How do you apply?
If you lose your EHIC, you can’t apply for a replacement online. Apply at your local EHIC office instead.
How long will it take?
The card takes about 10 working days to arrive.
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Who can apply?
Every family member requires a seperate EHIC. You can make an application for yourself, your partner and any dependent children under the age of 16. If you already have an EHIC, you must enter your own details first and apply for any additional cards when prompted.
If you are under the age of 16, a parent or guardian will need to apply for you.
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How does the card work?
The European Commission website explains how to use your EHIC abroad in each eligible country. Check the country you are travelling to within Europe before travelling to see how to use the card if you need to. In some European countries you will have to make some payment towards the cost of the health care services you receive.
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