J1 Visa Insurance

Exchange scholars coming to the USA are required to be covered under a proper medical insurance plan as part of the J visa requirements.There are many insurance companies in the USA who offer student medical insurance plans for exchange scholars.When you are residing in the USA as an exchange scholar you might need financial aid during medical emergency and medical insurance will be useful in such situations.

Those who want to evaluate plans can use the compare tool at American Student Insurance and get quotes.US student insurance for J1 visa can be purchased online using a credit card. There is no fees for compare and purchase process offered at American Student Insurance.


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The students must be pursuing their education outside their home country
  • Maximum coverage
  • Deductible $90
  • Mental  Mental health
  • Sports
  • Maternity  Maternity
  • Includes Mental health
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  • Maximum coverage
  • Deductible $50
  • Mental  Mental health
  • Sports
  • Maternity  Maternity
  • Pre-existing conditions coverage after 6 months
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  • Maximum coverage
  • Deductible $100
  • Mental  Mental health
  • Sports
  • Maternity  Maternity
  • Plan cover for dependents, Sports, can be purchased for J2 only
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  • Maximum coverage
  • Deductible $50
  • Mental  Mental health
  • Sports
  • Maternity  Maternity
  • Covers one physical exam
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Trawick Trawick International plans provide coverage for COVID 19 as long as the plan is effective before the individual gets sick. Here is the trawick student plans Collegiate Care Standard, Collegiate Care Preferred, Collegiate Care Gold and Collegiate Care Silver.
Collegiate Care Standard plan provides insurance coverage for international students actively engaged in education or research activities in the USA. Buy online
Collegiate Care preferred plan provide student health insurance coverage for those temporarily residing outside their home country and actively engaged in education or research activities in the USA Buy online
Collegiate Care Plans provide student medical insurance coverage for those temporarily residing outside their home country or country of permanent residence and actively engaged in education or research activities in the USA Buy online
Collegiate Care Silver Plan provide student health insurance coverage for those temporarily residing outside their home coutry and actively engaged in education or research activities in the USA Buy online
TravelInsure Logo TravelInsure Covid19 student health insurance by Study USA (Plus, Preferred and Platinum plans ONLY) offers international health insurance with coronavirus coverage for students outside their home country.
Medical coverage for international students studying in the US or US students studying outside the US Study USA Insurance from Travel Insurance Services is designed to provide health coverage to students who are in the US and US Students outside US to pursue their studies. Buy online
Tokio Marine HCCIS logo International Students can buy Covid19 Student Secure Select,Student Secure Budget, Student Secure Select, Student Secure Elite which offers coverage for eligible expenses from treatment of COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2.
Worldwide Health Coverage for Students pursuing their Education Abroad. Student Secure Select Insurance provides ideal medical coverage for students and scholars who are planning to visit foreign countries to pursue their studies. Buy online
Student Secure Budget Insurance from Tokio Marine HCC provides medical health coverage which fulfills the specific requirements of the students traveling abroad for studying. Buy online
Student Secure Elite Insurance provides ideal medical coverage for students and scholars who are planning to visit foreign countries to pursue their studies. Buy online
IMG Logo Patriot Exchange and Student Health Advantage Insurance cover medical expenses resulting from COVID-19.
Patriot exchange is offered by International medical group (IMG). Patriot Exchange Insurance provides student medical coverage for students and exchange scholars in foreign countries taking part in cultural exchange programs. Buy online
Long-term, Worldwide Medical Insurance Coverage for Students. Student Health Advantage Insurance is a long term worldwide medical insurance for international students studying outside their home country. Buy online
INF Logo The INF travel insurance works well if the student is currently uninsured or has to supplement an existing policy for Coronavirus coverage. If the student wants to replace an existing policy that does not provide adequate insurance coverage in light of the coronavirus pandemic then he/she can buy the INF travel insurance. INF offers the INF Elite Network insurance, and INF Premier insurance plans with Covid19 coverage. These INF plans are quite affordable and many students are even buying this plan to complement their existing insurance option which has limitations in coverage for COVID-19. Please know we are here to help you make the best, informed decision to get student health coverage even for COVID-19!
The Elite Network plan is the only short-term insurance plan. INF's pre-existing conditions coverage for non US citizens travelling to the USA. Also, It covers all ages up to 99 years old. Buy online
This fixed plan from INF provides full pre existing condition coverage which includes doctor appointments, blood tests, specialty care, urgent care visits and hospital stays. Buy online
Seven Corners Logo Seven Corners offers Liaison Student Plus insurance which covers expenses from treatment of COVID-19 (the disease); SARS-Cov-2 (the virus); and any mutation or variation of SARS-CoV-2. It is available for international students in the US or outside their home country.
This plan offers Coronavirus international student health insurance for Foreign students in the US or outside their home country. Buy online
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J1 Visa for Exchange Scholars in USA   J1 Visa for Exchange Scholars in USA
Documentation for J2 visa application:
  • Under the provision of the US law, the exchange visitor program is intended to promote contact of US citizens with nationals of other countries by educational and cultural exchange.
  • Those who are visiting the USA from any part of the globe for exchange program must seek J1 visa from the consulate. Before applying for the visa, one must get accepted as a participant in an exchange program through sponsorship organizations.
  • Usually the sponsorship organization itself will provide the application form and other details to apply for the J1 visa.
  • Exchange scholars or visitors must apply for the J1 visa at the US consulate or embassy office in the country of their residence.
  • If you have a spouse or children accompanying you while visiting the US, then they must also apply for the J visa and will be issued the J2 dependant visa.
Required Documents for J1 Visa   Required Documents for J1 Visa
Following are the required documents for j1 visa:
  • A SEVIS generated form, DS-2019 provided to you by your program sponsor.
  • Training/Internship Placement Plan, Form DS-7002 issued to the students.
  • Online Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application, Form DS-160.
  • A valid passport to travel to the USA (at least 6 months validity after the period of stay in the US)
  • 1 Color photo (2x2 size).
  • Receipt of the visa fees payment.
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