The Home Ministry states that foreigners can get indoor medical treatment on their primary visas if they have minor medical conditions. However, this does not mean that they have to go to the nearest hospital or treatment center. They can stay as long as the duration of the primary visa stipulation period. This means that some hospitals advise patients to convert their primary visa to an Indian medical visa before admission.
Medical visas are valid for a maximum of 1 year
Medical visas are issued by Indian missions abroad. They are valid for up to a year and are intended for foreign nationals who are seeking medical treatment in India. The medical visa is valid for one year from the date of issue and can be used a maximum of three times within a calendar year. If a patient needs to extend his or her visa, he or she must submit a medical certificate to the state department or the FRRO. If the certificate is valid, the visa will be extended for another year.
The application process for a Medical Attendant Visa for India is simple. Applicants must provide basic personal information and answer security questions before completing the online application. Once approved, the application will be delivered to the applicant’s email address within a few days. Applicants may apply for as many e-Medical visas as they need within a single calendar year. It is essential to have enough funds for your medical treatment and to support yourself during your stay in India.
They are non-convertible and non-extendable
Medical visas are non-convertible and non-extended for foreigners in India. These visas can be issued up to two times a year. Medical e-Visas are not extendable or convertible. The validity period is up to 30 days and the e-Visa is non-extendable and non-convertible. The e-Visa does not allow the traveler to visit Protected or Restricted Areas or Cantonment areas.
Surrogacy is not eligible for the Indian e-Medical Visa
From November 1st, foreigners visiting India for surrogacy will no longer be allowed to do so on an ordinary tourist visa. This move by the home ministry will likely hurt a thriving but unregulated commercial surrogacy industry that’s worth $2 billion a year. In order to undergo surrogacy in India, foreigners will have to obtain authorization from the foreign ministry. Such authorization must state that surrogacy is legal in the country and that the child born through surrogacy will be allowed entry into the country.
A few key requirements for an eligible surrogate should include the fact that the couple must be married and have been together for two years. Additionally, a letter from the foreign country’s embassy in India must be attached. This letter must state that the foreign country recognizes surrogacy and that the child/children will be allowed entry as their biological child. In addition, the couple must provide an undertaking to raise and care for the child born through surrogacy. Surrogacy must be carried out only in accredited ART clinics recognised by the Indian Council for Medical Research.