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European health card

Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 8:55am
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rds1234

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I am a resident with TIE card and SIP card.

But where do I get a European health card, Spain or UK.

Thank you.

GrahamLynn

Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 9:53am

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Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 9:53am

You get your card from the U.K. as long as you have S1 entitlement.

If you were resident pre Brexit you apply for the EHIC as it gives you cover in more countries. Since 01/01/2021 it’s the GHIC you need.

See   GHIC/EHIC for  information and apply here

Lynn

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Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 9:57am

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Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 9:57am

If you are visiting the UK then your original S1 forms are enough to get you free medical assistance. 

Steve 

rds1234

Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 10:06am

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Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 10:06am

GrahamLynn wrote on Tue Jul 5, 2022 9:53am:

You get your card from the U.K. as long as you have S1 entitlement.

If you were resident pre Brexit you apply for the EHIC as it gives you cover in more countries. Since 01/01/2021 it’s the GHIC you need.

See   GHIC/EHIC for  information and apply here

Lynn

Thank you I’ve applied for a new card.

John123456

Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 10:06am

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Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 10:06am

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

Find out how to apply for a new EHIC on the NHS website.

You cannot apply for GHIC if you are a UK National resident in the EU.

https://www.gov.uk/global-health-insurance-card 

rds1234

Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 10:08am

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Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 10:08am

tebo53 wrote on Tue Jul 5, 2022 9:57am:

If you are visiting the UK then your original S1 forms are enough to get you free medical assistance. 

Steve 

Thank you do I need to register my S1 with the doctor in the UK.

John123456

Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 10:20am

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Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 10:20am

rds1234 wrote on Tue Jul 5, 2022 10:08am:

Thank you do I need to register my S1 with the doctor in the UK.

An S1 is only issued if you are a in receipt of UK State Pension and you are now resident in the EU. The S1 is to be registered with the relevant Social Security System in the EU country of residence. In Spain it is the INSS.

This link will provide you with full details and step by step process of how to register your S1 online in Spain:

https://www.ageinspain.org/post/s1-form-state-healthcare-in-spain-for-uk-pensioners 

John123456

Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 10:33am

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Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 10:33am

  • If you became a resident under the Withdrawal Agreement (you lived in Spain before the end of 2020) you do not have to pay for NHS treatment when visiting England. This includes S1 form holders living in the EU, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway or Lichtenstein, on or before 31 December 2020. Take a copy of your S1 form with you when you visit the UK. You may be asked to present this if you need to access treatment. If you no longer hold a copy, you can call Overseas Healthcare Services (0191 218 1999) and request a copy.

tebo53

Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 12:13pm

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Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 12:13pm

rds1234 wrote on Tue Jul 5, 2022 10:08am:

Thank you do I need to register my S1 with the doctor in the UK.

No need to register your S1 with a UK doctor. Just produce it along with your passport at the relevant time and place. 

Steve 

rds123

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Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2022 12:27pm

Thank you all great advice got it.

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