Medical Visa from Zimbabwe to India

Many Zimbabweans are choosing India for their medical treatment needs. This article deals with pieces of information regarding the Indian High Commission website and will guide you through the process of obtaining a medical visa from Zimbabwe to India.

Why Choose India for Medical Treatment?

India's emergence as a global medical tourism hub is driven by several factors:

  • Affordable Costs: Compared to Western countries, medical treatment in India is significantly cheaper.
  • Top-notch Facilities: India boasts numerous well-equipped hospitals and healthcare institutions with cutting-edge technology.
  • Highly Skilled Professionals: India has a large pool of highly qualified and experienced doctors and surgeons.

Popular Medical Treatments Sought by Zimbabweans

  • Cardiology/Heart Treatment: India is renowned for its advanced cardiac care facilities.
  • Cancer Treatment: India offers a wide range of cancer treatments at affordable costs.
  • Orthopedic Surgery: Joint replacement surgeries like knee and hip replacements are popular choices.
  • Organ Transplants: The organ transplant program in India is well-established.

Documents Required for Obtaining the Visa

  • Online visa application that has been properly completed and signed by the applicant.
  • During registration, one picture that complies with the requirements and a photo may be uploaded.
  • Return airfare tickets and an applicant's passport copy in addition to the original document.
  • A letter from the doctor or hospital in your area, or a certificate from the same, following an assessment of the patient's condition, needs, and accessibility to treatment in India. Complete sets of the nearby hospital's treatment records.
  • A letter from the Indian hospital that includes the patient's name, the attendant's name, and an estimated cost of medical care; the hospital authorities must also ship the letter to the Embassy's mailbox, (
  • If the patient is receiving medical assistance, the Medical Assistance Society will provide a letter verifying the patient's eligibility for medical care in India, as well as a guarantee for treatment costs and documentation of financial transfers to India.
  • The most recent bank statement. The bank must certify the account statement, which must include the applicant's full name and address and sufficient funds to cover the trip.
  • If another person's bank statement is submitted, kindly include the sponsor's affidavit and a copy of their photo ID card or passport that has their ink-signed signature on it.
  •  A letter stating the relationship between the patient and the attendant, or proof of that relationship.
  • A different letter outlining all the information on prior trips to India, including the duration of stays
  • If a third party is covering the patient's and attendant's costs, kindly send the sponsor's affidavit, a copy of the sponsor's passport or photo identity card with his or her ink-signed signature, and an attested bank statement.  The sponsor shall assume full responsibility for the sponsored individuals' behaviour and return from India, and the affidavit should explicitly state the relationship and/or purpose for sponsoring the patient and attendant.
  • Treatment for fatal illnesses cannot be financed by a third party.
  • Visa charges

Air routes from Zimbabwe to India

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

  • Harare (HRE) to Mumbai (BOM) with Ethiopian Airlines
  • Harare (HRE) to Bengaluru (BLR) with South African Airways
  • Harare (HRE) to Delhi (DEL) with Kenya Airways

Additional Information

  • For the most up-to-date visa application process and a detailed list of required documents, consult the Indian High Commission website in Harare;

  • Contact details;

-Address: No. 12 Natal Road, Belgravia,, Harare, Zimbabwe

-Tele: 000263 242 795955/56

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