My I-526 petition was approved and I will soon travel to the U.S. on an EB-5 visa. I would like to know what the requirements of individual health insurance are for a conditional green card holder. At the moment, I am not working in the U.S. and I have no U.S. income. This time I only plan to stay here for a few months. Do I have to purchase any health insurance?
You are not required to purchase health insurance.
While there are changes in progress, the Internal Revenue Service will not process individual tax returns in 2018 unless taxpayers indicate whether they have health insurance coverage or an exemption.
There aren't any specific health insurance requirements for EB-5 investors.
There are no requirements for any immigrant to the United States regarding health insurance, including for conditional green card holders. You are not required to buy health insurance, but given the high cost of health services, you are free, like any American, to buy health insurance on the open market, which is what most people do.
Technically, no immediate requirements. You need to live in the U.S. six months per year to keep your green card.
Buying health insurance is not a requirement for keeping your conditional residency. However, if you get injured or get sick while you are here, you may want to have some insurance coverage so that you will not need to pay completely out of pocket. If you have a health insurance from your home country that works here, that may be enough.
Not required but maybe desired.
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