Is Health coverage Mandatory for Nonresident Alien?
If you have are not a permanent resident, or citizen, and only have a visa will you be fined?
Nonresident aliens for tax purposes are not subject to the individual mandate. Resident aliens for tax purposes are subject to the individual mandate.
Essentially if you live in the united states and pay taxes, even if it's on a VISA, you can use the Marketplace and will need to have coverage or pay a fee.
The bottom line, it depends on your specific situation but as a rule of thumb: If you file taxes in the US, live in the US for more than a month in a year, and are lawfully present, then you need Major Medical coverage (not travelers insurance or short term health insurance).
On the plus side, many different immigration statuses qualify you to claim premium tax credits on form 8962 when you file taxes. See HealthCare.Gov below for more information.
Learn more from Nafsa.org and HealthCare.Gov.
Hey, guys, check the question. It reads:
“If you have are not a permanent resident, or citizen, and only have a visa will you be fined?”
The page has been updated. There are a lot of different immigration statuses so it’s always smart to check with HealthCare.Gov for specifics. https://www.healthcare.gov/immigrants/coverage/
If you file taxes in the US, live in the US for more than a month in a year, and are lawfully present, then you need Major Medical coverage (not travelers insurance or short term health insurance). See a full list of coverage that counts here: https://obamacarefacts.com/minimum-essential-coverage/
seems clear to me.
I suppose you mean a work visa. with a work visa you are treated as resident for tax and Obamacare (not for Immigration of course). with a work visa you have to file income tax yearly and pay health insurance as any other US citizen.
if it is a tourist visa, then you will not be fined.
My wife is a non-resident alien and is applying for a green card. She is not employed and has no income.
I was wondering if non-resident alien such as international students holding F1 visa, and filing tax every year, are eligible to apply for Obamacare?
Resident Alien, has green card, has social security number, does not work – has not worked but has $ coming from his home land and he receives free insurance through AHC. I thought, a permanent resident had to have proof of income and not become a ‘public charge’ or a burden to the rest of the US citizens. No tax returns.