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post #21 of 44 (permalink) Old 12-01-2021, 13:46
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Now that's sad how travelling through Europe (to which we belong to) has become so much harder. Not so long ago I've thought of beginning my adventure with motorhomes, but I hoped it's still possible to go everywhere as before after Covid is over. I guess living under a rock is not a good idea in this case. It may be healthy to stay away from the news daily, but as you can see I'm reading this thread and I'm surprised
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Hi, and welcome, ASmith - what is it that particularly surprises you?

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Whilst looking for something else this morning I discovered that our EHIC had expired in Feb 2020

So I typed GHIC into Google and eventually got to the wonderful site (first port of call was via an advert which doubtlessly would have wanted some money ).
Ensure you apply via NHS!

I allowed auto-entry of some details and applied to register using a .com email address.
They sent me a link and I completed the rest of the information for me: my NHS number, NI number, EHIC number etc.
Then I added my wife (hey; isn't this easy?).
THEN I spotted that my auto-entry hadn't included my middle names. Click on the "Edit Details" button but no, I can't edit my name.

So back to the beginning but it wouldn't allow me to re-register using the same .com address.
Fortunately we have another .com one, so away I went, ensuring that my middle names were included.
BUT NO, I must have made a mistake because after re-entering all my and my wife's details again, all I had was a single first name.

So back to the beginning again but now I needed to use one of my .co.uk addresses (not many left if this doesn't work!).
Lo and behold, after carefully entering ALL my details AND taking screen shots as proof, I ended up with just a single name on the final sheet.

So beware: either Barry has been having a laugh with his latest Government contract or this is all being stored in a limited spreadsheet somewhere .

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We have just received ours last week.

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Having followed this thread I am a little confused, can we apply for the GHIC or has it gotta be the Green Card? And how long does it usually take?
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The Green card is for car insurance so nothing to do with health.

If you have an existing valid EHIC you do not need a GHIC. The existing EHIC remains valid till expiry date and then is replaced by a GHIC.

If you don’t have a valid EHIC then you can apply for a GHIC. Not sure if the system is operating yet as they said it wouldn’t be available for a few weeks.

AFAIK the EHIC and GHIC cover a few less countries than the old EHIC (doesnt cover Switzerland, Norway etc)
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The Green card is for car insurance so nothing to do with health.

If you have an existing valid EHIC you do not need a GHIC. The existing EHIC remains valid till expiry date and then is replaced by a GHIC.

If you don’t have a valid EHIC then you can apply for a GHIC. Not sure if the system is operating yet as they said it wouldn’t be available for a few weeks.

AFAIK the EHIC and GHIC cover a few less countries than the old EHIC (doesnt cover Switzerland, Norway etc)

Thanks kabundi,
Meant EHIC and GHIC, not green card. My fuzzy old brain, sorry. Checked EHIC and its well out of date. So I have to apply for GHIC, is it also for a year? Or more? And how long does it take to get it?

Thanks again for your help
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Breaking News France to close 9 border crossings into Spain because of Covid all these crossings are in the pyrenees
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So I have to apply for GHIC, is it also for a year? Or more? And how long does it take to get it?

Thanks again for your help
I think it's valid for nigh on 5yrs.

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Breaking News France to close 9 border crossings into Spain because of Covid all these crossings are in the pyrenees
Any chance of more news on this Bill.?
Not that I will be crossing just yet but it's important.

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