BY KENYA CONNECTT
The United States has released a new requirement that will see anyone applying for a diversity visa to have an approved health insurance to cover them for a month in the US or enough money to pay for any foreseeable medical costs.
In an Presidential Proclamation on Health Care posted on the official US government website (Link), anyone applying for a diversity visa on or after November 3, 2019, will be required to show the consular officer at the time of interview that they have a valid health insurance that will cover them 30 days into the US. If you don’t have one, you will definitely be denied the visa.
The health insurances that the embassy will be willing to take are those paid by ones employer, state insurances that are not subsidised, those covered by a family member’s health plan, military covers among others.
Those with no cover will provide financial documents to show that they can foot medical costs. The officers at the embassy might also ask for supporting documents to show financial muscle.
Read the link below to get the full details.