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Re: Two Questions re: health insurance for French long-stay visa

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You know, it had not occurred to me to ping a Senator or Congressman. And the regional Chief of Staff for one of my Senators owes me a favor. So I think I'll try that route.

 

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So weird.  Is it in the insurance policy contract?   If it is, would that be sufficient?  

 

Have you contacted your Senator or Congress person?   They can often help in these situations.  

 

 

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Two Questions re: health insurance for French long-stay visa

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My wife and I would like to live in France for a few years before finally settling down. The requirements for a long-stay visa (over 90 days) include a letter from a health insurance provider stating that we have a policy that covers up to $40,000 in expenses, as well as medical repatriation.

 

I am a retired U.S. Naval officer, and Tricare for Life covers my wife and me for all these things. Unfortunately, neither the U.S. government nor Tricare will issue a letter stating such (and the French consulate is a stickler about the letter). So on the surface of it, we need to buy some health insurance.

 

My first question is whether anyone else is a military retiree who did something similar and figured out a way to get the French to acknowledge that Tricare for Life does indeed cover the requirement.

 

My second question is whether anyone else ended up buying health insurance to cover a long-stay visa in France, and if so, what company did you use?

 

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