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(I) Waiting List for surgeries in your country.

(II) Update Health guidelines from WHO relating to visiting India.

Update guidelines relating to Inoculation in your country while planning to visit India for your medical treatment.

Contact Information relating to Indian Embassy / India Consulates in your country which can be helpful for approaching them for India Medical Visa to travel to India for your Medical Trip.

(V)  Insurance Information for BHR Patients.

(I) Waiting List for surgeries in your country helpful links

A : www.health.nsw.gov.au/waitingtimes/
This website link provides up-to-date information on NSW (Australia) public hospitals waiting times and waiting list for various surgeries / diagnostics / health check-ups.

B : www.healthservices.gov.bc.ca/waitlist/
This website link provides up-to-date information on British Columbia (Canada) public hospitals waiting times and waiting list for various surgeries / diagnostics / health check-ups.

C : http://www.nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Rightsandpledges/Waitingtimes/Pages/Guide to waiting times.aspx
This website link provides up-to-date information on NHS (UK) public hospitals waiting times and waiting list for various surgeries / diagnostics / health check-ups.

(II) Guidelines issued by WHO from time-to-time visiting India

A :
This website link is of The United Nations public health arm. Monitors disease outbreaks, assesses the performance of health systems around the globe.

(III) Guidelines issued by CDC from time-to-time for Inoculation to visit  India

A :
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal government agency for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services, especially for those people who are least able to help themselves.

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(IV) Contact Information for Indian Embassy / India Consulates in your country which can be helpful for approaching them for India Medical Visa to travel to India for your Medical Trip.

In Australia

High Commission of India, Sydney

In Canada and BC
Consulate General of India, Vancouver
Consulate General of India, Toronto
High Commission of India, Ottawa

In Germany
Consulate General of India, Frankfurt

In Persian Gulf
Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi

In New Zealand
High Commission of India, Wellington

In Russia
Embassy of India, Moscow


Consulate General of India - New York
(Consular Jurisdiction: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virgin Islands)
Consulate General of India - San Francisco
(Consular Jurisdiction: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
Consulate General of India - Chicago
(Consular Jurisdiction: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
Consulate General of India - Houston
(Consular Jurisdiction: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas)
Embassy of India, Washington DC
(Consular Jurisdiction: Bermuda, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia

Stop Press :

Indian Embassy in US to outsource visa processing

With an ever-growing number of Americans traveling to India on business or pleasure, the Indian embassy has contracted an American firm to outsource the visa collection and delivery processes at its five missions here from October 1. The outsourcing contract to handle visa applications at the embassy here and the consulates general of India in Chicago, Houston, New York and San Francisco has been awarded to Travisa Outsourcing Inc. Visit them at their website link - http://indiavisa.travisaoutsourcing.com/

The new system would offer "speedy and efficient" service to the growing volume of US residents traveling to India, Indian Ambassador Ronen Sen said on Monday.

"Rapid transformation of India-US relations in recent years has been manifested in an unprecedented growth of business travelers, tourists and other US residents to India and the introduction of several non-stop and additional travel services between the two countries.

"With burgeoning cooperation in the economic, commercial, technological, educational, cultural and other fields and with increasing close bonds of the Indian American community with the country of origin, the demands for visa and other consular services continues to grow." he said.

The outsourcing firm will charge a service fee of $13 per visa application and offer same day collection at its visa application centres and next day service for applications received by post. It would also run a 24/7 call centre manned by bilingual staff.

The consular wings of the missions will continue to offer services after office hours or on holidays for emergency travel on extreme compassionate grounds 365 days a year, the announcement said.

In UK & Ireland
High Commission of India, London
Consulate General of India, Edinburgh
Consulate General of India, Birmingham
Honorary Consulate of India, Belfast (Ireland)

Latest News :
Tourist Visa-On-Arrival For Five Countries
Government of India has announced Tourist Visa-on-Arrival for citizens from Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Singapore. The system will benefit visitors in two categories: those who club one or two countries in their itinerary and those who intend to make short visits to India to visit friends or relatives. The visas will have a maximum validity of 30 days with single entry facility. The visa- on-arrival will be implemented from January 2010 and will continue for a year on an experimental basis.
Source: The Economic Times, 02 January, 2010

Indian Home Ministry Decides To Issue Long Term Tourist Visa Of Five Years To 18 Countries To Boost Tourism, Sept. 2009
According to a PTI report, speaking in the Lok Sabha recently, Sultan Ahmed, Minister of State for Tourism said that Home Ministry has decided to grant long term tourist visa of five years duration with multiple-entry facility, with a stipulation of 90 days on each visit to nationals of 18 countries. This initiative has been taken with a view to boost foreign tourist arrivals in the country. The 18 countries are France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Vietnam.

While tabling a report of the Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture, Ahmed said the decision of the Home Ministry was in response to the proposal by the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) to introduce visa-on-arrival scheme for specified countries on an experimental basis.

(V) Insurance Information for BHR Patients.

Blue Cross of California Hip Resurfacing Medical Policy
Healthlink Hip Resurfacing Medical Policy
The Regence Group Hip Resurfacing Medical Policy
Aetna Hip Resurfacing Medical Policy

(VI) Medical Visa (below mentioned info. varies from treatment city and assistance for registration will be provided accordingly)

Below is protocol followed for New Delhi arrival of International Patients

As per the guidelines from Directorate of Health Services, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, all consultants, visited by foreign patients, are required to ensure the complete details of their patients regarding the following:

The patient must have “MED VISA” (The Government of India has initiated a separate category of visa called “MEDICAL VISA” denoted by “MED VISA” only for foreign patients and “MEDICAL ATTENDANT VISA” denoted by “MEDX” facilitating only two persons to accompany the patient as attendants”). Holding a Tourist VISA is in violation of Visa Rules.

As the duration of treatment varies from case to case, the medical visa is extendable.

All the patients on Med Visa or MEDX visa shall have to register themselves with Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO) within 14 days of arrival. The Pak national on Med visa or MEDX visa shall have to register themselves with DCP, Special Branch, Delhi Police Bhawan, Asaf Ali Road, Delhi within 24 hours. The Afghan Nationals shall register with FRRO, Delhi within 7 days on arrival.

The hospitals are also legally bound to provide particulars of such foreigners in the prescribed “C-Form” to the FRRO, Delhi. It is the duty of the hospital authority to advise the foreign patients either admitted in the hospital or taking treatment by staying outside the hospital to get himself / herself registered with the FRRO, Delhi and also to send their “C-Form”. In case, the foreign patient or his attendant is not staying in the hospital than also they should be advised the necessity of sending C-Form through the owner of the premises / hotels where they are staying. Filling the said C-Form is the duty of our associated Hospitals / Health Centers International Patient Desk.

Visa extension should be on the advice of the treating doctor (on his letter-head) duly signed by him and countersigned by the Medical Superintendent of the hospital.

(VII) Polio Vaccination Certificate for entry to India

Polio Vaccination certificate is mandatory w.e.f. 1st March 2014 for travel to India from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Syria.

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