Travel out of one's country needs a valid travel insurance. The visa agencies in India would take a lot of time verifying the validity of the insurance. To enable faster processing, a simple, single window solution to view travel policy details for the purpose of validating travel policy before issuing travel visa to Schengen states, was formulated by the GI Council.
The Visa officials at the Schengen Visa offices have a login to the GI Council portal, from where the validity of the policy supplied by the traveller can be verified instantly. In addition, the age coverage and the insurance coverages provided by the various companies are also verified and maintained at the Schengen offices.