J1 Visa Insurance Plans

J1 Visa InsuranceIf you are looking to come to the USA, the J1 visa is one of the more common visa categories that will let you work, study and spend up to 1 year (possibly more depending on the program) in the USA. The J1 visa is a student visa, so its not available to everyone, but offers you the opportunity to become an exchange visitor as either a short-term scholar, au pair, intern, camp counselor, international visitor or under the work and travel program. For more detailed information about the J1 visa, please see our full explanation of “What is a J1 visa” to learn more about all the categories in more detail.

Each year over 170,000 students come to the USA on the J1 visa, making it one of the larger visa programs and it is immensely popular. To start the process of applying for a J1 visa, you will need to first find a sponsor who will guide you through the whole process – there is a full list of designated J1 visa sponsors on the US State Departments website and it is highly recommended that you only contact one of the approved sponsors first who will guide you in the right direction.

As part of the application process, you will need to attend a J1 Visa Interview where the immigration officer will ask you a range of questions about the program you will be undertaking. One of the biggest points to remember is that the J1 visa is a short term visa, and not designed to be a visa for long term stays in the USA. Therefore during your interview you will most likely be asked about your plans while in the USA and will probably need to show proof that you will return home after your program.

Also as part of your visa application, and an integral part of any travel experience, you will need to show proof of health insurance coverage. J1 visa insurance plans are very common, and in most cases your sponsor should help you find the right plan for you. If this is not the case, or you prefer to locate your own insurance coverage there are certain levels of coverage you will need to meet as outlined in our health insurance requirements for the J1 visa article. This comprehensive article outlines all the coverage and benefit limits you need to meet.

If you need assistance with locating coverage, or have questions about the J1 insurance requirements please do not hesitate to contact us for more information as we are more than happy to assist you.

Posted by Ross Mason

Ross is the Vice President of International Student Insurance, with over 15 years experience in the international education arena. A graduate from the Nottingham Trent University in the UK with a First in BSc (Hons) Business and Technology, Ross has lived all around the world including LA, New York, Boston, London, Hong Kong, Florida and Germany.

6 thoughts on “J1 Visa Insurance Plans”

golda tinevimbo madyambwa says:

l would like to get a j1 visa insurance

blindblom says:

Hi Golda,

If you would like to purchase insurance that will meet the J1 visa insurance requirements you have a few different options: the Student Secure plan and the Atlas Travel plan are the most popular choices. You can find more on these plans here.

Once you choose which of these plans you would like, you can purchase it right online or call us for assistance at (877) 758-4391.

Lirong Liu says:

Hi,Could I ask you to consult?I stay here from 03/17/2015~09/12/2015
A. I want meet at least the following criteria, How much is the insurance premium ?
*1.$50,000 per accident or illness
*2.Medical evacuation in the amount of $10000
*3.Repatriation coverage for up to $7,500;
*4.A deductible not to exceed $500 per illness
*5.Repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500,and;
*6.Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $10,000;

B. If I buy the insurance item 1-4,How much is the insurance premium ?

Thank a lot
Best wishes

LIrong Liu

Thank you for your comment!

Our Atlas travel insurance plan is the best option and you can find full details on our website:

Please note that if you are purchasing coverage for a J1 visa, you will need to purchase at least $100,000 to comply with the new regulations.

If you would like a personalized quote, please email us at info@internationalstudentinsurance.com with your age and travel dates.


blessing omo says:

pls i need a ji student visa,i really need some guide lines thank you.

Hi Blessing and thanks for your comment.

If you are looking to obtain a J1 visa, our site has lot of information and you can find this at http://www.internationalstudentinsurance.com/j1student/

Please also check out http://www.internationalstudent.com/immigration/j1-student-visa/

Hope that helps!

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