At E&M Global, we’re proud to sponsor the American immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and thoroughly educate our agents about Visa types and the individuals who apply for them. Today, I wanted to chat about our most common Visa application, the J1 Visa.
What is the J-1 Visa?
A J-1 Visa is for an individual who is coming to the United States to enroll in work or education-based exchange programs. These programs are sponsored by an educational or other nonprofit institution, which must be accredited through the Exchange Visitor Program designated but the U.S. State Department.
What are J-1 Insurance Requirements?
Unlike other Visa applications, a J-1 Visa applicant must meet specific insurance requirements:
- Acquire medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness
- A deductible not to exceed $500
- Repatriation of remains in the amount of $2500
- Medical Evacuation of the J1 individual to home country in the amount of $50,000
We believe a “bare bones” policy with these limits above is unacceptable; we insist our applicants are insured to the highest quality. For example, we ensure our clients have at least $1,000,000 of hospital coverage.
We want to make sure your experience is as hassle-free as possible — don’t hesitate to reach out to us for any questions! We’re ready to help!