If your details are the same as before, then to renew EHIC Cards is easy, all you need to do to renew is simply start filling out the form online here.
These details required include your full name, birth date, and your NI number or NHS number, so be sure to have these ready when applying. You will also need your address, including country, postal code, and phone number.
You can also submit an EHIC application for a partner or spouse, children or dependents.
It's not uncommon for individuals part of a family to hold an EHIC card and had applied at different times to each other. In this case it may be that some of the EHIC cards expiry on different dates for each family member. Even if you are only renewing some of the cards, you still need to list all of the members of the family that have a card when you are applying. This does not mean that the cards not reaching expiry will be renewed, so don't worry. Only the cards that are due to be renewed will be renewed, but you still need to list all family members that hold a card.
If you need to update your address shown on the card, it's a simple and straightforward process.
You just need to complete the form on our site so we are made aware of your new address. You can then continue using your existing card without needing to hang around for a new one to arrive.
Our EHIC renewal process is very simple. It just takes a few steps for you to renew your card. Just send us your details, we’ll check them, and you can be positive that your application is safe and on its way. You can start the renewal application 6 months in advance of its expiry. It is a vital travel document and you don’t want to be caught travelling without it. If you’re abroad and need medical care, the European Health Insurance Card you hold will give you the necessary care you are covered for.
The European Health Insurance Card once issued will cover you for 5 years. This means that you may easily forget to renew and you will unknowingly be travelling without coverage. However, when you apply through our website we will notify you when your card needs renewing so this is not an issue. You may renew your European Health Insurance Card up to 6 months prior to it expiring. If you still have say 4 months left on your card and you renew, then the remaining 4 months are not rolled onto your new card, so this is something to be aware of. When you get your new EHIC card it will cover you 5 years from when the new card is issued.