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WASHINGTON -  Immigrants applying for U.S. visas will be denied entry into the country unless they can prove they can afford health care, according to a proclamation signed Friday by President Donald Trump.

The new rule applies to people seeking immigrant visas from abroad — not those in the U.S. already. It does not affect lawful permanent residents. It does not apply to asylum seekers, refugees or children.

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The jest of this it is going to make getting a B1/B2 or a K1 or a CR1 or IRI even harder.

 

Anyone applying for an entry visa must show they will have coverage within 30 days of entering the country or that they have the money to cover "reasonably foreseeable medical costs." It does not specify the dollar figure needed but says a consular officer would determine if an applicant met the requirements before issuing a visa and that the secretary of state might "establish standards and procedures." 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...ts-must-have-health-care-coverage/3879541002/

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36 minutes ago, Sheryl said:

Rather difficult, if not impossible, for people to get a US insurance policy when not yet living in the US.

 

Temporary travel policies can be gotten  -- there are several specifically designed for foreigners travelling to US -- but unclear if this will be accepted.

According to this article , immigrants have 30 days after arrival to get insurance.

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Immigrants must now show that they will obtain health insurance within 30 days of their arrival in the US or otherwise demonstrate that they will be able to pay

 

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President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday night barring immigrants who do not have health insurance and cannot afford to pay medical care costs from getting visas of almost any kind to enter the US.

Immigrants must now show that they will obtain health insurance within 30 days of their arrival in the US or otherwise demonstrate that they will be able to pay for their medical expenses. The executive order does not lay out clear procedures for determining whether immigrants meet these requirements — it will be up to individual consular officers charged with evaluating visa applications and the State Department. 

Trump said the move is a means of cutting costs to American citizens, who he said pay higher taxes, premiums and medical costs to cover hospital fees for those who cannot afford care

 

 

https://www.vox.com/2019/10/4/20899610/trump-deny-visas-uninsured-low-income-immigrants

 

 

 

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Keep your eye on the US Embassy in Bangkok for update and I'm sure that UJ will be on this as this could impact quite a few in Thailand.

 

Oct. 5, 2019 at 10:18 a.m. GMT+7

The White House late Friday issued a proclamation saying it would deny visas to immigrants who “will financially burden” the U.S. health-care system starting Nov. 3, demanding that foreign nationals prove that they have insurance or are affluent enough to cover their own health-care costs before entering the United States.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/trump-will-deny-visas-to-immigrants-who-lack-health-care-coverage/2019/10/04/81e4f48a-e710-11e9-b403-f738899982d2_story.html

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2 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

Not for tourists right?
It seems Stephen Miller never sleeps.

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According to this it may.

 

President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday night barring immigrants who do not have health insurance and cannot afford to pay medical care costs from getting visas of almost any kind to enter the US.

 

https://www.vox.com/2019/10/4/20899610/trump-deny-visas-uninsured-low-income-immigrants

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as i recall many years ago to get a tourist visa to enter germany one needed to show medical insurance (thai passport)

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