How do I renew my EHIC card from Spain?

Once you´re in the system as pensioner living in Spain, there´s no more need to fill out any forms, you can renew by calling 0044 1912181999. (+44) 191 279 0575 or email You have to give the number of your card which begins with UK & then the number, confirm date of birth, & address.

Can I renew my EHIC online?

You can renew your EHIC card online – enter all of your details. You can only renew online if you have a PIN. If you don’t have a PIN, contact the application line on 0300 330 1350 to renew your card.

How do I renew my expired EHIC card?

You must apply to renew your Card as they are not reissued automatically when they expire. You will need your old EHIC number and your PPS number. If you have changed address or your name, you will need to contact your Local Health Office. You should apply well in advance of the date you plan to travel.

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How do I renew my EHIC card by telephone?

Contact the EHIC application team by phone by dialling our call connection number. 0300 330 1350 from the UK or +44 191 279 0575 from abroad.

How do I get a Spanish EHIC?

You can apply for the card online, go into access the service and complete the details , or alternatively visit your nearest social security office, presenting your Spanish Tarjeta Sanitaria (SIP card) and passport and they should issue you a …

Can you still use EHIC card in Spain?

Updated page to reflect that European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) will continue to be accepted in Spain from 1 January 2021.

Are EHIC cards still valid in 2021?

If you got your UK-issued EHIC before 1 January 2021 and it’s still valid, you can only use it in EU countries. New EHICs are, however, also valid in Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Under the UK’s EU Withdrawal Agreement, a small number of people are eligible to apply for a new UK-issued EHIC.

What happens if your EHIC card has expired?

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. GHIC and EHIC do not replace travel insurance.

Has my EHIC card expired?

It’s easy to check the expiry date of your EHIC – it’s the date at the bottom right of the card, where it says, er, ‘expiry date’. EHICs last five years, and you can apply to renew one up to six months before it’s due to expire. If you apply early though, time left on the old card won’t be added to your new card.

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Whats the difference between a GHIC and EHIC?

What’s the difference between an EHIC and GHIC? The EHIC covers the 27 countries in the EU, plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. However, the GHIC just covers the 27 EU countries. If you still have a valid EHIC, since 1 January 2021 it has stopped covering Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

How do I renew my EHIC card UK?

You will need to register to use the website first, then you can log in to the EHIC Services Portal to submit your renewal request. You will have until the end of 31st December to renew your EHIC – but remember, you can only do so if there are less than 6 months remaining on it.

How do I contact EHIC direct?

If you fall into any of these categories or you are unsure about your eligibility for a UK EHIC, please contact the enquiry line on 0300 330 1350 or +44 191 279 0575 if calling from abroad.

How long does it take to get a GHIC?

Apply for a GHIC. It’s straightforward and free and should take up to 10 days to arrive. However, it is more important to make sure you have travel insurance in place.

What is a Spanish EHIC card?

The EHIC in Spain

The EHIC is called a Tarjeta Sanitaria Europea (TSE) in Spain. It allows legal residents of Spain to benefit from emergency medical treatment and care when temporarily in a member country. Anyone covered by the Spanish social security system or a system is entitled to a TSE.

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What is a Spanish health card?

How to obtain a Spanish health card. A SIP card is a personal and non-transferable card that allows you to access the Spanish Healthcare System. Once you have your SIP card you will be entitled to receive the same health service benefits as Spanish nationals.

What does a GHIC card cover?

An EHIC or GHIC covers state healthcare, not private treatment. With an EHIC or GHIC you can get emergency or necessary medical care for the same cost as a resident in the country you’re visiting. This means that you can get healthcare at a reduced cost or for free.