Medical Visa from the UK to India

The UK has a developed healthcare system, but sometimes, specific treatments or cost considerations may lead Britons to explore alternative options.  India emerges as a compelling destination for UK citizens seeking high-quality medical care at a significantly lower cost. 

Why Choose India for Medical Treatment?

 Cost-Effectiveness:  Medical procedures in India are considerably more affordable compared to those in the UK, making it an attractive option for cost-conscious patients.

 Advanced Medical Facilities:  India houses renowned hospitals equipped with cutting-edge technology and staffed by highly skilled medical professionals.

 Expertise in Diverse Specialties:  Indian hospitals offer a wide range of specialties, catering to a vast spectrum of medical needs.

Major Treatment Areas for Britons in India

 -Organ Transplants:  For UK citizens with organ failure, organ transplantation offers a lifeline. India has become a leader in this field, providing hope and expertise at a lower cost compared to the UK's National Health Service waiting lists.

 -Orthopedics:  Joint replacements and complex bone surgeries are popular treatment areas for Britons seeking high-quality care at a fraction of the cost in the UK.

 -Oncology:  Advanced cancer care options like chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapies are available in India at a significantly lower cost compared to the UK.

Medical Visa Process


-You must obtain a medical report detailing your condition,

-A suggested course of treatment,

-An estimate of costs before seeking treatment in a respectable, accredited hospital in India,

-You may travel with two medical attendants, who can be family members or close friends.

Documents required

- Original passport having at least three blank visa pages that is valid for at least six months,

-Two passport-size photos,

-A completed online visa application form from the Indian government

-A copy of the passport's data page

Fees and Processing

The processing fee is approximately £101 and can be paid online or at the High Commission. Processing times can vary, so plan accordingly and submit your application well in advance.

Flight Information

Popular flight routes from the UK to India;

 -London (LHR) to Delhi (DEL)

 -London (LHR) to Mumbai (BOM)

 Other major UK cities, like Manchester (MAN) and Birmingham (BHX) also have connecting flights to various Indian cities.

Airlines available on UK-India Routes

-Virgin Atlantic

-British Airways

-Air India

-Etihad Airways


Additional Information

-Visit the website of the High Commission of India in London for more details:

-Contact the High Commission of India in London for any questions or clarifications.

-Contact details;

High Commission of India

India house,





Tele: 00-44(0)20-37938629

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