Before trying to sign up for public health insurance, first make sure that you are eligible. If you're moving to Germany from outside the EU, you may not be eligible. Check this article for more information.


Get signed up

If you meet the eligibility requirements, then here are the steps you need to take:

Step 1: Complete your online application

Enter your information and start your application using this English-language signup form.

Step 2: Request E104 or a letter from your GP (UK-specific)

In the meantime, you should reach out to the administration of your home country or previous country of residence's health system to request the E104. To learn more about the E104 see the following FAQ. After you've received it, please send it to help@feather-insurance.com

If you've moved to Germany from the UK, then you will need to request a "Letter from your GP." You can learn more about that and download an example template here.

Step 3: Take a photo or scan your proof of registration or arrival to Germany.

The public health insurer will be requesting your proof of arrival to Germany. The best form of this is an Anmeldung, or registration document. If you don't have one, you could also provide a flight, train, or bus ticket.

Step 4: Create a statement of your "livelihood"

The public insurer will need to see a document which details how you intend on paying for the health insurance. This statement needs to include a ledger of your savings and your monthly expenses (e.g. rent, transportation & food budget, etc). This can be an informal document that approximates your savings and expenses and proves to the insurer that you can afford the policy.

Step 5: Send documents to Feather

Once you have all the documents in Steps 2,3, and 4, Feather can submit your application. Please send your documents to help@feather-insurance.com.

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