Eligibility for Medical Visa to India
If one seeks medical treatment in reputed/recognized specialized hospitals/treatment centers in India.
Up to two attendants who are blood relatives are allowed to accompany the applicant under separate Medical Attendant Visas, their visa validity will be the same as Medical Visa.
The following list of ailments (not an exhaustive list) would be of primary consideration: serious ailments like neurosurgery; ophthalmic disorders; heart – related problems; renal disorders; organ transplantation; congenital disorders; gene therapy; radio therapy; plastic surgery; joint replacement, etc.
Important Documents Required for Indian Medical Visa Application
Print of the completed visa online form with two recent colour photographs of 2 inch x 2 inch each with a white background.
Original ID (Taskara) and its photocopy
Original medical papers and their photocopies.
Confirmed return air ticket.
Medical papers pertaining to previous visit on medical visa.
For medical treatment/check up for a longer and regular period, a letter from Indian Doctor/Hospital must be enclosed.
Current address proof.
State issued driver’s license that has validity for 6 months.
Online Application for Indian Medical Visa from Afghanistan
Go to the government registered website Indian Visa Online and click on Regular Visa Application.
Fill the details regarding the country, high commission based on your city, visa type, date of birth, expected date of arrival. Enter the access code and click on continue.
Fill the rest of the applicant and passport details that will appear on the screen.
Each time you fill up a page, don’t forget to click on Save and Continue at the end.
Enter your address details, family details and profession/occupation details.
Fill up the details of the type of visa sought, previous visa/currently valid visa details, other information and SAARC country visit details.
If you do not have a reference in India then you can provide Vaidam's office address and the contact number of the patient relation in the reference in India section of the form (only when you are making your medical travel to India with Vaidam's assistance). Click here to get the contact details of Vaidam Health.
After you click Save and Continue on the third page, a preview containing all your details will appear.
Go through them thoroughly. Click on Modify/Edit if there is any mistake.
Click on Verified and Continue if all the data entered by you are correct.
Go through the set of instructions that appear on the new window and press OK for final registration. To modify details click Cancel.
After clicking OK a window will appear where you would have to select the appointment date for submission of application at the Mission Counter. Click on Confirm the Appointment.
Another new window will open after you have clicked on Confirm the Appointment, bearing two options to Print or Save the online application. Save the online application. Do not print it immediately as you may lose the application by doing so.
Click on Print Registered Application to get the hardcopy of your application form.
You can check your visa status by clicking on the Visa Status Enquiry.
Medical Visa Processing Fee in Afghanistan
Visa fee is not charged from Afghanistan nationals. Though a fee of 350 Afghani (USD 6) is charged by the IVAC for medical visa processing. The Indian Visa Services regarding acceptance of visa applications and delivery of processed passports are outsourced to Indian Visa Application Centers (IVACs).
Medical Visa Processing Time in Afghanistan
It takes 4-5 working days to process the medical visa after its application.
Contact Details of Indian High Commission and Consulates in Afghanistan
Details of Indian Embassies / High Commissions / Consulates in Afghanistan (Location, Contact Details including website link) is mentioned below:
1) India Embassy Afghanistan
Malalaiwat, Shar-e-Naw, Kabul Afghanistan
2) India Consulate Afghanistan
Ameriat Cross Road, Near AbBakhsh Badmerghan Herat Afghanistan
3) India Consulate Afghanistan
Darwaza-e-Balkh Mazar-e-Sharif Afghanistan
4) India Consulate Afghanistan
Shahr-e-Nau, District 6, Kandahar-Herat Road, Kandahar Afghanistan
5) India Consulate Afghanistan
Ilaka No.2, Habibabad, Jalalabad Afghanistan
Medical Visa Information After You Arrive in India
Medical Visa Extension
Visa extension is required when the patient needs more time for his treatment and thus requires an extension in his/her stay in the country. To extend ones visa he or she should get an official written document from the concerned hospital. One has to visit the FRRO’s office to get his/her medical visa extended.
The Foreign Regional Registration Office (FRRO) is the primary agency that controls all the nuances of visa registration, arrival and departure of foreigners and the extension of stay in India. Afghan nationals have to register with the concerned FRRO within 7 days of their arrival in India.
(To know more about Visa Extension and FRRO services in India, click here)
Details of Foreigner's Regional Registration Offices (Primarily for visa extension / renewal which may be required for longer duration of treatment)
Name and Designation
Shri Rajendra Kumar , FRRO Ahmedabad
Second Floor, Foreigners Section Office, Commissioner of Police, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Shri S. N. Sharma , FRRO Amritsar
Bureau of Immigration, D-123, Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar - 143001
0183- 2500464 (T) 0183- 2500465 (F)
Shri Ganesh Kumar , FRRO Bangalore
5th Floor, 'A' Block, TTMC, BMTC Bus Stand Building, K.H. Road, Shantinagar, Bangalore 560027
080- 22218196 [Fax]
Shri C.Unnikrishn an , FRRO, Calicut
20/1305, Castle View, Thiruvannur Road, Panniyankara,Kallai PO, Kozhikode,KERALA – 673003
0495- 2323550 ,
Dr. K.A. Senthil Velan , FRRO Chennai
No. 26 Shastri Bhawan Annexe Building 26 Haddows Road, Nungabakkam, Chennai-600006
044- 23454970 (Direct), [044- 28251721 (Help Desk - For Queries, Timings - 0600 hrs to 2200 hrs)] , 044-23454971
Mr. K. Sethu Raman , FRRO, Cochin
2nd Floor, Airlines Building, Cochin International Airport Ltd.,Airport PO, Cochin- 683111, Kerala
0484- 2611277 (T) , 0484 2611277 (Fax)
Ms. I.B Rani , FRRO Delhi
East Block —VIII, Level -2 Sector -1 , R.K Puram New Delhi-66 011
26711384 (T) , 011- 26711348
Shri Shekhar M Prabhudessai , FRRO Goa
Goa Police Head Quarters Building, Ground floor, Near Azad Maidan, Panaji, Goa
0832- 2428623 (T) 0832- 2428623 (F)
Shri Anil Kumar , FRRO Hyderabad
Bureau of Immigration (Ministry of Home Affairs), Old Airport R.G Terminal, Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016
040- 27900211 (T), 040- 27901022 , 040- 27900388 (F)
Shri Shakeel Ahmed , FRRO
Kolkata 237, A.J.C Bose Road, Kolkata
033- 22900549 (T)
Shri Harish Kumar Rai , FRRO
Lucknow 557, Hind Nagar, Kanpur Road Near Old Chungi Lucknow-226012
0522- 2432431 (T) 0522- 2432430 (F)
Ms. Aswati Dorje , FRRO
Mumbai Annex-|| Bldg., 3rd Floor Badruddin Tayyabji Marg, Behind St.Xavier College, C.S.T Mumbai 400001
(The Landmark is near C.S.T railway station and the office is in the lane beside the Times of india building.), For Enquiries on Registration and Visa Services Phone 022-22620446, Enquiry For PIO/OCI phone 022- 22621167
022- 22621169 (T) 022- 22620721 (F)
Sh. K.K. Jayamohan , FRRO Trivandrum
T.C.14/1377, Vazhuthacaud opposite Ganpati temple, Thycaud. P.O Trivandrum-14
0471- 2333515(T) 0471- 2333514 (F)