This is an article about the two visas that are available for visa holders from India. The Indian Medical Visa, or MMV, is a nonimmigrant visa that allows a foreign citizen to enter the United States temporarily. An applicant must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the U.S. Department of State before they may be issued a medical visa. The Indian Medical Attendant Visa, or IMVA, is available to applicants with medical credentials and/or experience in assisting medical practitioners.
What is a Medical Visa?
There are different types of medical visas available to foreign nationals wishing to enter India for medical reasons. The most common type of visa is the Indian Medical Visa. This visa allows foreigners to stay in India for a period of six months, with the option of extending this time period for an additional three months. Foreign nationals wishing to work as medical attendants in India must also obtain an Indian Medical Attendant Visa. This visa allows foreigners to work in India as medical attendants for a period of one year, with the option of renewing it for another year.
What are the requirements for a Medical Visa?
The requirements for a medical visa depend on the type of visa you are applying for.
A medical visa is required if you are applying for a tourist visa. You must have a valid passport and proof of insurance.
If you are applying for an Indian medical attendant visa, you must have completed the necessary training. The training must be accredited by the Indian Medical Council or another authorized body and show that you meet all of the requirements set forth by the government.
Who can apply and when can they apply?
If you are an Indian citizen, you can apply for an Indian medical visa. You must be a doctor or a physician in training, and you must have a valid visa to travel to the United States. You can apply for the visa online. The application process can take up to six weeks. After you have received your visa, you must travel to the United States and present it when you arrive at the airport. Indian Medical Attendant Visa
What else do I need to prepare for my trip?
If you are a foreign national seeking to enter India for medical treatment, you will need to obtain an Indian Medical Visa. This visa is valid for a period of six months and can be extended once for another six months. Additionally, you will need to obtain an Indian Medical Attendant Visa if you are accompanying a foreign national with a Medical Visa. This visa is valid for a period of one year and can be extended once for another year.
How long will my visa last for?
The validity of an Indian medical visa is 90 days, while the validity of an Indian medical attendant visa is 60 days. These visas can be extended for another 30 days at a time, but only if you have a valid medical certificate from your doctor.
After I return from my trip, what should I expect next in terms of employment authorization and immigration status?
Assuming you have returned from your trip and have all of the required documentation in hand, your next steps will depend on your immigration status. If you are a foreign national with an approved medical visa, you will need to apply for adjustment of status. This process can take several months, but is generally straightforward and should not pose any major obstacles. If you are an Indian medical attendant, however, things may be more complicated.
Generally speaking, an Indian medical attendant cannot adjust their status to that of a foreign national. In order to do so, they would need to obtain a J-1 visa (for individuals coming to work in the US) or a B-1 visa (for business visitors). However, there is some flexibility within these categories; for example, an individual could potentially qualify for a J-1 visa as a trainee physician if they have completed an accredited residency program in the US. Regardless of the path taken, it is important to consult with an experienced immigration lawyer if you plan on making this type of change.