Medical Visa from Rwanda to India

India is a leader in the field of medical tourism and is one of the favourite destinations for international patients seeking advanced treatment for various medical conditions. Rwanda is among those nations and acquiring a medical visa is the initial step towards your wonderful journey ahead.

Why India for Medical Treatment?

 -Cost Advantage: Compared to Western countries, India offers top-notch medical services at a significantly lower cost.

 -Medical Expertise: Indian hospitals boast advanced technology, well-equipped facilities, and a vast network of highly skilled doctors and specialists.

 -Success Rates:  India has a strong reputation in various medical fields, with renowned hospitals specializing in complex procedures.

Popular Treatment Areas for Rwandans in India

Rwandan patients frequently travel to India for treatment in these areas:

 -Cardiology: Heart surgeries, bypass procedures, and advanced cardiac interventions.

 -Oncology:  Cancer care using cutting-edge techniques like radiation therapy and targeted therapies.

 -Organ Transplants:  India is a leader in organ transplant surgeries, including kidney and liver transplants.

 -Orthopedics: Joint replacement surgeries, complex fracture repairs, and advanced spinal procedures.

Obtaining a Medical Visa for India

Required Documents:

  • A valid Rwandan passport with at least six months of validity and blank pages,
  • An additional copy of the passport's bio page,
  • A hard copy of the completed online visa application form with the signature of the applicant,
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs,
  • Medical report from a Rwandan doctor or hospital about your medical condition,
  • An invitation letter from a recognized Indian hospital,
  • Financial proofs; bank statements for example,
  • Complete medical records,
  • Both invitation letters and referral letters from Indian and local hospitals should be emailed to using the hospital's official email address.

Visa Fees and Processing Time

The processing fee for a medical visa varies depending on the duration of stay. It's generally around USD 80 (subject to change).

 Processing Time:   Processing times can vary, so it's advisable to apply well in advance of your planned travel date.


Several airlines operate flights between Rwanda and India. Popular routes include:

 -Kigali (Kigali International Airport (KGL)) - Mumbai ( Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM)) on Ethiopian Airlines

 -Kigali (Kigali International Airport (KGL)) - Delhi ( Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)) on RwandAir

 -Kigali (Kigali International Airport (KGL))-Bangalore ( Bengaluru International Airport (BLR)) on Qatar Airways

Airlines in Service

 -Ethiopian Airlines


 -Qatar Airways

Additional Information

 -Visit the Rwandan Indian embassy website for any queries;  


High Commission of India,

Villa 67, KG 9 Avenue, Nyarutarama, Kigali.

-Tele: +250 7373 10020


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