clip with the application two more photo copies of the same photograph.

The printed form should be submitted physically in the High Commission on the next day or subsequent days along with:

  • Passport
  • Additional photographs
  • Fees
  • Other documentation required for the type of visa applied for, and any other relevant supporting documents. For information on types of visa, documentation required, etc., please visit the High Commission's Website: http://www.indiahc-ghana.com/

Visa applicants resident in Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone and Togo should submit the printed application form along with passport, fees and other documents to the Honorary Consulate of India in these countries for onward transmission to the High Commission of India in Accra.

The fees, in full, must be paid by applicants at the time of submission of the application form and passport at the High Commission. Visa fees, once paid, will not be refunded.

The visa application will further be processed by the High Commission officials and visa will be granted/refused subject to necessary clearances from the Indian authorities concerned. In certain cases, the High Commission will require the applicants to personally come to the High Commission to submit the application / clarify the data filled-in on the online application registration form.

While, in the normal course, visas will be issued within 48 hours of the submission of the application form and fees at the High Commission in respect of nationals of Ghana, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone and Togo, in the case of foreigners residing in these countries applying to the High Commission in Ghana will be issued visas only after clearance from the Indian Mission in the country of nationality of the applicant and subject to clearance from other Indian authorities concerned.

VISA TYPES

Medical Visa (MED):

Eligibility:

  • Foreigners visiting India for the sole purpose of seeking medical treatment in hospitals / treatment centres in India

Validity (Maximum up to):

  • For the period of treatment or up to 1 year, whichever is less

Documents Required:

  • Passport
  • Photos
  • Ticket booking
  • Confirmation from hospital / treatment centre in India
  • Reference from local doctor / hospital
  • Proof of finance

Medical Attendant (MED X):

Eligibility:

  • Persons accompanying foreigners visiting India for seeking medical treatment (Ref. above)

Validity (Maximum up to):

  • For the period of treatment or up to 1 year, whichever is less

Documents Required:

  • Passport
  • 2 Photos
  • Ticket booking
  • Proof of finance
  • Filled-in and signed hard copy of the online visa application form
  • Two recent color photographs
  • Letter of invitation from an approved Hospital / Doctor in India
  • Medical documents establishing the need for taking medical treatment in India
  • Proof of availability of sufficient funds for stay in India including the expenses for medical treatment by producing documents such as Bank statement, Salary certificate, sponsorship letter etc.

Fees

  • Ksh.7600 + Ksh 200 towards ICWF for six months & Ksh.11400 + Ksh 200 towards ICWF for one year
  • A Medical/Medical Attendant visa is normally issued in 3 working days, exclusive of the day on which application is made.

Medical visa is admissible to all foreign nationals seeking medical care in recognized specialty hospitals or treatment centers in India. Although non exhaustive, following illustrative list of serious ailments would be of primary consideration -

  • Neuro-surgery
  • Ophthalmic disorders
  • Heart related problems
  • Renal disorders
  • Organ transplantation
  • Plastic surgery
  • Joint replacement

General guidelines for visa application are applicable in medical case also.

However, additionally medical visa application form should be accompanied with a referral letter or preliminary medical advice from the Kuwait hospital, recommending specialized medical treatment abroad and a letter from the medical hospital in India, indicating appointment or showing willingness to undertake treatment.

The visa is granted for a maximum period of one year or for the period of treatment whichever is less for seeking medical attendance only in reputed/recognized specialized hospitals/treatment centers in India with complete address and phone numbers.

Attendant/family members of the patient coming to India for medical treatment shall be granted Medical Attendant visa co-terminus with the 'Medical Visa' of the patient. Such visa may be granted to the spouse/children or to those who have blood relations with the patient.

It is mandatory for the foreigners coming on Medical visa to get themselves registered well within the period of 14 days from the date of arrival with the concerned FRROs/FROs.

Such visa will be valid for maximum three entries during one year.

Fee: KD 24.000

  • Passport (with minimum 6 months validity)
  • Filled in Application Form (in BLOCK letters)
  • Two recent photographs (one affixed on the application and other to be attached) (see ' Guidelines for Photographs')
  • Letter from the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life of the Government of Mauritius or hospital in India indicating name, passport details, data of travel of patient and accompanying person (if any) to India for treatment

The Medical visa is issued for the confide purpose of specialized medical treatment or treatment under the Indian system of Medicines. The validity of Medical/Medical escort visa may be up to a period of six month or one year or the period of treatment whichever less. Validity can be extended for a further by the State Government/ FRROs on the production of medical certificate/ advice from the reputed/ recognized/ specialized hospitals in the country.

Requirement for Medical Visa:

  • Copy of preliminary medical advice stating that applicant needs specialized treatment and has been referred to hospital in India. Or Copy of letter of appointment with doctor in some recognized medical institution in India.
  • Documentary proof of his financial standing.
  • Attendant/family members escorting patient to India for medical treatment are granted medical attendant visa co-terminus with medical visa of the patient. Maximum two persons can accompany the patient as attendant/escort. Patient is issued Medical Visa while accompanying persons are issued Medical Escort Visa. Fee for both are same.
  • Persons going on 'Medical visa' or 'Medical Escort Visa' will be required to get themselves registered mandatorily well within the period of 14 days of arrival in India with the concerned FRROs / FROs.

Medical visa is admissible to all foreign nationals seeking Medicare in recognized specialty hospitals or treatment centers in India. Although non exhaustive, following illustrative list of serious ailments would be of primary consideration; neuro-surgery; ophthalmic disorders; heart related problems; renal disorders; organ transplantations; plastic surgery; joint replacement etc.

General guidelines for visa application are applicable in this case also.

However, additionally medical visa application form should be accompanied with a referral letter or preliminary medical advice from the Oman hospital, recommending specialized medical treatment abroad and a letter from the medical hospital in India, indicating appointment or showing willingness to undertake treatment.

The visa is granted for a maximum period of one year or for the period of treatment whichever is less for seeking medical attendance only in reputed/recognized specialized hospitals/treatment centers in India.

It is mandatory for the foreigners coming on Medical visa to get themselves registered well within the period of 14 days from the date of arrival with the concerned FRROs/FROs, in case the applicant is required to stay in India for more than 6 months for the treatment.

Such visa will be valid for maximum three entries during one year.

Fee R.O. 31.800/-

Medical / Medical attendant visa - Medical Visa

  • 2 white background frontal view passport size Photographs with Visa form.
  • Original Passport.
  • Photocopy of the passport with the relevant pages including residence visa page.
  • Letter from a recognized/reputed Indian hospital/treatment centre.
  • Valid medical documents from a recognized UAE hospital stating their illness.
  • Medical Attendant Visa
  • 2 white background frontal view passport size photographs with visa form.
  • Original Passport.
  • Copy of Medical credentials (In case medical professionals accompanying the patient).

High Commission of India, Kampala, has introduced Online Visa Application Registration System w.e.f. 04.12.2013. All visa seekers are requested to apply for Indian Visa through our online visa web link.

The instructions for filling the form can be seen at the website. Important technical information for filling online Indian visa application can be referred at Technical Instructions. A print out of the submitted application form should be taken and a duly signed copy of the same be produced at this High Commission along with supporting documents and requisite fees between 0930-1200 hrs on working days to obtain visa.

WARNING ABOUT FAKE VISA WEBSITE

It has come to the notice of the High Commission of India, Kampala, that there is a fake visa application websitewww.indiavisa.co.in where the applicants are being asked to pay for their visa application fee online through credit/ debit cards/online bank transfer. The Mission is also aware that in some cases applicants have been cheated by this website.

The High Commission wishes to underline that this High Commission has no relationship whatsoever with this website or with their fraudulent activities.

The High Commission would like to warn the general public that the website www.indiavisa.co.in is not an authorized agency to collect visa application or application fee for Indian visa.

Applicants affected by this misleading website may file complaints with the concerned local authorities.

VISA FEE CHART
 
S.No Visa Details Charges In UGX
1. Medical/Attendant Visa 230,000
MEDICAL VISA:

Printout of the filled-in online visa application form completed in every respect and signed by the applicant.

2 recent passport size photographs

Letter from local hospital/doctor recommending special treatment in India

A letter from the recognized medical institution in India stating the name, passport number and nationality of the patient and attendant/s and confirming that treatment will be provided by it and

Proof of availability of funds (such as bank statement, receipt of payment issued by hospital in India etc.) for such treatment.

The applicant should submit the full medical history.

Referral letters from local hospital as well as invitation letter from Indian hospital should be sent from the official email id of the hospital to consular@hcikampala.co. ug.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING WHEN APPLYING FOR A VISA:

Passport valid for minimum 6 months beyond the date of intended departure from India. The visa validity period may not extend beyond the passport's validity expiry date.

Visitors to India should hold a valid yellow fever certificate. Vaccination should have been taken at least 10 days before the date of travel

The Applicant should personally sign the application.

Application forms should be filled completely, correctly and legibly; incomplete and illegible forms may not be entertained.


IMPORTANT SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION FOR ALL VISITORS TO INDIA

The provisions herein are general; other provisions may apply in specific cases.

IT IS ILLEGAL TO USE/CARRY THURAYA AND OTHER SUCH SATELLITE PHONES IN INDIA

The High Commission reserves the right to call any applicant for a personal interview, and may ask for additional information at any stage during the processing.

Submission of the application along with prescribed fees does not necessarily guarantee issue of visa.

The High Commission reserves the right to refuse visa to any applicant without assigning any reason, as well as to decide the duration of visa.

The visa fees are non-refundable, even if the application is withdrawn or the service refused.

Validity of all visas is counted from the date of their issue.

The requirements or guidelines herein, and the fees structure, are subject to change without prior notice.

In a case of a fraud or misbehaviour, the passport will be suitably endorsed/stamped.

All persons holding a long term visa (validity exceeding 180 days) are required, within 14 days of arrival in India, to get themselves registered with the nearest Foreigners Registration Office. However, for a long term Business Visa holder, registration is required only well before the 180-day period provided the planned stay in one visit is to extend beyond 180 days, or else registration is not required at all.

Any person seeking a visa to India for the purpose of entering into a surrogacy arrangement must ascertain beforehand whether the law of the applicant's country permits surrogacy and will provide appropriate travel documents to the child for accompanying the surrogate parents. Entering into surrogacy arrangements under any other visa not sought for surrogacy is punishable under Indian law.

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