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International Student Health Insurance Latvia

For students in Latvia
€ 0.37 / Day
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Great price
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Valid for student visa
Valid for student visa
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International Student Health Insurance Latvia

During your studies in Latvia, this product covers you for the medically necessary treatments in cases of illness and accidents. A 24/7 assistance is included, as well as search & rescue, and repatriation to the home country.

This type of insurance coverage is required for foreign students who wish to obtain a student visa for Latvia.

 

Who can apply?

  • All foreign students 

  • All foreign PhD's

  • All foreign academics

 

 

Country-specific information

Country-specific information

Select country
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Spain Limited
  • Sweden

Highlights

  • Illness and accident coverage
  • In-/ out-patient treatments
  • Repatriation, search & rescue included
  • Death and disability capital
  • No deductible
  • Assistance 24 / 7
  • Completely digital
  • Mobile app access
  • Duration from 1 - 365 days available
  • Payment by credit card
  • Instant policy delivery

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I change my address?

    Update your address by logging into your customer account or through the MySwisscare app, available on iOS and Android.

  • Hospital treatments, general practitioners or dentists, what is covered?

    If you need medical treatment:

    1. Ensure treatment is by a doctor with recognized certification in the treatment country.

    2. Depending on your chosen insurance, exclusions might apply. Consult the General Insurance Conditions for clarity. If uncertain, ask the claims service about reimbursements.

    3. For outpatient treatments (no overnight hospital stay):

      • Typically, pay upfront.
      • Submit claims via email, your customer account, or the MySwisscare app (iOS/Android).
    4. For inpatient treatments (overnight hospital stay):

      • Present the digital insurance card from your MySwisscare account or app.
      • If the hospital needs more info, share directly from the app by entering the hospital's email. They'll receive the full policy details.
      • Often, the hospital will bill the insurer directly, though they might ask for a security deposit.

    Dental coverage:

    • Generally, dentistry is only covered in accidents.
    • If a plan includes dental treatments, it'll be mentioned in the General Insurance Conditions and the benefits list.
  • What is a deductible?

    The insurance deductible is a fixed sum that is at the expense of the insured in the case of a claim covered by the chosen insurance policy. The general insurance conditions define the amount and the scope of application.

    The deductible can be calculated per contractual year, per calendar year, for a specific duration, for a specific treatment or for a specific insurance cover. Not all insurance products are subject to a deductible.

    The insurance deductible is also stated on the insurance policy.
     

  • How do I claim my medical expenses?

    Important:

    • Coverage only includes benefits listed in the General Insurance Conditions.
    • Exclusions might apply and can vary by insurance product. It's advisable to review your product's coverage in detail beforehand.


    Outpatient Treatment:

    • For outpatient treatments (no overnight stay in a medical facility), the insured must pay all medical bills upfront (this includes doctors, pharmacies, specialists, and hospital outpatient services).


    Claim Procedure for Quick Refund:

    1. Use your customer account or the MySwisscare app (please use the last version of iOS and Android) to initiate a claim.
    2. Log into your MySwisscare Account.
    3. Choose the relevant insurance policy and fill out the online fields.
    4. Capture or upload a detailed invoice as a PDF or JPG.
    5. Attach proof of payment (bank receipt or cash payment receipt from providers).
    6. Provide a brief statement about the medical issue and treatment received.
    7. Click 'Send' or 'Submit'.


    How long does it take for a refund to be made?

    After the claims service receives all necessary documents, the insurer starts the refund process. Typically, refunds are issued within 30 days of receiving complete documentation. However, during busy periods like December, processing might take longer. If you haven't received a refund within 45 days, it's advisable to reach out to the insurer directly through email or our contact form."

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  • How long does it take until I receive my insurance policy?

    Instantly if you pay by credit card

    If you pay your insurance by credit card, you can download your insurance policy immediately.


    Payment by bank transfer: it may take up to two weeks 

    Payments coming from the EU/EEA or Switzerland usually only take around 2-3 bank office days until we receive them, and then shortly after it is credited to our account the payment will be visible in your personal MySwisscare Account. You will receive an email confirming reception.

    Payments made from outside of the EU/EEA or Switzerland can take up to two weeks until they are credited to our account. As soon as we have received them, you will receive an email confirming reception.


    You can pay by credit card at any time to receive your insurance policy instantly. 

    Just log into your MySwisscare account and under the tab "finance" you can choose to pay your insurance premium by credit card. After a few seconds, you will be able to download your insurance policy.

  • How do I cancel my insurance?

    You can cancel your insurance before the start date of coverage. Termination with a refund is only possible in the following circumstances:


    Cancellation accepted with a full refund

    If the embassy or consulate refuses your visa, you can request the cancellation of your insurance by sending the official refusal letter of the embassy to us. Once your request has been verified, we will refund you by the same method initially used for the payment.

    Cancellation after the start date, no refund possible

    If the insurance coverage begins, then it is no longer possible to cancel and obtain a refund without an official visa refusal. In this case, the entire insurance premium is due and must be paid.

  • Does the International Student Insurance Latvia/Lithuania cover the costs for COVID-19?

    No, unfortunately not since the situation has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Costs arising out of pandemics are excluded according to article 5.2.8 of the General Insurance Conditions (GIC’s). 

The insurance company who covers all risks is ADB “Gjensidige” Latvian Branch, Reģ. Nr. 40103595216 • Gustava Zemgala avenue 74A, Riga, Latvia, LV-1039 • Tālrunis: 67112222 • Fakss: 67106444 • E-pasts: [email protected]. • www.gjensidige.lv. Swisscare Europe Ltd., located at Landstrasse 20, 9496 Balzers, Liechtenstein, is registered under the Liechtenstein company index FL-0002.465.148-2. Furthermore, Swisscare Europe Ltd. holds a registration as a non-tied insurance broker in all EU/EEA countries and Switzerland by the Financial Market Authority (FMA) , under registration number 10095.