Why do you need private health insurance in Spain
It is well known that Spain has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Though all residents in Spain have access to the free public Spanish healthcare system, this only applies to Spanish citizens and residents who are employed or self-employed in Spain. The vast majority of immigration procedures in Spain requires contracting private health insurance.
If you are an international student from a non-EU/EEA country wanting to study in Spain for more than 3 months, apply for a student visa, renew your student residence permit (Tarjeta de Identitdad de Extranjero or “TIE”) or stay in Spain to live or work after your studies, you will need to have private health insurance.
Criteria for private health insurance in Spain for students
Having valid private health insurance in Spain is a critical factor for the success of your student visa or residence permit application. This means that your health insurance policy will have to meet the following criteria:
This means that you do not have to pay additional fees every time you go to the doctor or hospital -your health insurance must cover payment for all types of visits, whatever their nature.
A waiting period is the amount of time you must wait before some or all of the coverage comes into effect. Your health insurance must provide you with all the coverage included in your policy from the very first day
Your health insurance must include repatriation coverage to your country of region.
Total medical coverage in Spain, with no limitation.
Your health insurance must be from a Spanish insurance company or insurance company authorised to operate in Spain, that provides the same coverage as the public Spanish healthcare system and be valid throughout Spain
How we can help you
We understand that having to choose between different insurance companies on top of gathering all the paperwork for your student visa and residence permit applications can be a daunting task. We work exclusively with the Spanish insurance company SANITAS, which has a high success rate for immigration applications and fulfils all visa requirements for students in Spain.
SANITAS is a leading private healthcare company in Spain and has a special insurance policy specifically for international students which not only meets all requirements for student visa and residence permit applications in Spain, but also provides several other benefits.
Contract conditions and benefits with Sanitas International Students
We are an authorised agent of SANITAS (30185), and can expedite the process of getting your private health insurance in time for your student visa and residence permit application.
All you have to do is complete the SANITAS application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, together with a copy of your university enrolment/matriculation letter and a copy your passport.
For more information contact us.