INSURANCE FOR J1 VISA HOLDERS
Big Cat Travel Insurance is pleased to be able to offer the requisite insurance for holders of J1 visas to work or study in the United States. This US government programme promotes cultural exchange for UK and other foreign nationals to enable them to obtain medical, business or educational experience in the USA. Primarily intended to benefit research scholars, professors, medics and scientists, J1 visas can also be obtained for non-specialist placements such as an au pair, youth camp counsellor or company intern. You’ll need to be sponsored either by a university, a UK government department, or by a private sector business, and you must be proficient in English.
All J1 visa holders and all J2 visa holders (for spouses and dependents of J-1 exchange visitors) must have the appropriate level of medical insurance for the programme for which they are being sponsored as a strict condition of the visa. Remember that there is no NHS in the US and medical or hospitalization costs can be hugely expensive.
Fortunately, Big Cat Travel Insurance can put your mind at rest by providing exactly the cover required for all these eventualities, which specifically includes medical insurance, as well as repatriation and repatriation of remains - mandatory requirements for this type of visa.