Indian PM Narendra Modi Announces Medical E-Visas For Bangladeshis; Here’s All About It

On Saturday, it was revealed that India will now be providing medical e-visa facilities to Bangladeshis. Read on!

by Anupriya Mishra
Indian PM Narendra Modi Announces Medical E-Visas For Bangladeshis; Here’s All About It

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a joint press conference with his counterpart Sheikh Hasina. According to the press conference held by the duo on Saturday, it was revealed that India will now be providing medical e-visa facilities to Bangladeshis. This comes as a massive relief for those who are travelling to India for the purpose of their medical treatment. Here is all about it!

India To Introduce Medical E-Visas For Bangladeshis

Soon after the two premieres, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina held talks on several issues at Hyderabad House on Saturday; medical e-visa facilities were announced for Bangladesh. It’s worth mentioning that the Bangladeshi PM is on a two-day visit to India. As such, this is an important development as this initiative is certainly going to help several Bangladesh nationals receive important medical care in the country. In fact, it was also announced that India will be opening a new Assistant High Commission in Rangpur, which is bound to benefit the people in the northwest of Bangladesh.

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What Is A Medical Visa?

Non-Immigrant Visas
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But what is a medical visa is basically a visa that is given to foreigners who travel to the country for the purpose of medical treatment. It’s worth noting that if a foreign national wants to receive treatment under the Indian system of medicines, their case is also considered under the visa. For this purpose, hospital authorities must share documents that have been issued by them. This includes a medical invitation letter and appointment letter as per the format given in Appendix II on the official email ID of the Indian mission (concerned area). Additionally, hospitals must also share a letter to the foreign nationals for the extension of the visa and registration. This must be in the formats given in Appendix III and IV, respectively.

It should be noted that the initial period of validity of a medical visa can be up to one year or the period of treatment, whichever is less. However, this visa can be extended for a further period of one year by the FRRO/FRO. This can be done if a medical certificate certificate is produced by the government or the ICMR or the NABH or the MCI or CGHS recognised hospitals.

So, with this initiative, many Bangladesh were seeking important medical attention or going to find it easier to travel.

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