The medical insurance requirement
Along with other required documents needed to get a Schengen visa, all applicants have to present a medical insurance valid for the Schengen territory (regulation of the European Union: decision 2004/17/CE of December 22nd, 2003).
A letter from your insurance company is required. This letter has to mention that you will be covered in Europe for any medical, evacuation and repatriation expenses during your whole stay. The medical expenses have to be covered for at least $35,000 or 30,000 euros.
Please kindly note that a photocopy of your insurance card will not be sufficient enough to meet the above requirements.
You have to contact your insurance company to get this letter. If your insurance company does not provide such a letter/coverage, please purchase an international insurance prior to your appointment at the visa section and do not forget to bring the letter. TravelSafe, Seven Corners, Axa assistance, MEDEX, Europ assistance, IMG meet the Schengen requirements.
For a long stay visa, the applicant has to provide a health insurrance valid for the from a French or foreign company, mentionning the coverage of the followings risks, without any deductible :
The health insurrance has to mention the lenght of stay, the applicants name and the places of coverage (France and all Schengen countries).
We kindly remind you that the insurance coverage letter is a mandatory document. Applicants missing this document will systematically have their visa denied.