The Indian Mission issues medical Visas to India for the duration of the treatment or for a period of one year, whichever is less.
The visa can be extended to another year by the State Governments or FRROs upon producing a medical certificate by specialized hospitals in the country.
Further extensions can only be granted by the Ministry of Home Affairs only if the State Government/FRROs support the extension with relevant medical documents.
Attendants or family members of the Patient coming to India for medical treatment are entitled to obtain Miscellaneous Visa equivalent to the ‘M’ Visa. Such a visa is issued to spouse, children or blood relatives of the patient. However, not more than two attendants may be allowed at a time to obtain a miscellaneous visa. Such a visa is known as ‘MX visa’. It is mandatory that foreigners coming to India on ‘MX visa’ get themselves registered with the concerned FRROs/FROs within 14 days of arrival.
It is mandatory that foreigners coming to India on ‘M visa’ get themselves registered with the concerned FRROs/FROs within 14 days of arrival.