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Medical Visa from Nigeria to India

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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.

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Important Documents Required for Indian Medical Visa Application:

  • Original passport having a validity of at least 6 months.

  • Hardcopy of the online application form.

  • Photocopy of the data page of the passport.

  • Confirmed return air ticket.

  • Two photographs of the applicant of the size of 50mm x 50mm (2inch x 2inch). The photo should have a light background with no shadow on the face of the applicant and his/her eyes should be open. The photos should be glued in pages 1 and 2 of the online form.

  • Your online application form should be complete. The hardcopy of the form should bear your signature in the box provided in page 1 and at the end of page 2.

  • Your signature in the form and the signature printed on your passport should match.

  • You should provide your contact details (phone, address and e-mail id). Visa application will be refused if any of the contact information is found to be false.

  • 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.

  • Letter from the local hospital/doctor.

  • Complete copies of treatment record from the local hospital.

  • A typed original referral letter. It should have all the contact details on the letterhead and should be duly stamped and signed from a well reputed hospital where the patient has been examined. The letter should specify the nature of ailment of the patient and the reason for referring him/her for a medical treatment to the established/specialized/recognized medical institute/ hospital in India. 

  • A typed admission letter from the concerned hospital in India should be emailed by the hospital authorities to the High Commission at [email protected] with a copy to the applicant. The letterhead should contain all the contact details, stamp and signature of the hospital authority. The letter should duly specify the nature of the medical treatment along with the start and end dates of the treatment.

  • 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.

  • A certified bank statement of the last three months or a guarantee letter issued by the bank in the name of the applicant that testifies that he/she is able to meet the expenses to cover the medical and living expenses in India for the duration of the medical treatment.

  • If the medical travel is sponsored then the applicant needs to provide an affidavit from the sponsor along with an attachment of a copy of his/her Identity Card/Passport.

  • Oral Polio Vaccination Certificate is required only for residents of seven polio affected countries that include Nigeria. OPV/IPV certificate that is to be brought to India is valid for one year from the date of issuing it.

  • Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate is required from all except infants under 6 months.


Online Application for Indian Medical Visa from Nigeria

  • Go to the government registered website Indian Visa Online (hyperlink) 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 and click on save and continue.

  • After that enter your address details, family details and profession/occupation details. Click save and continue.

  • 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 Nigeria

Medical visa from Nigeria to India for a duration of 6 months cost 25180 Naira (USD 80) whereas for a year it costs 37770 Naira (USD 120).


Medical Visa Processing Time in Nigeria

It takes about 2 working days after the application to process a medical visa.


Contact Details of Indian High Commission and Consulates in Nigeria

Details of Indian Embassies / High Commissions / Consulates in target countries (Location, Contact Details including website link)

1. Indian Embassy/ High Commision in Nigeria, ABUJA

15, Rio Negro Close,
Off Yedseram Street Maitama, Abuja,
8A, Walter Carrington Crescent Nigeria
Telephone: 00-234-7080622800-04
Fax: 00-234-7080622805

High Commissioner: Sri Mahesh Sachdev
Deputy High Commissioner: Sri S.K.Makhijani


2. Indian Embassy/High Commission in Nigeria, Lagos

8-A Walter Carrington Crescent, P.M.B. 80128, Victoria Island, Lagos (Nigeria)
Telephone: +234 -01-4480876/4480877
Fax: +234- 01-4480882
E-mail: [Consular matters: [email protected], [email protected]]
[Economics and Commerce queries: [email protected], [email protected]]
[Education and Cultural matters: [email protected]]
[Any other matter: [email protected]]


Medical Visa Information After Your Arrival In India


Visa Extension

Medical visa extension is required when the patient requires some more time for his or her treatment or has to another set of treatments. To get the medical visa extended the patient has to get an official written document of permission from the concerned hospital. The other important requirements for medical visa extension are:

  • Applicant’s photo

  • Photo page

  • Page indicating validity 

  • Page bearing arrival stamp of Indian Immigration

  • Visa with endorsement

  • Form C copy from Hotel or Lodge/ electricity bill/ landline telephone/ municipal bill of the landlord if staying in a friend or relative’s house along with a letter and photo id card of the landlord.

  • In case of rented accommodation, copy of the lease and license agreement (first and last page containing validity) is required.

  • Letter from recognized/reputed hospital where the treatment is taken clearly mentioning the duration of the treatment and period of extension required.

  • Registration Certificate / Residential Permit. 



Registration, movement, stay, departure and extension of visa in India are wholly controlled by the Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO). It is mandatory for foreigners to register themselves within 14 days of his/her arrival in India.

(Click here to get more information on Visa Extension, Visa Invitation Letter, and FRRO.) (hyperlink).


Details of Foreigner's Regional Registration Offices (Primarily for visa extension / renewal which may be required for longer duration of treatment


Name and Designation

Office Address




Shri Rajendra Kumar , FRRO Ahmedabad

Second Floor, Foreigners Section Office, Commissioner of Police, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

079- 25630150(T)

[email protected]


Shri S. N. Sharma , FRRO Amritsar

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

0183- 2500464 (T) 0183- 2500465 (F)

[email protected]


Shri Ganesh Kumar , FRRO Bangalore

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

080-22218195 ,

080- 22218196 [Fax]

[email protected]


Shri C.Unnikrishn an , FRRO, Calicut

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

0495- 2323550 ,

0495- 2323550(F)

[email protected] [email protected]


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


[email protected], [email protected]


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)

[email protected], [email protected] n


Ms. I.B Rani , FRRO Delhi

East Block —VIII, Level -2 Sector -1 , R.K Puram New Delhi-66 011

26711384 (T) , 011- 26711348

[email protected]


Shri Shekhar M Prabhudessai , FRRO Goa

Goa Police Head Quarters Building, Ground floor, Near Azad Maidan, Panaji, Goa

0832- 2428623 (T) 0832- 2428623 (F)

[email protected]


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)

[email protected]


Shri Shakeel Ahmed , FRRO

Kolkata 237, A.J.C Bose Road, Kolkata

033- 22900549 (T)

[email protected]


Shri Harish Kumar Rai , FRRO

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

0522- 2432431 (T) 0522- 2432430 (F)

[email protected]


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)

[email protected]


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)

[email protected]

Submit enquiry or email us on [email protected] for assistance.

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For our complimentary assistance in getting Medical Visa to India, submit enquiry or email on [email protected]. You can also call or whatsapp us on +91-9650001746 . We usually respond within 2 hours of receiving the enquiry.

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