• Visa Assistance

• Airport pick up and drop off

• Personalized attention

• Priority appointment

Welcome to Kerala…
and to the

Saraswathy Hospital

Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India.

Arrange Travel

If you are traveling to India for medical reasons for the first time, here are certain pointers to help you plan your journey better.

  • Ask your local/family doctor if you are fit to travel overseas with your current medical condition. Do a general fitness workup and send the scan copy of all the reports to us to confirm your fitness.
  • Find out about the procedure and compare your expectations with what's achievable by the surgery. Also enquire about follow-up care needed, time required for recovery, physical therapy, etc.
  • Please note that in most cases the final decisions on your treatment will be made only after the doctor meets you and examines you in person. It is possible that your doctor, upon examining you, may decide you are not fit for surgery, or recommends treatment different from what you planned.
  • Certain documents must always be with you. Ensure that you carry multiple copies of the same and keep the originals in a safe place when abroad.
  • Records like X-Rays, MRI's, health histories, photographs, immunization records, prescriptions, and any other health records relevant to the surgery. Remember to carry all these medical reports and any medicines in your carry-on luggage.
  • Present Test reports of the investigations advised by Dr. S.K. Ajaiyakumar.
  • Passport and visa: You will need a passport for yourself and your travel companion (if any). You will also need an M-Visa (Medical Visa) or eTourist Visa (eTV) or a PIO Card only to get medical treatments here. No Cosmetic surgical treatment can be provided to an individual on a normal / traditional Tourist visa.
  • Credit cards, debit cards etc: Bring local currency (INR), and one or two major credit cards / debit cards.
  • You then book your flight and send us the flight details so that we can organize  the best conditions  for your surgery and  stay.

Points to remember
while you are at our hospital

Registration at Hospital : You are required to produce your passport at the registration counter to get registered at our hospital. The hospital will maintain a copy of your passport (Photo page and visa page) in your hospital record. This is mandatory and is based on the directives from the Government of India.

Registration at FRRO : Registration at the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) is required within 14 days of arrival if the duration of stay on your Medical Visa exceeds 180 days, even you don't intend to stay here for that period. Patients from Pakistan and Bangladesh are required to register their arrival within 24 hours with the nearest Police Station / Commissioner's Office. Our staff will guide you for the same. We advice you to make sure that your visa doesn't exceed 180 days to avoid this. If you belong to any of these countries, you can apply for an eTourist Visa.

Form C : It is a general information to the  government officials concerned (FRRO) upon a foriegner's arrival in the hospital. The required formalities for this procedure will be done by the hospital's staff and all you need to do is to fill and sign the Form C which will be provided  once you are here.

Signing The Consent Form : You will need to sign the consent form of the surgery. It is recommended that you read it carefully before signing and clear all your doubts from the doctor / staff.

Payments : Payment is preferably accepted in advance through money transfer via banks / wire transfer (recommended) or through cash, we accept all major credit cards like VISA, MASTER CARD etc. Make sure that the type of payment mode is confirmed by our Finance department and your bank before you plan to travel because in some instances, bank or credit/debit card provider companies reduce the limit of withdrawl once you are out of country (better intimate them beforehand). If any such thing happens, surgery will be postponed till the financial clearance. To avoid hassle & anxiety before surgery, it is suggested to make payment in advance. It is important that the patient should relax and stay away from all the anxieties before the surgery.

Get a Certificate for
M-Visa from
Dr. S.K. Ajaiyakumar


If you are not eliible for an eTourist Visa , You will need to furnish the required details in the M-Visa Application form and revert us back the same. We will get it signed by the doctor who will perform your surgery and the scan copy of the M-Visa Certificate will be mailed to you.

How to Apply



You will need to submit the scan copy of the M-Visa Certificate to the Embassy / Visa issuing authority of your country. After few formalities, they will make sure that you get your M-Visa within seven working days.  Also, you need to make sure maximum duration of your overall stay on the Medical Visa doesn't exceed 180 days, else you will be entitled to perform few extra formalities.

Getting Back to us



When you get your M-Visa ready, you will need to send a scan copy of the same to us. And after the confirmation by our Hospital's end, you can plan your travel as per your convenience.

@ 2016 Saraswathy Hospital, Parassala, Thiruvanathapuram




Parassala, Thiruvananthapuram

Tel: 0471 2201898, 2202598, 2202898



Pathadippalam, Edappally, Kochi

Tel: 0484 4021314, 7034342898


Tel: 0471 4012098