International Patients

Essential Documents for International Patients

India is a big hub for providing medical services, thus various international patients arrive India for IVF or surrogacy treatment. But there are various surrogacy and medical laws in India that can make patients’ experience troublesome. SCI IVF Hospital and its staff is accountable for making patients’ experience less stressful by suggesting them various documentation process in India.

A patient travelling to India for any treatment must have the following documents that are essential as per Visa and legal perspective.

1. Documents for Medical Visa

The following documents are recommended for an international patient before travelling to India. These documents are to be submitted with their respective embassies. OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) /PIO (People of Indian Origin) Cardholders coming to India for surrogacy do not require a Medical Visa.

  • A request letter for medical Visa.
  • Passport copies of patient and attendees (Husband/Wife).
  • Any case history report.
  • A surrogacy agreement that is a legal contract between the Surrogate and Intended couple for confirmation of the terms and conditions.
  • Invitation letter from hospital where IVF or Surrogacy treatment is going to take place.
  • Letter of NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the respective country for the surrogacy program.
  • Marriage Certificate of the Intended Couple.
  • Medical Letter from the local doctor stating that the Intended Mother is infertile.

Once patients have these documents, they can approach Indian Consulate/Embassy in their respective country for the Visa. After which they can plan their visit.

2. Documents for Medical Visa Extension

Sometimes a treatment procedure is more complicated and treatment can take more time than expected. In this case, patient may require to extend the Medical Visa. The following documents are required for medical visa extension.

  • Application form and recent passport photograph.
  • Medical report from recognized/specialized hospital centre specifying the period of treatment with patient details.
  • Doctor’s name and signature with hospital seal and nature of illness mentioning condition of delay in treatment.
  • Original passport and copy of passport
  • Fees Payable, if any.
  • Police Clearance certificate

3. Documents for Exit Permissions

Once the treatment process is completed and post-treatment observations are done, the patient is relived from hospital. If patients are allowed to travel overseas after treatment by their doctors, they can start procedure of exit permission from India. Exit Permission is required in a surrogacy case as it requires not only requires exit permit for patients and attendees, but also for the new born baby. The following documents are suggested to keep with, for exit permissions.

  • On-line exit application form government website.
  • Request letter from both the parents and photographs.
  • Infant’s new passport or emergency travel document issued by the government.
  • Birth Certificate of child
  • Parents Passport, Visa, RC/RP and stay extension (if any) copies
  • Copy of Form C in case of stay in Hotel /Lodge/Company Guest House/Service apt or Electricity Card/Landline Telephone Bill/Property Tax receipt of the landlord in care of staying in a house of a relative or friend along with a letter copy of the Lease and License agreement and photo-id Card of the landlord.
  • Surrogacy agreement between the intended parent, surrogate mother and doctor treating the case.
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from surrogate mother.
  • Embassy letter indicating the issuance of new passport and recognition of surrogacy in their country.
  • Discharge summary from the hospital where child is born.
  • Copy of no dues certificate from hospital.
  • Undertaking from parents about full responsibility of the child in their country.
  • Marriage Certificate of parents.
  • Police Clearance Certificate.

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