There has been tremendous growth in medical tourism over the past decade. Medical tourism is defined as the practice of traveling outside your residential country to receive medical care. The word "tourism" in “medical tourism” refers to the patients and their attendants often staying in the foreign country after the medical procedure, and partake in sightseeing, day trips or any other traditional tourism activities.
Cost is the primary reason to opt for the medical tourism. As healthcare costs soar in the US and other parts of the world, many insurance companies and employers view medical tourism as a way to lower them. Many countries across the world are seeing the financial benefits from this emerging market, offering premium medical services at considerably lower prices.
A secondary reason for the rise in medical tourism is the access to multiple categories of different treatments and their availability. Many treatments are either unavailable due to the lack of the technology or the prohibition in the home country. Cost and availability, either of these factors can subsequently lead to medical tourism.
But getting a visa for medical procedures abroad can be tricky. You need to demonstrate the validity and necessity of the procedure, as well as your ability to pay for treatment. Our attorneys can help you through this difficult process, crafting the perfect application for your circumstances. We also handle the immigration process for medical tourism
A Difficult Process
Counseling: While many unlicensed agents and amateur mediators attempt an ‘one size fits all’ method, this is a definite way to confuse clients and lead to foolhardy mistakes. It’s important to approach every case independently – and to understand the hazards and opportunities available to each client and match each prospective traveler to the right visa. A strong case for admission becomes immediately dismissed if under the incorrect visa program. Our immigration consultants will work with you to recognise the best option for your unique circumstances, and help you glide through the procedure for application.
Application: When the right visa has been identified for you and your situation, you can begin the application process. It is important to recognise that the application procedure is very intricate and detail-oriented. With thousands of visa applications flowing through the consulates, the smallest error or misstatement can be grounds for denial – and even bar future submissions. To go through the procedure alone, or with the only guidance of unlicensed agents and inexperienced individuals greatly increases the chances of such mistakes – and makes rejection much more likely.
The licensed and trained attorneys at Kashyap and Kashyap can help you – working with you to send the most complete, most correct application possible, and sending it in the manner the consulates can process properly. We can also work with you to obtain any waivers or affidavits needed to support your application.
Follow Up: Once your application is submitted to the embassy, the actual visa application process begins. The consular officer evaluates your application, checks with required departments and officials, and formulates a view of your case. Usually there is a mandatory interview for this process, regardless of visa type or application strength. Depending on the application, they may ask for further information or evidence in the form of a Request For Evidence (RFE) orders or hide additional scrutiny under the catchall ‘administrative processing’.
At Kashyap and Kashyap, our attorneys can help with this follow up process – explaining the obscure processes behind the scenes, glimpse behind departmental smokescreens and formulate responses, and work with you to ensure the application is processed as fast as possible.
We also help with Request For Evidence (RFE) orders, communicated with the concerned officers directly, and help you through the interview process through mock interviews or counseling.
Appeal: If your application has been disallowed, there are still many options to explore. There may be the option to appeal the rejection, or to obtain the rationale behind the rejection for future use. There are also various ways to reapply – both for a similar visa, or another which more likely to succeed. We can help walk through the post-rejection process, present your options, and follow through with the consulate.
We Can Help!
Going through the visa application process unaided can prove difficult without experienced legal advice. But we are here to help.
At Kashyap and Kashyap, we can help with the process of applying for the right education visa for you. Whether in the form of immigration counseling or consultation, guiding through the application process, or helping with further requests for information and evidence, we will be with you every step of the way. We also provide wide-ranging review services for denied applications – helping with any appeal options or alternative application processes.
At the Law Offices of Kashyap and Kashyap, we use only the most selected and qualified corporate lawyers available, trained and licensed in both the US and India. We provide these legal services through our New Delhi and Gurgaon offices, online, as well as in-person, onsite visits for larger international corporations.