India Medical Visa Lagos


Eligibility for Medical Visa to India

  • If one seeks medical treatment in reputed/recognized specialized hospitals/treatment centers in India.
  • Up to two attendants who are blood relatives are allowed to accompany the applicant under separate Medical Attendant Visas, their visa validity will be the same as Medical Visa.
  • The following list of ailments (not an exhaustive list) would be of primary consideration: serious ailments like neurosurgery; ophthalmic disorders; heart – related problems; renal disorders; organ transplantation; congenital disorders; gene therapy; radio therapy; plastic surgery; joint replacement, etc.


Important Documents Required for Indian Medical Visa Application:

  • Original passport having a validity of at least 6 months.
  • Hardcopy of the online application form.
  • Photocopy of the data page of the passport.
  • Confirmed return air ticket.
  • Two photographs of the applicant of the size of 50mm x 50mm (2inch x 2inch). The photo should have a light background with no shadow on the face of the applicant and his/her eyes should be open. The photos should be glued in pages 1 and 2 of the online form.
  • Your online application form should be complete. The hardcopy of the form should bear your signature in the box provided in page 1 and at the end of page 2.
  • Your signature in the form and the signature printed on your passport should match.
  • You should provide your contact details (phone, address and e-mail id). Visa application will be refused if any of the contact information is found to be false.
  • A separate letter giving full details of previous visits to India, including periods of stay.
  • Your CV/bio-data.
  • A separate letter which gives your present occupation and detailed purpose of your intended visit to India.
  • Letter from the local hospital/doctor.
  • Complete copies of treatment record from the local hospital.
  • A typed original referral letter. It should have all the contact details on the letterhead and should be duly stamped and signed from a well reputed hospital where the patient has been examined. The letter should specify the nature of ailment of the patient and the reason for referring him/her for a medical treatment to the established/specialized/recognized medical institute/ hospital in India.
  • A typed admission letter from the concerned hospital in India should be emailed by the hospital authorities to the High Commission at with a copy to the applicant. The letterhead should contain all the contact details, stamp and signature of the hospital authority. The letter should duly specify the nature of the medical treatment along with the start and end dates of the treatment.
  • Proof of relationship of accompanying the patient and a letter indicating relationship.
  • Certificate from panel doctor/hospital after examination of the patient’s condition, requirements and availability of the treatment in India.
  • A certified bank statement of the last three months or a guarantee letter issued by the bank in the name of the applicant that testifies that he/she is able to meet the expenses to cover the medical and living expenses in India for the duration of the medical treatment.
  • If the medical travel is sponsored then the applicant needs to provide an affidavit from the sponsor along with an attachment of a copy of his/her Identity Card/Passport.
  • Oral Polio Vaccination Certificate is required only for residents of seven polio affected countries that include Nigeria. OPV/IPV certificate that is to be brought to India is valid for one year from the date of issuing it.
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate is required from all except infants under 6 months.



What is Medical Visa Processing Fee in Lagos

Medical visa from Nigeria to India for a duration of 6 months cost 25180 Naira (USD 80) whereas for a year it costs 37770 Naira (USD 120).


What is Medical Visa Processing Time in Lagos

It takes about 2 working days after the application to process a medical visa.


What Documents Required For India Medical Visa

Documents required for India Medical Visa are below,

  • Passport with 6 month validity
  • Recent Passport size photographs
  • Photo copy of passport
  • Copy of online Visa application form
  • Proof of Residential Address
  • Recommendation from home country doctor  to visit particular specialized medical center for treatment
  • Medical documents of the treatments that are done
  • Passport copy of attendant (for Attendant visas)
  • Proof of relationship with attendant (for Attendant visas)


Who Can Apply For Indian Medical Visa?

An applicant holding a valid passport from their country  and who has a medical condition clinically reported and acknowledged by a reputed Medical institution can apply for a Medical visa in India.

Indian medical Visa is issued for people seeking medical treatment in reputed,specialized hospitals or treatment centers across India.  Two relatives are allowed to accompany the patient and their Visas are different from that of the patients. They have to apply for a  Medical Attended Visa  (MED X), which has the same validity as that of the patient’s.

  • Applicant(patient) must have recommendations or references for specialized treatment on the basis of Preliminary medical checkup and treatment from the Medical experts of origin/residence country. This can be obtained from the hospital that the applicant(patient)  got treated in origin/residence country. Official documents of recommendation from the Doctors there has to be obtained.
  • The treatment should be significant in nature not all ailments qualify for a Medical Visa.
  • Not more than two attends shall be issued a Visa and they both need to be blood relatives of the applicant(patient)


How do I apply for India Medical visa?

You can apply for India Medical Visa online.

Online Medical Visa Application to India from Lagos

  • Go to Indian Visa Online and click on Regular/Paper Visa Application.
  • Fill up the required information: your country’s name, high commission, nationality, date of birth, nationality, e-mail id, expected date of arrival in India, visa type and Purpose. Enter the code and click Continue.

Visa Type: Medical Visa / Medical Attendant

Purpose: Medical Treatment of Self / Medical Attendant to Patient

  • 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.

Any other valid Passport/Identity Certificate(IC) held: No

Please note Temporary Application ID : X925X753BXGBB7Y (Example)

  • Enter your medical visa application details regarding the hospital in your country and the concerned hospital in India, duration of treatment, no. of entries, purpose of visit, expected date of journey, expected time of arrival and departure, other information, details about SAARC country visit and reference.


  • Reference Name and Address in India: You can provide our details. Contact us for details through Whatsapp:+91 8095504033 or email us


  • Upload your picture in the online form by clicking on Upload Photo. It is mandatory to upload your recent photo in the online application form.
  • After you click Save and Continue on the third page, a preview containing all your details will appear.
  • Go through them thoroughly. Click on Modify/Edit if there is any mistake.
  • 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 Mission Counter on the appointed date, mentioned at the right margin of the application, during the working hours.


How much is a medical visa to India?

Medical visa from Nigeria to India for a duration of 6 months cost 25180 Naira (USD 80) whereas for a year it costs 37770 Naira (USD 120).


What is medical attendant Visa India?

Medical Attendant visa is provided to close relative or friend of a Patient who is travelling along with patient for Medical treatment in India. Medical attendant visa has same validity as that of Medical visa with multiple entry.


How do I get India Medical Visa Invitation Letter?

Medical Visa Invitation Letter from reputed Hospitals in India is compulsory for applying India Medical Visa. You can get India Medical Visa letter for free by mailing to

Send all available medical reports and passport copies of patient and attendants (Maximum 2).

You can also whatsapp documents to +91 80955 04033


How can I apply for Emergency India Medical Visa?

Emergency India Medical Visa can be obtained from most of the countries. You need to first get Medical Visa Invitation letter from India (You can mail to with passport of patient and attendants along with Medical Reports) and get all required documents directly to Indian Embassy.

Emergency India Medical Visa is issued in same day or maximum next day and patient can travel immediately. Any support required in this regard reach out to





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