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    LukasV is offline Junior Member 511 points
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    How have you guys gotten this done?

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    Well I have it easy because I am Polish born so I get the polish health book signed by the university. If you do not have Polish citizenship then just read other posts everything has been stated already.

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    Yea, if you have Polish citizenship then you can get it through the NFZ through the school and use it like any Polish citizen.

    From what I've seen, a lot of people buy international insurance. When I spoke to the guy at the office in New York he said that you can also buy insurance from the NFZ but it takes about 3 months to kick in so you need to buy something for those 3 months.

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    If you're not Polish then getting insurance through the NFZ can seem like more hassle than it's worth, but at 50 z's a month it's pretty affordable. The process requires multiple steps with multiple visits to multiple locations throughout the city as the idea of centralization hasn't reached Poland yet.

    Some students who didn't feel like dealing with the bureaucracy went with private insurance through Polish companies like PZU which is also an option.

    Unfortunately the school doesn't really help you in setting any of this up. They do give you some papers when you arrive with instructions but if you can make friends with somebody who speaks Polish it will be a big help.

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    If you're Polish you can get it through through the school. If your not polish you can get private insurance from PZU, or Allianz (next to Deutsche bank) for cheap.

    If you are coming from Canada and do not hold a Polish passport you need to get mandatory travel insurance in order to get your Polish student visa. The Canadian admission's office offers travel insurance.
    Last edited by G48030; 07-14-2011 at 08:22 PM.

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    I am an American and I just applied for and received my Polish Visa and you do have to have international health insurance to apply. I used the same insurance that a lot of the American colleges use for study abroad programs, HTH Student Insurance, and it's pretty affordable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LilyPad View Post
    I am an American and I just applied for and received my Polish Visa and you do have to have international health insurance to apply. I used the same insurance that a lot of the American colleges use for study abroad programs, HTH Student Insurance, and it's pretty affordable.
    Thank you for clarifying that since most of the Amercian students at school claim they don't need it.

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    LilyPad is offline Junior Member 511 points
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    No problem I believe the Polish Visa application process has changed a bit for Americans as of April 2011. Now they also require that you appear in person to apply instead of sending in the documents by mail.

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    I know of one Canadian from Ontario who successfully argued with the Polish Visa people to accept her OHIP coverage abroad instead of making her buy additional insurance. They didn't want to accept it at first but she was ultimately able to convince them, so if you want to try it can save you a lot of $$$

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