European health insurance card is a free card that entitles you to state health care in the event of temporary stay in one of the 28 EU Member States, in Iceland, in Liechtenstein, in Norway and in Switzerland, under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) of the assisted persons of the country in which one is. The cards are issued by the insurance company of the country of residence .
How to Obtain or renew European Health Insurance Card
- Go to European Health Insurance Official Government Site Here.
- Read the information provided on the site carefully.
- Click on the Register Button.
- A new page will come up requesting for your personal details. Before filling out this page, take note of the instructions provided.
- Choose a strong password. On completion of this form, click Register.
- An automatic mail will be sent to your email address for confirmation of the email you provide.
- You are advice to check both your email inbox and junk messages for a confirmation mail.
- On this mail you will follow the link provided on it to continue your application for EHIC. Note: The link will expire after 24 hours. Try to complete your application before 24 hours of receiving the mail.
- You can click on the link or copy it and paste on your browser.
- Immediately you do that, your account will be activated.
- You can now login with your details for the complete EHIC application.
- On your first login, the first page will display an important information.
- Read through the information and click on continue.
- The next page is EHIC declaration page where you will read through there terms and conditions. Check if you accept them or wish to decline. Note: declining means you are cancelling the application.
- Proceed and click on continue.
- The next page will request for your spouse or partner if you have any check “Yes” to add them if not, CLICK continue.
- The same thing applies to the next page where you will be need to add your dependent/children. If you don’t have any then CLICK continue.
- The summary of your application will be show on the next page for you to review it for corrections. After which, CLICK on continue.
- CLICK submit application on the next for a confirmation email to be sent to your email.
- The final page for completion of application will request that you check your email inbox or junk for an acknowledgement mail. See below sample mail.
- Your application will now under verification and process. Most customer receive their EHIC withing 10 working days.
- Congratulation you have successfully applied for EHIC
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