Expired EHIC

(7 Posts)
brastraps Fri 12-Aug-16 12:58:23

Crap! All 3 EHICs have expired. I've just renewed mine and DS2's and they say it will take 10 working days to get a new card.

We travel on Sunday to Spain. Do you think if I take the old cards and the renewal email (which doesn't actually say they're renewed, only that I've done it) we'll be OK.

Being a fly by the seat of my pants sort of gal sucks sometimes.

Roystonv Fri 12-Aug-16 13:02:39

I think if you have a look there is advice on the site so that if you don't have the cards or they are expired you ring a number if you have a health problem whilst abroad and they can assist. My son had to do this recently.

LIZS Fri 12-Aug-16 13:05:29

Yes you don't physically need the card, just the reference no's and phone number.

EndodSummerLooming Fri 12-Aug-16 13:08:35

Ours turned up within 48 hours

TeaPleaseLouise Fri 12-Aug-16 13:11:36

I did this a couple of days ago and it says on the site you can take their phone number if you haven't received the card.

brastraps Fri 12-Aug-16 16:19:36

Thank you all.

Do you mean the reference number in the email confirmation?

I will take the expired cards, their phone number and the confirmation emails and not get unwell

specialsubject Fri 12-Aug-16 16:55:01

Might also be worth calling your travel insurers to record the situation.

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