Student Health Insurance for the Schengen Visa

Guest insurance helps with scheduling problems

If you want to enter Germany on a Schengen visa, you must prove that you have health insurance. Student health insurance is often not valid at the time of entry as coverage only begins on the first day of the semester. You can avoid problems by taking out a guest insurance policy.

In Germany, the winter semester begins on October 1, and the summer semester on April 1. Student health insurance coverage also begins on these dates. However, students often enter Germany before this. Students also apply for visas months before the semester begins.

It is often challenging to obtain the confirmation from the statutory health insurance fund in time. Therefore, it is advisable to take out guest insurance. Guest insurances are inexpensive and can be paid by credit card. The confirmation can be downloaded immediately.

For example, someone wanting to enter Germany on September 10 can take out a guest insurance policy from September 10 to October 10, and present the confirmation at the consulate along with the preliminary confirmation of the statutory health insurance fund.

Guest insurance for Schengen visa

Here you can calculate the cost of guest insurance for the period before the start of the semester and apply directly for guest health insurance. The process takes place online at HanseMerkur Krankenversicherung. You will receive an immediate confirmation.

Take out guest insurance