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    Our Travel Consultants and Case managers will guide and assist you in arranging all your travel bookings and documents. You will need a Passport and Visa to travel to most of our destinations. Visa requirements may vary from country to country and depends on your country of citizenship.

    Passport

    altYour passport is the most important document for travel. This has to be a valid one and has to be renewed if nearing expiry. For medical Travel Visa, your  passport should have more than 6 months of Validity from the date of travel. If you do not have a passport, get one immediately to make your travel possible. Enquire with your passport issuing office about the procedure and time required for issue of passport. In some countries you may get your passport in 2 to 4 weeks if you pay an additional fee to expedite the process. Otherwise, you should expect a processing time of at least 5 to 10 weeks.

    Visa

    A Visa is like an entry card to a country; this varies on the basis of the citizenship of the traveler. You have to apply for a Visa to the nearest consulate or Embassy of the  country you wish to visit. You may require a few documents from SurgeryPlanet and your hospital to apply for the Visa.

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    Inoculations and Vaccinations are also required in certain cases before making travel. You should also get a medical check up done by your local  physician and be certified fit to undertake the travel by air, especially in cases where your health may be affected by the travel. Please Contact us for more information.

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    Once your medical assessment is complete and surgery dates are fixed with the doctors, we will arrange the perfect itinerary on your medical tour. A Travel consultant from SurgeryPlanet will assist you to book your flights to your destination and ensure you have a smooth travel.

    When traveling abroad to any country, there are some mandatory documents that need to be carried with you. This is to prove your identity and also gets you permission to enter the country. It is best to keep emergency copies of these documents with yourself and your friends back home. If you happen to lose any document, a copy can be of help to issue a duplicate one.

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    Given below are some documents that you must carry at all times. 


    Passport

    Your passport is the most important document for your travel across the country. Your passport has to be a valid one. If expired, renew it as soon as possible. If you don't have a passport, get one made, as otherwise traveling from one country to another is not possible.

    Visa 

    A person visiting any country has to have a visa. It is like an entry card to the place you are visiting. Persons found without a visa are not permitted to enter that destination country and are detained and sent back. For more visa related queries & information you can visit the local embassy in your Country.

    Identity Card

    You may be asked to prove your identity at the airport. Although it does not often occur, in case the security is stringent, you might need to prove your identity to the officials. Thus, having a photo identity card with you always helps.


    Some important pointers that you need to check while on your trip are given below:

    • Stay in a reputed, quality hotel. This can avoid a lot of unwanted issues. SurgeryPlanet can help you with this, giving you a range of hotels which you can choose from. Click here for more info.
    • Carry your medicines and other medical requirements with you always. You never know when it may come in handy.
    • Keep all your important documents and money safely and never leave valuables unattended.Check your travel insurance papers if they offer medical coverage in case of an untoward incident in a foreign land.
    • Travel Insurance also acts as an additional security in case of flight cancellation, damaged or lost baggage, illness, etc.
    • Make sure you have purchased additional Medical travel insurance for your procedure. Surgery Planet can arrange for it if requested in writing.

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    Visa Information

    Our Visa Services are exactly what the customer wants them to be, quick & reliable.
    Our vast exposure in this area helps us handle all visa cases meticulously and quickly. The Visa Professionals at our company have access to all the latest information related to visa requirements & are thus in a position to obtain the best results.

    Traveler Tips

    • Ensure that you carry 2 photocopies of your passport or an expired passport along with a certified copy of your birth certificate.
    • If, during your travel, your passport is lost, have a complaint lodged to the nearest police station and submit a copy of your complaint from the police to the nearest consulate. Apply for a new passport. You can expect a delay of a few days to a couple of weeks.
    • Permission from foreign governments (VISA) will be required in order to enter their country.
    • Inoculations may be recommended for many destinations, including Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
    • Keep extra copies of your air-ticket (or e-ticket), separate from the originals.
    • Always have multiple forms of currency with you in the form of Cash, Travelers Cheques and Credit cards. Never carry excess cash with you.
    • Keep a separate list of the Credit/Debit cards and account numbers that you are carrying with you.
    • Mark all your baggage inside and outside with your name and address. It would be best for you to travel as light as possible. An internal frame backpack is the easiest to carry. Each airline has baggage limitations and is different for international and domestic travel. Please check your airlines website for this information.
    • All members of the U-M community should register their travel itinerary on the ITOC website. Keep the embassy/consulate contact information with you in case of an emergency.
    • Try and save as much energy during the long flight. Move around and walk inside the plane whenever possible and allowed. Jet lag is a physical and psychological phenomenon that affects almost all travelers in some way.
    • The pressure and oxygen levels inside the airplane are lower than what your body is normally used to.
    • To get more information on the embassies across the world, kindly log onto http://www.escapeartist.com/embassy1/embassy1.htm
    • Find out where the nearest embassy will be – check their website to find out what services they offer and their working hours.
    • Check with your doctor on vaccinations/ inoculations required before you travel
    • Make sure you’ve got correct visas for the country you are visiting and that your passport is valid for atleast 6 months from the date of travel.
    • For many countries, first time passport applicants need to attend an interview to verify their identity.
    • Make sure you fill in the emergency contact details in your passport. This will make it much easier for us to contact someone if necessary.
    • Tell a friend or relative where you are going and for how long - give them some idea of your itinerary if possible and an emergency contact number


    Embassy Information


    India : http://india.gov.in/overseas/foreign_emb_india.php

    Thailand : http://www.th4u.com/embassies.htm

    Singapore : http://www.embassiesabroad.com/embassies-in/Singapore

    Costa rica : http://www.embassiesabroad.com/embassies-in/CostaRica

    Brazil : http://www.embassiesabroad.com/embassies-in/Brazil

    Mexico : http://www.embassiesabroad.com/embassies-in/Mexico

    Belgium : http://www.embassiesabroad.com/embassies-in/Belgium

    Malaysia : http://www.embassiesabroad.com/embassies-in/Malaysia


    Embassies across the world 


    http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-the-fco/embassies-and-posts/find-an-embassy-overseas


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