J1 Visa Insurance FAQs

The J1 Visa application process may be confusing but VisitorsCoverage can guide you through it. To help clear things up regarding the J1 visa rules and J1 visa travel restrictions, we've prepared a list of frequently asked questions.


If your question isn't on the list, check out this outline of J1 visa travel restrictions and requirements.


Q. Do the travel insurance plans on VisitorsCoverage meet the J1 visa requirements?

Most of the travel insurance plans on VisitorsCoverage meet or exceed the immigration health insurance requirements for J1 visa holders. For a more comprehensive list of plans, please visit J1 Visa Insurance plans page.


Q. Why should I buy health insurance as a J1 visa holder?

If you hold a J1 visa, you'll need health insurance that meets specific criteria. Without it, the immigration process can't be completed.


Q. Can I buy J1 visa health insurance online in my home country?

Yes. You can purchase J1 insurance online at VisitorsCoverage. You just need the J1 holder's passport number and date of birth, along with a valid credit or debit card.


Q. Do I need to send any medical documents to the insurance company before I purchase insurance?

No. You don't have to provide any medical documents to purchase a health insurance plan.


Q. Do I need to provide any medical documents to the insurance company before purchasing the insurance?

No. You do not have to provide any medical documents to purchase a health insurance plan.


Q. How long does it take to get medical insurance for J1 visa holders?

Purchasing J1 insurance online at VisitorsCoverage is easy. It takes about fifteen minutes and your coverage can start as early as the day after you apply.


Q. Is there a minimum J1 visa duration requirement?

The minimum number of days you can purchase insurance plans that satisfy J1 requirements is 5 days.


Q. Can I extend my J1 coverage?

Yes, most of the plans offered are extendable or renewable. However, if you do need to renew or update your J1 visa status, there may be a renewal fee.


Q. If my program gets cancelled, can my J1 student visa be refunded?

Yes. Most of the medical insurance plans for J1 visa are cancelable and refundable. A cancellation may fee apply, though, if you cancel after start date.


Q. Are the insurance plans on VisitorsCoverage A.M. Best Rated?

All the health insurance plans offered are rated by the A.M. Best Rating.


Q. Can I purchase health insurance with my credit card for my friend visiting the U.S. on a J1 visa?

Yes. You can purchase health insurance for someone else. You'll just need a valid credit or debit card, the J1 holder's passport number, and their date of birth


Q. Can I get health insurance for my J2 visa-holder children?

Yes. You can purchase health insurance for your children and any other dependents.


Q. My J1 visa question is specific. Where can I get help?

To get your specific questions answered, reach out to our Customer Success Team for further assistance.