Medical Visa from the USA to India

The United States boasts a well-developed, balanced system but in the case of the healthcare system, high costs and long wait times can be a concern for some American citizens. India is a compelling alternative, offering high-quality medical care at a fraction of the price. 

Why Choose India for Medical Treatment?

 -Cost-Effectiveness:  Medical procedures in India are significantly more affordable compared to those in the USA, 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.

 -Wide Range of Specialties:  Indian hospitals offer a broad spectrum of specialties, catering to diverse medical needs.

Major Treatment Areas for Americans in India

 -Cardiology:  Heart disease is a leading health concern globally. India excels in advanced cardiac procedures like bypass surgery, valve replacements, and angioplasty, at a significantly lower cost than in the USA.

 -Oncology:  Cancer treatment can be extremely expensive in the USA.  At a lower cost, India provides advanced cancer care choices like radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted medicines.

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

Medical Visa Process


-You must seek treatment at a recognized hospital in India and have a medical report outlining your condition, proposed treatment plan, and estimated costs.

-Two medical attendants (family members or close associates) can accompany you.

Documents Required

- A current US passport that is valid for at least six months,

-Completed online application form for a medical visa,

-Passport photos,

-Referral letter from your US doctor,

-Acceptance letter from the Indian hospital with treatment details,

-Proof of financial resources.

Fees and Processing

The processing fee is $100 (for 6 months and upto 1 year or for multiple entries it is $140) and can be paid online or at the embassy. Processing time is three working days.

Flight Information

Popular Flight Routes from the US to India;

 -New York (JFK) to Delhi (DEL): This is the most popular route with several airlines offering direct flights.

 -New York (JFK) to Mumbai (BOM)

-Other major US cities like Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago (ORD), and San Francisco (SFO) also have connecting flights to various Indian cities.

Airlines on USA-India Routes

 -Air India

-United Airlines


 -Etihad Airways

 -Qatar Airways

Additional Information

-Visit the website of the Embassy of India in Washington D.C. or the nearest Indian Consulate:

 -Contact the Embassy of India or the nearest Indian Consulate for any questions or clarifications.

-Contact details;

EMBASSY OF INDIA, WASHINGTON D.C. 2107, Massachusetts Ave. Washington, D.C. 20008

-Tel : (202) 939 7000 Fax : (202) 265 4351

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