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The Medical visa is admissible to all foreign nationals seeking Medicare in recognized specialty hospitals or treatment centres 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.


Visa Applicants need to apply online at signed print out of the application form, Please submit at BLS centre ( along with:

  • Two recent passport size photographs

  • Passport in original with photocopies of its first five pages

  • A referral letter or preliminary medical advice from the Abu Dhabi or Al Ain hospital, recommending specialized medical treatment abroad.

  • Letter from the medical hospital in India, indicating appointment or showing willingness to undertake treatment.


  • Attendant/family members of the patient coming to India for medical treatment shall be granted Miscellaneous 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.

  • Foreign nationals visiting on 'Medical visa' of more than 180 days will be required to get themselves registered within the period of 14 days of arrival in India with the concerned FRROs/ FROs.


The initial period of such a visa will be six months or for the period of treatment, however, in case the duration if visa is more than 180 days, applicants are required to get themselves registered within 14 days of arrival in India with the concerned FRROs/ FROs. Unlike the tourist visa, this can be extended in India, with supporting Medical documents.