I'm Indian citizen, staying in UK on ICT Tier 2 short term and planning to apply for Schengen Visa. In order to apply for Schengen Visa I need travel insurance, hence I checked few travel insurances and they have a clause according to which I need to register with GP, which I'm not at the moment. So is there any travel insurance where I don't have to be registered with a GP?

Also I've initiated the registration process with GP but I'm not sure whether it'll be complete by the day I've my appointment with TLS.

  • Is it only me that is not aware of what GP means? Can you, please, clarify that on your question?
    – gmauch
    Commented May 23, 2015 at 12:06
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    @gmauch: In the UK, a "GP" is a General Practitioner: a generalist doctor who provides primary health care and is the entry point to the wider National Health Service. Commented May 23, 2015 at 12:36
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    I honestly never realised that you need to be registered with a GP to buy travel insurance. I've bought travel insurance many times in the past and can't remember the question of GP registration ever come up. The last one I bought from insureandgo - about a year ago. Not to say that this isn't hidden somewhere in the small print that I didn't find (although I always read small print).
    – Aleks G
    Commented May 24, 2015 at 11:40
  • @AleksG I couldn't find it in the policy document for Insureandgo and I even confirmed on the call as well. Also it's mentioned in the documents of other providers.
    – user9792
    Commented May 25, 2015 at 11:47
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    Well, if you confirmed it with Insureandgo, then here's your answer :)
    – Aleks G
    Commented May 25, 2015 at 16:00

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As confirmed by user9792 himself, Insureandgo has no such clause in their policy wording and is available to UK residents.

  • Answer seems like it's no longer valid. "You must have lived in the UK for at least 6 of the last 12 months. You must have a permanent UK address and be registered with a medical practitioner in the UK." - on site
    – AnnanFay
    Commented Jun 29, 2023 at 11:28

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