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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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...i was wondering whether to buy travel insurance to last me a month or so before i can get on my fiances medical insurance?


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ireland
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Travel insurance is generally only available for visits to the US rather than immigrating here. Unless of course you want to risk them exercising their right to repatriate you to your home country rather than have you treated here in the US :eek:

It can be a cheap alternative but be aware of the risks.

Check what is available locally in terms of free or reduced price healthcare. Presumably, you will not be working immediately upon your arrival??? In that case here in Philly Crozier hospital runs a clinic where if you are unemployed and uninsured you can see a doctor for $10 and that includes any bloodwork or tests needed. I understand that other hospital have similar facilities.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Travel insurance is generally only available for visits to the US rather than immigrating here. Unless of course you want to risk them exercising their right to repatriate you to your home country rather than have you treated here in the US :eek:

It can be a cheap alternative but be aware of the risks.

Check what is available locally in terms of free or reduced price healthcare. Presumably, you will not be working immediately upon your arrival??? In that case here in Philly Crozier hospital runs a clinic where if you are unemployed and uninsured you can see a doctor for $10 and that includes any bloodwork or tests needed. I understand that other hospital have similar facilities.

many many thanks.....

I have always taken out insurance when travelling and never needed it, but i will look into what you have suggested!! :thumbs:


09/09/05 we met

19/10/07 we officially got together

23/12/07 we spent 3 months together on the VWP

16/05/08 we spent another 3 months together on the VWP

05/08/08 last time we were together :(

K1 PROCESS

29/10/08 I 129F mailed to California

19/11/08 I 129F received!!!!!! how long?

25/11/08 NOA1 received...woot!

08/01/09 TOUCHED

25/02/09 APPROVED

16/03/09 Packet 3 received

09/06/09 medical

10/06/09 IV 15 Mailed to embassy

16/06/09 packet 3 sent

24/06/09 packet 4 received

07/07/09 INTERVIEW!!!

07/07/09 visa application suspended, needing more documents...ugh!!!

10/07/09 further information couriered back to Embassy

20/7/09 VISA RECEIVED!!!!!!!!!!

AOS PROCESS

31/08/09 POE

14/09/09 SSN applied for

19/09/09 SSN card received

21/10/09 WEDDING

02/11/09 Apt at doctors for I693 certification

19/11/09 AOS mailed

23/11/09 AOS received at Chicago

27/11/09 Cheque cashed

01/12/09 NOA1's received in mail

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: France
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...i was wondering whether to buy travel insurance to last me a month or so before i can get on my fiances medical insurance?

It's a very good question.

I was wondering too.

What kind of insurance to get for the few weeks before getting married...

I've seen a thread here about a couple getting into a bad car accident like 3 days after arrival who ended up with a 17k$ hospital bill...

I've found some Health insurance designed for expat' here, but it's a year contract, I need to call them....

It's like 1k€ for 3 months tho...

I'm surprised it's not a common topic here...


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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Russia
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I bought travel insurance for my wife when she came her on the K1. Seems to me I wrote something on that about 3 years ago here ...


5-15-2002 Met, by chance, while I traveled on business

3-15-2005 I-129F
9-18-2005 Visa in hand
11-23-2005 She arrives in USA
1-18-2006 She returns to Russia, engaged but not married

11-10-2006 We got married!

2-12-2007 I-130 sent by Express mail to NSC
2-26-2007 I-129F sent by Express mail to Chicago lock box
6-25-2007 Both NOA2s in hand; notice date 6-15-2007
9-17-2007 K3 visa in hand
11-12-2007 POE Atlanta

8-14-2008 AOS packet sent
9-13-2008 biometrics
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2-12-2009 10-yr Green Card arrives in mail

2-11-2014 US Citizenship ceremony

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Russia
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Here's what I posted before, in Sept 2007:

When I brought my wife over on her K1, I bought a major medical policy for 90 days for about $240.00. We didn't need to use it. So I have no idea how good it actually is. Now she'll enter on a K3, but insurance isn't an issue anymore. She is now on my employer's medical policy and by the time she enters, the existing conditions exclusionary period will have timed out. (It has already timed out.)

The coverage we got was only for major medical. She had a minor illness while she was here. We went to an Urgicenter and I paid out of pocket.

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5-15-2002 Met, by chance, while I traveled on business

3-15-2005 I-129F
9-18-2005 Visa in hand
11-23-2005 She arrives in USA
1-18-2006 She returns to Russia, engaged but not married

11-10-2006 We got married!

2-12-2007 I-130 sent by Express mail to NSC
2-26-2007 I-129F sent by Express mail to Chicago lock box
6-25-2007 Both NOA2s in hand; notice date 6-15-2007
9-17-2007 K3 visa in hand
11-12-2007 POE Atlanta

8-14-2008 AOS packet sent
9-13-2008 biometrics
1-30-2009 AOS interview
2-12-2009 10-yr Green Card arrives in mail

2-11-2014 US Citizenship ceremony

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Seven Corners offers policies for new immigrants. We got my wife a 4 months policy, to last until she has her EAD.

These types of policies only cover emergency items, not day to day visits.

http://www.visitorscoverage.com/immigrant/plans/


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: France
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Seven Corners offers policies for new immigrants. We got my wife a 4 months policy, to last until she has her EAD.

These types of policies only cover emergency items, not day to day visits.

http://www.visitorscoverage.com/immigrant/plans/

This seems perfect in our situation, thank you. :)


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