Do I need health insurance to qualify for a U.S. visitors visa?
While there are some countries that require visitors to obtain travel medical insurance before entering, you are not required to have health insurance in order to qualify for a U.S. visitors visa at this time. It is, however, highly recommended not only for the sake of your own protection, but having it can also be seen as a plus when going in for your visa interview.
Having travel medical insurance will reassure the interviewer that you have coverage for any medical bills that you may incur during your stay in the US. This is especially true for elderly citizens coming to the US, as they have a higher risk for unexpectedly encountering a medical emergency.
So, while travel medical insurance is not required for obtaining a visitors visa, having it will offer you peace of mind during your visit, and can potentially increase your chances for visa approval in the end.
Another commonly asked question is whether or not travel insurance is necessary just to enter the U.S., refer to Do You Need Travel Insurance to Enter the United States?
Yes, if you cancel the policy before the start date, the premium should be fully refunded. If cancelled after the start date, the premium may be refunded on a prorated basis with a cancellation fee,…
While there are some countries that require visitors to obtain travel medical insurance before entering, you are not required to have health insurance in order to qualify for a U.S. visitors visa at this time.…
Most plans are renewable up to the day before the policy expires. Typically, there is a $5 renewal fee. For a more detailed explanation on policy renewal, visit: Visitors Insurance Policy Extension/Renewal
Yes, you can purchase travel insurance after your departure date, but the sooner you purchase, the better, as you want to make sure your insurance will cover you for any expected illness or injury that…
All of the plans that we offer are available for purchase either before or after arrival. Because these policies only provide coverage for anything new that happens after the policy start date, we recommend that…
Most travel health insurance policies can be purchaed online to begin as early as the next day (based on EST time) You can get quotes and make an online secured purchase on our International Insurance page.
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