**Expiring EHIC Cards**

Discussion in 'Disneyland Paris Trip Planning & Community Board' started by cap'njack., Mar 26, 2009.

  1. cap'njack.

    cap'njack. Totally in love with Lisa_C

    Jun 13, 2008
    I have no idea if this has been posted before since the search function disspeared :rolleyes:

    I'm trying to make everyone aware that your EHIC Cards actually expire I believe that they are only valid for three years from first issue.

    My Grandparents brought this up to me and when we checked Ellie's had expired in January 2008!! So we spent the whole of the last year including three trips to DLRP with no EHIC cover in an emergency (which was made worse by the fact she was pregnant and could not get insurance)

    Please, please all check your EHIC cards...just incase!!
  2. mommy2ash

    mommy2ash <font color=deeppink>Has a Pooh pushin' Ash<br><fo

    Aug 7, 2008
    good tip jon. me and ash have just got ours last year but my moms will be up this year. its something you could easily forget
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  4. Suzi-Q

    Suzi-Q Mouseketeer

    Sep 3, 2008
    Thanks for that John:thumbsup2 - just had a slight panic as we're off to Cyprus in 5 weeks! To be honest I had no idea they even had an expiry date!

    Just checked and thankfully we're ok as they don't expire until 02/09/2010:thumbsup2

    The EHIC website states that the cards will be valid for up to 5 years.

    It also says that you can re-apply online but will need your pin number? I've just spoken to the enquiry line as I suddenly realised I hadn't changed our address when we moved 2 years ago:eek: so while I was on I asked where I get the pin number from - apparently it is the 'UK' number printed on the 3rd line down (same line as your date of birth)!!
  5. mummyal

    mummyal <font color=darkorchid>Think it was too much jiggi

    Aug 25, 2006
    Thanks for that:thumbsup2. Have just been to check ours. We misplaced our original set (still haven't found it lol) and I called them up as we needed them pretty quickly. They were really good and the cards arrived pretty quickly. I can't remember how long/quick it took them but I definitely remember being very impressed lol. Ours is valid for 3 yrs.
  6. DLPdaft

    DLPdaft <font color=royalblue>Cannot stop singing "Just li Moderator

    Jun 3, 2007
    I haven't had an EHIC card, or an E111, for about 20 years, as we usually had holidays away from the EU. What advantage does the EHIC give over travel insurance :confused3?
  7. id@53

    id@53 Mouseketeer

    Feb 11, 2009
    More info available here - http://www.nhs.uk/EHIC/Pages/About.aspx
  8. sarahc

    sarahc DIS Veteran

    Apr 1, 2006
    Thanks for the heads-up John: ours expired at the beginning of this year!
  9. Ware Bears

    Ware Bears Bring me that horizon Moderator

    Jan 23, 2003
    Thanks for the reminder Cap'n, ours expire later on this year and although we're not planning on going to Europe this summer I've made a calendar note to remember to renew them. Well, you never know, our numbers may come up! :rotfl:

    Another thing worth remembering is that photo driving licenses have to be renewed every 10 years. Wayne (Wayneg) posted a reminder on the UKTP board about this a few days ago.

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