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September 25, 2022

Medical Insurance For F1 Visa International Students

International students on F1 visas come to the US to get degrees from schools, colleges, or universities that are authorized by SEVP Immigration & Customs Enforcement. Students holding F1 visas must register for a full-time course and can live in the US until their program is complete. But, they should have the intention to return to their home country after completing their course. If students choose to work under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program after completing their academic session, they can extend their visas.

Health Insurance On F1 Visa

Health insurance is not compulsory to retain F1 visa status, but F1 international students might not be able to register for academic classes in the US. without health insurance. Students who are approved by a SEVP institution are provided with an I-20 form. This form includes all the details, including the start and end of the program, personal information, funding sources, health insurance, etc.

The US State Department has no particular insurance requirements for F1 students. Usually, how much coverage students require to register for the classes is decided by the institutions. Since it will differ, students can get insurance in different ways. For instance, students can get medical insurance from a compulsory school-sponsored group program with no choice to renounce coverage or a school-sponsored program with the option to renounce or choose a medical coverage program from outside school as there is no school-sponsored program available.

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