Visa Requests

Evidence of Insurance Required for Visa Applications
The MIT Insurance Office works with the MIT Health Plans Office when there is a request to provide confirmation of health insurance and/or medical evacuation and repatriation coverage. To prevent delays, all MIT travelers should request visa coverage letters as early as possible before traveling. 

Traditional Health Plan/Student Extended Insurance/Affiliate Health Plan

  • Faculty, staff, to obtain a visa coverage letter that confirms health coverage, please submit Coverage Letter Request Form here.  For proof of medical evacuation and repatriation please contact Sarah Brown.
  • Students on business travel please contact Sarah Brown
  • Faculty, staff, and non-U.S. citizen students on leisure travel may also submit Coverage Letter Request Form for visa purposes.

MIT Choice Plan or Blue Care Elect PPO

  • Faculty and staff: Obtain a visa coverage letter from the Benefits Office ( Evidence of health insurance, medical evacuation, and repatriation coverage is provided for both business and leisure travel.
  • If the visa application requires a coverage letter that must come from an “insurer,” please request one from Sarah Brown in the Insurance Office.
  • MIT affiliates: A letter from the Benefits office ( will confirm health coverage and medical evacuation coverage. Repatriation coverage is only provided to affiliates when traveling on MIT-related business.  

Non-MIT Health Coverage

Proof of Medical Coverage

  • Faculty, staff, students, or affiliates: Must seek a letter of medical coverage from their own health insurer.

Proof of Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Coverage

  • Faculty and staff: For confirmation of coverage for either business or leisure travel, please contact Sarah Brown in the Insurance Office.
  • Students and affiliates: For confirmation of coverage for business travel, please contact Sarah Brown in the Insurance Office. (Leisure travel is not provided.)
  • If the application states “letter from insurer,” please contact the Insurance Office (Sarah Brown).

For more information, please contact Sarah Brown at 617-324-5031 or