The Medical Visa and the Medical Attendant Visa are both types of visas issued by the Indian government to foreign nationals seeking medical treatment in India. They are officially known as "Medical Visa" and "Medical Attendant Visa", respectively. These visas allow the foreign patient and their attendant to travel to India for medical treatment and stay for a specified duration, as mentioned in the visa.
A step-by-step processes for obtaining a Medical Visa and Medical Attendant Visa for a foreign patient seeking treatment at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is given below
Step 1: Contact the Hospital
The first step is to contact Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and get an estimate of the medical treatment costs, duration of treatment, and other necessary details.
Step 2: Apply for Medical Visa
The foreign patient or the accompanying person can apply for a Medical Visa at the Indian Embassy or Consulate in their home country. They need to provide the following documents:
Step 3: Apply for Medical Attendant Visa
If the foreign patient requires an attendant during their medical treatment in India, they need to apply for a Medical Attendant Visa. The documents required for this visa include:
Step 4: Receive Visa Approval
Once the visa application is processed, the foreign patient and the attendant can travel to India. The visa approval will be sent via email or postal mail, and it will specify the duration of the visa and any other conditions.
Step 5: Registration with FRRO
Upon arrival in India, the foreign patient and the attendant need to register with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) within 14 days of their arrival. They need to provide the following documents:
It is advisable for foreign patients to check the latest guidelines and procedures related to Medical Visa and Medical Attendant Visa, as they are subject to change.
Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India