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Clarification needed regarding insurance for employment visa

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Hi,

I have an appointment for employment visa next Thursday.
One of the document required for the employment visa is the certificate about compulsory health insurance (Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung) from German employer valid from the date of employment.

I asked my employer about this and they said that I will have to take the insurance on my own. The gave me the contact of someone in the Techniker Krankenkasse. But I have read on this forum that I can take the insurance after going to Germany and having travel insurance would suffice now.

Can someone please guide me and clarify what exactly needs to be done?
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RE: Clarification needed regarding insurance for employment visa
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4/16/19 10:13 AM as a reply to Bhavdeep Dhanjal.
Hi Bhavdeep,

For the appointment at the embassy, you will be fine applying with travel health insurance and setting up health insurance when in Germany. TK CAN be a good choice, but it will really depend on your individual situation. I recommend contacting an insurance broker specializing on expats once you're approved by the embassy for the visa. 

Best, 
Janis from Expat Launcher
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RE: Clarification needed regarding insurance for employment visa
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4/16/19 11:14 AM as a reply to Bhavdeep Dhanjal.
Hi,

I'd agree with the previous response as well. I'd also strongly suggest taking one of the public insurances (TK is one such, so it's good).
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