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 EHIC
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Wed 9 Feb 17:37

Those of you travelling abroad might be aware of the European Health Card which covered your medical treatment. Due to the benefits of Brexit it is now replaced with a new card if your EHIC has expired, I applied for mine today and was rejected as they couldn`t confirm if I was a UK citizen, even after supplying my NI number. I now have to send copies of utility bills with my name and address on them, the same procedure for my wife.
Having achieved 70yrs working and living in the UK I find it a bit strange they can`t confirm my existence!

Also be aware that there is a backlog, they are currently working on January applications, there was rumoured to be a 30K backlog.

Happy holidays!
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 Re: EHIC
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 9 Feb 19:39

But we`ve taken our country back...
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 Re: EHIC
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Wed 9 Feb 19:43

You will get a great big Union Jack on your new card. That`ll show Johnny Foreigner. Two Word Wars and one World Cup, and all that
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 Re: EHIC
Topic Originator: Luxembourg Par  
Date:   Thu 10 Feb 12:53

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jake89, Wed 09 Feb 19:39

But we`ve taken our country back...


But the civil servants are more productive WFH…

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 Re: EHIC
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Thu 10 Feb 13:24

Wont make any difference, come March we`ll be plague Island and nobody will let us enter.

Cheers Boris!🤔🤬🤮
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 Re: EHIC
Topic Originator: sintv  
Date:   Thu 10 Feb 16:06

Got ours no problem
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 Re: EHIC
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Thu 10 Feb 19:08

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sintv, Thu 10 Feb 16:06

Got ours no problem


Had communication today that I had not passed their first line confirmation of being a UK citizen !🤬
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 Re: EHIC
Topic Originator: charlie1  
Date:   Thu 10 Feb 21:59

Is Lochgelly not classed as a remote colony! 😂
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 Re: EHIC
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Thu 10 Feb 23:22

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charlie1, Thu 10 Feb 21:59

Is Lochgelly not classed as a remote colony! 😂


🤔🤣🤣🤣🤣😷
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 Re: EHIC
Topic Originator: sadindiefreak  
Date:   Fri 11 Feb 05:15

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charlie1, Thu 10 Feb 21:59

Is Lochgelly not classed as a remote colony! 😂


The land that time forgot. 🤪🤣😂🦕🦖😉
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 Re: EHIC
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 11 Feb 10:45

Thanks for the heads up reminder - I`ve just applied for the GHIC (not EHIC) card for both of us, instant acceptance....could not have been easier.

Why has the Independent Feifdom of Lochgelly been discriminated against ?

Time to get the Provost of Fife Council on the case.

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 Re: EHIC
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Fri 11 Feb 15:54

Now being told it`s being processed after supplying utility bills for me and some in my wife`s name, also photos of passports.
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 Re: EHIC
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Fri 11 Feb 18:38

What is the benefit of this over Travel Insurance which I would never travel without? Thanks


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 Re: EHIC
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Fri 11 Feb 19:04

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P, Fri 11 Feb 18:38

What is the benefit of this over Travel Insurance which I would never travel without? Thanks


Nothing. Travel insurance typically covers everything EHIC/GHIC does and more. For example, if you get knocked down and are head to toe in plaster, you`re paying your own air fare under EHIC.
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 Re: EHIC
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Fri 11 Feb 20:05

My wee girl took an ear infection 3 years ago in Tenerife. We went to the public hospital at Las Americas. She was seen within an hour and prescribed antibiotics. We filled in a form and they took copies of passports and the ehic and that was it. Very simple. No money changed hands, no claims needed.
Of course we had travel insurance but I`d have both every time.
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 Re: EHIC
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 12 Feb 10:25

"Also be aware that there is a backlog, they are currently working on January applications, there was rumoured to be a 30K backlog."

The backlog aspect was mentioned in a Martin Lewis forum last autumn - apparently the wait time from application to delivery is currently in the two week timeframe.

It doesn`t replace regular travel insurance policies, however it is useful to have.

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 Re: EHIC
Topic Originator: fcda  
Date:   Sun 13 Feb 11:33

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jake89, Fri 11 Feb 19:04

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P, Fri 11 Feb 18:38

What is the benefit of this over Travel Insurance which I would never travel without? Thanks


Nothing...


Incorrect. You should get both. See
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/free-ehic-card/

[I]"There are many things which may be excluded under a travel insurance policy that won`t be excluded with a GHIC or EHIC."[/I]

I`ve never had to use travel insurance for medical treatment myself. Do you have to pay up front and claim back later maybe? and this card would avoid that.

Unlike the EHIC, the GHIC doesn`t cover Norway or Iceland.

Also, if your EHIC is still valid you don`t need to replace it until it expires.
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