In November 2014, the Government of India introduced an online tourist Visa (e-Visa) for 43 countries. This was done to promote travel to India, as travelers no longer had to visit the embassy to get their visa. In 2015, India rolled out the e-Visa program to other major world countries. In April 2017, India retooled its e-Visa program, introducing a special visa subcategory for medical travelers.
At present, medical travelers from more than 160 countries can apply for a Medical e-Visa. Travelers who use the Medical e-Visa program apply, pay a fee online and receive their electronic visa online before traveling to India. Unlike the Tourist and Business e-Visas, medical travelers can enter the country up to Triple Entry with the e-Visa. The process has really simplified things for medical travelers who are seeking treatment in India.
The e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within India. Applicants will receive their medical visas via email, after filling the application form with the necessary information and once the online credit card payment is completed.