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Could anyone recommend insurance which would cover 30,000.00 Euro to apply for a long stay visa in France? I'm a 68 old Canadian currently living in US. Thanks.

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As my husband and I will be going through the appointment process soon and are 70 American-I would like to know what is the acceptable kind of health insurance required for the long stay visa?
Will travel insurance 0 deductible be ok? Or do we need major medical type inrusnce-which is very expensive for our age.
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As I understand the requirements, the health coverage has to cover at least 37,500€ and be in effect for the length of your stay in France (i.e. your first year if you are applying for a visitor visa for retirement). There used to be a requirement that the policy cover repatriation - i.e. to send you back home if you have a serious accident or illness once you have been stabilized - but I don't know if that is still in effect.

There are apparently some Blue Cross policies with "overseas" cover that will suffice for visa purposes. You may want to check with your current insurer to see if maybe your current US policy might cover you for your initial time in France.

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If you can join the Association of Americans Resident Overseas (www.aaro.org) they have a good insurance program that fulfills French requirements.

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This thread may be of interest to those who will be retiring to France, seeking a visa and the appropriate health cover. The poster is American and she and her husband recently successfully applied for their visas. https://www.expatforum.com/expats/fr...plication.html
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Could anyone recommend insurance which would cover 30,000.00 Euro to apply for a long stay visa in France? I'm a 68 old Canadian currently living in US. Thanks.
I don't know if this question is still open, but I've been busy over the past 10 weeks in the U.S. getting our new visas and jettisoning most of 27 years of accumulated household goods. I am only just now getting back in the saddle. Anyway...

My wife and I applied for our long-stay visas on 31 May. We had in our hands the French Consulate print out of required stuff, and one item clearly -- CLEARLY -- said health insurance for the first three months. And so that's what we submitted.

A few days later we got emails from the embassy stating that the insurance needed to be for a year, and that we had seven days to submit a valid insurance letter.

We found a company called Insubuy in Texas that specializes in Schengen visas, and within a day they had us totally fixed up. We had sufficient coverage...zero deductibles...repatriation...etc. And we got our visas.

If you're interested, their website is: Insubuy

Good luck!

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