The old E111 form is no longer valid from January 2006.The old E111 paper form has been replaced with the new European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The card holder will have access to state-offered healthcare in Switzerland and all European Economic Area (EEA). It is advisable for all UK residents travelling abroad to carry these cards. It should be ensured before every trip that the card is valid; EHIC is valid for up to five years. You can apply using our website with the form provided below.

Keep in mind that europe ehic services is not associated, partnered, networked or affiliated with the nhsbsa or any other government body. You may if you wish to apply directly without cost for an ehic card by using the official government website by clicking the weblink at the top of the page visit

If you wish alternatively you can apply any time at your own leisure through our website using the form provided below. Our team will ensure that your application is thoroughly reviewed for mistakes. A service charge is applicable for the service that we offer. Please read our terms and conditions before using our website. We offer complete verification of the application form and forwarding service to ascertain that the whole process is error-free and swift thereby saving any preventable delays or hold-ups.

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• Your EHIC card will be valid for 5 years
• Your information is 100% secure using the website
• A fee is required per application using our organisation
Renew an expired EHIC Card

Does at least one of the applicants hold an EHIC that has expired or is due to expire in the next 6 months?

Replace Lost/Stolen EHIC Card

In the event your card been lost or stolen, use this service to request a new EHIC card.

Applying for the EHIC
1. Using Our Organisation

The European Health Insurance Card can only be applied for from your home using our Website as we no longer accept phone applications or paper based applications and you will therefore need to apply directly through our main website by using the application form which is provided.

A standard application will take a total of 5 days to get processed and a charge of £23.50 will be levied per application however a fast-track application will take a maximum time of 48 hours and cost £24.99.

Once your application has been processed and we have sent confirmation of this you will receive immediate cover by the NHSBSA from the date of your application providing you select our fast track application option which guarantees processing of your application within 2 days.

Express applications are given priority over standard applications in verification and processing, however, the time frame for delivery of the card which is (7 to 10 working days after forwarding) will not be affected. We will ensure that any errors or missing elements are taken care of before forwarding your application to the National Health Services Business Services Authority (NHSBSA).

2. No Applications Through the Post Office

Earlier, the application for the EHIC could be made at your local Post Office; however, the service is no longer available.

3. Application using the NHSBSA website

An unevaluated application can be made directly to the NHSBSA website free of any applicable charge which you would pay through our organisation for the service we provide. For further clarification we are not affiliated with the NHSBSA or any other government body. You may visit to be able to apply for a free ehic card via the NHSBSA by visiting their own website.
Before you travel abroad
A private travel insurance policy is an imperative for any traveller. A number of insurance agencies insist that the traveller be holding an EHIC to be fully covered and must be checked with the concerned agency beforehand.

EHIC can only be used to cover at state-provided healthcare institutions and does not substitute for private travel insurance. It will not cover any bills incurred at private healthcare institutions, monetary loss and theft, or unexpected expenses, among other things.

EHIC card can only be used during regular travel. For medical travellers, EHIC does not offer any coverage.

EHIC has to be renewed up to every 5 years after which it will expire and cannot be used. It is essential to check the expiry every time before you plan your travel.

The EHIC can only be used in European Economic Area and Switzerland. For health insurance outside the above mentioned area, private medical insurance may be applied for.

EHIC can be obtained by citizens of the UK and can be used within the EU only.

EHIC covers for an individual only. For families travelling together, a card for each member will be required to cover for them.

A number of insurance companies offer substantial reductions with claims where EHIC is used. You should inquire about the same from your insurance provider.

Europe Ehic Services is not connected to or affiliated with the NHSBSA, the National Health Service, or any other official Government body. We offer a audit and submission service for European Health Insurance Card applications for a processing fee. Please note that you can apply independently and at no cost for a free ehic card by visiting the official government website or through the automated EHIC application service on 0300 3301350. Please read our Terms of Service before using our website.
Guidelines for Applying for the EHIC
1. Application for a New Card

In case of a new/first European Health Insurance Card, the following information will be required:
- National Insurance Number
- Name, Date of Birth and Full Address with Postcode

You need to be at least 16 to be able to apply for your own card or for your family members. You can apply for cards for your spouse and up to four children free of cost. For applicants under the age of 16, the NHS number of the parent/guardian will have to be entered.

2. Renewal of the EHIC

In order to renew an EHIC card please use the application form provided. If you do not have your EHIC renewal PIN please submit your renewal without it as it is optional and not mandatory to submit it with a renewal application.

3. Application for a Card

In case your card has been stolen or lost, you will need to apply for a replacement card. You can apply with us using our organisation's application forwarding service for a service charge of £23.50. We will ensure accuracy of the application and forward it to the NHSBSA for you.

4. Name Change

If you have been recently married, divorced or decided to change your name for whatever reason you can simply apply at our website using your new name.