Health insurance in the national visa procedure

20.02.2024 - Article

Persons who wish to enter Germany, e.g. to take up gainful employment, as part of family reunification or to study, require ongoing private health insurance cover comparable to the provisions of SGB V upon entry - unless they already have statutory health insurance cover. This health insurance cover must include the benefits to which legally insured persons are entitled in accordance with § 11 Para. 1-3 SGB V. The insurance contract must be open-ended and may not contain any expiry or cancellation clauses regarding a certain age, the cessation of employment, a change of purpose of residence or the loss of legal residence status.

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