J-1 Student Visa Status Holders

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LSU sponsored J-1 students and their J-2 dependents are required to have medical health insurance which meets all mandatory requirements set forth by the United States Department of State and the University.

  • LSU Sponsored J student visa holders and their J-2 dependent(s), if applicable, are required to have adequate medical health insurance for the entire duration of their program (which includes all dates between semesters.)
  • Proof of other approved medical health insurance is required and must be submitted to International Services by the insurance provider. International Services will contact those LSU sponsored J students who have submitted an on line waiver when it is time for the insurance providers to submit proof of insurance to International Services. After receiving proof of insurance, International Services will verify whether or not the medical health insurance plans meet US Department of State and University requirements and have the appropriate coverage dates. This review is in addition to the on line insurance waiver portal submission; therefore, this process could take more time. Fee bill credits to student accounts will not appear until this verification is completed.
  • As a reminder, if you extend Academic Training (J-1 off campus work authorization) you must extend your medical health insurance policy and repatriation/medical evacuation benefits in order to remain in J lawful status.