How do I obtain my European Health Insurance Card?

Modified on Wed, 31 May 2023 at 10:52 AM

In France


1. Fill out an application form:

  • Obtain the application form from the CPAM office or download it online.
  • Provide accurate information and complete all required sections.

2. Prepare necessary documents:

  • Gather proof of identity, such as a passport or national identity card.
  • Collect proof of residency in France, such as a utility bill or residence permit.
  • Ensure you have proof of social security coverage.

3.  Submit the application:

  • Visit your local CPAM office and submit the completed application form.
  • Include all necessary documents and make sure the form is signed.

4.  Processing and delivery:

  • The CPAM will process your application and verify the information provided.
  • Once approved, your EHIC card will be issued.

5.  Card validity:

  • The EHIC card is typically valid for five years.

For further assistance or specific inquiries, contact your CPAM office orvisit their website for detailed information on the EHIC application process in France.

In Germany

1.  Obtain an application form:

  • Download the "Antrag auf Ausstellung einer Europäischen Krankenversicherungskarte" form from the Deutsche Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung website or get it from your local Krankenkasse.

2.  Fill out the application form: 

  • Provide accurate and complete information, including your name, address, date of birth, and insurance details.
  • Include supporting documents such as a copy of your valid identification document (passport or ID card) and proof of current health insurance coverage in Germany.

3. Submit the application: 

  • Send your completed application form and supporting documents to your Krankenkasse by mail or visit their local office in person. Make sure to sign the application form.

4. Processing and delivery: 

  • Your Krankenkasse will review and verify your application. Once approved, they will issue your EHIC card and send it to your registered address in Germany.

5. Card validity: 

  • The EHIC card is usually valid for five years. 

For further assistance or specific inquiries, contact your Krankenkasse or visit their website for detailed information on the EHIC application process in Germany.

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