SMV- Visa for Surrogacy
Please finalize your travel arrangements only after you obtain an appropriate visa. VFS / Embassy of India, Belgium will not be responsible for any inconvenience/problems faced as a result of finalizing travel plans before obtaining your appropriate visa. The decision to grant the duration of visa is made solely by the Embassy of India

MEDICAL SURROGACY VISA: Please Click on (Checklist and additional forms) to Complete your online application form.

Foreign nationals intending to visit India for commissioning surrogacy must necessarily apply for a Medical Visa. The applicants need to ensure that the following conditions are fulfilled ahead of their application, so that all paperwork is complete:

1. The foreign man and woman must be duly married, and the marriage should have sustained for at least two years.
2. A letter from the Embassy of the foreign country in India, or the Foreign Ministry of the country, should be enclosed with the Visa application stating clearly that:
(a) The country recognises surrogacy; and,
(b) The child/children to be born to the commissioning couple through the Indian surrogate mother will be permitted entry into their country as a biological child/children of the couple commissioning surrogacy.
3. The couple will furnish an undertaking that they would take care of the child/children born through surrogacy.
4. The treatment should be undertaken only at registered Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) clinics recognized by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
5. The commissioning couple should produce a duly notarised agreement between them and the prospective Indian surrogate mother./td>

If any of the above conditions are not fulfilled, the visa application shall be rejected.

Before leaving India for their return journey, ‘exit’ permission from FRRO/FRO would be required. Before granting ‘exit’, the FRRO/FRO will see whether the foreign couple is carrying a certificate from the ART clinic concerned regarding the fact the child/children have been duly taken custody of by the foreigner, and that the liabilities towards the Indian surrogate mother have been fully discharged as per the agreement.

A copy of the birth certificate(s) of the surrogate child/children will be retained by the FRRO/FRO along with photocopies of the passport and visa of the foreign parents.

(i) The visa service will be open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
(ii) Applicants will need to present themselves in person at any of the following Visa Centres:
Residents of Belgium:
India Visa Application Centre, 19, Avenue Emile De Mot, 1000, Brussels (Tuesday/ Thursday from 9 to 12 noon)
India Visa Collection Centre, 62 Vestingstraat, 1Floor, 2018 Antwerp (Tuesday/ Thursday from 10 to 12 noon)
Residents of Luxembourg:
India Visa Collection Centre, 66 Rue Des Celtes, 1318 Luxembourg (Tuesday / Thursday from 10 to 12 noon)
(iii) Prior appointment over telephone or in person must be made at the Visa Centre’s for submission of visa application(s).
(iv) Processing time for a visa is 4 to 5 weeks. Applicants are therefore advised to apply well in advance of the proposed date of travel to ensure that they get a visa in time.
(vi) British nationals may continue to apply directly at the High Commission of India, London through the India Visa Application Centre’s in London with no Additional service fee.