J1 Visa student insurance USA by AVI International insurance
What documents to provide with the application? Is a US insurance required? Here are the new prerequisites for student J1 visa application procedure and required student insurance for the USA.
A student J1 visa is required in case of:
- Participation in an exchange program,
- Internship (paid and unpaid)
- Au pair program,
- Summer job,
- Research, assistantship or medical studies
What documents to provide with the application? Is a US insurance required?
Registering in an educational institution or exchange program in the US is required before obtaining the visa.
The State Department has created a website on educational and cultural exchanges, which presents the several types of programs and appropriate means for searching for a sponsoring organization. The Embassy also offers a list of organizations representing J1 programs in France.
You will need to request an interview with the US Consulate and provide:
- Passport and identity photograph less than 6 months-old.
- Documents proving the validity of your registration in the program.
- Certificates of diplomas or qualifications and a description of the study program in the case of an application as part of a training program.
- Proof of your desire not to settle in the US (documents proving ties in France)
- A certificate of a USA study insurance.
What USA insurance is required for the J1 Visa ?:
The requirements in terms of insurance were recently amended by the American government. Your sponsor will have to offer you USA study insurance. Any holder of a J1 visa has until mid-May 2015 to subscribe a US student insurance which meet these new criteria (such as AVI International):
- Medical expenses coverage US $ 100,000 minimum.
- Medical evacuation US $ 50,000 minimum.
- Maximum US $ 500 deductible by accident or illness.
- Repatriation of remains US $ 25,000 minimum.
All USA study insurance offered by AVI International insurance already met all these requirements. A travel insurance certificate is sent by email to you upon subscription of the insurance policy.