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Feb 2nd, 2013, 08:48 PM
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travel health insurance

i dont have travel health insurance can i still get visa for germany


please help me,,,,i appreciate it if someone's answer me here thanks
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 09:27 PM
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• you don't say what nationality you are.

• We are not immigrations specialists - you need to ask the German Consulate.

• If the visa application says you need insurance . . . You need insurance.
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 09:42 PM
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I agree with janis, ask the consulate, because many people on this forum do not apply for visas for Germany. They are just eligible for the 90 days out of 180 in the Schengen countries, by virtue of being citizens of a country which has that arrangement with Schengen (like the US or Australia, for instance), and that is mostly sufficient for tourism purposes. I think if you are from India, for instance, you are not part of that arrangement and will need to make proper enquiries with someone who knows.

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Feb 3rd, 2013, 01:26 AM
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Irrespective of visa requirements, it's always a good idea to have travel health insurance, just in case.
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Feb 3rd, 2013, 01:27 AM
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i'am a filipino citizen i know that the people here are not from the immigration but im just trying if anyone here know about the health travel insurance and how can i get one its my first time applying visa thanks for your reply by the way:

@lavandula;thanks also for your reply...
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Feb 3rd, 2013, 01:42 AM
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yeah im only 20 years old patcrick until now i dont have one and im wondering how can i get one and how much the cost...
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Feb 3rd, 2013, 10:11 AM
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Some countries do have that requirement, I know the Czech Republic does (that you must have proof of health insurance to enter the country). They don't usually check, but might for certain nationalities.

In the US, you can easily buy travel insurance on the internet on websites like www.insuremytrip.com I don't know what the situation is in the Phillipines in that regard, but there must be a way to buy it. But if you want a visa, it isn't clear to me if you are going only for a short trip or to be a student or how long you plan to be there. Because if you are a student, I think the educational program or school should have some arrangement for health insurance.

YOu can look at www.insuremytrip, they do have option where you can put in where you live and I think some policies are available outside the US. Otherwise, some people at the consulate could maybe give suggestions on how you do this, they might know of resources.
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Feb 3rd, 2013, 10:17 AM
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You need to show proof of adequate health insurance at the time you apply for your visa. No insurance, no visa.
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Feb 3rd, 2013, 10:24 AM
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You will also need repatriation insurance and that insurance must be valid for all Schengen countries, not just Germany.

If you visit the website of the German Embassy in whichever country you are in you can find out all about the documents you need, the forms to fill in and even make an appointment to get your visa.
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May 21st, 2014, 05:31 AM
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I understand what you mean--you need more than just travel insurance. The country wants verification that you will not be a burden on their health care system during your stay, and they want proof of a health plan.

Do follow Christina's and hetismij2's lead on this. The German embassy website should be your first stop: http://www.manila.diplo.de/Vertretun...nd__forms.html

And I can also vouch that the insuremytrip people have been great to us over time, so there's reason to believe they could lead you in the right direction.

Our experience getting a French Student Visa:
My daughter had to have proof of health insurance when applying for her French Visa (four-month stay). The school adviser said that our Blue Cross/Blue Shield coverage, which would have worked there for sure, may not have been enough if we got the wrong clerk at the consulate. So we bought the short-term university health insurance PLUS got a letter from our Blue Cross/Blue Shield health plan that she was covered.

My daughter had no problem at the consulate window. In fact, the clerk did a half smile when she saw our belt-and-suspenders approach to everything, and my daughter felt that our letter from Blue Cross/Blue Shield would have been enough for this representative.

However, at the next window over, she heard another clerk berating the applicant for only having a Blue Cross/Blue Shield health card, and the applicant was rejected on the spot.

Good luck with your search.
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May 21st, 2014, 06:20 AM
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Old thread resurrected by a spammer. No doubt the OP has traveled by now.
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