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Medical Visa from Australia to India

Eligibility for Indian Medical Visa

  • Medical visa is only granted to those whose only purpose to travel to another is medical treatment.

  • Patient should seek treatment at a recognized/reputed/specialized hospital/healthcare center in India.

  • The patient is allowed with maximum two medical attendants to accompany him/her. They can be his/her family members or close associates.

  • Serious ailments like neurosurgery, joint replacements ophthalmic disorders, renal disorders, cardiac problems, congenital disorders, organ transplantations, radiotherapy, plastic surgery, gene therapy and others are of primary considerations in granting a medical visa. The list of treatments is non-exhaustive.

 

Important Documents Required for Indian Medical Visa Application 

  • Online application form with all the correct information of the applicant.

  • Download and print the Medical/Medical Attendant Visa Checklist from here. Read the instructions carefully and put your name and signature and submit with your other important documents.

  • One recent photograph of size 2 inch x 2 inch.

    • Face of the applicant should cover about 70 – 80% of the frame.

    • The photo should bear full face of the applicant with eyes open and front view.

    • The photo should not be older than six months.

    • The photo should be clear and well defined with a plain white or light colored background.

    • Proper brightness and contrast so that the natural skin-tone of the applicant is not tampered.

    • No shadows across or behind the face.

    • The applicant should look straight into the camera and should have a neutral expression with his/her mouth closed.

    • Even if head covering is worn by the applicant, it is to be made sure that her facial features are not obscured.

    • Non-prescription glasses are allowed if eyes are clearly visible. Sunglasses are not acceptable.

    • There should be no headphones or wireless devices in the photo.  

    • Note: A photo booth is available at each of the centers of VFS Global in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. It is a self operating adult photo facility that could not be adjusted to take Infant, Children or Special Needs applicants photos.  

  • Original and current passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of application and two blank pages.

  • Appointment letter is required if the applicant visits the application center in person to submit his/her medical visa application. Scheduling or appointment is not required in case of courier or post.

  • Medical Advice Certificate from the country of residence advising specialized treatment to be carried out.

  • Form D

    • All Australian or Foreign passport holders who were previously nationals of Pakistan, Afghanistan or DPRK have to fill Form D.

    • Applicants with the nationality of Iran, China, Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and DPRK also must fill Form D whether they are the permanent residents of Australia or not.

    • All foreign nationals who are permanent residents in Australia has to fill in the Form D. Click here to get Form D. 

  • In case the applicant has dual nationality:

    • If the applicant currently holds the nationality of Pakistan/Bangladesh/Sri Lanka and another country then he/she has to submit both the passports. Medical visa will be then granted on the Pakistani passport.

    • If the applicant is an ex-national does not hold a dual nationality in Pakistan/Bangladesh/Sri Lanka or in any other country, then a statutory Declaration duly attested by the Justice of Peace or Notary is to be submitted, stating that he/she does not hold a Pakistani nationality.

    • If the applicant currently is a New Zealand passport holder and is a permanent resident of Australia then he/she has to submit a copy of his/her Medicare card.

    • If the applicant holds a Czech Republic passport, he/she may apply in the following conditions:

      • He/she should stay in Australia for at least a year before applying.

      • His/her passport should be valid for at least a year from the date of application.

      • Present medical insurance for the entire period of his/her proposed stay in India.     

  • If the applicant wants to apply for a medical visa through a foreign passport then a Vevo or Visa Grant Notice or Visa Sticker is accepted. For instance, if the applicant has a nationality of both Australia and UK wants to apply with his/her UK passport, a photo page of the Australian passport needs to be submitted.   

  • Additional documents for a minor:

    • Copy of birth certificate of the minor

    • Both parents’ passport copy.

    • Signature of both parents on the visa application form or letter of consent signed by both parents.

    • In the photo the child/baby should be awake, should look straight at the camera with his or her mouth closed.

    • His/her mouth should not be covered.

    • Both edges of the face should be clearly visible, no hair should fall across the eyes.

    • Other people or things like toys, blankets or chair backs should not be visible.

 

Online Application for Indian Medical Visa from Australia

  • Go to the website Indian Visa Online and click on Regular Visa Application.

  • Fill up the important credentials: the country you are applying from, high commission, date of birth, nationality, e-mail id, expected date of arrival in India and visa type. Enter the access code and click Continue.

  • Here are the High Commissions that you will choose according to your residential state:

Residential State

Indian High Commission

New South Wales, South Australia

Australia - Sydney

Victoria, Tamania

Australia - Melbourne

Australian Capital Territory - Queensland

Australia - Canberra

Western Australia - Northern Territory

Australia - Perth

 

  • The form consists of three pages in total. Fill up each page of the form with your correct details. Click Save and Continue at the bottom after you finish filling up each page.

  • Enter details of your family address and your profession or occupation.

  • Enter your medical visa application details regarding the hospital in your country and the concerned hospital in India, duration of treatment, no. of entries, purpose of visit, expected date of journey, expected time of arrival and departure, other information, details about SAARC country visit and reference.

  • In case of a dearth of reference in India, you can give Vaidam Health’s reference along with its contacts only if you come to India with the assistance of Vaidam Health.

  • You can upload your picture or paste it after you take out a print of the filled application form. If you want to upload your recent picture in the online form, click on Upload Photo.

  • 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.

  • If you haven’t uploaded your picture in the online application form, then paste it in the photo box on the first page. The photograph should be exactly the same size as the box (2inch X 2inch).

  • Put your signature on the rectangular box just below the photo box. Do the same in the box at the bottom of the second page.

  • Finally, submit the application form along with the required documents at the Mission Counter on the appointed date, mentioned at the right margin of the application, during the working hours (0830 hours – 1500 hours).

  • Applications are to be submitted in an Indian Passport and Visa Application Centre according to your jurisdiction and appointment time.

Note: The collection and delivery process of applications and attestations of documents have been outsourced to India Passport and Visa Services Center (IPVSC) – VFS Global.

 

Address Details and Timings of Indian Medical Visa Application Centers in Australia:

Jurisdiction

Address to Submit Application

New South Wales

  • By Post: GPO Box 2892 Sydney NSW 2001

  • By Appointment: IPVSC, Suite 1A, Level 8, 189 Kent Street, Sydney 2000

South Australia

  • By Post: GPO Box 2892 Sydney NSW 2001

  • By Appointment: IPVSC, Level 4, 90 King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Victoria and Tasmania

  • By Post: PO Box 23057 Docklands VIC 3008

  • By Appointment: IPVSC, Suite 4, Level 12, 55 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000   

Australian Capital Territory

  • By Post: PO Box 936, Civic Square, ACT 2608

  • By Appointment: IPVSC, Unit 2, 20 Allara Street, Canberra, ACT 2601

Queensland

  • By Post: PO Box 936, Civic Square, ACT 2608

  • By Appointment: IPVSC, Suite 0003, Ground Floor, 87 Wickham Terrace, Springhill QLD 4000

Western Australia

  • By Post: Locked Bag 200, Perth BC, WA 6849

  • By Appointment: IPVSC, Level 1, Room 22, 195 Adelaide Terrace (Good Earth Hotel), Perth, WA 6004

Northern Territory

  • By Post: Locked Bag 200, Perth BC, WA 6849

  • By Appointment: IPVSC, Level 1, Room 22, 195 Adelaide Terrace (Good Earth Hotel), Perth, WA 6004

 

Timings:

Submission of application: 0830 – 1500 hours (Monday to Friday)

Medical visa processing fee: 1200 – 1500 hours (Monday to Friday)

 

Medical Visa Processing Fee

The Indian medical visa from Australia to India is revised every year based on the prevalent Rate of Exchange. Only Master/Visa cards issued in Australia are accepted. For instance, the cost of an Indian medical visa with triple entries and a duration of 6 months would approximately cost 149 Australian Dollars. An amount of 2 Australian Dollars is added as ICWF fee along with service fee. You can calculate the cost of visa right here.

 

Medical visa processing time

  • An average of 5 working days is taken to process medical visa that are applied in Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.
  • A minimum of 45 days is taken for the nationals and ex-nationals of Pakistan.
  • Non- Australians from countries excluding Afghanistan, China, Macau, Taiwan, Hong Kong, DPRK, Iran, Pakistan may get their visa by the 10th working day.
  • A minimum of four weeks is taken for medical visa processing for non-Australians from Afghanistan, China, Macau, Taiwan, Hong Kong, DPRK, Iran and Pakistan.  

 

Contact Details and Working Hours of Indian High Commission in Australia 

Phone: +61 02 9037 2579 (Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 3:30pm)

Service Enquiries:

General Enquiries:

ACT and Queensland: http://www.hcindia-au.org/contact-us.htm

New South Wales and South Australia: http://cgisydney.org/contactus.htm

Victoria and Tasmania: http://www.cgimelb.org/contactus

Western Australia and Northern Territory: http://www.cgiperth.org/contact-us.htm

 

Medical Visa Information after You Arrive in India

 

Visa Extension

Medical visa extension is required for those who need some more time to recovery in their treatment procedure. In that case an official document is required by the concerned hospital authorities stating the ailment and the treatment procedure of the patient and the extra time required for his or her full recovery. One has to go to the FRRO office to apply for a medical visa extension.

 

FRRO

FRRO is the primary agency that controls all the regulations, the arrival and departure of foreigners in India. Anyone coming to India from another country has to register himself/herself in the FRRO office. A list consisting of the contact details of FRRO offices in India is given below:

City

Name and Designation

Office Address

Telephone

E-mail ID

Ahmedabad

Shri A.B Purabia, FRRO Ahmedabad

Barrack No. 2, First Floor, Govt. Polytechnic Campus, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat-380015

  • 079-26306606(T) 

  • 079-26306607 (F)

Amritsar

Shri Manjit Singh, FRRO Amritsar

Bureau of Immigration, D-123, Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar - 143001

  • 0183-2500464 (T)

  • 0183-2500465 (F)

Bangalore

Shri Ganesh Kumar, FRRO Bangalore

5th Floor, 'A' Block, TTMC, BMTC Bus Stand Building, K.H. Road, Shantinagar, Bangalore - 560027

  • 080-22218195,

  • 080-22218183,

  • 080-22218110

  • 080-22218196 [Fax]

Calicut

Shri M Ananda Kumar , FRRO, Calicut

20/1305, Castle View, Thiruvannur Road, Panniyankara,Kallai PO, Kozhikode,KERALA-673003

  • 0495-2323550 , 

  • 0495-2323550(Fax)

Chennai

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(Fax)

Cochin

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)

Delhi

Shri Prabhakar , FRRO Delhi

East Block —VIII, Level -2, Sector -1, R.K Puram, New Delhi-66

  • 011-26711384 (T)

  • 011-26711348 (Fax)

  • Support Centre:011-26711443, 011-26713851 (Timings-0800 hrs to 2000 hrs)

Goa

Shri. V A Gupta IPS , FRRO Goa

Foreigners Branch, Goa Police Head Quarters, Opposite to Azad Maidan, Panaji. Pin : 403001

  • 0832 242 65 45 (Tel)

  • 0832 242 65 45 (Fax)

Hyderabad

Shri P K Sethy , FRRO Hyderabad

Foreigners Regional Registration Officer, Bureau of Immigration (MHA), Govt. of India, Room No. 301, 3rd Floor, CGO Towers, Kavadiguda, Hyderabad-500080

  • 040-27541022 (T)

  • 040-27541088

  • 040-27541087 (F)

Kolkata

Sh. Suresh Kumar Chidvie , FRRO Kolkata

237, A.J.C Bose Road, Kolkata

  • 033-22900549 (T)

Lucknow

Shri Harish Kumar Rai , FRRO, Lucknow

557, Hind Nagar, Kanpur Road Near Old Chungi Lucknow-226012

  • 0522-2432431 (T) , 

  • 0522-2432430 (F)

Mumbai

Mrs. Supriya Patil Yadav , 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)

Trivandrum

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)

 

Get more information on FRRO and Medical Visa Extension here.

Medical travel to India with E-tourist visa 

E-tourist visa can be used for medical travel when short term medical treatments or check-ups are required. Here are the documents that are needed to apply for E-tourist visa. 

  • PDF version of the scanned first page of the passport. The size of the PDF should be 10KB to 300KB.

  • Upload a recent digital photograph that should maintain the following criteria:

    • Size: 10KB to 1MB

    • The height and width of the photo should be equal.

    • Photo should have full face, front view and eyes open.

    • Center head within the frame. Head from top of the hair to the bottom of the chin of the individual should be prominent. 

    • Background should be plain light colored or white.

    • There should be no shadows on the face or on the background.

    • The photo should not have any borders.

To know more about E-Tourist Visa click here.

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