Do I need health insurance?

In Germany, you are obligated to have a health insurance for covering the costs of doctor visits, staying at hospital and often medicine.

In your first 15 months you will get Krankenscheine (1-page documents) from the Sozialreferat (Social Department of Munich) which allow you to see doctors.

After 15 months of residence in Germany, you will get the common public health insurance card.

If you wish to have more information, visit the Health guide for asylum seekers.