Taking out Schengen insurance for a loved one

Would you like to welcome a friend , family member or employee to the Schengen area ? To obtain a visa, you’ll need to provide an “attestation d’accueil” and take out Schengen insurance.


What documents do I need to obtain a Schengen Visa?

We have provided a summary of the documents required to apply for a Schengen visa:

  • Passport valid for more than 6 months after visa expires
  • A welcome certificate
  • A letter of introduction
  • Proof of regular income (€32.50 per day if lodging // €65 per day for other travelers)
  • Travel insurance covering medical care and repatriation with a minimum limit of 30,000 euros
  • Round-trip air ticket

What is an attestation d’accueil?

The attestation d’accueil is a document stating that you agree to accommodate a foreign national in your home during his or her stay in the Schengen area. The attestation d’accueil is required to prove the host’s solvency. You must have sufficient resources to accommodate this person. The nationalities concerned are non-Europeans wishing to stay in France or Europe for less than 3 months, for family, private or professional reasons.

Where to obtain the attestation d’accueil for the Schengen visa?

To apply, contact your local town hall’s “Affaires Générales” department. The town hall will ask you to provide various documents such as :

  • Your identity card, passport or residence permit if you are not a European citizen
  • Your last 3 pay slips + your latest tax assessment
  • Proof of accommodation: lease or title deed
  • Photocopy of your passport
  • 30 euros tax stamp (single stamp if possible)
  • If the attestation concerns a minor, parental authorization is also required.
  • The passport number of the person you are hosting.

Note that your application may be refused if you do not meet the criteria. To find out more, visit the service-public website.

The attestation d’accueil is issued within 48 hours of validation. You will then need to send the original version of the document (no photocopies) to the person you are hosting.

Why take out Schengen insurance?

On the certificate issued, you’ll find a statement to the effect that you or the person you are hosting has taken out international health insurance covering repatriation and medical expenses up to a minimum of €30,000.
Even if your stay is short, accidents and illness can happen. In this case, the expenses incurred can be quite high, especially if the person’s state of health requires repatriation to their country of origin.
Without health insurance, healthcare costs are entirely your responsibility, or that of the person you are caring for. If payment cannot be made, the French government is obliged to step in. That’s why it’s essential to take out a policy to avoid this kind of situation.

Which Schengen visa insurance should I take out?

Mondassur offers youSchengen Europe Access insurance coverage for stays of up to 90 days within the Schengen area. You can subscribe up to age 75.
You can request a free quote and purchase travel insurance for the Schengen zone extended to European countries via a secure transaction on our website.

The protection you need at a great price

For a fortnight’s stay, you are covered for 34 euros; for three months, 79 euros. This insurance also covers civil liability.
It’s important to take out travel insurance when you travel, to protect yourself and your loved ones against any eventuality, and make the most of your vacation. For more information on Schengen insurance coverage and rates.

Why choose Mondassur’s Schengen Europe Access insurance?

This overseas health insurance covers travellers worldwide up to the age of 75. To obtain a Schengen visa and travel freely in the Schengen area, you need Schengen Visa insurance. Mondassur guarantees you insurance in line with your requirements from just €34, including :

  • Civil liability
  • Repatriation assistance
  • Coverage throughout the European Union

Mondassur saves you time by researching and selecting the insurance best suited to your situation, and by offering you the opportunity to take out and obtain your insurance certificate quickly. Our team is also available to answer any questions you may have by e-mail or telephone. Every policyholder has access to a 24/7 medical platform accessible from anywhere in the world.

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