EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD(EHIC)

When to apply for a GHIC

UK-issued European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) are still valid and offer the same cover as GHICs in the EU.

Once your EHIC has expired, you’ll be able to replace it with a GHIC.

You can get a provisional replacement certificate (PRC) if you need treatment abroad and do not have a card.

Most people can apply for a GHIC online, but some people need to apply by post. See the section below about Who can get a GHIC.

Beware of unofficial websites, which may charge if you apply through them. An EHIC or GHIC is free of charge.

Your card will normally arrive within 10 days.

 

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      Apply for EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD(EHIC)(GHIC)EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD

      (EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD) UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) lets you get state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free.

If you have a UK European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) it will be valid until the expiry date on the card. Once it expires, you’ll need to apply for a GHIC to replace it  ORDER EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD(EHIC)

GHIC and EHIC do not replace travel insurance.

Where you can use your card

You can use a GHIC or an EHIC if you’re traveling to an EU country.

You cannot use a GHIC or an existing EHIC in Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland. You’ll need travel insurance with healthcare cover.

You can use a UK passport to get medically necessary healthcare in Norway (for example emergency treatment, or to treat a pre-existing condition). ORDER EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD(EHIC)

How to apply

You can apply for a GHIC on the NHS website.

It’s free to apply for a GHIC. Some websites charge to help you apply – these are unnecessary and you do not need to use them.

You’ll need to provide your:

  • full name
  • address
  • date of birth
  • National Insurance or NHS number (England and Wales)
  • CHI number (Scotland)
  • Health and Care number (Northern Ireland)

Who can apply for a new EHIC

Some people can apply for a new UK EHIC that they can use in Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland, as well as in EU countries.

People who can apply for the new card include:

  • nationals from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland who started living in the UK before 1 January 2021, and their families
  • some British State Pensioners who started living in the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland before 1 January 2021, and their families
  • UK students who started living and studying in the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland before 1 January 2021

 

 


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