Enrollment in Medicare Parts A and B (Medical and Hospital Insurance)
The U.S. Embassy’s Federal Benefits Unit can accept applications from eligible U.S. citizens wishing to sign up for Medicare. You can apply for Medicare online at the following link: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/medicareonly. However, in almost all cases, Medicare does not cover medical treatment outside the United States. For official information on Medicare coverage outside the U.S., please review the pamphlet Medicare Coverage outside the U.S. For additional information on Medicare, please visit the following link: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10043.html.
Information About Other Federal Agencies
The following links to federal benefits-granting agencies are provided for your assistance. Please note that these sites are designed primarily for use within the United States; however, the SSA and VA sites have special pages devoted to international issues.