Medical Visa from Uganda to India

Uganda, as a developing nation in the African continent, has an improving healthcare system. This has led many Ugandans to pursue advanced medical treatment abroad, with India emerging as a popular destination. India's expertise in medical tourism has welcomed international patients.

Why India for Medical Treatment?

 -Cost-Effectiveness:  India offers high-quality medical services at a fraction of the cost compared to Western nations.

 -Medical Expertise:  Indian hospitals boast advanced facilities and a pool of highly trained doctors and specialists.

 -Success Rates:  India has a proven track record in various medical fields, with renowned hospitals specializing in complex procedures.

Popular Treatment Areas for Ugandans in India

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

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

 -Neurology:  Treatment for neurological disorders like epilepsy, Parkinson's, and brain tumors.

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

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

Required Documents for Obtaining a Medical Visa for India

-The patients should be seeking medical attention in India.

-Two persons can accompany the patient as medical attendants.

  • A passport that is currently valid from Uganda that has blank pages and is at least six months old.
  • Completed online visa application form.
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs.
  • Medical report from a Ugandan doctor or hospital outlining your condition.
  • An invitation letter from an Indian hospital describing the treatment plan, and estimated cost of treatment.
  • Proof of residency
  • Vaccination certificate for Yellow fever
  • Bank statements

Visa Fees

  • The visa fee is UGX 300,000 (USD 78) for 6 months and UGX 445,000 (USD 117)
  •  Processing time is two to three working days.


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

 -Entebbe ( Entebbe International Airport (EBB)) - Mumbai ( Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM)) on Ethiopian Airlines

 -Entebbe ( Entebbe International Airport (EBB)) - Delhi ( Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)) on Air India

 -Entebbe ( Entebbe International Airport (EBB)) - Bengaluru ( Bengaluru International Airport (BLR)) on Uganda Airlines

Airlines in Service

 -Ethiopian Airlines

 -Air India

 -Uganda Airlines

Additional Information

-Visit the official Indian embassy website for any queries;


Indian High Commission, 5th & 6th Floors, Rwenzori Towers, Colville Street, P.O. Box 7043, Kampala, Uganda.

-Phone- +256 41-4342994/+256 41-4344631


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