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Visa scheme for foreigners visiting India for treatment under Ayush systems

Posted on: June 26, 2024 | Back | Print


Government of India has introduced a new category of Ayush (AY) visa for foreign nationals for treatment under Ayush system/Indian system of medicine like therapeutic care, wellness and Yoga viz. Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy etc. Foreign nationals wanting to travel to India for this purpose should apply for Ayush (AY-1) for treatment under Ayush System/ Indian systems of medicine. Their attendants should apply for Ayush AY-2 (co terminus with AY-1 visa holder). 

2. Ayush (AY-1 and AY-2) visa can be applied under Regular Paper Visa option as well as through e-visa portal.

Requirements for Ayush visa:

(i) Wellness Hospital/ Wellness Centre should be accredited and registered with any Government authority(ies) concerned or National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)/ National Commission for Homoeopathy (NCH)/ National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) accredited hospitals providing Ayush services.

(ii) Applicant should submit proof of his/her financial standing (the production of a return ticket and availability of sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India including the expenses for such treatment).

(iii) Applicant should also submit medical documents [supporting letter from an accredited Ayush Institution where the visitor will be treated and prescription/ medical history document necessitating the treatment (not applicable to wellness) duly stamped by concerned accredited hospital of the foreigner’s country of origin or country of domicile].

Ayush Visa to attendant/ family members:

(i) Attendants/ family members of the patient coming to India for medical treatment under Ayush systems may be granted AYUSH-2 (AY-2) visa co-terminus with the AY-1 visa. 

(ii) Not more than two persons (attendant or family member) may be allowed at a time for the grant of AYUSH-2 (AY-2) visa. 

(iii) The principal AY-1 visa holder and attendant AY-2 visa holder shall exit India together, on completion of treatment or expiry of visa.

Fee for Ayush visa

Fee for Ayush visa will be the same as for Medical visa i.e GBP 101/- (one hundred and one only)