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Regular Paper Visa

If you belong to a country for which e-visa is not applicable then you would have to apply for a regular paper visa on your passport. There is a 3 step procedure for this which is as follows :

1. Fill the application form online (Click Here)

2. Submit your application with required documents at Indian Visa Application Center or at Indian Mission.

3. Collect your passport/visa from Indian Mission/Visa Application Center or by post.

Documents Required for Indian Visa

  • 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)
  • Visa Invitation Letter from the Hospital in India where treatment is planned. Only the government approved hospitals will qualify for getting medical visa for the patient and the attendants. Once you have submitted the visa invite from a hospital changing of the hospital after arriving in India is not permitted.
  • If the visa is for more than 180 days then registration is compulsary within 14 days of arrival in India.


Best Doctors for Knee Hip Shoulder Joint Replacement in India, Best Hospital for Joint Replacement in India, Lowest Cost of Joint Replacement in India


Currently the nationals of 166 countries can avail the e-visa facility for travelling to India. The E-Visa is applicable for Medical Treatment for the patient as well as the attendant. The procedure for obtaining e-visa is as follows :

1. Apply Online (Click Here). Upload the passport page and photo of yours

2. Pay E-visa fee online by credit / debit card / netbanking / payment wallet

3. Receive ETA Online Electronic Travel Authorization/ETA Will be sent to your e-mail

4. Fly To India Print ETA and present at Immigration Check Post where eVisa will be stamped on passport.

5. E-Visa has 5 sub-categories viz. e-Tourist Visa, e-Business Visa, e-Medical Visa, e-Medical Attendant Visa and e-Conference Visa. A foreigner (other than those applying for e-Conference Visa) will be allowed to club activities permitted under these categories. Foreigners applying for e-Conference visa will be permitted to club the activities permitted under e-Tourist visa only. Only two e-Medical Attendant Visas will be granted against one e-Medical Visa.

6. For e-Medical and e-Medical Attendant Applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival with a window of 120 days. Example: If you are applying on 1st Sept then applicant can select arrival date from 5th Sept to 2nd Jan.

7. Recent front facing photograph with white background and photo page of Passport containing personal details like name, date of birth, nationality, expiry date etc are to be uploaded mandatorily by the applicant. Additionally one more document depending upon the e-Visa type would also be required to be uploaded. The application is liable to be rejected if the uploaded documents and photograph are not clear / as per specification.

Best Doctors for Knee Hip Shoulder Joint Replacement in India, Best Hospital for Joint Replacement in India, Lowest Cost of Joint Replacement in India

Countries Eligible for E-Visa

Albania, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia. Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Union Republic, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger Republic, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe


Dr Mukesh Jain Vardhman Hospital Muzaffarnagar

Dr Mukesh Jain

Dr Mukesh Jain is the Director of Orthopaedics at Vardhman Hospital, Muzaffarnagar

Dr Ashok Rajgopal

Dr Ashok Rajgopal

Dr Rajgopal is the Director of the Joint Replacement Department at Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon

Dr Subhash Jangid

Dr Subhash Jangid

Dr Subhash Jangid is the Director of Joint Replacement at Fortis Memorial Hospital, Gurgaon

Dr IPS Oberoi

Dr IPS Oberoi

Dr Oberoi is the Director Joint Replacement at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon

Dr Anubhav Jain Vardhman Hospital Muzaffarnagar

Dr Anubhav Jain

Dr Jain is one of the finest Knee Replacement Surgeon using Computer Navigation

Dr Jayant Arora

Dr Jayant Arora

Dr Jayant Arora is one of the most prolific Joint Replacement Surgeon in India


Kim Brian from California

Kim Brian from the Sacramento County of California, USA came to India to get Hip Replacement Surgery done. He travelled alone because he could not afford the expenses for an attendant. His surgery was done by Dr IPS Oberoi at Artemis Health Institute. Watch this video where Kim is sharing his experiences.

American Patient for TKR

Mr. Mark Wisman suffered an injury to his knee while driving his pickup. For years he lived in pain and finally landed in India for Total Knee Replacement Surgery to be done by Dr. Ashok Rajgopal at Medanta Medicity. He had some interesting things to say about treatment in India specially the cost of the treatment.

ACL Surgery in India

This Indian patient travelled from the state of Punjab to New Delhi to get ACL Surgery done. Here the patient is recovering on the 2nd day after the surgery and shares his experience about this remarkable recovery in such a short span of time. Post Surgery Rehab is as important as the surgery itself.