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German version of EHIC - help!!!

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JennyWren Tue 21-Jul-09 19:54:16

I have put this in childminders/au pairs etc., but thought this might be a better place - sorry for the double posting!

Our first au pair is arriving next weekend and I went into my GP today to pick up the forms for her to register at the practice. The forms say that she needs to show her EHIC card. I know what that is, but will she? She is German - is the card known by the same name in German?

Any help gratefully received!!

Thanks,
Jenny

MmeLindt Tue 21-Jul-09 21:50:32

She needs to ask her Krankenkasse for the card, it is called the EHIC in Germany too. They should know what she means (although I had to google it as I had no idea that they had replaced the Auslandskrankenschein with a card). I have never been asked for it in UK though.

fruitscone Tue 21-Jul-09 21:50:49

It's called the 'Europäische Krankenversicherungskarte' and she will get it from her health insurance company.

HTH

fruitscone Tue 21-Jul-09 21:51:44

cross posts!

JennyWren Tue 21-Jul-09 22:01:35

Thank you both! I have e-mailed her - hopefully she'll either have one already or be able to get one in time.

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