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Medical Visa Requirements in India
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What I would like to say here is about Medical Visa Requirements for India along with its rules and regulations, validity and extension etc...

Indian Medical Visas – ‘M’ Visas to India
Patients from all over the world prefer to come to India for getting their medical treatments since they can get the same high quality health-care services from reputed medical institutions at a fraction of the cost found in their home countries. India also has the facilities to provide alternate treatments like Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathic therapies at reasonable rates from qualified medical professionals. The Indian Government openly supports the practice of Medical Travel and it provides Indian Medical visas, the ‘M’ visas for the people from foreign countries who need specialized treatments in India. Medical Travelers or Tourists from any country can get Medical Visas to India and for this reason more people come from Europe, North America, Japan, U.S., Canada and the Middle East. Medical Visas to India are provided under the same conditions and procedures which are applicable to the people applying for visas to India.

Medical Visa Regulations of India
The eligibility Criteria and Visa Regulations for obtaining Indian Medical Visas are:
*The applicant must provide the documents to prove that he/she had undergone preliminary medical treatments in his/her own country and he/she has been advised to undergo a specialized treatment abroad.
* The applicants of Indian Medical Visas should demonstrate that they need proper medical treatments from a recognized medical institution or a treatment center for the specialized treatments.
* In certain serious medical conditions like heart problems, neuro-surgery, organ transplants, etc, the applicants of Indian Medical Visas are given higher priority by the Indian immigration authorities.
* The people or patients from foreign countries coming through the Indian Medical Visas should register their arrival in India within 14 days in the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO).
* The applicants of Indian Medical Visas should provide the documents related to their communication with the Medical Institution which provides the treatment to the applicant, in India. Right before an Indian - Medical Visa is granted to an applicant, The Indian Mission Abroad sensitizes the applicant on the necessary facilities available in the medical institution and the details of the institution whether it is reputed one or not.
* Only two people can accompany a patient who applied for a Visa. They may be the family members or the attendants, and their Visas to India are of co-terminus with the patient’s ‘M’ Visa.

Medical Visa Validity and Extension procedures
The initial period of Medical Visas to India may be up to a period of one year or the period of the Medical Treatment, whichever less, is taken into account. Indian Medical Visas can be extended up to a period of 1 year. If required, it is extended by State Government or by FRROs, after the submission of the proper Medical Certificate from a reputed Medical Institution or Health care center. If this period of time is to be extended further, the Ministry of Home Affairs will validate the extension with respect to the recommendations of State Governments or FRROs and only three entries in year of such ‘M’ Visas are valid.

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