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Medical visa for UK citizens to India

Eligibility for Indian medical visa for UK nationals

  • A medical visa (MED Visa) is granted for an individual whose sole purpose is to seek medical treatment in established/recognized/specialized hospitals/treatment centers in India. The visa can be single/multiple entries. Please note that relevant letters/documents explaining details of the treatment, signed and stamped by the concerned hospitals/doctors are required to validate the purpose of travel.
  • UK passport holders are eligible for eVisa medical processing to India.eMedical visa is issued for a maximum of 60 days. We strongly recommend you to go for regular medical visa having validity for up to 1 year. They must fill the application form online and submit the hard copy to VFS global.
  • Patient must have invitation letter from a recognized/reputed/specialized hospital/healthcare center in India.Medinovita helps patient to book appointment in hospitals in India and get the invitation letter for the medival visa.Click here to request the invitational letter..Alternatively you can email us or WhatsApp us on +91-9740177277 to book appointments.
  • Only up to two medical attendants are allowed to accompany him/her. They can be his/her family members or close associates.
  • Passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.
  • International Travellers should have the return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/ her stay in India.

General Visa Information for UK Visa to India

e-Visa : E-visa is issued for a maximum period of 60 days.Please apply online for e-Medical visa at Apply Online.Indian high commission does not have any role in the issue of E-visas as it is issued directly from New Delhi. Its confirmation or otherwise will come to you in your E-mail within 72hrs. Kindly take a print along while traveling.

Regular or long term visa : Please apply online for medical visa for long term (Above 60days) at Apply Online

take a print of the application and submit it with prior online appointment at the VFS centre along with visa fee, documentation etc. For detailed information, please see website of VFS VFS Global

Emergency visa : Please complete the application online Apply Online

, bring print of the application, application stating emergent reason, photo, passport and fees in cash to the High Commission of India, India House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA. Please see detailed information on the website Applicant can also call at 020 76323035 or 07768 765 035.

General documents required for Indian medical visa from UK

  • Passport, in original, with a minimum validity of six months as on the date of submission of the application for the visa. The passport should have at least two blank pages. Copy of the passport (first four pages and endorsement of extension of validity if any) should be attached. All old passports must be submitted with the application form
  • Two recent 50*50 size photographs
  • Filled application form and declaration. (Printed and duly signed)
  • All applicants are requested to make an appointment before visiting our centers to submit their visa applications. Applicants holding dual nationality, while filling up the online application form, should select the current nationality as the nationality of origin. Same nationality details need to be filled in the section B & British or the second nationality passport details to be filled in the field ‘Any other Passport/Identity Certificate held’, in the same section.
  • UK passport holder need to ensure that they have filled in the nationality correctly – as United Kingdom
  • Relevant letters signed and stamped from the hospital concerned in India should be provided on the letterhead of the hospital/ organization with applicant’s details. The letter should be addressed to the HCI, London OR its respective consulates.
  • Duly filled Medical Visa Undertaking.

  • For Person whose previous nationality was Indian before acquiring foreign nationality -
  • Copy of Surrender Certificate and Copy of the Cancelled Indian Passport (Self-Attested) OR
  • if traveled to India before, please provide your previous Passport with Indian Visa.

  • Important Note: Applicants are requested to submit/send the photocopies of the supporting documents (not the originals) unless originals are requested.

Photo specifications for medical visa

  • The photograph should be in color and of the size of 2 inch x 2 inch (50 mm x 50 mm).
  • The photo-print should be clear and with a continuous-tone quality.
  • It should have full face, front view, eyes open.
  • Photo should present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin.
  • The background should be a plain light colored background.
  • There should not be any distracting shadows on the face or on the background.
  • Head coverings are not permitted except for religious reasons, but the facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of the face must be clearly shown.
  • The expression on the face should look natural.

Medical documents required for Indian medical visa from UK

  • Medical certificate, in original, from recognized hospitals/ doctors indicating in detail the medical condition of the patient
  • Recommendation from the attending doctor for availing treatment abroad in case of first visit
  • Recommendation from the attending doctor in India in case of continued treatment in India
  • In case of hospitalization or long term treatment, proof of financial resources, as indicated below, may be sought:
    • Bank statements for last 6 months
    • Solvency certificate from Bank

Visa processing fee

For united kingdom passport holders visa fee is 98.44 GBP.You may find more details at Medical Visa Fee

Visa processing time

  • 3-5 working days for people of UK origin.
  • Non-UK passport holders residing in the UK for less than two years. (Minimum 6-8working days)
  • Nationals or origin of Pakistan (Minimum 7-8 weeks)
  • Nationals of Sri Lanka, China, Bangladesh, Afghanistan & UK Travel documents. (Minimum 15 working days)

Details of VFS Global center's for applying medical visa

The Indian visa application process in the UK has been outsourced to VFS Global. Applicants need to fill up visa application form online Apply Online

and submit duly signed hard copy to any of the VFS centers in the UK.

Applicants aged 65 years and above, applying for OCI services, for themselves, in person, residing in any of the counties listed under the Birmingham Jurisdiction (below), may walk-in (without an appointment) in any of the VFS centers (which fall under the Birmingham Jurisdiction) to submit their application. Such applicants may visit us between 1030-1130, on all working days Mon-Fri. (in such cases applicants will need to attend the center in person, other immediate family members, out of this age bracket will not be able to use this courtesy for their applications.)

Applicants residing in the counties in Scotland must Select “UK- Edinburgh” as Mission while filling the online application form, where applicable and can submit the applications at the offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow with prior appointment only.

Applicants residing in any part of the UK, including the counties mentioned above can submit the applications at any of the 3 offices in London (Goswell Road and Hounslow), Cardiff and Belfast with prior appointment only. Applicants wish to submit the application at these offices must select the UK- London” as Mission, while filling the application form Online for Visa, OCI and Indian Passport Services.

Indian Visa and Consular Application Centre
142-148 Goswell Road,
London EC1V 7DU,UK
+44 203 793 8629
+44 203 788 4666
The Vista Centre
First Floor – Part A Block50 Salisbury RoadHounslowTW4 6JQ
+44 203 793 8629
+44 203 788 4666
Indian Visa and Consular Application Centre
5 -14 South Road,
Smethwick, Birmingham, B67 7BN
+44 203 793 8629
+44 203 788 4666
Indian Visa and Consular Application Centre
1 Rennie’s Isle,
Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6QT
+44 203 793 8629
+44 203 788 4666
Indian Visa and Consular Application Centre
50 Devonshire Street North
Manchester, M12 6JH
+44 203 793 8629
+44 203 788 4666
Indian Visa and Consular Application Centre
MERRION BUSINESS CENTRE,First Floor,58 Howard Street,
+44 203 793 8629
+44 203 788 4666
Indian Visa and Consular Application Centre
Skipton Chamber 16-18 North Parade,
Bradford, BD13HT
+44 203 793 8629
+44 203 788 4666
Indian Visa and Consular Application Centre
Temple Court - 13a Cathedral Road,
Cardiff CF11 9HA
+44 203 793 8629
+44 203 788 4666
Indian Visa and Consular Application Centre
+44 203 793 8629
+44 203 788 4666
Indian Visa and Consular Application Centre
C/OPeepul's Centre, Leicester
Orchardson Avenue, Leicester, L E4 6DP.
+44 203 793 8629
+44 203 788 4666
Indian Visa and Consular Application Centre
Central Chambers,2nd floor, Suite 201-202
93 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6LD
+44 203 793 8629
+44 203 788 4666

Step by step process to apply Indian medical visa from UK

  • Go to and click on Regular Visa Application.
  • Fill up the important credentials: your country’s name, high commission, date of birth, nationality, e-mail id, expected date of arrival in India and visa type. Enter the access code and click Continue.
  • The form consists of a total of three pages. Fill up each page of the form with your correct details. Click Save and Continue at the bottom after you finish filling up each page.
  • Enter details of your family address and your profession or occupation.
  • Enter your medical visa application details regarding the hospital in your country and the concerned hospital in India, duration of treatment, no. of entries, the purpose of visit, expected date of journey, expected time of arrival and departure, other information, details about SAARC country visit and reference.
  • If you travel to India for your treatment only through Medinovita ’s assistance, then you can provide Medinovita’s office address and contact number of patient relations. However, an email seeking permission to use Medinovita's reference is required.
  • You can upload your picture or paste it after you take out a print of the filled application form. If you want to upload your recent picture in the online form, click on Upload Photo.
  • After you click Save and Continue on the third page, a preview containing all your details will appear.
  • 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.
  • If you haven’t uploaded your picture in the online application form, then paste it in the photo box on the first page. The photograph should be exactly the same size as the box (2inch X 2inch).
  • Put your signature on the rectangular box just below the photo box. Do the same in the box at the bottom of the second page.
  • Finally, submit the application form along with the required documents at the VFS global centre on the appointed date, mentioned at the right margin of the application, during the working hours.

Extension of Indian medical visa

The initial period for the medical visa is up to a period of one year or the period of treatment whichever less, which can be extended for a further period up to one year by the State Government/ FRROs on the production of medical certificate/ advice from the reputed/ recognized/ specialized hospitals in the country.
Any further extension will be granted by the Ministry of Home Affairs only on the recommendations of the State Government/ FRROs supported by appropriate Medical documents. Such visa will be valid for maximum three entries during one year. State Government/ FRROs may permit one additional entry in an emergent situation if required.

Documents needed for the extension of Indian medical visa

  • Application form.
  • Photocopy of the passport and the initial visa.
  • Four photographs of the applicant.
  • Details of residence in India

Contact details of FRRO's for the extension of Indian medical visa

Bangalore5th Floor, 'A' Block,
TTMC, BMTC Bus Stand Building,
K.H.Road, Shantinagar,
Bangalore - 560027
Calicut20/1305, Castle View, Thiruvannur Road,
Panniyankara,Kallai PO,
Kozhikode,Kerala- 673003
ChennaiNo. 26 Shastri Bhawan Annexe,Building 26
Haddows Road,Nungabakkam,
Cochin2nd Floor, Airlines Building, Cochin
International Airport Ltd.,Airport PO,
Cochin- 683111,Kerala
DelhiEast Block —VIII,Level -2 Sector -1
R.K Puram New Delhi-66
Kolkata237, A.J.C Bose Road,
MumbaiAnnex-|| Bldg., 3rd Floor Badruddin
Tayyabji Marg,Behind St.Xavier College, C.S.T

Do you require assistance for medical visa to India ?

Medinovita assist patients to book their appointments in Indian hospitals and get invitational letter for medical visa. In case if you need any assistance in getting a visa, please submit enquiry or email us You can also call or WhatsApp us on +91-9740177277. We usually respond within one hour of receiving the enquiry.