Expat health insurance

Hi, we need health insurance to be able to get a visa for Spain. Of course we are having trouble. Any solutions out there?

2017 Breast Cancer, surgery and tamoxifen (still got 5 years to go on tamoxifen)

  • Hi  and a very warm welcome to the online community which I hope you'll find is both an informative and supportive place to be.

    I'm not sure if expat health insurance is the same as travel insurance but, if it is, you might like to have a look through the recommended travel insurance thread which is where the majority of recommendations from other members are. Clicking on the link I've created will take you straight to it.

    You might also want to look at this thread as it includes a link to a Travel Insurance Directory. 

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  • Hi Latchbrook - unfortunately they are different with travel insurance only being designed for short trips and health insurance for residency / visas including things like outpatient care, non-emergency surgery and dental. If I do get any joy I'll post about it as I can't be the only one in this position Grinning

  • I thought that was probably the case .

    I've searched this group for any previous posts which mention expat health insurance but drawn a blank I'm afraid. I then widened the search to include all groups within the online community but still no joy Disappointed

    Hope you manage to get sorted.

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  • Hi Aspiring Spaniard,

    We needed to get insurance to obtain the right of residency in Cyprus. We were fortunate in that we were in Cyprus at the time, and we contacted Universal Life there. Long story short, we eventually got the insurance, but had to supply medical records pertaining to disclosed medical history (my cancer in particular), and so it took a good few weeks. Although we’re not covered for these conditions, the immigration authorities only looked at the fact that the insurance is valid. Hope this helps!

  • Many thanks for this - it looks hopeful