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  • Dogger69
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    • 20th Apr 13, 8:31 PM
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    • 20th Apr 13, 8:31 PM
    You are not looking at the NHS website. The correct one is here:

    https://www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/startApplication.do
    • OldGreyFox
    • By OldGreyFox 20th Apr 13, 8:55 PM
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    OldGreyFox
    • #3
    • 20th Apr 13, 8:55 PM
    • #3
    • 20th Apr 13, 8:55 PM
    I thought the EHIC card was free but on NHS website they wanted 19.99 for admin.
    Originally posted by annie-w
    No doubt your looking at some other site. Heres the NHS one with very clear instructions etc.

    http://www.nhs.uk/nhsengland/Healthcareabroad/pages/Healthcareabroad.aspx
  • annie-w
    • #4
    • 21st Apr 13, 8:03 AM
    ehic
    • #4
    • 21st Apr 13, 8:03 AM
    [QUOTE=OldGreyFox;60781723]No doubt your looking at some other site. Heres the NHS one with very clear instructions etc.

    Thank you very much, however as I am BRITISH not English I got it from NHS UK. Not NHS England. Please do not assume all Brits are English.
    • withabix
    • By withabix 21st Apr 13, 8:05 AM
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    withabix
    • #5
    • 21st Apr 13, 8:05 AM
    • #5
    • 21st Apr 13, 8:05 AM
    [QUOTE=annie-w;60787007]
    No doubt your looking at some other site. Heres the NHS one with very clear instructions etc.

    Thank you very much, however as I am BRITISH not English I got it from NHS UK. Not NHS England. Please do not assume all Brits are English.
    Originally posted by OldGreyFox

    No, you were looking at a scam website which wasn't anything to do with NHS.
    British Ex-pat in British Columbia!
    • fermi
    • By fermi 21st Apr 13, 8:12 AM
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    fermi
    • #6
    • 21st Apr 13, 8:12 AM
    • #6
    • 21st Apr 13, 8:12 AM
    Yep, you've been scammed.

    http://www.ehic.org.uk/

    Is there a charge for an EHIC?

    You can apply for the card free of charge via the official EHIC online application form. Other unofficial websites may charge you if you apply through them.
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    • By fermi 21st Apr 13, 8:21 AM
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    • 21st Apr 13, 8:21 AM
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    • 21st Apr 13, 8:21 AM
    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/free-ehic-card#paid

    Money back if you've paid?

    Sadly, far too many are caught out through Googling "EHIC" and end up paying through an unofficial site.

    If this has happened to you, it's unlikely you'll be able to get your money back. However, it's worth contacting the site straight away and asking for a full refund, just in case.

    This won't always work, but it's worth a shot - one MoneySaver who paid for his EHIC via an unofficial website found its terms allowed refunds within 30 days, so used this to get his money back (see the MSE News story). This won't be in all sites' terms, but if it's happened to you, do give it a go and let us know how you get on in the Free EHIC discussion.

    The OFT has told us that while it isn't unlawful to charge for a reviewing and forwarding service, tricking consumers into spending on unwanted services is. If you're concerned about an unofficial EHIC website, contact the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 08454 04 05 06. See the OFT website for more info.
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 21st Apr 13, 3:50 PM
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    DCFC79
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    • 21st Apr 13, 3:50 PM
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    • 21st Apr 13, 3:50 PM
    [QUOTE=annie-w;60787007]
    No doubt your looking at some other site. Heres the NHS one with very clear instructions etc.

    Thank you very much, however as I am BRITISH not English I got it from NHS UK. Not NHS England. Please do not assume all Brits are English.
    Originally posted by OldGreyFox
    As you are British you can apply for the correct EHIC.
    Je Suis Charlie
  • Wywth
    • #9
    • 22nd Apr 13, 1:12 PM
    • #9
    • 22nd Apr 13, 1:12 PM
    Thank you very much, however as I am BRITISH not English I got it from NHS UK. Not NHS England. Please do not assume all Brits are English.
    Originally posted by annie-w
    If you are looking at a website that charges £19.99 admin fee for an EHIC, then allow me to assume you are looking at a scam website

    As Martin quite rightly says, there is no charge to obtain one direct from the NHS (and there's no "fast track" method, etc either, available elsewhere)

    http://www.nhs.uk/ehic

    https://www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/startApplication.do
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 1st May 13, 11:55 AM
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