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Subject Topic: Important Your EHIC Needs Renewing Now!
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Message posted by steveiem on 21/2/2011 at 12:51am
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thanks, just did it on the first link bit , as the top one dos'nt appear to be there any more , nice and simple too..

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Have just had a slight panic - all our EHICs have expired! I had no idea they were due to run out (haven't had any communication from EHIC). Fortunatley I have renewed them all online, it was very straightforward. But I doubt the new cards will arrive before we travel on Saturday morning. Anyone else had this problem? I have written down all the contact details for EHIC, just to be on the safe side. I'll take the old cards too, plus NI cards and NHS cards. 

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There was an attempt to close down the rip off web sites that charge you to apply for or renew EHIC cards , but they are still in business. Read back to earlier posts and get the correct web address so you won't be stung. These cards and renewals are FREE.

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The links wouldnt work for me.  But done it in 2 mins over phone No. on Dir.Govs web site

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This subject came up again on the Martin Lewis programme last night. If you need to apply for a new EHIC or a renewal go to the NHS website. These are entirely free. Do not use any other site that wants to charge

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Just to reiterate the link to the free EHIC Card, it's here again:

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/EHIC/Pages/about-the-ehic.aspx

Do not use any other websites - they will charge you.


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Again, just another reminder, here's the official EHIC Website.

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Message posted by foxinfrance on 01/2/2014 at 2:27pm
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REMEMBER A EHIC REPLACES E111 AND IS FREE. To use it you must carry it at all times and show it before treatment commences. If you are seek treatment or are being transported by ambulance tell them you need to go to a public not private hospital. Even though we had a E111 we suffered a 4000 bill (partially recovered by travel insurance)after my husband was transported, scanned and medicated for 4 days at a private hospital for two slipped discs in France.

Please beware if you renew this online. All the sites online look official but some charge for the 'service' of putting on your information and fast tracking - please don't believe them the official site is easy, simple quick and free. Beware some of the sites that drop in 1st after a EHIC search will charge and look convincing and very official with similar wording logo's etc. They are not doing anything wrong and you will get an official card via NHS but they charge for the service and passing the details on. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND READ CAREFULLY.

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